So here I am. A team leader. Whenever I talk to a new group of volunteers I always say, "Make no mistake. This is a political action" I've got the politics down. Lobbying is after all a political action. I have found that there is something lacking in my approach to this. It is the very essence of The Peace Alliance. Compassion, pure and simple. How can I better serve my fellow human beings. There's a man I Taos who has started a Food Instead of Bombs, movement. Many of our brothers and sisters… Continue
Added by Chris Aquino on July 8, 2009 at 1:30am — Comment
I was asked to write a blog on how to go about getting a city council resolution in your city/ town/ district.
Im with the New Mexico D.O.P. We currently have 3 city Council resolutions and 1 county commission resolution. We are introducing a resolution tomorrow night in a community and we will have a resolution passed in Santa Fe by summer.
The man who taught me about the D.O.P. in New Mexico was Richard Mansbach. He was the coordinator when I got to Albuquerque. Richard told me that… Continue
Added by Jodee Oyas on July 7, 2009 at 7:47pm — Comment
Please comment on the blog below with your thoughts and/or questions. Also, please let me know if you are a state coordinator for The Peace Alliance.
1. Have at least one year participation in the DOP campaign
2. Have performed at least one leadership role (not necessarily within the DOP campaign - could have been in another volunteer capacity, or associated with their job or church, for example)
3. Be a “team player”
4. Be willing to… Continue
Added by TJ Bowen on July 7, 2009 at 2:25pm — Comments
Please comment on the blog below with your thoughts and/or questions.
Also, please let me know if you are a state coordinator for The Peace Alliance.
1. Interconnectedness: We acknowledge that we live in a world of interconnected relationships; one world, and we take responsibility for the presentation and influence of our work. We will do what we can to support one another in our various areas of responsibility. It is our intention that all will experience success… Continue
Added by TJ Bowen on July 7, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments
It is time now to ACT on DoPeace Ideas than merely having it and generating it. Many Ideas have been generated but it has not gone down to common world citizens who actually adopt it to creat Peace in "themselves" and outside. We have to deliberate on this vital issue. To begin, we have to know "ourselves". WHO AM "I"? This question has to be answered correctly.I am a doctor, engineer, software professional, scientist, businessman and so on. All such answers are incorrect. It merely signifies… Continue
Added by Prof. Fani Bhusan Das on July 5, 2009 at 1:25am — Comments
On this day in 1776, our country's forefathers declared independence from the tyranny of the British monarchy and launched this shining example of democracy. However, somewhere along the way, the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" has morphed into a society based on violence and a winner-take-all mentality. The history of our democracy is filled with one tragic period of war followed by another, with all-too-brief interludes to reload. When school children are… Continue
Added by DoPeace Admin on July 4, 2009 at 10:30am — Comments
CAN WE JUSTIFY OURSELVES
While a windstorm
Rages in heart of hearts,
And drowning memories
Ravage my aspirations,
Helpless I stand
In a desert, isolated.
The storm of agony
Uproot my dreams
And crash-lands my aspirations
In the mire of dejection
As if I am an accursed orphan
The delicate childhood
Is ruthlessly crushed
By inhumane attitude;
While day –to-day life
Merely remain a mirage.
In search of… Continue
Added by Tholana Ashok Chakravarthy on July 4, 2009 at 6:59am — No Comments
One of the most important lessons I have ever learned...and I am still learning, is how to BE Peace. I sometimes feel like there is not too much I can do, with all the responsibilities here at home, with family and friends. I often feel like I want to do more out in the world and what can I do from here....
What I do DAILY and sometimes moment to moment, is BE peace. I started behaving peacefully with the ones I love the most, and those who sometimes bring out in me, the most… Continue
Added by Beth Lefevre on July 2, 2009 at 11:17pm — Comments
New Mexico DOP is really gaining ground. We, with our fearless leader down south, have gotten another City Council Resolution.That makes 3 resolutions from city councils and 1 from The grant County Commissioners.
We have been meeting with our state reps and our state senators, its always the same answer, "The state department takes care of peace issues in our country".sigh, so, the team in New mexico are going after all of our small govermental bodies, our next… Continue
Added by Jodee Oyas on July 2, 2009 at 10:06am — Comments
Comments from a Veteran on the 4th of July
By Jim Ramelis
The 4th of July is here and it is time for patriotism, flag waving, parades and fireworks. The 4th is about picnics, fun, sunburns, baseball games and a celebration of America. It has always been one of my favorite holidays, probably because I have spent most of my life in Michigan, and the 4th is a holiday that usually is a warm sunny day. It is a day of bands and color and pageantry and community.
