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November 2009 Blog Posts (21)

2010 Conference Registration and Scholarships!

Registration for the 2010 Student Peace Alliance National Conference has now opened! Check out the conference website for more information and a link to registration. Early registration is $45 and ends on January 1st. We have worked hard to make this conference affordable-- the total cost for registration, housing and food for the three day conference is $100.

Please join us at Extreme Makeover: Peace in the 21st Century as we move past the politics of left and right and towards what… Continue

Added by DC Peace Alliance Office on November 24, 2009 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Reducing Violence Through Practicing Peace

We hear it all the time.... about peace...invoking visions of beautiful colors, puffy clouds, spa music and happy faces everywhere.

Working toward peace doesn't mean we must have perfect harmony... just looking for the smallest improvements here. If we can reduce the violence in this country by 1% - thinK of all the lives that could be changed - not to mention the money we could save !! Besides we have to at least try !!

There really is allot we can do to reduce the violence in… Continue

Added by Carole Spence on November 21, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Peace is a better friend

Peace is a better friend

written by Susan Corso on 1/ 6/2008 8:21 pm

Tama J. Kieves, writing in the September 2007 Science of Mind magazine, completes her quote, “Peace is a better friend than excitement.”

As a younger person than I currently am, I lived for excitement. Life was either absolutely stupendous or absolutely the pits. In a way, I lived in fear of the grays. It was black or white for me all the way. The seasoning of time has grown different values in me,… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 17, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Wouldn't peace be nice?

Wouldn't peace be nice?

written by Dr. Susan Corso on 12/25/2007 2:47 pm

I’ve formed a book policy for my life. Basically, I wait till a book is recommended to me three times before I check it out. Ask And It Is Given was recommended to me three times in one day! I visited the Amazonians and bought it. In it, Esther Hicks channels a group of nonphysical energies known as Abraham. Wisdom is wisdom say I.

The first half of the book is about who we are, why we’re here,… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Acts of Peace

Acts of Peace

written by Dr. Susan Corso on 12/17/2007 11:59 am

Sometimes just thinking about world peace is enough to make me want to take a nap. It’s such a big job and, I know this is an illusion, but sometimes I feel like I’m carrying the ball all by myself. Anyone else feel that way?

Enter Blog Catalog on my Sunday morning email telling me that there’s a movement in the blogosphere called Bloggers Unite: blogging for hope.… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 15, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Light of Peace

The Light of Peace

written by Dr. Susan Corso on 12/10/2007 12:11 pm

The Season of Light is upon us. Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Solstice. This is the time of year when the light returns to earth. This year its official return is marked on December 22nd at 1:08 AM (EST), 6:08 (UT).

In the Christian calendar, these next few weeks are called Advent. Christians welcome the advent of the light each week by lighting candles. One of the precious memories of my childhood is… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 14, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Toto for Peace

Toto for Peace

written by Dr. Susan Corso on 12/ 3/2007 5:34 pm

Is it me or does anyone else feel like they’re standing in a cornfield in Kansas eying The Scarecrow from Oz? “He went that-a-way.”

The lead article in the Week in Review in Sunday’s New York Times flabbergasted me. It was called “Peace? Sure. I’ll See What I Can Do,” and it detailed President George W. Bush’s non-engaged engagement in the peace process in the Middle East.

Aaron David Miller, a… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 13, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Health for Peace

Health for Peace

written by Dr. Susan Corso on 11/26/2007 11:19 am

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “The first wealth is health.”

In this week’s Huffington Post, I read a blog entry by former Assistant Surgeon General Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D. and Elise Schlissel called “Health Diplomacy: A Prescription for Peace.” Her words struck me upside the head with their practicality and their wisdom.

So often the statecraft of diplomacy revolves around disputes,… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Essay Writing Structure!

An essay can have a lot of intentions, but the basic structure of all type of essays will be same. You may be writing an argumentative essay to argue for a particular point of view or to may be doing a persuasive essay to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. Either way, your essay will have the same basic format and structure.

An essay consists of three major parts,


2.Supporting Paragraphs

3.Summary Paragraph

In this article we will… Continue

Added by Janet Wilkins on November 11, 2009 at 11:44pm — 1 Comment

Peace Allowance

Peace Allowance

written by Dr. Susan Corso on 11/19/2007 12:31 pm

Why don’t we have peace on our planet? I believe we don’t have peace because we don’t allow ourselves to have it.

Who schedules your life? Who makes your commitments? Who says yes and no for you? Who allows everything that happens in your life?

What if peace needed only that we allow it to be?

I checked the Oxford English Dictionary for an etymology of the verb allow, and it… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 11, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The draft is our only out.......

