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Report from Afghan Civil Society

Afghans for Tomorrow recently issued a statement on the current donor situation in Afghanistan and its impact on civil society organizations, education and women. Amongst their suggestions to deal with this crisis is the provision and prioritization of education and employment opportunities for girls and women. [continue reading…]

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Unfair Visa Process Faced by At-risk Afghans Confronted at Last

Values of civic responsibility as learning goals of peace education are intended to incline citizens to demand and propose actions that apply governmental institutions and resources to assure the fairness that comprises justice as the foundation of peace. A current injustice, leading civil society to undertake action to achieve policy change, is the delay and denial of  US visas to at-risk Afghans. Both the ACLU and a group of Senators responded to civil society with constructive actions presented in the two texts in this post.  [continue reading…]

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Faith Groups Invoke Secular Ethics to Call for Civic Action against Hate Induced Violence

The statements of The Interfaith Center of New York and Bend the Arc, two major faith-based groups, in response to the Buffalo racist hate-crime massacre that took the lives of ten and seriously wounded three more, all but one African Americans, leave the religious response of “thoughts and prayers” to others, as they, as citizens, voice ethical and very practical calls to action, all of which fully respect the principle of “separation of church and state.” Both statements make points of fundamental concern to all citizens, and thereby, to peace education as a means of learning toward engagement in actions of civic responsibility. [continue reading…]