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September 2009 Blog Posts (20)

The Way I Promote Peace Is Through My ART

I hope my art and art products can help the people of the world realize how important peace is for the survival of our world.

Peace can only be planted one seed at a time, but when it takes off it will grow in abundance!…

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Added by IArtist on September 29, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

educational video project: HOW TO JUMP START A MODERN WAR

Please allow me to tell you about my anti-war historical educational video, probably the last video or film that I will make.

Because I am now in a class for learning animation, which I always wanted, and will be using cartoons and stock newsreel footage off the web, I should be able to mostly finish the video at home on my PC, so the project requires almost no money. No camera, no sets, no costumes, no lighting, no wardrobe, no crew, no trucks, no dressing rooms, et cetera. It needs… Continue

Added by Alan Gorg on September 23, 2009 at 2:39pm — No Comments

New video about unarmed civilian peacekeeping

Nonviolent Peaceforce is pleased to announce the release of a new short documentary feature titled "Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping: Building a Nonviolent Peaceforce," now available for viewing online at Engage Media.

Narrated by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and produced by documentary filmmaker Jerry Smith, this 18-minute video powerfully makes the case that… Continue

Added by Nonviolent Peaceforce on September 23, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments

Peace Day: The Economics of Peace

Peace Day: The Economics of Peace

By Chic Dambach and Kimberly Weichel

Today, September 21, is the International Day of Peace. It was established by the United Nations in 1981 to “commemorate and strengthen the ideals of Peace both within and among all nations and peoples." This is an opportunity to reflect personally and collectively on how we live peace in our families, communities, workplaces and in our world, and to take specific corrective steps where… Continue

Added by Kim Weichel on September 22, 2009 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

An artist in residence...

Today i am officially beginning my campaign for BEING an artist in residence for the Institute of Peace. I look forward to connecting with every individual unique miraculous genius artist on the planet in making this world as beautiful as it can be peaceful as it can be integrated to the heart of reality of nature as possible happy and blissful WE all can be ....

Added by Robert Allan Schueler on September 22, 2009 at 12:18pm — No Comments


What is:"From the Anglo-Norman pas , and meaning "freedom from civil disorder", the English word came into use in various personal greetings from c.1300 as a translation of the biblical terms pax (from the Vulgate) and Greek eirene, which in turn were renderings of the Hebrew shalom. Shalom, cognate with the Arabic "salaam", has multiple meanings: safety, welfare, prosperity, security, fortune, friendliness. The personalized meaning is reflected in a nonviolent lifestyle, which also describes a… Continue

Added by Ed on September 22, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

International Day of Peace in Afghanistan, where peace asked to go home and war, like a cancer, demanded to stay

Dear friends on International Day of Peace, from the land on wars,‎

Please watch Shamsullah guess where my real home was, when he was well

‎“If I am dying, I want to go home.”‎

Read the story of how Shams coped with his cancer below.‎


Hakim in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, where peace asked to go home and war, like a cancer, demanded to… Continue

Added by Hakim on September 22, 2009 at 2:25am — No Comments

ONE PEACE Celebrates the UN Day of Peace in Michigan

The ONE PEACE Concert & ONE PEACE Event celebrating the UN Day of Peace was a joyous experience. Twelve artists shared their creativity at the concert. Dr. Sharif Abdullah was the keynote speaker at the ONE PEACE event. We all stood & read The Mender's Pledge, from his book "Creating a World That Works for All". You might want to take the pledge too. Here it is:


I believe in inclusivity. I believe that our lives are inextricably linked one to another.… Continue

Added by colleen mills on September 21, 2009 at 4:23pm — No Comments


59. "Let thy soul lend its ear to every cry of pain like as the lotus bares its heart to drink the morning sun."

60. "Let not the fierce sun dry one tear of pain before thyself hast wiped it from the sufferer's eye."

61. "But let each burning human tear drop on thy heart and there remain, nor ever brush it off, until the pain that caused it is removed."

- The Voice of the Silence 59-61, by H. P. Blavatsky

Be With Us!

Added by Don on September 19, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Broken Hearts and Broken Aspirations - What Do You Do When Justice is Not "Just"?

Right now, I am at a small conference that centers around an important social justice issue to me - I have interacted with the victims of this issue, and I have had the honor of interacting with those in solidarity with the victims and those fighting the long, slow fight to support justice. But, I have also had many occasions - and this is one of them - to wonder how we can peace build when the agenda of those on whom you depend for support, guidance, leadership, and ideas are, in your mind,… Continue

Added by Macomb Jess on September 13, 2009 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Santa Fe, All The Way

I want to give my heartfelt thanks to Virginia Miller. Our woman in Santa Fe, NM, Who was the key to the unanimous vote in the Santa Fe City Council in favor of a resolution to support the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace as well as a New Mexico Office of Peace. Virginia! You're my HERO.

