Category Archives: Armed conflict

Veterans Speak Out, Part 1

Note from Kathie MM:  This post from long-time guest author  Ross Caputi begins a new series on ending violence; his focus is on the role of veterans in promoting repair as an antidote to violence. Veterans Speak Out, Part 1 … Continue reading

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Tis the season…to find renewal and inspiration

by Kathie MM “ Love all God’s creation, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. If thou love each thing thou wilt perceive … Continue reading

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Speaking of epidemics and the need for cures

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by Kathie MM Racialopathy and ethnicopathy are intimately related to another form of social pathology —addiction to guns — a topic regularly addressed on Engaging Peace (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017). A must-read article by David S. Bernstein … Continue reading

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Pledging Allegiance

by Kathie MM The Pledge of Allegiance is not sacrosanct. Within my lifetime, the words “Under God” were added to the Pledge because Congress and the President wanted to differentiate the US from the godless Communists. Here is my recommendation … Continue reading

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