The 4th of July is also… Continue
Added by Jim Ramelis on July 1, 2009 at 8:45pm — No Comments
I am thankful to have joined this group. Will be exploring website and finding my way with you and we do peace.
Added by martha ward on July 1, 2009 at 5:52pm — No Comments
President Obama, Do The Right Thing in Honduras!
As those of you who follow the news may know, Honduran President Manuel Zalaya was ousted in a military coup. He was flown to Costa Rica and Roberto Michelettti was sworn in as interim President until January 27, 2010, the end of Zelaya’s term.
Obama called the action a “coup”, and said “We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the President of Honduras”.
Later, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… Continue
Added by Jim Ramelis on June 30, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments
Welcome to DoPeace!
It is so urgent and natural for us to gather and talk of peace. Why? I find in my daily life that I get discouraged sometimes, and wonder if humanity will ever get its act together. Youth violence is out of control since homicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds, make that number one for African American youth.
This fact startles me everytime I say it or write it or hear it.
Our pop culture and daily media exposure… Continue
Added by Lynn McMullen on June 27, 2009 at 2:35pm — Comments
I was reading the July edition of "Science of the Mind", a monthly put out by the Religious Science folks that I have subscribed to for years, and came across a great article by Donna Mosher,"Invitation to Awakening".It is an article about mystic Andrew Harvey and the spiritual shift that seems to be going on in the world now. Some call it "the great awakening".
Harvey uses the term "sacred activism" in a very interesting way that I find very appealing.
Mosher writes(begin… Continue
Added by Jim Ramelis on June 25, 2009 at 1:35pm — Comment
If the public option for health insurance is thrown out, I will have to admit I will feel a bit betrayed by the Democrats.
However, I shouldn't be surprised as I know that the real divide in Congress is not Democrat/Republican, it is Conservative v Progressive/Liberal. There a lot more conservatives than Progressives/Liberals. There are a lot of Conservative Democrats, bought and sold by the same corporations and people that have the Republicans bought and sold.
Reality is that just… Continue
Added by Jim Ramelis on June 25, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments
This article was printed in the Sonoma Index-Tribune. It's a look at how the vision of the Department of Peace inspires and fuels life's greatest dreams. What a beautiful world we have with dreams--and actions--like this.
Here's the link to the original article, which is excerpted below.
Schorr, Jasperse top SVHS grads
By Emily… Continue
Added by Wendy Greene on June 21, 2009 at 8:04pm — Comment
If you're into civic activism, this is really amazing to watch!
The Change.org community is continuing to have a huge impact on the Youth PROMISE act! The concerted effort to lobby Representatives in the House since the Youth PROMISE act (H.R. 1064) was first introduced has lead to some very encouraging results. In the month of May, 31 new co-sponsors signed on, bringing the total number of cosponsors to 115 at the end of… Continue
Added by DoPeace Admin on June 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I am so glad that we recieved this invitation! Because we love the DoP and we love Linda too. Also the more great resources to tip people too regarding supporting the DoP, the better.
And, maybe you Linda, and all you readers too, can help me. I'm looking for reputable economists to read regarding how we can have sustainable growth, a sustainable economy, or an economy not dependant on growth so as to be sustainable, that is also socially just. Please let me know what you… Continue
Added by Josh Swenson on June 14, 2009 at 2:49pm — Comments
(Sarasota, FL- June 1, 2009)
On a 3-2 vote, the Sarasota City Commission
approved resolution 09R-2099 to support legislation to create a U.S. Department of Peace (H.R. 808) at their June 1 meeting. By passing this resolution, Sarasota (pop. 53,000) joins a long list of other cities around the country - including Detroit,… Continue
Added by DoPeace Admin on June 7, 2009 at 6:49pm — No Comments
I've really been enjoying exploring the possibilities on this site. I think it'll be a great resource for us. So much gratitude to all who've been working so hard to put it all together.
Added by Matthew Albracht on June 5, 2009 at 10:53pm — No Comments