The Draft Is Our Only Out.

On Veterans Day it is compelling to consider the outlook for our troops.. After the tragic incident at Fort Hood this past week, it is clear that our military is stretched too thin, multiple deployments, and stop gap policies have taken their toll. As the wife of a disabled Vietnam veteran I know first hand the trauma of even one deployment in a war zone. Our soldiers today are being asked to go time and time again, shortening their stateside leave and… Continue

Added by Judy addicott Kimmel on November 10, 2009 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Healing for Peace

Healing for Peace

written by Dr. Susan Corso on 11/12/2007 11:33 am

My spiritual life has a rhythm all its own. There are times when it’s all I can think about; there are times when I don’t think about it at all. Lately, my spiritual life has been rich in imagery and even richer in healing.

I’ve been fifty for less than a month, and in that time wild pieces of my past have surfaced in dreams, in meditations, in prayer. Pieces of the past are queuing up for healing.… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 10, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Hey ! I Want My Faith Values Recognized Too !

Hey! I Want My Faith Values Recognized Too!

By Jim Ramelis

My Congressman, Bart Stupak of Michigan, recently introduced the anti-abortion amendment in the House of Representatives version of the proposed Health Care bill. It seems the only time the values of faith based voters are taken into consideration is in matters of abortion and Gay Rights.

I am a person of faith too. I have values that never seem to get addressed by my elected representatives. My God, like the… Continue

Added by Jim Ramelis on November 9, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Pixels for Peace

Pixels for Peace

written by Dr. Susan Corso on 10/22/2007 11:05 am

I got a lovely email this week from a man who is a Peace Tax Resister. In it, he suggested I spearhead a new website called Peace On. His idea is that our various and sundry War(s) on various and sundry themes—terrorism, drugs, obesity—aren’t working and he wondered about the notion of throwing a little peace on these matters to see if that might work better.

Not so coincidentally, I’d been… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 7, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Peace begins at home

Peace begins at home

written by Dr. Susan Corso on 10/15/2007 11:08 am

Is there room in your home for peace? I’m really asking.

How can we expect to create peace on this blessed orb if we don’t or won’t work to create peace in our own homes?

Peace in our environment is a worthy objective. The way to allow it to come forth is for each homeowner to look with a curious, peace-discerning eye at his or her own home. Each corner, each room, each porch,… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 6, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

natural costs?

Human nature is critical, being natural is supportive. To ask a god for something in prayer is critical but to praise is appreciation. Teaching response beyond the critical reflex takes a suggestive example that relaxes the authority appearance. Freedom to choose other than peace isn't natural, it is the desperate human being critical. How do we extend the peace of credit without trying to charge for indebted concepts? What came first? Exceptions were made before rules or we couldn't all be… Continue

Added by Brad Flaharty on November 6, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

Peace to Spare

Peace to Spare

written on 10/ 8/2007 1:09 pm

By the time Katie posts this, I will be just days shy of fifty years of age. Like many of you, I’m sure, people have always asked me the standard birthday question: Do you feel different now that you’re X? I’ve been feeling different about this birthday for a long while.

Half a century. My paternal grandmother is thriving at the one century mark as I write this. She makes me wonder what I want my next fifty years to be… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 5, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Setting the Bar for Peace

Setting the Bar for Peace

written on 9/30/2007 2:23 pm

Journalists this week didn’t even know whether to call the country Myanmar or Burma. Tens of thousands of citizens and monks rose up at last in response to the SLORC, the State Law and Order Restoration Council, the military regime that has been in charge of that country for decades, to demand the establishment of the democracy they voted for.

The great icon of this movement for democracy in Myanmar is 1991 Nobel… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 5, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Your Treasure, Your Peace

Your Treasure, Your Peace

written on 9/17/2007 1:16 pm

There is no greater disaster

Than enemy-making

For then you lose your treasure,

your peace.

Tao Te Ching, 69

The Tao Te Ching fascinates me. I have four translations of it in my library. Each of them takes today’s text into a different place. One mentions peace by name—the anonymous translation above. The others focus on enemy-making.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary,… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 4, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Peace in Iraq

Peace In Iraq

written on 9/10/2007 11:35 am

The long-awaited report from General David Petraeus on the ground in Iraq is due in the U.S. capital this week. Does anyone else hear his name as Betray Us?

I don’t think that’s his intent. I think General Petraeus wants to tell the world the truth about the surge strategy in Iraq. He may not be allowed to do so. In recent weeks, much has been made of White House speechwriters tackling the General’s report to make it fit for… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on November 2, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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