Last winter, I discovered the work of independent military analyst & columnist Gwynne Dyer.
A Canadian based in London, his pieces have been consistently several cuts above almost everything else I have read since then about matters of war and peace.
Continue reading Uncommon Insight Into the Horror at Fort Hood
The conference speaker Wednesday night was a welcome improvement. Alexie Torres Fleming’s story is easy to summarize: born and raised poor in the south Bronx, she escaped from a collapsing neighborhood into middle class respectability, but then was drawn back to live and work in her home turf. She now operates a youth program.
Continue reading Peace Conference Update-Wednesday: “I Don’t Know”
Folks, I don’t get it.
I’m here in Philadelphia, at a conference entitled “Heeding God’s Call” . It started on Tuesday Jan. 13, 2009 and will extend into Saturday the 17th.
It’s supposed to be about strengthening the peace witness of churches and other faith groups, but especially that of the so-called “Historic peace Churches,” namely Quakers, Mennonites & Brethren. These three groups, especially the first, made up the large majority of the 270 or so persons I counted present in the opening session.
Continue reading Looking for WAR at the Peace Conference