Read about the DL 150 in Dean Matthew Weiner's, Associate Dean in the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University, article for the Huffington Post!
"The compass directing his answers was clear: your intentions matter, develop your heart, be honest with yourself, work very hard at these things, and let them direct your efforts. Such action, and this is indeed activity, must precede any external action of service for it to be genuine and sustainable. The real mover, he said, is love."
TWO MORE DAYS! Students, don't forget to stop by Murray-Dodge today or tomorrow between 4:30 and 7 to meet fellow participants, ask last-minute questions, and GET EXCITED!
Only SIX more days until Poverty and Peacemaking comes to Princeton! Take a moment to read the Appeal for Peace from Sant’Egidio’s recent conference in Antwerp, Belgium, and get excited for this Friday!
What if we could build peace through music? In war-torn areas across the globe, Musicians Without Borders is doing just that. The group has established numerous music schools and programs among different ethnic and religious groups to foster a spirit of healing and reconciliation. Learn more about MwB’s latest work in Palestine (and listen to their music while you’re at it!) : bit.ly/1rQTDKd
“Let those who think it cannot be done step out of the way of those who are doing it.” The Women’s Learning Partnership empowers women across the globe by helping them engage their communities at the grassroots level and shape broader society through elected positions. We’re excited to learn more about the WLP when they come to Princeton later this month. For now, watch this inspiring video about their work and visit their website: http://www.learningpartnership.org/
Today’s featured group is Interpeace. A partner of the U.N., Interpeace has been working for 20 years to help strengthen societies across the developing world in order to handle conflict and reach peaceful resolutions. Learn more about Interpeace’s efforts by checking out the map on their website: bit.ly/1CL9vGC
Just two weeks before Poverty and Peacemaking comes to Princeton, the Community of Sant'Egidio is hosting its annual European conference in Antwerp, Belgium. The conference kicks off tomorrow morning with a Eucharistic celebration. Read more about the events and speakers here: bit.ly/1ocNKpn
In the coming weeks, we’ll be linking to some of the peacebuilding organizations that will be attending the conference next month. Today’s group is Pax Christi, an international grassroots movement with an emphasis on human rights and disarmament. Read about Pax Christi's latest efforts to protect refugees in Northern Iraq: bit.ly/1voxqJS
"Conflict may seem more surmountable when you know someone on the other side.” We’re excited to read about this group’s effort to foster friendships among Israeli and Palestinian children at summer camp.
in looking forward to our Opening Ceremony we wanted to share an article with you that not only raises the questions surrounding interfaith collaboration but paints a beautiful portrait of the Ceremony we hope to re-create here in the fall. Counting down the days! http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/…/09/12/all-together-now-8
The Community of Sant'Egidio has many projects to combat the spread and treatment of AIDS in Africa:
Check out the work of FABnyc, "a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by cultural and community groups to establish and advance the East 4th Street Cultural District, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery." The initiative - run by Executive Director Tamara Greenfield - aim to "provide ongoing resources, community building and unified marketing to support the capacity and growth of arts organizations in the East Village & Lower East Side. FAB provides specialized support and servic...es to its 28 members through programs including Member of the Month. FAB also continues to co-direct the Naturally Occurring Cultural District NY Working Group (NOCD-NY), a unique alliance of artists, activists, and manufacturers that are committed to revitalizing NYC from the neighborhood up." We'll be excited to hear more from Ms. Greenfield herself come fall and hope that you check out some of their unique and fascinating programs on their website!
We are excited to feature the work of Harold Saunders - Princeton Alumnus and former U.S. Diplomate, who is also the founder of Sustained Dialogue, an organization initiated on Princeton's own campus that now works on campuses across the nation with the vision of producing "a world in which all people have the tools to create the communities they dream of so people of all identities can thrive." To learn more about how Sustained Dialogue engages with campuses, communities, and corporations across the nation take a look at their website: