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Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions

 

Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions

Kevin P Clements

National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago.

 

 

Tomorrow is the 100th  anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. 3,080 more words

Violence

Shenanigans

 “Please stop! I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please!  Brothers and sisters, never war, never war! I am thinking above all of children, who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, of a future; dead children, injured children, mutilated children, orphaned children, children whose toys are things left over from war, children who can’t smile any more.”  ~Pope Francis (

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Current Events

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson

The Story Of Ferdinand is the story of, well, a little bull named Ferdinand, and how he is
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Children's Books

So much hate

I refuse to pick sides in any violent conflict, other than to denounce any and all violence, and all I get is hate in return. It’s crazy! 235 more words

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History

The Fugs

For a very long time, our peace plan (and everybody else’s) has been to kill all the bad guys- every single one of them- thinking that once they’re all dead, then we’ll have peace. 10 more words

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