Blessed are the Peackeepers

The recent events in Palestine/Israel and in the Ukraine gives us shocking awareness of the need for peace making. These type of long lived national and tribal warfare are an all too familiar component of our human history.  However, we know from experiences in Bosnia, South Africa, Peru and elsewhere that long standing grievances and wars can be resolved. 

This 12 minute episode from CBC News features interviews with professionals peace makers as well as  leading politicians who have led their countries out of very long standing grievances and wars.  

The video is an adaptation of the 60 minute from the CBC Ideas podcast  Inventing Peace.

Ban Nuclear Weapons

On August 6, 1945 at 8:15 am the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima Japan. Since then the potential for nuclear catastrophe has grown to a frightening scale.
In our work for peace, we should following the will of the United Nations General Assembly that voted with an overwhelming majority to abolish nuclear weapons.
As long as they exist, they pose an intolerable danger to all life on this planet.
Submitted by Bruce Knotts