Peace X Peace
My mother is hard at work starting a group called PeaceXPeace which among many missions is filming a documentary about women's groups around the world that are promoting cooperation and peace. She is at this moment filming in Burundi and has already been to Afghanistan -- and has Bosnia and Argentina yet to go . . .
She's off saving the world in her way, but there are some really easy ways to do it in your own way and I and she and, hey, the global peaceful community someday to come, will all really appreciate it.
2) The second easiest thing to do: One of the missions of PeaceXPeace is to form an international network of local groups (book groups, baking collectives, coffee klatches, writing classes, brewing clubs, close friends, office colleagues, whatever) who are matched up with each other across continents in an effort to promote international discussion and understanding. The idea is to take some small organization of which you are already a part, and add an extra dimension to it--a connection to another such group in a foreign place (most of the foreign groups are currently in Afghanistan and Burundi, so we're talking about some pretty interesting places) and communicate over the Internet. This is still fairly free-form, how any two groups will relate is going to depend on those specific groups. This part of the project is just getting underway, so if you're part of a group that's interested please contact PeaceXPeace directly.
3) In addition--they are currently looking for people to help with translations of the newsletter, since this is an international organization. Anyone who could help with translations would be wonderfully valuable to them . . .
4) And, of course, if you have an extra $100,000 to donate for the documentary, it's tax deductible!