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Our March Newsletter

Here are the opening words from our Project Peace Newsletter for March.  Please click on the link at the end to see the full newsletter. 262 more words

Palestine

Friday Puzzler: Why Spend on Civil Resistance Abroad?

Guest post by Scott Wisor

A recent post by Erica Chenoweth explores why it is that governments like China, and other authoritarian countries, attempt to restrict access to websites that share information on strategies of non-violent resistance. 407 more words

Foreign Policy

64 Day Season of Nonviolence - Week 5

The Season, launched at the United Nations in 1998, marks the annual 64 calendar days between the memorial anniversary of the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi on January 30 and that of the Rev. 326 more words

What Can We Do About ISIS?

This post and the article found here are a bit heavy, even by my standards, but I’ll risk it.

Like most Americans, I find the violence and brutality practiced by ISIS (or ISIL or DA’ASH) deplorable, despicable, and sickening–irrespective of who their victims may be. 277 more words

Discipleship

Guest Post: A Lenten Reflection

NB: I did not write this post. My friend Joan Frisz did. But it is so luminous, so lovely and so very timely that I was impelled to give up my weekly post in hopes that you will read this instead. 1,570 more words

Biblical Reference

Nonviolent Communication

Marshall Rosenberg, who developed the process called ‘nonviolent communication’, passed away on 7 February 2015. I had heard of this process before but hadn’t felt compelled to investigate it, until now. 141 more words

People

Presente! Basta!

by Max Ediger

Marilyn Turkovich, interim director of the Charter for Compassion, recently wrote on her blog, “There is a tradition in Latin America of calling out the names of individuals who have lost their lives in the struggle for human rights and justice–the individual is named and then “presente” is intoned. 942 more words

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