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Activities in 2003:
• The Peace Council continued its grants for peace work in areas of the Sudan torn by decades of civil war, through contacts with Maryknoll Sisters in the area. Sudanese Women's Voice for Peace, a local non-governmental organization, used Peace Council funds for youth activities that promote peace and provide occupational training to former child soldiers.
• The International Committee for the Peace Council also assisted moderate Palestinians to promote an alternative Palestinian agenda for a peaceful resolution to IsraeliPalestinian violence.
• The Peace Council was represented by Associate Director F. Peter Brinkman at the third meeting of the International Interfaith Network, in Oxford, England in September, 2003. This is a network promoting collaboration among the approximately 12 most prominent international interfaith organizations.
• Several Peace Councilors joined the Niwano Peace Foundation's new international committee to oversee the awarding of the prestigious Niwano Peace Prize.
• The International Committee for the Peace Council established a Board of Advisors to help the Peace Council's work. The first persons to serve on this board are Sr. Marceline Koch, OP, member of the governing council of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois; Sr. Marilee Howard, RSM, a bioethecist at the Sisters of Mercy administrative center in Silver Spring, Maryland; and the Rev. Steve Minnema, Senior Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, in Madison, Wisconsin.
• In 2003 John Udelhofen, CPA, and Prof. Hizkias Assefa joined the board of trustees of the International Committee for the Peace Council. See the trustees' page for their biographies and photos.
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