This Month at OB Peacebuilding – November 2013

SPI Expedition

SPI Expedition

From Our Blog

Missed any of our blog posts? Here’s what’s been posted on our blog recently.

In her TedTalk, Noa Vax, an alum from this year’s Women Leaders Program, reminds us of music’s ability to bring us together for peace.
Check out her video from TEDxJaffa!

“Peace is a state of being, it is a state of acceptance and reconciliation with life and its cycles…”
from Facilitator Spotlight: Itamar Cohn

 

What are some of our alums up to?

Peter Britton, Ian Wade, Cadeau, and Christine at Frontiers in Rwanda

PEP 2013 alums Christine Turabamariya and Cadeau Assoumani met with Outward Bound International (OBI) Board member Peter Britton and former OBI Executive Director Ian Wade at their organization, Frontiers Adventures Great Lakes, in Rwanda where they and their staff engaged in a ropes course training.

PEP 2013 alum Katie Jones wrote Personal Reentry Guide and Journal, a reentry guide for former inmates.

Women Leaders Program alum Yara Asad helped to launch the Jerusalem Arbitration Center, a joint enterprise by ICC Israel and ICC Palestine for the resolution of Palestinian-Israeli business-related disputes.

Emerging Leaders Program alum Aviv Wasserman has been elected Deputy Mayor of Lod and is now in charge of partnerships with the private sector, creating regional centers, public participation, and running the city at times of emergencies.

Announcements

Great photo from Ana's workshop with the Harlem Youth Court!

Great photo from Ana’s workshop with the Harlem Youth Court!

Our 3rd Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding will take place in Costa Rica in partnership with Costa Rica Outward Bound from January 3-12, 2014. We will be announcing the details of our June 2014 PEP in January. Stay tuned!

Raise Your Hand Campaign: Thanks to your generous support, we have raised more than 2/3 of our target goal for the end of the year Challenge Match! YOU can help us meet our match by making a contribution to peace today. Click here to support our programming!

A Big Appreciation to: Our Junior Board for exceeding their goal for our Raise Your Hand Campaign. A big thank you for raising nearly $1500! And to the the Jubitz Family Foundation for their generous support of our programming!

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Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 14: End of the year dinner for ELP alums in Jerusalem 
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