Next stop: Selection Committee

24 individuals from 17 countries have been nominated for our Peacemakers in Action and Women’s Peace Initiative awards. During the last 9 weeks, staff  have reviewed, researched, collated, charted, researched again and ranked according to our five criteria. As of Friday, it will be up to our expert selection committeeRead the rest of this entry »


Nominations in! On to research…

Over the past two months people from around the globe have shared with us the stories of their colleagues, friends and neighbors who are changing the world. We have received 20 nominations for the next Peacemaker in Action and Women’s Peace Initiative award winners! Read the rest of this entry »

Women as Healers of Our Time

Last December, Nurah Amat’ullah, Executive Director of the Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development, joined Joyce Dubensky, CEO and Executive Vice President of Tanenbaum, to discuss the role of women as healers and peacemakers at the Healers of Our Time event sponsored by the Sister Fund.

Please visit the link below to view their discussion.

Nurah Amat’ullah & Joyce Dubensky from The Sister Fund on Vimeo.

Marc Gopin – To Make the Earth Whole

The Psalmist said three thousand years ago, “Seek peace and pursue it.” The rabbis of the Talmud added two thousand years ago, “Seek it in your own place, and pursue it to other places,” which I guess I understood to mean, “pursue it to other places that are the most risky that you can imagine.”

This passage from Rabbi Marc Gopin’s new book, To Make the Earth Whole, summarizes Gopin’s mind-frame during his January 2005 journey from Jerusalem to Damascus, a journey that would initiate a citizen diplomacy effort between partners in Syria and the United States over the course of several years. Read the rest of this entry »