Category Archives: Peace

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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Locker Room Bullying: An Analyis

Jonathan Martin – the player for the Miami Dolphins who left football, at least temporarily, as a result of relentless locker room bullying – has prompted some voluminous soul-searching. (Whether it leads to meaningful action remains to be seen.) I … 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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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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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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EVANGELICALS AND CATHOLICS MEET IN DIALOGUE

Do Evangelicals and Catholics have similar or different conceptions of God?  What beliefs do they share?  Is there a basis for solidarity between them?  A small group including theologians, church administrators, and lay persons has been meeting in dialogue over … Continue reading

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How do we get “security?”

A few weeks ago, noted feminist peace scholar Betty Reardon launched a new book edited by her and Asha Hans, noted Indian feminist peace scholar.  Pubished by Routledge, it’s called “The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs State Security,” and the … Continue reading

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