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USA: A culture of violence, Part 2

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Charting a “Culture of Violence:” Causes and Consequences

As the immediate emotions of the presidential elections pass — the euphoria and elation of the winners, the grief, despair, anger of the losers — the harsh realities of daily life once again emerge. Among these is the widespread violence pervading the United States…. Continue reading

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Then came Hitler (Quaker reflections, Part 2)

I was raised in the early 20th century by a conservative middle class family. My father educated himself and became a teacher of geology and geography in a large high school in Pittsburgh.

Early on, I observed racial and social class tensions … Continue reading

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Yoga and peace

To be at peace in the world we must be at peace within ourselves. In recognition of Yoga Day U.S.A. on Saturday, January 21, Engaging Peace offers some reflections on yoga as a means for discovering and cultivating inner peace. … Continue reading

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Religions as revolutions

By guest author Majed Ashy, Ph.D. From the time of… Moses, who helped guide the Israelis out of slavery and oppression to freedom, to Jesus, who preached equality and love and changed the whole human understanding of power structures, to … Continue reading

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