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WorldView | Where is the Peace?

Winter 2023-24

Building Peace in a Shattered World

WorldView is the only magazine that exclusively covers all things Peace Corps. Published twice annually, more than 70,000 individuals read each print edition, and many more in its digital format, below. From its humble origins as an alumni newsletter in the late ‘70s, today WorldView is a nationally distributed award-winning magazine recognized with both an EDDIE award for editorial excellence and an OZZIE award for design excellence in 2001. We feature news, profiles, commentary and analysis, politics, arts, and ideas with a global perspective. Worldview welcomes pitches and, on rare occasions, completed pieces.

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Featured Stories

February 12, 2024

Where is the Peace?

Building Peace in a World at War by Robert Nolan Those concerned with the state of global peace might be forgiven for succumbing to a melancholic, even defeatist point of view given the events of the past few years. The world is experiencing the highest level of violence since World War II, with armed conflicts […]

February 16, 2024

Through Service, Comes Peace

RPCV Nirav Shah traveled to India to work on English-language programs for monks. He didn’t expect to meet the Dalai Lama. Dharamsala is a bustling market town in the western Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled deep in the Himalayan foothills along the northern section of the India-China border, it became the home of the […]

February 15, 2024

The Art of Reconciliation

A Rwandan village stitches together healing through embroidery by Ky Huynh Kathleen Malu served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda in 1980. Thirty years later, in 2010, she returned as a Fulbright Scholar to a very different country. In the intervening years, the horrors of the Rwandan genocide had shocked the world. In 1994, […]

February 22, 2024

Q&A: Retrograde

A conversation with Emmy Award-winning producer and RPCV Baktash Ahadi by Robert Nolan Baktash Ahadi (Mozambique, 2005– 07) is an award-winning filmmaker, human rights activist, TEDx Speaker and RPCV. His latest film, the Emmy Award winner Retrograde, offers a first-hand account of the controversial U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the human toll the war has […]

February 16, 2024

The Map Makers

The creation of maps has long been a favored secondary project or PCVs. Do they help communities see the world in a different way? by David Arnold Forestry Volunteer Barbara Jo White (Dominican Republic 1987–89) wanted to plant fruit trees near the school in Hondo Valle, the small town she lived in on the Dominican […]

February 16, 2024

A Matter of Perspective

Switching things up in the South Pacific One criticism often leveled at the standard maps of the 20th century is that they represent a Eurocentric view of the world. The maps we see hanging in countless classrooms and depicted on globes aren’t necessarily to scale. Commercial maps often depict an outsize Europe and a shrunken […]

February 15, 2024

Follow the Energy

Celebrating 30 Years of Aid Through Trade (Use discount code PEACECORPS30 on Aid Through Trade products for RPCVs) by Robert Nolan It was a frigid winter in 1993, and Damian Jones (Nepal 1987–91) was shivering in a sleeping bag inside his car some- where near the Eastern Market in Washington, D.C.. His big idea, to bring […]

February 15, 2024

American Moon, Tongan Sun

The historic Journals of Peace event in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda saw little security—and lots of stories by Tina Martin January 6th is a date most Americans will not soon forget. Looking back now, after the insurrection, I marvel that, in 1988, 400 of us Returned Peace Corps Volunteers were invited to spend 24 hours […]

February 22, 2024

Peacebuilding with Persistence

Friends of Afghanistan continues to help youth, especially girls, thrive—even under Taliban rule As the world has shifted its collective attention to conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East, and elsewhere, it might be hard to remember that it was only two years ago that American forces withdrew from Afghanistan after more than 20 years of […]

February 22, 2024

Heavy Medal

A new effort seeks a Congressional Gold Medal to recognize the collective efforts of Peace Corps Volunteers by Patrick Cotter and Duff Devine Last year marked the 60th anniversary of the return of the first Peace Corps Volunteers to the United States. Members of Congress and all those who support the outstanding contributions of the […]

February 22, 2024

Putting the Peace in “Peace Corps”

My experience in East Timor taught me how Volunteers participate in peacebuilding by Dan Baker Peace Corps has played a significant yet often unrecognized role in global peacebuilding, the focus of this edition of WorldView. Current conflicts around the world, especially those occurring in countries where many of us have served, are heartbreaking to follow […]

A WEFTA worker and local partners troubleshoot a groundwater well that provides water to Bachuma Hospital in West Omo Zone, Ethiopia.
February 22, 2024

Engineered for Consumption

A new opportunity for RPCVs to help deliver clean water, sanitation and hygiene to rural communities by Mary Ostrowski Most people in the developed world would agree with the statement “Water is life.” After all, our hands, lips, food, clothing, and household surfaces come in contact with clean, safe water multiple times a day. How […]

February 22, 2024

Rallying Point

NPCA’s Continuation of Service program makes volunteering easy—and accessible—for RPCVs by Eva Sundgrenz Peace Corps service instills an ethos of growth through giving back that still drives Returned Peace Corps Volunteers today. Volunteerism is declining across the United States, according to Philanthropy News Digest, but RPCVs understand the personal enrichment that comes from service done […]

March 21, 2024

The Stream

WorldView selects its favorite media across channels, and invites you to share yours at [email protected]   Stranger at the Gate (The New Yorker) Our Great National Parks (Netflix) Retrograde (National Geographic) Occupied (Netflix) All the Light We Cannot See (Netflix) The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop (Washington Post) Awake at Night (United Nations) War and […]

The Big Picture: A Sign of Peace

Handshaking is more than a superficial greeting in Burkina Faso. It reflects the deep cultural belief that strong bonds of friendship and family take precedence over all else. This image is featured as one of the Peace Cards in the International Calendar’s notecard collection from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in and around Madison, Wisconsin. Peace Cards, notecards, and the International Calendar can be found at www.rpcvcalendar.org.

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