National Dialogues & Peacebuilding:
Founded in 2000 with a mandate from five Nobel Peace Laureates, Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire and Adolfo Esquivel, the Peace Appeal Foundation helps local stakeholders create and sustain broad-scale peace processes and structures to end wars and broad-scale national dialogue processes and structures to prevent them.
2014 Nobel Peace Prize
NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
A public forum, entitled "Violence, Freedom of Expression, and Justice" was held at the Harvard Divinity School on January 29, 2015. The Peace Appeal Foundation's Chairman, Jeff Seul, spoke on the panel with scholars offering a variety of faith perspectives. Seul's remarks, which follow, focused on qualities and principles that any attempt at dialogue on difficult issues such as those brought up by the recent tragic outbreaks of violence, should possess.
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The United Nations Development Program hosted a three-day expert consultation on "Reconciliation as a Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding." in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 2 - 4, 2014. Peace Appeal Foundation Director, Shirley Moulder, along with Harn Yawnghwe, head of the Euro Burma Office with whom we collaborate on work in Myanmar, attended and spoke. Substantively the conference focused on prospects for evolution in the use of truth and reconciliations commissions. A related resource on the topic has been authored by George Wachira, with Prisca Kamungi and Kalie Sillah, published by NPI-Africa, resulting from a multi-year research project in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Africa. For further information see: Stretching the Truth.
Conference on National Dialogue and Mediation Processes
In partnership with the Finnish Foreign Ministry and others, the Peace Appeal Foundation hosted the world's first conference on national dialogue processes in Helsinki, Finland from March 30-April 2, 2014. A full conference publication is now available here.
Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act (HAFA) Will Remove Barriers to Charity and Peacebuilding - "The Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act (HAFA) is bipartisan legislation that would remove barriers that humanitarian aid and peacebuilding groups face when working in conflict zones."
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