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Peacemakers

Stories of conflict resolution heroes whose courageous work helps to prevent the catastrophe of war.

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 Beyond War: Part 1 Humankind   62, 63 

Beyond War: Part 1
The human costs of war are discussed by patients in a veterans hospital, a newspaper war correspondent, a Brigadier General, historians and others who consider the psychological impact of mass violence. [more]
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 Beyond War: Part 2 Humankind   64, 65 

Beyond War: Part 2
We explore the beliefs, challenges and successes of people who "wage peace" including accounts -- from Yugoslavia to South Africa -- of non-violent movements that ousted unjust leaders. A 9/11 family member and others explain their view that American society has become too militaristic, while neglecting domestic needs. Also, comments by Academy Award-winner Haskell Wexler on how our media shape public awareness of the military. [more]
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 Beyond War: Part 3 Humankind   67, 68 

Beyond War: Part 3
Can International courtrooms, like the current Yugoslav tribunal in The Hague, offer a viable way of enforcing human rights and punishing tyrants - without resorting to armed conflict? [more]
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 Children of One Family Part of Kindred Spirits   KS4-4ab 

Children of One Family
If you are concerned with the need for more racial and religious harmony, this program is for you. [more]
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 Conflict Resolution with Tajae Gaynor Humankind   19 

Conflict Resolution with Tajae Gaynor
Youth leader Tajae Gaynor of the Bronx has dedicated his life to conflict resolution and school mediation activities after he witnessed the senseless stabbing of a friend. [more]
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 Darrell Scott Humankind   32 

Darrell Scott
The tragic shootings at Columbine High School prompted the parent of a pupil who was slain there to launch a national crusade aimed at identifying and reaching out to troubled youths. [more]
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 Dignity with Donna Hicks Humankind   187 

Dignity with Donna Hicks
Donna Hicks, author of Dignity, recounts her experiences as an international conflict mediator that led her to an understanding of how an assault on the dignity of a person or a group must be healed, before strife can stop. [more]
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 Doctors' Movement to Avert Nuclear War Humankind   132, 133 

Doctors' Movement to Avert Nuclear War
A Harvard medical professor tells the story of how he united with a Soviet cardiologist to launch a physicians movement to end nuclear war that recruited 150,000 doctors worldwide and won the Nobel Peace Prize. [more]
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 Healing the Wounds of War Humankind   6 

Healing the Wounds of War
Vietnam veteran Steven Stratford tells the story of his post-traumatic descent into addiction and how, finally in jail, he realized he would have to "replace bad memories with good memories" by returning to Vietnam to help civilians. [more]
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 Janet Connors Humankind   155 

Janet Connors
A mother in Boston, who faced the horrific news that her 19 year old son was murdered in a home invasion, preaches forgiveness with accountability, a message she now incorporates in mediating conflicts among students in public schools. [more]
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 Julie Goschalk Humankind   33 

Julie Goschalk
How the daughter of two holocaust survivors ventured into formal dialogues with children of Nazi-era Germans and what they learned from each other in a new era. [more]
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  Humankind   183, 188 

Justice Denied
In this documentary ‘Justice Denied’, we explore how federal courts enforced fugitive slave laws. Historians, actors and legal scholars re-create the famous case of a young escaped slave who was sent back by a Boston judge, provoking America’s largest abolitionist protest. Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln historian Eric Foner chronicles the Dred Scott decision (often derided as the Supreme Court’s worst ruling), which held that black people have “no rights” and aggravated tensions between north and south, setting the stage for the bloody Civil War. [more]
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 Let There Be Peace on Earth Humankind   35 

Let There Be Peace on Earth
Free Show Download: Songwriter Jill Jackson Miller tells the history of the song and how she and her husband composed "Let there be Peace," and members of a contemporary high school chorus describe the song's special meaning in the age of terrorism. [more]

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 Maestro Barenboim’s Peace Mission Humankind   190 

Maestro Barenboim’s Peace Mission
Legendary classical music conductor Daniel Barenboim, an Israeli, is profiled along with several gifted young musicians in the unique Arab-Israeli orchestra he founded along with his close Palestinian friend, the late Columbia Univ. literature professor Edward Said. [more]
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 Mia Farrow Humankind   153 

