Peace is a Human Right: Give Us Women Who Get It

Photo by ©Janeil Engelstad and Rumiel RothschildBy Cora Weiss, cross-posted at On The Issues MagazineIn my years of peace and gender activism, I developed a stock of one-liners about the role of women....more

The Barefoot Nobel Laureate

"I trust you won't care if I take off my shoes," began Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 alongside the International Campaign t...more

Between Language and A Laugh

They both just know: (50 sec)   I encourage and assist women to connect with their purpose...more

SEVEN Jesus’ Spiritual Laws: “Blessed are the peacemakers ... ”

  SEVEN You Will Be a Child of God Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. True peace grows from within.  ...more

Hard times to harmony...

Have you ever heard someone say, “Don’t pray for patience!”  The idea behind the statement comes from Romans 5:3, teaching patience is worked out in our lives by trials and tribulations.  But a closer look at this verse might be a good idea.  In the New Living Translation, Romans 5:3 says, “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance (patience).”   Did you catch it?  We should rejoice in the trials.  Why?  They help us develop patience.  Life lesson:  Pray for pat...more

Life After Osama (Follow up to On Realizing I was Impacted by Terrorism)

Just some ramblings about week two after almost 10 years.  ...more

Regarding the death of an angry man

“Peace” by Mariam Askanani on Flickr Last night, we heard the news we’ve been waiting to hear for almost ten years. He’s dead. Immediate reaction? “Finally, the bastard’s dead. Is it Castro’s turn yet?” What do you expect?...more

A Poetic Message

I have occasion to believe, That every time I dream A message is conveyed. I see clouds up high above, And focus on my love Convenient and serene. How beautiful the landscape, Provider of all. At peace I am assured, Tethered I am not. I float on high aloft, And dream of things to come. I thought it into existence, I looked and then remembered. I saw and believed, Believed and I saw. Changes internal, manifested externally. Come hither green snake, ...more

An MD’s Thoughts On Why Not To Freak Out About Radiation From Japan

While heroic workers battle the threat of nuclear meltdown in Japan, a different kind of fallout seems to threaten the peace of those of us in the US. As fears that radioactive particles will float across the ocean and strike the United States escalate, we seem to be paying less attention to the tragic loss of life and peace in Japan and more on how this might hurt us right here at home....more

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