By Marilyn

Zot Artz, July 27 at 2:00 pm

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An infusion of hope in difficult times

It’s that time of year again, this season full of joyous traditions, these few weeks at year’s end when we anticipate the newness that comes with the change of the calendar. Often, those traditions and that anticipation bring with them a spirit of hopefulness: we hope to recreate the special family warmth we remember from … Continue reading »

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Jimmy Carter, Peacebuilders, and the Peanut Festival

Like so many people in the United States and across the globe, Peacebuilders co-directors have been saddened by the recent news of President Jimmy Carter’s cancer diagnosis. We were reminded recently of the enormous impact this courageous peacemaker and his wife have made not only internationally, but locally, in their hometown less than 10 miles … Continue reading »

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Where the Magic Happens

Sometimes the deepest truths can be communicated in the simplest of diagrams. Here’s one of my favorites: After planning and implementing four summers of Peacebuilders camp, we’d gotten pretty comfortable with the programs and activities that we’ve been offering to our campers. With more and more campers returning to us, though, and new issues vying … Continue reading »

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We are one of a kind!

One of the joys of my job as curriculum director at Peacebuilders Camp during the off-season is connecting with other human rights organizations and activists. While I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many organizers in person, the majority of my connecting, of course, happens online. I consider the time I spend learning, listening, … Continue reading »

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Your talents are a toolbox for peacemaking

For Peacebuilders Camp directors, spring is the exciting time of year when we get to look though our campers’ registrations and learn a bit about each of these young people. As we start to get acquainted with them, we realize what an honor it will be to spend a week at camp with them. Imagining … Continue reading »

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Can’t Travel the World? Then Come to Camp!

Two months into my 7-month stay in Uruguay, it’s no surprise that I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the value of travel as a foundation for peacemaking. I’m in good company in these cogitations. Mark Twain observed that “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” And in a new TED talk, Palestinian … Continue reading »

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Our Human Rights Quiz

Want to test your knowledge about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Here’s a quick quiz: True or False? 1) According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the world’s most translated document. Click to see the answer. 2) The committee that wrote the Universal Declaration of Human … Continue reading »

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A half a world away

Much of the planning for this summer’s camp curriculum will be happening from half a world away. My family and I will be spending the next six months in Uruguay, where my husband is doing sabbatical research and my boys and I are working very hard on becoming fluent in Spanish. Thanks to the internet … Continue reading »

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Worldchanging 101

One of the joys in our work for Peacebuilders Camp is the connections we develop with so many great people who are doing good things in their neighborhoods, communities, and world.  The breadth and depth of those connections became obvious this month as we created a new page for our website introducing the organizations on … Continue reading »

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