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l The art of empathy . Students from Southwestern Academy , an international boarding school outside of Sedona , Arizona , painted three-dimensional human heads that visually interpreted a story of human hardship . Designed to stir empathy in both the artist and the viewer , the heads were accompanied by stories the students wrote from their imaginations of being a victim of abuse , a bully , an innocent prisoner , a child soldier , a blind person , etc . The silent conversation between artists and viewers offered the opportunity to connect and resonate with the emotions presented by each face , helping to dissolve feelings
project seeks to create greater understanding between people and provide a safe space to learn more about each other , forge new connections , and break the barriers that separate us . The idea is simple — instead of checking out a book , you “ borrow ” a person who has stories to tell gathered from a unique life experience . For up to half an hour , you sit down with a person from any walk of life and unlike a book , there can be dialogue where questions are appreciated and answered . humanlibrary . org
l Afghan photo exhibit helps redefine peace . Take a look at an incredible array of images from the “ Peace Campaign 2015 ” photo exhibition by Afghan photographers held in the historical Bagh-e Babur Park in Kabul . Organized by Watch on Basic Rights Afghanistan ( WBRAO ) with the support of Open Society Afghanistan , the exhibit defines peace in a multitude of ways that go
goal . Nobody on earth can do it for you . Whatever it is you want , you must do it yourself .” For t-shirts in over 100 languages and free poster downloads go to www . WARISOVER . com
l Change the world starting with children . Start a Snowball , Inc ., was founded to inspire and fund kids to engage in their community service and philanthropy efforts . By doing so , children begin to understand the power that they hold to affect change in the world around them . The organization makes $ 100 grants to kids that wish to start up organizations focused on helping others . To date , 160
l International Cities of Peace now up to 130 cities ! Recent history shows that peace cannot be imposed from the outside , no matter how well intended . International Cities of Peace understands this reality at its core . City of Peace groups are seeing the emergence of the next generation of leaders committed to building a culture of peace within their community . Their activities run a wide gamut from helping to feed the poor , to building schools , and caring for victims of war . The expression and means for creating a culture of peace are as unique as the cities that have become part of the organization . The newest Cities of Peace include : Mumbai , India ; Chitral , Khyber Pakhunkha , Pakistan ; Hodan , Moogadishu , Somalia , Africa ; Warri , Nigeria , Africa ; Coakry , Guinea , Africa ; Springfield , Ohio , U . S . A .; Bogata , Columbia , South America ; Ringa , Kenya , Africa . www . internationalcitiesofpeace . org
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