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Be Peace Archives - Peace Through Action USA

The Permanent Toll of Intimate Partner Violence

“Pete’s” Reflection* I have been a huge Billie Holiday fan for years now. There is one song she covered that has always left me feeling uncomfortable when listening to it. That’s her version of the song, “My Man.” The reason I shift around uncomfortably when listening to the song is that it includes the lyrics, […]

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Week of Peace through Action–Day 5–Create Peace Part 3
On: Sep 19, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

Day five of Peace Through Action’s Week of Peace through Action, our call to action series timed to coincide with the annual observance of Peace Day this September 21, brings us to a third peace agents program collaboration we are ready to announce. We will be undertaking our third project, Detroit Michigan Community Peace Project, […]

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Week of Peace through Action Day 3–Create Peace Part 1
On: Sep 17, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

Here we are at day three of Peace Through Action’s Week of Peace through Action, our call to action series timed to coincide with the annual observance of Peace Day this September 21. Today, we introduce you to our programs model, which has generalist and specialist components. As a generalist, Peace Through Action strives to […]

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Week of Peace through Action-Day 2-Share Your Peace
On: Sep 16, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

We have arrived at day two of Peace Through Action’s Week of Peace through Action, our call to action series timed to coincide with the annual observance of Peace Day this September 21. Those of you who have had an opportunity to open yesterday’s email will know that we encouraged you to “Be Peace,” that […]

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Week of Peace through Action-Day 1-Be Peace
On: Sep 15, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

On this first day of our Week of Peace through Action, Peace Through Action USA encourages you to “Be Peace,” that is to concentrate on learning and practicing personal behaviors that increase care for oneself and attentiveness to and action for the well-being of others. To provide you a sense of the importance that Peace […]

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Practically Peaceful
On: Sep 21, 2018
By: Peace Through Action USA

An Essay and #PeaceDayChallenge for #PeaceDay 2018 by Bob Reeg, Founder and CEO, Peace Through Action USA There we were, 25 people gathered in a circle. Some who joined it were couples or friends, but the group overall was comprised of strangers. One thing we had in common was a shared experience—having just seen the […]

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Punching Holes in the Walls through Volunteering
On: Jan 12, 2018
By: Peace Through Action USA

by Bob Reeg I lived my childhood in a midwestern, mid-century, residential subdivision populated at the time nearly exclusively by White people. I recall no people of color walking the neighborhood’s streets, nor peers of color at my parochial elementary school. And despite the neighborhood being named “Indian Hills,” with street names such as Kickapoo […]

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Autumn is the Season for Being at Peace
On: Nov 21, 2017
By: Peace Through Action USA

by Bob Reeg, MPA, CVA I feel conflicted about the autumn season. On the one hand, I enjoy the adjustment to lower temperatures and the burst of color as leaves change from verdant greens to crisp yellows, oranges, and reds. On the other hand, the decrease in daylight hours causes me to feel pressure to […]

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A #MeToo Challenge to Men and Boys (and those who support them)
On: Oct 18, 2017
By: Peace Through Action USA

by Harriet Boorhem EdD Preface: People of all genders and sexualities experience sexual harassment and sexual violence. Because a large majority of instances of sexual harassment and sexual violence are directed against women and girls, this essay is addressed to men and boys, and the people and organizations that nurture, teach, and employ them. The […]

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We Shall Overcome Racism by #UnitingOurHands for Action
On: Sep 21, 2017
By: Peace Through Action USA

Today is the annual commemoration of the International Day of Peace. Peace Through Action USA observes this #PeaceDay by announcing #UnitingOurHands, our effort to help overcome racism in the United States. Racism (which is prejudice, discrimination, or aggression directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior) […]

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