Category Archives: Perspective-taking

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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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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What my filly taught me

By Kathie MM When I was thirteen, I tamed an outlaw horse named Heidi. She was pretty much a refugee from terror. She was a small, beautiful, and initially rather wild Morgan horse who had been viciously beaten and neglected. As a result … Continue reading

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Antidotes to bombardment

  by Kathie MM The corporate media assaults us with one awful story after another. Hate crimes, racist incidents, violence against women, attacks on immigrants, loss of health care, chaotic governments, threats of fascism and terrorism. Sometimes it’s hard not … Continue reading

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