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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
"Security is not Defense; Defense does not equal security."
The concept was far from new to me. What was different was who was saying it.
Lt. Col. Shannon Beebe, former Senior Africa Analyst in the Office of the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, is considered one of the nation's leading thinkers on the concept of human security. He spoke as part of a panel discussion at the April 2009… Continue
Added by Wendy Greene on June 5, 2009 at 6:07pm — No Comments
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"Amazing Grace" is a movie about the abolition movement in England, but it has meaningful and inspiring messages for the modern peace movement, as well. It's also a darned good movie in it's own right, especially for fans of period pieces. I give it five peace signs, easily.
One of the early scenes shows the protagonist - William ("Wilber") Wilberforce - holding a meeting at his estate with very few attendees, much to his… Continue
This Memorial Day, I'm choosing to honor those who died for our country by considering what we should be doing to make sure no one else need to die for our country ever again. A couple of things that come to mind:
1) Outlaw the concept of "Preemptive War"
2) Embrace the concept of "Preemptive Peace"
We need to stop funneling billions and billions of dollars year after year expanding our national capacity to create and then destroy our enemies while… Continue