Category Archives: Community/Environment

Response to President Obama’s address to nation on 12-14-13

Response to  President Barack Obama Weekly Address December 14, 2013 In his weekly radio address on December 14, 2013 President Obama speaks of the terrible tragedy of Newtown and the sadness we feel over this and other school shootings.  He … Continue reading

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Teaching Empathy

Teaching children how to interact with others is as equally important as instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Published April 10, 2013, on forbes.com, here is an excerpt from David Levine’s article – Teaching Empathy: The Ancient Way Is Now … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings—Why do they happen?

As mass shootings and other school killings continued to make headlines in 2013, this fall students at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City bravely took on a play about the 1999 Columbine High School shooting — Columbinus. Although the … Continue reading

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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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