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October 10, 2014
Girls’ education is a basic right that benefits the whole of society. After the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating education for women and the kidnapping of more than 200 young girls from a school in Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram girls education including the safety of young girls going to school became right at the heart of the public interest. Today according to the BBC World Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai...
October 6, 2014
On September 19, two days before the world recognized The International Day of Peace, and held the Climate March, youth from around the nation gathered at the UN in New York City to participate in the student day event. 50 culturally diverse Vermont students attended the event, and were excited to be at the UN, celebrating the important day. The students were engaged with the panelists which included Jane Goodall and Yo Yo Ma. Feedback from the group was that they were very excited to be at the...
September 30, 2014
This year Rosie Waygood (Strategy Development Manager, COE) and Saskia Troy (Regional Coordinator Europe, COE) have been participating within the Globalization for the Common Good Conference in Oxford with theme The Value of Values: Spiritual Wisdom in Everyday Life. The Globalization for the Common Good Initiative (GCGI) first came into being at an international conference held in Oxford, United Kingdom in 2002. An extraordinarily diverse group of scholars, academics, students, policy experts...
September 24, 2014
Saskia Troy (MSc.) is a business economist specialised in Global Business and Stakeholder Management and amongst others Regional Coordinator Europe and Chapter Leader Netherlands Children of the Earth (NGO of the United Nations) and she is a member of the Working Group Sustainable Finance (Changing Finance, Financing Change) of the UNEP/World Resources Institute in Washington. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers and...
September 22, 2014
Click the link below to download and listen to Nina Meyerhof and Noah Miller's interview on the Summer of Peace as part of the 11 Days of Global Unity session: Download interview. The entire conference was jam-packed with amazing speakers. Click here to sign up to listen to them all for free.
September 22, 2014
Reported by: Simran Vedvyas, COE Chapter Leader, Green Team Student Coordinator & Student at UAS Dubai ‘Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.’- Lyndon B. Johnson Simran and the ESOL-UAS Green Team at The Universal American School, Dubai UAE partnered with global organisations like Eno Program, Peace Pals International and Peoples Climate March and participated in the ‘Plant A Tree For Peace' project. Every September 21st trees are planted to...
August 25, 2014
It is alarming to know that there are still close to about 370 Million indigenous people spread across 70 countries worldwide. The bigger concern is there is still no clarity on the definition yet and these people still do not have a global identity. In some countries they are known as tribes, aboriginal’s, ethnic groups and is some other part of the world as adivasis, Janajati. Occupational and geographical terms like hunter-gatherers, nomads, peasants, hill people etc. are...
The World Peace Violin
August 12, 2014
Announcing a special world concert on September 6th at Theatre at Sand Harbor State Park in Nevada featuring Reverend Patrick McCollum's World Peace Violin. The event, organized with the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project, gets a jump on Peace One Day, which calls for a day of cease-fires and nonviolence on Sept. 21. It kicks off with a duet by violinist Scarlet Rivera and flutist Ann Licater. Rivera will be performing on what's called the "violin of peace" made by global activist, and a Director of...
Deaf children in Ebolowa, Cameroon expect MY World will bring change
July 29, 2014
By Ntiokam Divine, Global Youth Digital Advocate Post 2015 and MY World 2015 and Bernice Atabong from CRTV South Region (and COE Ambassador) “The marginalized grassroots are crying that nothing is being done to ameliorate their living conditions,” Father Jude Thaddeus laments as the MY World survey team visits his school to tell him about the survey project. Father Thaddeus is the director of the Pere Monti Centre in Ebolowa, Cameroon. The center has a boarding primary school which educates...
(Photo Courtesy Larry Palumbo)
July 15, 2014
Noah Miller is a Burlington, Vermont native who went through the COE Spiritual Activism training and is now using the skills he learned to bring Arab and Jewish kids in Israel together through the sport of Lacrosse. The multiculutural team he put together is now competing at the World championships in Denver. So far they have won their first 3 games and are moving up the ranks to play more skilled teams. However, during this jubilant time, unspeakable violence is happening in Israel and Gaza....

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