PeacePlayers International http://kgou.org en How PeacePlayers International Uses Basketball to Unite Divided Communities http://kgou.org/post/how-peaceplayers-international-uses-basketball-unite-divided-communities <p>Pessimism abounds as Israeli and Palestinian leaders prepare to resume US-backed peace talks next week.</p><p>But government action isn’t the only answer to the region’s problems. <a href="http://www.peaceplayersintl.org/">PeacePlayers International</a>, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001, is helping to create sustainable peace through grassroots efforts. Its programs in Israel and the West Bank bring together Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Druze children to play basketball and develop mutual respect and understanding.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:01:28 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 10330 at http://kgou.org How PeacePlayers International Uses Basketball to Unite Divided Communities World Views: July 26, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-26-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot hosts the program from Scotland, and Rebecca Cruise joins her by phone from Washington, D.C. to talk about the economic "baby bump" created by Prince George of Cambridge, and Pope Francis's visit to Brazil.</p><p>Later, former&nbsp;<em>World Views&nbsp;</em>research fellow Jack Randolph returns to the KGOU studios to talk about his latest trip to Tel Aviv. He returned to Israel this week to work with <a href="http://www.peaceplayersintl.org/our-programs/middle-east">Peace Players International</a>, an organization that strives to use sports to bring divided communities together.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 10399 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 26, 2013