…and happy fifth anniversary of the conception of, the online community where we are “building a culture of peace” and celebrating our interdependence. This website was created to challenge people to think beyond the intricate dance of war and anti-war. We must not be silent, but we must choose our words carefully. read more »

...however we order our varied loyalties, we should still be sure that we recognize the worth of human life wherever it occurs and see ourselves bound by common human abilities and problems to people who lie at a great distance from us.
– Martha Nussbaum.

A particular representation might be valid. ‘Affront’ or ‘outrage’ might be a rational reaction. Actual harm may have been inflicted on real people and the reporting may be entirely trustworthy. But we must not allow the quickening of our blood to override rationality.

I do not advocate an absence of moral sensibility, rather a proactive hesitance to suffer offence, for if we are to ever become true ‘citizens of the world’ we must first learn to employ a new language, a new rhetoric, within our everyday lives. read more »

Jonathan Reed is a 20-something native of Atlanta and a student at Columbia College in Chicago, and he wrote the palindrome below about himself and his peers, the so-called Lost Generation. As depressing as it is when you read it as written, it is just as uplifting in reverse. To reverse it, read line by line from the bottom up.

The Lost Generation
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Ludovic Hubler spent five years traveling the world for the challenge and joy of opening his heart to this planet and the people that call it home. He plans to write a book about his experiences, and with his permission, I offer this excerpt from his learnings. read more »

My participation in the World Prout Assembly’s (WPA) first Building a New World conference in Radford, VA really started the night before the conference started, on the evening of Wednesday, May 24, at the annual banquet of the Appalachian Peace Education Center (APEC) where I met Kathy Kelly, our keynote speaker and founder of Voices for Creative NonViolence. read more »

I am grateful to Conal Elliott for the heart-open, heart-closed model of connecting with our universal human needs, to (I)An-ok Ta Chai for sharing her work and asking the question, and to Marshall Rosenberg for the gift of his work in Nonviolent Communication. read more »

I want to share my article with you. This is about the link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues. The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. read more »

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