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#PeaceBeginsWithWe

Practically Peaceful

An Essay and #PeaceDayChallenge for #PeaceDay 2018 by Bob Reeg, Founder and CEO, Peace Through Action USA There we were, 25 people gathered in a circle. Some who joined it were couples or friends, but the group overall was comprised of strangers. One thing we had in common was a shared experience—having just seen the […]

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Punching Holes in the Walls through Volunteering
On: Jan 12, 2018
By: Peace Through Action USA

by Bob Reeg I lived my childhood in a midwestern, mid-century, residential subdivision populated at the time nearly exclusively by White people. I recall no people of color walking the neighborhood’s streets, nor peers of color at my parochial elementary school. And despite the neighborhood being named “Indian Hills,” with street names such as Kickapoo […]

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Autumn is the Season for Being at Peace
On: Nov 21, 2017
By: Peace Through Action USA

by Bob Reeg, MPA, CVA I feel conflicted about the autumn season. On the one hand, I enjoy the adjustment to lower temperatures and the burst of color as leaves change from verdant greens to crisp yellows, oranges, and reds. On the other hand, the decrease in daylight hours causes me to feel pressure to […]

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A #MeToo Challenge to Men and Boys (and those who support them)
On: Oct 18, 2017
By: Peace Through Action USA

by Harriet Boorhem EdD Preface: People of all genders and sexualities experience sexual harassment and sexual violence. Because a large majority of instances of sexual harassment and sexual violence are directed against women and girls, this essay is addressed to men and boys, and the people and organizations that nurture, teach, and employ them. The […]

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We Shall Overcome Racism by #UnitingOurHands for Action
On: Sep 21, 2017
By: Peace Through Action USA

Today is the annual commemoration of the International Day of Peace. Peace Through Action USA observes this #PeaceDay by announcing #UnitingOurHands, our effort to help overcome racism in the United States. Racism (which is prejudice, discrimination, or aggression directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior) […]

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Reflection: A Daily March against Racism
On: Aug 12, 2017
By: Peace Through Action USA

My social media feed filled with reaction to a Unite the Right gathering and march in #Charlottesville organized by white supremacists. I have a pretty one-sided social network, so messages ranged from anguish over the one life lost and 19 others injured Saturday when one person used his car as a weapon; to telling observations […]

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Peace Through Action USA Joins Global Compassion Community
On: Aug 10, 2017
By: Peace Through Action USA

Peace Through Action USA is pleased to announce that it has become a partner with Charter for Compassion International (CCI), an organization that brings to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors. The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only […]

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Peace Through Action USA Announces Opening for Service
On: Jul 21, 2017
By: Peace Through Action USA

Washington, DC, July 24, 2017—Peace Through Action USA announced that its formation activities had completed and that the organization was ready to begin delivery of its mission programs. Tracy Doyle, Peace Through Action USA board of directors chair, proclaimed, “This is a great day for our organization and the many people who have worked so […]

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