Peace Talks Radio: Poems and Pen Pals for Peace

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Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

On this Radiozine, we bring an episode of Peace Talks Radio, featuring two women who are finding inspiration for peacemaking in the written word. Kim Rosen, author of the book Saved by a Poem, talks about how people struggling with personal conflict can find peace, comfort and perspective in the words of poetry and song. She also sees a role for poetry in international negotiations that address conflict on a broader scale. Also on the program, Sarah Wilkinson tells about the Peace Pal Project which connects school children in different parts of the world through a pen pal initiative and conflict resolution curriculum that,she says, broadens understanding and gives young people tools to address the conflicts that may lay ahead in their lives. Carol Boss is the host.