Work in building bridges

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By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, September 27, 2001 - 12:50 pm: Edit Post

This is an email received today from the NPCA listserv on their initiative in the area of peace and bridge-building.

We all are deeply saddened by the events of September 11, 2001, a date that will forever be ingrained in our memories. The tragedy of that day underscores the importance now more than ever of our collective and individual work to further the NPCA mission: "To continue to work for world peace, understanding, and well-being".

One of our newest program areas at the NPCA is in the area of peace and "bridge-building". This involves a number of possibilities, from forums educating our communities on the countries/cultures we served as PCVs to missions to our countries of service for peace-making. In that vein, we ask a representative of each group to respond to the following:

1. What is your group doing (or what do you have planned) to promote peace, locally and/or globally?

2. What would you like to do? Or, what would you like to see done?

3. How can the NPCA help you in your efforts?

4. What should be the role for NPCA and/or its affiliates in this massive undertaking to promote peace?

No matter how large or small your efforts, please let us know your thoughts. Send your responses to me by e-mail. Please identify your group in your response. Thank you all for the work you do in promoting peace.

Anne Baker
Fiji 84-87
Director of Global Education and Programs NPCA

P.S. As a number of people are asking, the NPCA board and staff are working on a statement in response to September 11. We will share that with you shortly, as soon as it is ready, via our listservs as well as on our website.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, October 03, 2001 - 2:00 pm: Edit Post

Read the NPCA Response on Terrorism at:

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