My father has always had a strong aversion toward militarism. I could let all sort of psychological theories loose on the why and how of this sentiment, but that is not my point of today. 945 more words
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
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“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 (