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    International Year of Peace and Trust: Peace is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hahn In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: The Peacemakers & You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

    International Year of Peace and Trust: The Peacemakers & You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

    The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons From Twentieth-Century Statesmanship by Bruce W. Jentleson In the 20th century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the 21st century global agenda? Those questions are at the heart of The Peacemakers,…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: A Call to Action & Champions for Peace

    International Year of Peace and Trust: A Call to Action & Champions for Peace

    A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter turns 97 this month. In addition to being the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981), he is the author of over 30 books which include nonfiction, children’s books and poetry. A Call to Action takes a stern look at sexism…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor & Think Like a Monk

    International Year of Peace and Trust: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor & Think Like a Monk

    Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi One Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians. In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his twenties and move to Israel to participate in the drama of the…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: Mandela and the General & Trust First

    International Year of Peace and Trust: Mandela and the General & Trust First

    Mandela and the General by John Carlin with art by Oriol Malet Will the freedom struggle end in a bloodbath? Nelson Mandela’s fight against racism is about to spiral into an all-out race war. Unless he can win over his archenemy, the white supremacist General Viljoen, the democratic struggle for equality and justice in South…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: I Am Malala

    International Year of Peace and Trust: I Am Malala

    I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick Malala Yousafzai, now known simply as Malala, is an international symbol of peace. She will turn just 24 years old this month. In October 2012, she received a worldwide outpouring of support when a Taliban gunman…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: Called To Forgive & Resist!

    International Year of Peace and Trust: Called To Forgive & Resist!

    Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim’s Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace by Anthony B. Thompson with Denise George Could you forgive the murderer your spouse? On June 17, 2015, nine Black people were killed during a Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. While…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: Leaders Eat Last & When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

    International Year of Peace and Trust: Leaders Eat Last & When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

    Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek  Author and inspirational speaker Simon Sinek writes about how some effective leaders build a “Circle of Safety.” He uses true workplace stories that range from military to big business, from government to investment to illustrate his point.In working with organizations around the…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: The Dead Are Arising & Let Your Voice Be Heard

    International Year of Peace and Trust: The Dead Are Arising & Let Your Voice Be Heard

    The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne & Tamara Payne NPR’s Gabino Iglesias describes The Dead Are Arising as “the definitive biography of Malcolm X.” Iglesias credits the contextualization the book offers as the reason this biography stands out, even from Malcolm’s own The Autobiography of Malcolm X, co-written with Alex Haley.…

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    International Year of Peace and Trust: The Good Neighbor: The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers

    In September of 2019, the United Nations adopted a resolution to designate 2021 as the International Year of Peace & Trust. The UN’s resolution “underlined that the International Year constitutes a means of mobilizing international efforts to promote peace and trust among nations on the basis of political dialogue, mutual understanding and cooperation in order…

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