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Love can conquer evil

To begin with, a common problem of the society is that it doesn’t realize, that now, in the era of technology, people aren’t machines – nor will they ever be. 463 more words


A Tribute to the Antiwar Movement

It was exactly one year ago that more than 800 of us met in Washington DC for the conference “Vietnam the Power of Protest.” Here is a… 295 more words


Rethinking Relationship

This past week I received a call that, and please don’t laugh, rocked the very foundation of all the relationships in my life. It was my hair salon: my stylist had quit without notice. 855 more words


The Photo Ark and Changing the World

I went to a talk last week by Joel Sartore, the photographer behind National Geographic’s Photo Ark project. It was a memorable and inspired presentation of photographs and the stories behind them. 470 more words

This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

 Mark Engler and Paul Engler haven’t written a predictable book. The brothers have spent considerable time studying—and participating in—social movements, and their deep curiosity lends a propulsive feel to “This Is An Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century.” 1,039 more words

Nonviolent Action

What’s next for Democracy Spring?

Waging Nonviolence

Last week, I was arrested at a sit-in to get big money out of politics and protect voting rights in Washington, D.C. With more than 1,300 people arrested on the steps of the Capitol since April 11 — including The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Harvard law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig, Ben and Jerry’s cofounders and actress Rosario Dawson — the Democracy Spring campaign has pulled off one of the largest acts of civil disobedience this century. 652 more words


The Horrors of the Apocalypse

Revelation 6, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: domination, war, economic injustice, and death.

Revelation 8-9, the Seven Trumpets and Three Woes: volcanoes, earthquakes, plagues of insects and disease, and war, always more war. 1,444 more words

Michael Pahl