A War Prevention Initiative Research and Advocacy Briefing by Tom Hastings, Ed.D. (Professor at Portland State University); Patrick Hiller, Ph.D. (Director War Prevention Initiative); Dana Ghazi (Graduate Student Portland State University and Expert on Syrian Civil Society
In this talk, Dr. Chaitin presented a conceptualization of four different kinds of personal narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, two of which usually hinder peacebuilding efforts between former enemies, and two that have the potential to support peacebuilding and reconciliation if they are undertaken in a supportive, dialogical group space.
We are very happy to announce that Leah Bolger accepted our invitation to serve on the Advisory Board of the War Prevention Initiative. For the last nine months we have been collaborating on a regular basis with Leah on building World Beyond War. Currently Leah serves as the Chair of the Coordinating Committee at this crucial stage of building the World Beyond War movement. Leah’s commitment to ending war through nonviolent means and her leadership skills make her an invaluable partner and adviser.
Dear Workshop Attendees,
It was a great pleasure to talk with you about the Global Peace System. On our website you can find several of the resources I discussed. Here are a few direct links:
From June 3-5 a group of dedicated individuals met at the Ben Lomond Quaker retreat center to discuss the future direction of World Beyond War – A global movement to end all wars. At the War Prevention Initiative we recognized that it is necessary to build a re-energized movement to end all wars. We recognize that the time is right and that we can counter all myths of war and that there is an evolving Global Peace System creating an alternative story of humanity. We encourage you to give your voice to World Beyond War by signing the Declaration of Peace at http://www.worldbeyondwar.org/individual/.
War Prevention Initiative Executive Director and Core Team member Liz Thatcher attended the 2014 annual meeting of the Peace and Security Funders Group in Chicago, IL. The conference took place under the theme “Connecting Local to Global.
As funders and an organization with an active peacebuilding program, we want to share exciting news about our involvement with a new initiative.
World Beyond War (WBW) is a growing coalition of individuals and groups – at this point mainly from the traditional peace movement – who are creating a global movement to end all war and preparations for war.
“Civil Society Organizations should develop and put into practice strategies that embrace the cultural and systemic root causes and learn new ways to influence the political and social systems.” (Michael Narberhaus, Founder Smart CSOs)
The role is civil society organizations (CSOs) in the realm of peacebuilding is clear to academics and practitioners alike.
For Immediate Release: August 28, 2013
Contact: Patrick Hiller: (541) 490-4485, philler[at]pdx.edu
War Prevention Initiative Advocates Nonviolent Alternatives in Syria
Portland, Oregon nonprofit cites Global Peace System trends as opportunities to prevent military intervention and avoid further escalation of violence in Syria and the Middle East.
The War Prevention Initiative promotes continued nonviolent approaches to address the escalated violence and atrocities in Syria.
We are happy to announce that under the leadership of Al Jubitz and Erin Thomas from the War Prevention Initiative Core Team, the newly founded Rotarian Action Group for Peace launched its comprehensive web portal at http:www.//rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org.