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Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

GOOD   
April 26th, 2013

Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

Despite thirty years of conflict, Afghanistan is still home to multiple artists who are part of a blossoming movement that affirms the resilience and strength of humanity and hope.

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Women Take The Stage Against Taliban

IPS   
April 7th, 2013

Women Take The Stage Against Taliban

Women in the northern provinces of Pakistan are not allowing the Taliban’s ban on theatre to stop them from creating and participating in productions.

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Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”

Yes! Magazine    Yobo Member
October 4th, 2012

Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”

The acclaimed novelist on why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.

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Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a Day- how to teach kids loving-kindness meditation

GreaterGood    Yobo Member
September 11th, 2012

Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a Day- how to teach kids loving-kindness meditation

Loving-kindness meditation does far more than produce momentary good feelings. Over a nine week period, research showed that this type of meditation increased people’s experiences of positive emotions.

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Kindness Of Strangers Has Performers Dancing In The Street

The Sydney Morning Herald   
July 17th, 2012

Kindness Of Strangers Has Performers Dancing In The Street

“Although one-off donations can distort trends, the increase in the number and source of these gifts suggests the relationship between the performing arts and private philanthropists is deepening.”

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Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

CSMonitor   
April 12th, 2013

Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

Claudio Miranda grew up in one of the most violent communities in Brazil, but through music and art, he has given his neighbors a chance to express themselves and contribute positively to the community.

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Can Music Help Heal Mali’s War Wounds?

AlertNet   
March 11th, 2013

Can Music Help Heal Mali’s War Wounds?

The conflict in Mali has split the country in two, and as a response, Malian musicians have appealed for an end to the fighting through their songs and concerts, hoping that music will bring some sort of unity to the people of the country.

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Peacemaking circles become a way of living on Chicago’s South Side

Waging Nonviolence   
September 14th, 2012

Peacemaking circles become a way of living on Chicago’s South Side

A Peacemaking Circle is a practice of restorative justice that seeks an alternative to the traditional approaches of the criminal justice system. It seeks to address and repair the harm that has been done to the victim and the community, but also to not give up on the perpetrator.

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Goodnight Irene Concert Remembers Tropical Storm Irene

Connecticut River Watershed Council   
August 8th, 2012

Goodnight Irene Concert Remembers Tropical Storm Irene

“We are incredibly impressed with the quality of the songs received. They vividly describe the initial shock and wonder at the damage, then give way to respect, hope, humor, and of course, Yankee determination and resilience,” notes LaMountain.

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Israel And Palestine Sing From Same Song Sheet

Positive News   
July 12th, 2012

Israel And Palestine Sing From Same Song Sheet

An Israeli-Palestinian girl’s choir will make its first trip to the UK to open the 2012 Three Choirs Festival in Hereford, sponsored by conflict resolution charity Children of Peace.

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