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#PeaceBeginsWithWe Archives - Peace Through Action USA

I Can Imagine: A Call for White People to Undo Racism

Bob Reeg, on the subject of undoing racism My social media continues to fill with news stories, quotes from history, and outrage posts about the most recent series of high-profile state and citizen violence against people of African American race—say their names: Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Armery, Christopher Cooper—and the demonstrations that have ensued […]

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Promoting Racial Healing: Recommendations of a Dispute Resolution Practitioner
On: Jan 21, 2020
By: Peace Through Action USA

David T. Deal, on the subject of racial healing As a trained, certified, and practicing mediator and restorative justice facilitator, I see myriad opportunities for promoting racial healing on a case-by-case basis. Both mediation and restorative justice processes subordinate any impulse for a person, group, or institution to fully decide for a subject what needs […]

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The Permanent Toll of Intimate Partner Violence
On: Oct 15, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

“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 7-Happy Peace Day!
On: Sep 21, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

Peace Through Action USA joins the annual observance of the International Day of Peace. The United Nations and many others across the globe have set aside this day to devote attention to “strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” How worthy a goal. Indeed, it is a happy cause […]

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Week of Peace through Action-Day 6-Volunteer for Peace
On: Sep 21, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

Day 6 of Peace Through Action’s Week of Peace through Action, brings us one day closer to the annual observance of Peace Day this September 21. Today our focus is “Volunteer for Peace.” Peace Through Action has been built by volunteers. Our founder relied upon volunteers to help him shape Peace Through Action’s first organization […]

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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 4-Create Peace Part 2
On: Sep 18, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

It’s day four 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. Yesterday, we introduced our peace agents national service program and explained how it will follow the AmeriCorps model (but without federal funding yet) to create […]

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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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DC Peace Team and Peace Through Action USA Announce Service Collaboration
On: Sep 16, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2019 Eli McCarthy, DC Peace Team 510-717-8867, esm52@georgetown.edu Bob Reeg, Peace Through Action USA 202-827-5967, breeg@peacethroughaction.org (Washington, DC)—DC Peace Team and Peace Through Action USA announced their intent to work together to increase peace between people and groups in District of Columbia neighborhoods experiencing intractable community and interpersonal violence. Through […]

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Brilliant Detroit and Peace Through Action USA Announce Service Collaboration
On: Sep 16, 2019
By: Peace Through Action USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 Cindy Eggleton, Brilliant Detroit 313-483-8992, ceggleton@brilliantdetroit.org Bob Reeg, Peace Through Action USA 202-827-5967, breeg@peacethroughaction.org (Detroit, MI and Washington, DC)—Brilliant Detroit and Peace Through Action USA announced their intent to work together to increase peace between people and groups in the high-need neighborhoods that Brilliant Detroit supports. Through the collaboration, […]

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