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Nobel Peace Prize female recip

Nobel Peace Prize female recipients collaborate to advance peace and women's rights

Only 16 women received the Nobel Peace Prize over its 110-year history. Nine of them have banded together to create Nobel Women’s Initiative, a project conceived by Jody Williams from the U.S., Shirin Ebadi from Iran, and the late Wangari Maathai from Kenya. They figured that using the power Read More...

What is the value of a signatu

What is the value of a signature?

I have previously offered reasons why you should sign the International Bill of Rights, this time I'd like to address the question: "If I sign what good will it do?" First, it will show you are a leader. The vast majority of signatures for IBOR will be after it has gained some traction and become Read More...

A wellspring  of peace

A wellspring of peace

The meeting in 2008 about ending the war between Israel and Palestine proceeded with difficulty. Finally, though, came a moment when the two sides reached agreement. The turning point came during a discussion about water. The Jews and Arabs, both Muslims and Christians, acknowledged that both Read More...

Majoring in peace

Majoring in peace

For years, unrest has raged in the Karamoja region of Uganda, on the Kenyan border. Livestock theft is a frequent cause. The emerging arms trade is causing an uptick in violence. Efforts by the Ugandan army to rid the area of weapons are proving counterproductive: Soldiers’ use of violent tactics Read More...

With a little help from our fr

With a little help from our friends...

Wondering if you can make a difference? Read on. Turk Pipkin | September 2010 issue With bad news all around, it’s hard to be optimistic about the world our kids will know. The problems are too big, we tell ourselves. What can I do? I’ve been asked that question again and again since my wife Read More...

Elise Christofias and Oya Tala

Elise Christofias and Oya Talat: Peace activists

The first female prime minister of Norway, Gro Brundtland, says Elise and Oya work behind the scenes to bring together the divided island of Cyprus. Gro Brundtland | Jan/Feb 2010 Read More...

Pop star Aviv Geffen is a forc

Pop star Aviv Geffen is a force for peace in Israel

After the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, Aviv Geffen’s “Cry for You” became the anthem of the Israeli anti-war movement. Today, he’s still speaking up for peace. Sander Donkers | April 2009 issue “I am an unusual artist. Before I came on the scene, no one had the Read More...

Video: Aviv Geffen,

Video: Aviv Geffen,

Aviv Geffen, an Israeli pop artist, has been advocating peace through his music for fifteen years. He has received death threats for his open criticism of government policy. "Cry for You," originally written for a friend killed in a car crash, was sung by Geffen in honor of the assassinated Read More...

Interview with Kjerstin Ericks

Interview with Kjerstin Erickson, founder of FORGE

While economic upheaval has caused many businesses to fail, Ode has interviewed several entrepreneurs who have found ways to thrive and remain focused on positive social change. We interviewed them about their companies, how they view the current economic situation, how they define success, and how Read More...

A massive outbreak of peace

A massive outbreak of peace

New peacemakers have emerged in the 21st century. They're not political leaders. They're not savvy diplomats. They're people like you. Marco Visscher and Michael Gleich | June 2006 Read More...