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World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Day 3

Although it’s hard to imagine days more extraordinary than the ones we’ve already had here in Merida, today was exceptional because it included the Billion Acts of Peace Hero Awards, where Peacebuilders alum Joshua Wortham was honored. Joshua’s award was presented by 2014 Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, a passionate defender of children’s rights. Joshua’s … Continue reading »

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World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Day 2

So much learning happened today at the World Summit! The day began with music and with a moment of silence to remember the victims of two devastating earthquakes that struck Mexico City on September 19, one in 1985 and one in 2017. During the morning sessions that followed, panels addressed the issues of Social and … Continue reading »

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World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Day 1

Peacebuilders directors Mario and Marilyn are thrilled to be attending the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Merida, Mexico this week. As part of the PeaceJam delegation, we’re meeting with peacemakers and peace educators from around the world. We’re excited to share what we’re learning! Here are some of the highlights on this first … Continue reading »

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What makes a trial fair?

Today’s focus was Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone is entitled in to a fair and public hearing.” We were lucky to have Marilyn Primovic, an experienced Fulton County district attorney, return again this year to help campers understand elements of a fair and public hearing. A lively discussion this morning … Continue reading »

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Who gets left out?

“Everyone has the right to work, to just and favorable conditions of work, and the right to equal pay for equal work,” says the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Just as we do for each right we discuss at Peacebuilders Camp,  today we asked the question, “Who might get left out of this right?” The … Continue reading »

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