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Hoping for the 2015 Summer of Peace
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Dot Maver, Joan Kenley, and Matt Albracht

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"Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All" – This year's theme for the UN International Day of Peace highlights the importance of silencing the guns of war and advancing the cause of peace. In the lead up to the International Day of Peace, and the Shift Network's Summer of Peace free online event, we present our radio interview with peacebuilders Dot Maver and Matt Albracht. Our show focuses on how to speak the language of peace and spread the word about this important and exciting initiative. Learn how “applied peace building” is a new and powerful science, and how we can use specific methods to bring about peace. We also want to acknowledge Avon Mattison and Joanie Misrack Ciardelli – co-founders of Pathways to Peace – for their many contributions toward the goal of worldwide peace. You’ll hear about:

  • what it could mean to our country to have a Department of Peace
  • how to get involved in the Summer of Peace Initiative
  • why thinking of peace in technicolor makes it more powerful & active
  • what the politics of peace encompass & how to navigate them
  • why it's critical to transform angry activism into compassionate activism

~ Visit our recommended resources below ~

Featured Guests
Dorothy Maver Dorothy Maver is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. Dot is Project Director with Kosmos Associates, a Founding Trustee of the National Peace Academy USA, and is a founder and board member of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace, and the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. From 2005 – 2007 Dot served as Executive Director of The Peace Alliance and Campaign for a US Department of Peace, and prior to that she was the National Campaign Manager for Kucinich for President 2004. Dot also serves on the United Nations International Day of Peace NGO Education Peace Team and the International Cities of Peace Advisory Council.
Matthew Albrecht Matthew Albracht has worked with The Peace Alliance since its founding in 2004 as Managing Director, Executive Director and now Executive Vice President and Director of Programs & Communications. He has a B.A. in psychology from Sonoma State University in California, focusing on Ecopsychology.  He also has an M.A. in Humanities and Leadership with a focus on Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community from New College of California. Prior to The Peace Alliance, Matthew was Managing Director of the Global Renaissance Alliance, and worked on numerous campaigns to help create a more just and sustainable world. He is currently a Huffington Post blogger and author of the book Living Out Loud! Young Adults, Finding our Purpose, Shaping a Better World.
Recommended Resources



Summer of Peace Summit - Sign Up

Summer of Peace - 2014 Summit Replays

Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI)

World Invocation Day – A Day for Universal Prayer

H.R.808 - Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013 &

United States Department of Peace - Wiki

United States Institute of Peace

Global Truce - A Short Film - Watch Now (Free)

The Peace Alliance

Pathways to Peace

TRANSCEND International –
A Peace Development Environment Network

TKF – Stopping Youth Violence

Nonviolent Peaceforce

Restorative Justice

Community Conferencing Center

Peace X Peace –
Raise Women’s Voices, Build Cultures of Peace

The Peace Company – Business for a Better World

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance
Global Peace Foundation

Take the Peace Pledge

Voters for Peace

ONE - The Campaign to End Extreme Poverty


A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

Art of Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st Century Peace Ambassador by James O’Dea

Pathways to Peace
Pathways to Peace

The Joan Kenley Show is a 501(c)(3) project of Pathways to Peace