#4: Peace Week Practice – Advancing Reconciliation and Understanding in the U.S.

By: David J. Smith, September 21, 2017 Today is the International Day of Peace.   I’ve already posted today on community colleges and streaming of the Peace Channel. The most pressing challenge facing Americans today is our political and social divide. This divide was pronounce in the November elections, with Americans feeling we were moreContinue reading “#4: Peace Week Practice – Advancing Reconciliation and Understanding in the U.S.”

Politicians Can’t Seem to do it, But These Citizens are Learning How to Find Common Ground, Washington Post, 7/21

By: David J. Smith, July 26, 2017 I’d like to recommend this article  written by Washington Post reporter Colby Itkowitiz as a model of what one person can do to work across the divide.   It focuses on the efforts of Donna Murphy and her working with Better Angels, an organization based in Ohio strivingContinue reading “Politicians Can’t Seem to do it, But These Citizens are Learning How to Find Common Ground, Washington Post, 7/21”

USIP Special Report: Dialogues for Peace, Four Ideas That Can Improve Them, 7/18/17

By: David J. Smith, July 21, 2017 A recent U.S. Institute of Peace study found that facilitated dialogue approaches are effective in promoting peace. USIP examined more than 100 projects over the past quarter-century from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Iraq, Libya, Nepal and other countries. A central goal: figure out how such projects can beContinue reading “USIP Special Report: Dialogues for Peace, Four Ideas That Can Improve Them, 7/18/17”