Category Archives: Community/Environment

Do Undocumented Immigrants Have Rights?

As I was following some of the discussions around the immigration reform here in the US, I had the opportunity to attend a Forum on Migration and Peace at the New York Law School last June 20 and 21.  The … Continue reading

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Technology: A Gift and a Curse

A recent Network for Peace Living Room Dialogue with Presbyterian minister Laura Jervis made me reflect on people’s engagement in communities and in doing volunteering work nowadays. Our group wondered if past generations were much more involved in their communities … 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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The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself?

Why are so many people so afraid today of so much?  As a peace educator remarked recently in a blog discussing guns, “The U.S. seems to have become a culture constrained by fear: fear of some threatening other invading our … Continue reading

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Guns and Me

What kind of gun control makes sense?  The national conversation tends to be polarized between staunch pro-gun or anti-gun positions.  To break up polarized thinking and open  dialogue,  sometimes it helps to begin by asking people to tell their personal … Continue reading

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Strip Clubs, Trafficking, Soap and National Conventions

What is it about a big political convention or a Superbowl that turns guys on?  These seem to be especially testosterone-boosting events.  I’ve been fascinated by news stories about the excited preparations of strip club owners in Tampa as they … Continue reading

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What Questions Should We be Asking about Globalization?

Kathleen Kanet sends these thoughts about globalization that she wrote in 2003.  Unfortunately, they seem as pertinent today as they were nine years ago. Globalization refers to the process in which goods, services, and capital move more freely within and … Continue reading

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