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Peace is the Core of Life

29 Sep 2014
As Yemen continues to confront violent conflict during its tumultuous transition, the importance of prioritizing peace is ever more apparent. This beautiful and artistic 1-minute video starring Yemeni celebrities reminds us to celebrate peace, even in our daily lives. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 30 September 2014)

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Crossing Lines: Syria & Lebanon

29 Sep 2014
Tensions in Lebanon are high in the wake of the Syrian crisis and subsequent influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon. Perception, however, can influence how we view one another. This innovative 1-minute video from Lebanon demonstrates the power of confronting our prejudice and interacting with one another. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 30 September 2014)

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Building Bridges in Morocco

29 Sep 2014
Religious tolerance lies at the bedrock of peaceful societies. In this 3-minute video, the extraordinary Imam El Mortada explains the need for tolerance and mutual understanding as well as his personal efforts to cross Morocco’s religious boundaries. He is one of many youth leaders responding to conflict in society with dialogue, bridge-building, and understanding. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 30 September 2014)

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Palestinian Youth Leadership

29 Sep 2014
Contestant Bashar Farashat of the reality TV show “The President” speaks to the need for Palestinian youth to be engaged and united, arguing that only through unity will Palestinian youth find the voice to be heard. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 30 September 2014)

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Can Syrian civil society bring peace to Syria?

22 Sep 2014
The daily life of Syrian youth - schooling, sports, arts, play - has been drastically interrupted by the ongoing conflict. Syrian civil society activist Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj describes the courageous efforts of Syrian civil society to “preserve a humane space where Syrians still accept each other as equal citizens despite the hate perpetuated around them.” (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 22 September 2014)

Important CGNews Transition Announcement

CGNews remains committed to distributing cutting-edge and much-needed media content that provides balance, nuance and collaborative solutions when it comes to today’s biggest conflicts. Over the next few months SFCG will be taking some time to explore how we can best continue to meet the needs in this rapidly changing space. During this time you will notice reduced regularity in our distribution, a decline in translated content and possibly even a shift in the type of content that is shared. We value your support and readership and welcome your feedback and comments. And we look forward to sharing with you news of our next steps in the coming months.
~The CGNews Team

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