Development Education Day on Palestine and Israel

Training
Training Events - Belfast: Saturday 19th May, Peace House, 224 Lisburn Road, Belfast Dublin: Saturday 9th June, Irish Aid Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin Programme: 10:00 - 11:30 First Session: Welcome to Palestine and a brief history. This session will introduce participants to the land, culture, economics and geography of Palestine and Israel before going on to outline the two narratives underpinning the Conflict. This session aims to introduce participants to the reality that the region is more than the Conflict while at the same time introducing some key perspectives that will enable understanding for the people on either side. Facilitators: Freda Hughes and Richard Irvine 11:50 - 1:30 Second Session: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Case Studies from Palestine. This session will introduce participants to the…
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Mairead Maguire will not be attending the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates 2012, in Chicago USA

Press Releases
Open Letter Dear Friends, I write to let you know that I have decided not to attend the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates on 23rd-25th April, 2012, in Chicago, USA. On 10th April, Sec. of State H. Clinton appeared on video in US State Department Web announcing plans for the forthcoming Nobel Peace Laureates Summit and said ‘The US Department of State is proud to be an active partner in this event’. Sec. Clinton gave details of how the US State Dept. is working with US embassies around the world, to bring twenty students and 4 teachers from 4 countries to Chicago and explained that video conferences and portals for live streaming of events, will be managed by US State department. I have now decided, with some sadness,…
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A Submission by Mairead Maguire and Cindy Sheehan

Campaigns, Press Releases
We are two women and mothers – one Irish and the one American – who have experienced the loss of children in our families to the senseless violence of war. We hope that none of you will experience such pain. However, we know that our experience is hardly unique, and we have formed advocacy groups to end the violence and hold the leaders, militaries and paramilitaries of our societies accountable for robbing us of our loved ones. Among those who know the sadness are thousands of Palestinian and Israeli mothers, many of whom we have met in person. We have made common cause with them to end the grief, which is why we both support nonviolent solutions to a conflict that has taken their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers and…
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Give Palestinian Non-violent Resistance a Chance

Israel/Palestine, Press Releases
We are two women and mothers – one Irish and the one American – who have experienced the loss of children in our families to the senseless violence of war. We hope that none of you will experience such pain. However, we know that our experience is hardly unique, and we have formed advocacy groups to end the violence and hold the leaders, militaries and paramilitaries of our societies accountable for robbing us of our loved ones. Among those who know the sadness are thousands of Palestinian and Israeli mothers, many of whom we have met in person. We have made common cause with them to end the grief, which is why we both support nonviolent solutions to a conflict that has taken their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers and…
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Nobel Peace Laureate Calls For Ceasefire and Nonviolent Solution to the Conflict in Syria

Press Releases
“It is with the greatest sadness that the world witnesses the tremendous ongoing suffering and death of so many people in Syria. We convey our deepest sympathy to all those who have lost loved ones and/or been injured in the nightmare being experienced by the Syrian people. “In order to end this suffering we call upon President Assad and all opposition groups that are using violence to end all hostilities, call an immediate ceasefire, and enter an unconditional, all-inclusive dialogue and negotiations to solve the economic, social and political problems. Also to implement political reforms thereby respecting the voices of the Syrian people for political change. “Violence by the Syrian military forces will not solve the crisis but only cause more bloodshed and death putting at risk the lives of…
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