Added by Chris Aquino on September 12, 2009 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

"Us" and "Them" - Remembering Change

I told myself that I would not dwell on it, but at the moment I am watching the initial reporting of 9/11 being re-run on MSNBC, and I am thinking how sad it is when humans no longer recognize the humanity in all other humans, and how it continues to this day. Many of my students say to me, "Dr. White, how can you study conflict day after day, and not become so disheartened?" I answer them with this: I have to. I do because I know it will change, and that it has to change. The way that we… Continue

Added by Macomb Jess on September 12, 2009 at 1:11am — 1 Comment


I'm sorry I had to do it.

but just look at the controversy over the sinking of the Lusitania, Truman's bombs, the Gulf of Tonkin, and even 9/11.

charlie sheen actually raises some pretty interesting questions:


watch how this dude says "it stopped… Continue

Added by Jacob Griesmer on September 11, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Santa Fe City Council Meeting

Last Night on 09-09-09 :) , The Santa Fe City Council voted animously in favor of a U.S. Dept. of Peace and Non-Violence.

Virginia Miller, legislator for a New Mexico Office of Peace, met with the mayor of Santa Fe and he introduced the Resolution.

The Resolution also included The New Mexico Office of Peace bill currently in the state legislation.

I want to thank Everyone who worked on this and everyone that came to the council meeting.

Chris Aquino from the southern… Continue

Added by Jodee Oyas on September 10, 2009 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

Historical 'Town Cry' in New Hampshire Cries out for Peace, wins championship!

There are many creative ways to Cry out for Peace, to stir and awaken those who may be thirsty to listen. Our NH member, Mike Bradley, recently won a Town Cry-er Championship at a Living History event in his hometown. He quoted George Washington himself referencing an "office or Department of Peace." ! Read the Cry below...

Oyez, oyez, oyez

Citizens, attend, please to this news of matters of current and future import.

By post from our nation's capitol,…

Added by jan mercuri grossman on September 8, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Who we are? and what we do?

Our webblog:

Brief History

Revised as of June 9,2009 9:25 AM

Kalinaw Mindanao Movement, Inc. (KMMI) is a CHILDREN, YOUTH AND CITIZEN FOR PEACE ACTION,– a peace building advocacy concentrated mainly on Interfaith (religious studies and dialogue) and Culture of Peace, a missionary of the love of GOD and an ambassador of peace, non profit, non stock, non sectarian and non-government… Continue

Added by Kalinaw Mindanao Movement Inc., on September 7, 2009 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Us Against Them

Showing the need for the Department of Peace and similar government agencies. . .

Violence is plaguing human culture through a subtle “us against them” mentality. We can see it in the way international policies are presented and defended. “It’s us against them.” We hear it in the health care debate. “It’s us against them.” The criminal justice and civil litigation systems are always two sides pitted against one another. “It’s us against them.”

A simple rule that I… Continue

Added by Megan Argo on September 6, 2009 at 5:55pm — 3 Comments

The Exit Strategy We Need at Home by Lorelei Kelly

Lorelei Kelly is director of the New Strategic Security Initiative and a blogger on Huffington Post. She spoke at the 2009 Department of Peace Campaign National Conference in Washington, DC. Below are some excerpts of a recent blog she wrote that is quite interesting and informative and addresses some powerful questions about government structure, roles, budgeting and more. All emphasis is added by me. Go to Huffington Post to… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on September 2, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Quantum Blur: Bringing clarity to civil-military relationships in a “3D” world

The following was written by Lisa Schirch, Director of the 3D Security Initiative and Professor of Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University and published in the August 2009 edition of Monday Developments. She is a great resource and offers tremendous resources for understanding the complexities of Human Security. You can read the published version of the article online, and… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on September 1, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

SurViVors Human Rights Advocates strongly condemn the UNHCR decision to forcibly repatriate Hutu refugees to Rwanda from most of African countries.

SurViVors Human Rights Advocates strongly condemn the UNHCR decision to forcibly repatriate Hutu refugees to Rwanda from most of African countries.

SurViVors Human Rights Advocates would like to acknowledge and express their concerns to the UNHCR High Commissioner and his staff members for their tireless efforts to forcibly rapatriate Rwandan Hutu refugees in violation to the Humanitarian law and the Genenva conventions relating to the status of refugees.

"Everybody has… Continue

Added by Jean-Christophe Nizeyimana on September 1, 2009 at 5:31pm — No Comments

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