Mia Farrow
Actress and activist Mia Farrow describes her tireless efforts to increase awareness abou the ongoing slaughter in Darfur, her fascinating history of having adopted ten children, and her reflections on ego, learned in part through a life in the entertainment industry. [more]
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 Nonviolent Communication Humankind   100 

Nonviolent Communication
It's been said that we've learned how to speak but not necessarily how to communicate. Rarely are we taught the art of deep listening or how to respond to someone without accusation or blame or the ability to articulate our own needs without putting others on the defensive. [more]
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 On Reaching Agreement Part of Kindred Spirits   KS4-6ab 

On Reaching Agreement
Two contemporary approaches to the essential human task of building unity and understanding. Harvard Law Professor Roger Fisher brilliantly outlines ways of thinking through disputes so as to find acceptable compromises [more]
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 Peace Camp Humankind   5 

Peace Camp
We travel to a summer camp on a sparkling lake in Maine where teenagers from the Middle East play sports together. [more]
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 Peace-building with Louise Diamond Humankind   31 

Peace-building with Louise Diamond
A veteran negotiator in world hot-spots including the Middle East, Louise Diamond practices a citizens-based diplomacy that sometimes finds cooperation at the grass roots level, even when governments are hostile. [more]
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 Peacemakers Special Packages   PM 

Peacemakers
The Art of Making Peace: As a counterpoint to the tide of violence and militarism, these unsung peace heroes tell of dramatic breakthroughs in efforts to prevent bloodshed and promote human understanding. 10-half-hour segments [more]

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 Preventing Nuclear War Humankind   53 

Preventing Nuclear War
Coming to terms with the incomprehensible global arsenal of some than 30,000 nuclear weapons -- capable of destroying the world -- is the task of author, attorney and international peace activist Jonathan Granoff. [more]
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 Solutions to Bullying Humankind   154 

Solutions to Bullying
Although being teased and picked on are typical challenges for kids growing up, the effects can be traumatizing when a child is relentlessly bullied. The most common targets of bullying are young people who are perceived as gay, or who are disabled or overweight. But any kid who is singled out for harassment may feel overwhelmed, sometimes resorting to self-destructive behaviour. [more]
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 Streetworkers Humankind   149 

Streetworkers
In Providence, Rhode Island, a former Israeli army sergeant, Teny Gross, has become a powerful force in combating youth gang violence, in part by recruiting ex-offenders to serve as street workers who offer intervention and advocacy for vulnerable kids. [more]
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 Teaching Nonviolence Humankind   85, 86 

Teaching Nonviolence
We travel to the Maryland high school classroom of Colman McCarthy, a former Washington Post columnist who now devotes most of his time to challenging high school students to think about alternatives to warfare. [more]
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 The Clash of Science and Ethics Humankind   200 

The Clash of Science and Ethics
We consider the clash of science and ethics, based on a recently published history detailing how a notorious weapon, napalm, was developed at a major American university, with little concern for human consequences. [more]
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 Thich  Nhat Hanh Humankind   55 

Thich Nhat Hanh
In this period of reflection on the fall of Saigon in 1975, Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hahn, a best-selling author and Zen master who teaches part-time in the U.S., describes lessons he learned about peacemaking from the war. [more]
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 The Un's Optimist in Residence Part of Kindred Spirits   KS2-1a 

The Un's Optimist in Residence
Robert Muller, Ass't. Secretary General of the UN, radiates faith and positive thinking as the only antidote to bleakness in our world. [more]
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 War, Peace & Human Rights with Benjamin Ferencz Humankind   17 

War, Peace & Human Rights with Benjamin Ferencz
For sixty years, the quest to create a world where war is unnecessary has preoccupied international law advocate Benjamin Ferencz, a former war crimes prosecutor and global activist. [more]
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 William Ury Humankind   50 

William Ury
The coauthor of "Getting to Yes," a classic on negotiation, maintains that conflict is inevitable -- and sometimes desirable -- but that violent confrontation can be much more easily prevented than is commonly believed. [more]
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 Words of War and Peace with Cynthia Wachtell Humankind   159 

Words of War and Peace with Cynthia Wachtell
Author Cynthia Wachtell describes contrasting views of war in American literature, including the Civil War reflections of Walt Whitman and the fervent anti-war beliefs expressed by Mark Twain in several works. [more]
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