Special Series: Profiles in Co-existence - 2007
by Ray Hanania
Comedy holds the power to remind Israelis and Palestinians of their shared humanity, writes Ray Hanania.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 09 August 2007) 
by Erin Pineda
Drawing from the PeaceWorks success story, Erin Pineda explains the role businesses can play in fostering peaceful co-existence -- while turning a profit.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 23 August 2007) 
by Robi Damelin
Robi Damelin, a member of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, explains some of the recent activities and subsequent discoveries of her organization.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 30 August 2007) 
by Deborah Clifford
"Though conflict exists in every corner of the world, so too does soccer," says Deborah Clifford, former executive director of Soccer for Peace. In her article, Clifford details the successes and prospects of this program, a program that changes the lives of young people caught in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, helping them understand their differences, and play on their shared interests.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 13 September 2007) 
by Rami Assali
Rami Assali tells of his recent adventure crossing the religious lines in Israel. Having never been to a Jewish wedding, Assali, a Muslim, is surprised to find such commonalities between the ceremonies of these two faiths. He compares the wisdom of the scriptures, and is convinced that the Abrahamic texts preach the same message: "Peace."
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 13 September 2007) 
 
 
 
 
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Women of Tunisia: Let your voices be heard!

The women of Tunisia have a decisive role to play in shaping Tunisia's future. Fatma Ben Saïdane reminds women of the power of their vote and the importance of civic engagement.
 
 
 
 
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