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I have often been struck by the parallels between Maureen Moss's teaching at World Puja and what we are trying to do with Marshall Rosenberg's model of Nonviolent Communication - this in spite of the differences between their approaches. I have shared Maureen's newsletters in this forum in the past because they give me so much power to live in my integrity. read more »

Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war Eastern Europe, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering soldier came into a village and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night. "There's not a bite to eat in the whole province," he was told. read more »

DECEMBER 10, 2007, OSLO, NORWAY

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Honorable members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen.

I have a purpose here today. It is a purpose I have tried to serve for many years. I have prayed that God would show me a way to accomplish it. read more »

This came from Dwight Fee of the LowCountry of South Carolina. read more »

The House resolution to impeach Dick Cheney that was introduced by Dennis Kucinich has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. I don't think it will happen - not because there's not support for it, because there is, but because the man is too smart to allow for the investigation of his execution of the mandates of his office. If he sees that Congress is serious, he'll simply resign. read more »

I used to think that social change would happen if enough people got out in the street and demanded it. As I have seen the war in Iraq dragging on in spite of the millions demonstrating against it, I have become cynical and stopped demonstrating - with gratitude to those who do so as long as they realize that they may be meeting their need for self-expression, but nothing more. read more »

A friend found this poem in a book with just the signature "E." Can anyone identify it?

You who died when the battle raged,
Arise and tell me why you fought,
Confide in me the thoughts you thought;
Or signal why the war was waged,
And how the loss and gains are gauged.

You who sleep without a name,
Arise and show the prize you won read more »

A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule and a calculator. read more »

I was irresistably attracted to the simple explanation of bliss excerpted from "The Nature of Bliss: Balance, Love, Integrity, Sexuality, Soul" by Maureen Moss in the World Puja newsletter. The book is available at The World Puja Store in print or on CD. I can't resist sharing the excerpt with my favorite on-line community. read more »

Celebrate on Hiroshima Day with the World Peace Prayer Society. read more »

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