Category Archives: culture of violence

What Does Social Science Tell Us About the Link Between the Presence of Firearms and Violence? Part 1

by Alice LoCicero Note from Kathie MM: This is the first in a two-part series based on the Psychology Today website. Another day in the US, another mass killing with firearms. The current public conversation about firearms is disturbing, because … Continue reading

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By Doe West Note from Kathie: Dr. Doe West, member of the Engaging Peace Board of Directors, Psychologist, and Counselor, is also a pastor.  The next few posts will focus on her sermon on Sunday October 8, 2017, a week … Continue reading

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For your own good

by Kathie mm This says it all.  Look.  Listen. Think. Act.

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Make America Masculine Again?

By Gordon Fellman It is interesting that the main word in “Make America Great Again”—the crucial adjective—remains not only murky but completely undefined. We must guess, but Mr. Trump’s public remarks may offer indirect clues. Does “great” suggest reinstituting slavery? … Continue reading

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