Category Archives: integral nonviolence

Nonviolence 2019

As we approach the holiday honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, my thoughts turn to the concept of nonviolence that was the core of his life, ministry and actions. The Jesus of Matthew’s story taught his followers to “love your … Continue reading

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War and Peace

Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2018 Military holidays bring attention to perennial questions about peace, how to deal with conflict, and attempted justifications for war. It is an awesome commitment for someone to give years of their life to the service … Continue reading

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Federal Judge says #NoKXL

Yesterday Federal Judge Brian Morris ruled that TransCanada has not fulfilled the requirements to begin construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the company cannot do any work on the pipeline construction until it adequately completes the State Department’s  supplement … Continue reading

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Activism

   Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental reform or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society. Forms of activism range from writing letters to newspapers or to politicians, political campaigning, … Continue reading

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Poor Peoples Campaign Des Moines Day 1

Des Moines, Iowa        May 14, 2018  

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Building Communities 2

I don’t know to interpret the lack of response to yesterday’s post about creating and building self sufficient communities for the massive influx of climate refugees to the Midwest. Whether people don’t think there will be such a migration, or … Continue reading

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Environmental Confession 12/15/2017

Confession of fossil fuel use Many who read this know I gave up having a personal automobile about 40 years ago for environmental justice reasons.  I have sympathized with others, in particular those without access to public transportation, who try … Continue reading

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Nonviolence today

Reading the letter I wrote to Senator Harold Hughes when I was a Senior at Scattergood Friends School in 1970 was both a little embarrassing and quite a bit discouraging.  I had forgotten he gave the nominating speech for Eugene … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2017

One of the things I’m most thankful for this Thanksgiving is having been able to make connections with Native Americans.  I’m not going to go into the false, sanitized versions of the Thanksgiving story and our settler-colonial history. Rather, I’d … Continue reading

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Civic Responsibility – Social Justice Videos

Continuing with the queries regarding civic responsibility, the advice mentions the importance of staying informed on social issues.  I’ve been writing about the query “How do we share our convictions with others?”  Key to sharing our convictions is informing others … Continue reading

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