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Teaching Tolerance in Indonesian Schools

By Julia Watson on 05/17/2016 @ 05:53 PM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding, peacebuilding in action

When religious intolerance turned to violence in Indonesia, several strong community organizations partnered together to teach students peace and tolerance. These small but strategic investments show how local peacebuilding efforts make the most significant impact on a community.

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What We're Reading: "Do Not Resist" and the Crisis of Police Militarization

By Jim Cason on 05/17/2016 @ 01:50 PM

Tags: 1033, militarization, domestic

An amazing piece by The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins reports on an award-winning documentary showing the continued problems of police militarization in the U.S.

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Community Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution in Guinea’s Forest Region

By Julia Watson on 05/11/2016 @ 06:17 PM

Tags: Peacebuilding, Peacebuilding in Action, GAPA, Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, Guinea, Atrocities Prevention Board, ppdc

The development of credible mechanisms for community dialogue to prevent conflict and promote reconciliation in Guinea's Forest Region demonstrate how peacebuilding is a powerful force for the reduction and mitigation of violence in a fragile state, even in the midst of an additional health crisis.

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Turning the Tide on Incarceration

By Jose Santos Woss on 05/06/2016 @ 02:52 PM

Tags: incarceration

We’re starting to turn the tide in Congress on incarceration.

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Addressing Water Security to Prevent Conflict in Northern Jordan

By Julia Watson on 05/04/2016 @ 12:07 PM

Tags: peacebuilding, complex crises fund, ppdc, Jordan, water security, conflict prevention

Peacebuilding efforts in Northern Jordan show how addressing water insecurity served as an opportunity to bring communities together, improve governance, and build resiliency to external shocks.

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Love Thy Neighbor

By Alicia McBride on 05/04/2016 @ 11:20 AM

Tags: immigration, refugees

What does it mean to love our neighbors now? One part of the equation is to show love to those who are the targets of fear and suspicion. Many of you are involved in this kind of work, personally and politically. FCNL is as well, in lobbying for systemic change.

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Closing Reflections on Activism & Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

By Julia Watson on 04/29/2016 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: peacebuilding, genocide, prevention, April, GAPA, Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month, Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

Voices of dedicated citizens have long been important in mobilizing the U.S. government to prioritize the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. This spring alone, we tracked that over 43,000 messages into Senate offices urging support for genocide and atrocities prevention.

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Marking the Success of New Atrocities Prevention Tools: Central African Republic

By Allyson Neville on 04/26/2016 @ 10:05 AM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding

Central African Republic is a contemporary case of atrocities prevention and response, which highlights how new U.S. government tools are helping to better support an end to violence against civilians.

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Cambodia: Preventing genocide was not an option

By Theo Sitther on 04/21/2016 @ 12:13 PM

Tags: peacebuilding, ppcd

Failure to prevent mass killings of innocent civilians is an ever present stain on our collective conscience. Too often competing interests of national security or geopolitics take precedence over human life and our responsibility to prevent is too often sidelined.

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