nonviolence and peacemaking, and so does:
Jake Olzen in "2012:Year of Nonviolence" in Common Dreams:
Metta World Peace - an NBA basketball player and rapper -
On September 16, 2011, Ronald Artest's name was officially changed to
Metta World Peace. .. "Metta" is his first name, and "World Peace" is the last.
"Changing my name was meant to inspire and bring youth together all around the world," World Peace said in a statement released after the name change court hearing. His publicist, Courtney Barnes, said that World Peace chose Metta as his first name because it is a traditional Buddhist word that means loving kindness and friendliness towards all.
Pace e Bene - http://paceebene.org/pace-e-bene-s-vision
Pax Christi - http://paxchristiusa.org/
Mary Cusimano Love article in America Magazine
Building Peace After 9/11:
Quotes to consider:
Poet Elyse Fenton speaks of Love in Wartime.
Film maker Cathy Zheutlin sent a poem by Denise Levertov,
A voice from the dark called out,
“The poets must give us
imagination of peace, to oust the intense, familiar
imagination of disaster. Peace, not only
the absence of war.”
(See the rest of the poem at http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/240104)
Richard Rohr says:
...here is the normal sequencing of the dualistic mind: it compares, it competes, it conflicts, it conspires, it condemns, it cancels out any contrary evidence, and then it crucifies with impunity. You can call it the seven C's of delusion, and the source of most violence, which is invariabley sacralized as good and necessary to “make the world safe for democracy” or to “save souls for heaven.”
from Falling Upward, by Richard Rohr, p. 147.
Barb in Missoula, Montana, quotes Gandhi:
War, to sane men at the present day, begins to look like an epidemic insanity, breaking out here and there like the cholera or influenza, infecting men's brains instead of their bowels. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Miscellanies, 1884
Letter on Women at War from the Portland Magazine.
Video on Linus Pauling, Nobel Peace Prize winning chemist from Oregon:
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