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The Economist

The Economist

22 August 2020

Denmark

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The border between Denmark and Germany was highly politicized and when it was set, Germans found themselves in Denmark and Danes found themselves in Germany. Each country is required to offer regional schools taught i...

The Guardian

Damian Carrington

18 December 2019

El Fasher, Sudan

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Cooperation and collective action work not only to mitigate the effects of climate change, they can also build bridges to peace. In El Fasher, Sudan, farmers and pastoralists along the Wadi El Ku River have come toget...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

10 September 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various co...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Megan Janetsky

24 June 2019

Colombia

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Following the Colombian civil war, the country enacted The Victims’ Law, which centered on providing reparations to those affected by violence and war. But since its creation, the law has only provided reparations to ...

BBC

Melissa Jun Rowley

30 April 2019

Israel

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Tech2Peace, a student and volunteer-led program, is working to not only teach technology skills to youth, but is also trying to improve Israeli-Palestinian relations through conflict resolution dialogue. The idea behi...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Meghan Mangrum

11 April 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga’s Times Free Press convened community leaders from across the city to discuss gun violence. Beyond exploring the many forces causing gun violence, like toxic masculinity and social media, the forum provide...

Literary Hub

Sarah Hoenicke

9 April 2019

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

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The Sri Lankan Civil War lasted from 1983 to 2009 and bitterly divided the country into two sides between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Years later in 2012, a literary program cal...

University of Oregon

Kelsey Harnisch

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Corrin Avchin

Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The Eris Conflict Resolution life-coaching company is using conflict mediation and resolution to help those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The company works with both stakeholders and the businesses ...

NPR

Simon Allison

19 January 2019

Central African Republic

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The Central African Republic is rife with political problems including the lack of a health system, proving problematic for a country where Ebola runs a constant risk. Despite the challenges, the Catholic Scouts Assoc...

The Guardian

Ruth Maclean

10 January 2019

Nassarawa, Nigeria

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Intense and violent conflict between herders and farmers has long plagued the Nigeria's middle belt region. Community members and a humanitarian organization are taking steps to mend these complicated relationships, h...

The Washington Post

Nina Hall

9 December 2018

Marrakesh, Morocco

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The Global Compact for Migration, the first international agreement on migration under the United Nations, affirms the human rights of migrants and refugees and notes the benefits of migration. However, the impact of ...

The Washington Post

Pamela Constable

8 December 2018

Kartarpur, Punjab, Pakistan

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For 70 years, India’s Sikhs have faced barriers to visiting one of the holiest sites in their religion, a template just three miles across the border in Pakistan. Now, the Pakistani government has announced plans to o...

Sojourners

Albin Hillert

6 December 2018

Mutatá, Colombia

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From War to Peace, a project through the Lutheran World Federation, is helping ex-combatants and their families in Colombia lead a new, peaceful life. Many of these families are now living in an experimental community...

NPR

Diaa Hadid

Abdul Sattar

Kurkan Latif Khan

30 November 2018

Kartarpur, Pakistan

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India's Sikhs now have visa-free access to one of their holiest sites: Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, the site where their faith’s founder is believed to have passed away. The goodwill gesture between Pakistan and I...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

6 November 2018

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Raw Tools, is a nonprofit that converts guns into garden tools. The organization was created by Michael Martin, a pastor who wanted to do something after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that resulted in t...

The New York Times

Jennifer Finney Boylan

22 August 2018

Ashkelon, Israel

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Ultimate frisbee camps have helped Israeli and Palestinian youth learn conflict resolution skills. Because the game has no referees, players discuss disputes on the field themselves.

Texas Observer

Naveena Sadasivam

Zoë Schlanger

Daniel Wolfe

16 August 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

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The Rio Grande River, which provides water to 6 million people and irrigates 2 million acres of farmland, is one of many transnational sources of water imperiled by climate change. Indeed, many states and countries th...

News Deeply

Alessandria Masi

2 August 2018

South Kordofan, Sudan

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Community groups organized by the Collaborative for Peace of Sudan are pushing local male leaders to include women in conflict mediation and peace building. It may take months or even years of convincing, but minds ca...

BBC

Elizabeth Davies

30 April 2018

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Public support is key to advancing peace. That’s the idea behind Minds of Peace, an initiative that brings together ordinary Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate mock trust-building measures and political agreements...

BBC

Nanchanok Wongsamuth

29 April 2018

Yala, Yala Province, Thailand

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In the midst of chaos and bloodshed between Muslims and Buddhists, a small province in Thailand has created a youth orchestra to bridge divides between people. The orchestra was met with initial skepticism but has sin...

BBC

Stephanie Hegarty

25 April 2018

Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Mining for tin in central Nigeria helped two ethnic groups overcome an age-old conflict. Thousands of people were killed between 2011 and 2016 in this ethnic conflict between Fulani herdsmen and Berom farmers, but a a...

BBC

Harriet Noble

Elizabeth Davies

21 April 2018

Jerusalem, Israel

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As the Palestinian-Israeli conflict continues, peace and hope breaks out in unexpected places. People are bridging religious and cultural divides at a backgammon parlor, a school, a fashion company, and during peace t...

BBC

Richard Kenny

19 April 2018

Israel

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In the People's Peace Talks, ordinary people from Israel and Palestine come together for five hours in a room to reach a peace agreement, without the presence of politicians. With no communication between the two gove...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

12 January 2018

Colombia

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Colombia’s 2016 peace accord has a chapter on gender and sections specifically responsive to women’s needs, such as an affirmation of women’s right to own land and the establishment of a special unit to investigate co...

The Guardian

Gabriela Jones

Lucy Lamble

8 November 2017

Colombia

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The rights of victims are at the center of Colombia’s peace agreement. These rights include those to reparations, justice, non-repetition, and truth. This choice - as well as investment in education, health, infrastru...

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