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Father John Dear: Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace

Weeping Jesus

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days on Apr 1, 2014

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2014 — “Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace” kicked off the evening of Friday, March 21 with with welcome activities, including a rousing keynote from Catholic peace activist and author Rev. John Dear.

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Father John Dear: Cultivating Peace Within Us and Around Us (must-see)

Who would Jesus Bomb?

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talkingsticktv on Mar 27, 2014

Interview with Father John Dear author of “The Nonviolent Life”.

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Needed: Three Obama Speeches for the People by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
January 16, 2014

New York - Liberty Island "Statue of Liberty & Seagull"

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Dear President Obama:

All the daily decisions and crises you have to confront must not preclude occasional addresses to the country that rise to the level of statesmanship, transcending the hurly-burly of politics and executive branch administration.

There are three areas where the people need the views and vision of their President.

1. A major address on the resources and preconditions necessary for the government to wage peace as a continual policy of statecraft and not just sporadic initiatives between waging war or engaging in other violent conflicts. Continue reading

Building a Global Movement to End All War by David Swanson

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
January 12, 2014

110/365: End all wars!

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I’ve been involved in starting enough activist campaigns and coalitions to know when one has more potential than any other I’ve seen.  When hundreds of people and organizations are signing up on the website before you’ve announced it anywhere, and nine months before you plan to officially launch, and when a large percentage of the people signing on ask how they can donate funding, and when people from other countries volunteer to translate your declaration into other languages, and when committees form of volunteer women and men to work on a dozen different aspects of the planning — and they actually get to work in a serious way, and when none of this is due to anything in the news or any statement from anyone in government or any contrast between one political party and another, then it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to help build as a movement.

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David Swanson: Lies and War, Part 1 + What Drives War? Part 2 + Are There Just Wars? Part 3

David Swanson tied one on for peace!

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
December 15, 2013

TheRealNews on Dec 14, 2013

On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson, author of “War is a Lie”, talks about becoming a full time activist for peace.  Continue reading

Exclusive: Peace 101: Will the Real Saint Francis Please Stand Up by Rocket Kirchner

by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
November 11, 2013

Saint Francis

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Gandhi liked him. Martin Luther King, Jr. liked him. The Sufis like him. The Catholics like him. The Dalia Lama likes him. Mandela likes him. Bishop Tutu likes him. Aung San Suu Kyi likes him. Atheist humanitarians like him. Chris Hedges likes him. There is even a new Pope who liked him enough to take his name. The New Age crowd likes him. In fact I don’t think I have ever read any bad press about the man. But just who is Saint Francis and why does he matter now more than ever?

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Borderfree!

by Hakim
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://ourjourneytosmile.com
Sept. 9, 2013

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