Author Archives: kkanet

WE CAN STOP THIS VIOLENCE

We share this fine article by Michael Nagler, founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence. Michael’s  insight into USA culture offers hope, direction and identification of how all of us could challenge and focus more attention on our culture which … Continue reading

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Reminiscing Earth Week 2016

During our Earth Week from April 14th– 22nd, we invited Friends to join us visiting natural sites, engaging in conversation about our relationship to Earth, and immersing ourselves in information that will help us strengthen our awareness of the natural … Continue reading

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President Obama and Gun Control

Dear President Obama, I was touched by your speech introducing the executive measures you are putting in place to reduce gun violence. Your evident compassion for the victims of gun violence and for the grieving friends and family members of … Continue reading

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Engaging the ISIS Threat

The perspective and approach that Marc Pilisuk suggests in this blog is radical and courageous. In it Marc suggests we should talk to ISIS and engage them in dialogue. This suggestion re ISIS is hardly a part of our national … Continue reading

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July 4th: Can We Celebrate and Atone at the Same Time?

By Peggy Ray When I was a child growing up, my Dad set off some (probably illegal) rockets in our back yard on July 4th. We children burned sparklers. The rocket bursts were just an exciting entertainment, and I never … Continue reading

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An Out-Dated Social Message

By Peggy Ray I was glad I didn’t have a child with me when I viewed a film at the American Museum of Natural History recently. It was shown on a huge screen in three-dimensions and probably pretty frightening to … Continue reading

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ENDING SEX TRAFFICKING OF YOUTH

In our work to stop sex trafficking of youth, we must be comprehensive and not just focused on changing one aspect of this depressive violation of rights. Changing the law to protect the vulnerable and to punish the violator is … Continue reading

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Peace Through Dinner Dialogue – LGBTQ Families Day

If there is one community that can promote peace in a small and powerful way, it is the family, especially when sitting around the dinner table.  A family can offer the love, support, and understanding that makes asking questions and talking … Continue reading

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Violence Against Women: A Way Out

Our Network for Peace staff attended many side events of the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that took place in March 2013 at the United Nations. We learned about the importance of the involvement of … Continue reading

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Abolish War?

Can war be abolished?  What would it take? This is what has been on my mind since attending meetings connected to the recent session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.   The theme this year was violence against … Continue reading

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