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Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Cambodian Landmine Museum - Partner Highlight

 Laguna Blanca School 2012 Peace Works Travel travelers with Aki Ra.Our Peace Works Travel students learn and fund-raise on behalf of the Cambodian Landmine Museum. CLM is an educational center for tourists to learn more about the consequences of landmines and Aki Ra’s noble work. Administrated by the incredible husband and wife team, Bill and Jill Morse, CLM serves as… [Read Full Article]
Cambodia Student Trips,Global Community,Student Community Service
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

NEWS RELEASE - AKI RA WINS MANHAE GRAND PRIZE FOR PEACE

On August 12, 2012 Aki Ra was honored by the Manhae Foundation, in Inje, Republic of Korea, with the 2012 Manhae Foundation Grand Prize for Peace.  It was awarded to him for his continuing efforts to free Cambodia from the ravages of nearly 35 years of warfare.  The legacy of this terrible period has been the landmine, a perfect soldier, that… [Read Full Article]
Cambodia Student Trips,Global Education,Peace Works Travel,Power to the Peaceful
Wednesday, August 22th, 2012

Phyllis Diller 1917-2012

Comedian Phyllis Diller performs during the Bob Hope show for American troops at Can Ranh Bay, South Vietnam, on Jan. 6, 1967. (Associated Press)Today we honor Phyllis Diller, 1917-2012, outrageous comedienne who pioneered a signature style of comedy, and entertained the U.S. troops with Bob Hope in Vietnam, 1966. The Los Angeles Times offers an excellent tribute to her life… [Read Full Article]
Friday, August 10th, 2012

What is peace tourism?

What’s the difference between war tourism and peace tourism? Recent tourist attractions in Cambodia have addressed this question. It’s not that Cambodia is any stranger to grim tourist sights. Phnom Penh’s two most famous attractions, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields, are relics of the Khmer Rouge’s bloody reign that killed over 2 million of its own citizens… [Read Full Article]
Global Education,Live Learn Travel,Peace Works Travel,Political Thoughts
Thursday, August 02th, 2012

Tim O'Brien wins the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Tim O'BrienIn a world plagued by corruption, violence and the idolatry of our golden calf—cold hard cash—it’s often hard not to get discouraged by the values of those in power and the direction the world seems to be headed. Arctic drilling, the melting of the ice caps, war in Syria, corruption at the Olympics, oppression in Myanmar, the list goes… [Read Full Article]
Arts and Culture,Peace Works Travel,Power to the Peaceful