Category Archives: Nonviolence

Celebrating Rebellion and Revolution (the Non-Violent Variety)

by Kathie MM This week, citizens from all over the United States celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, “written by the rebelling fathers of the United States”. Symbolic of the long-ago battles, fireworks lit up the skies and … Continue reading

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BEWARE THE “CIDES” OF JULY ©

by Anthony J. Marsella, July 4, 2017  Shakespeare’s oft quoted lines from Julius Caesar are well known. They are used often in conversations to remind us of the perils lurking among auspicious and inauspicious dates and places: “Beware the Ides … Continue reading

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Learning from ‘mainstream’ and ‘politicized’ encounter programs

Note from Kathie MM: Many peace advocates are becoming discouraged about what seems to be unremittent violence in many parts of the world, including the Middle East. But there are important and promising peace initiatives that get less attention in … Continue reading

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Hear-ye, Hear-ye, Read all about it!

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By Kathie MM Last Saturday, June 17, 2017, on a miserably wet day, multitudes of women marched in New York City. Their purpose? Rallying for a United Nations ban on the use, development, and sale of nuclear weapons. Support for such a … Continue reading

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