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Whose Image Is on the Coin? A Jewish Perspective on Abrahamic Wisdoms

I begin with a renewed version of the blessing traditionally offered before learning Torah—sharing wisdom—together: Blessed are you the breath […]

Rabbi Arthur Waskow is the director of The Shalom Center, http://www.shalomctr.org, a national Jewish Peace and Justice advocacy group with offices in Philadelphia. This article is extracted from his remarks to the Peace Gathering on January 16.

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Listening and Affirming

Listen. For me, “Heeding God’s Call” felt like just that, a call‐except that it came by email. The invitation from […]

Carol Towarnicky is a member of the editorial board of the Philadelphia Daily News and a member of Mishkan Shalom, an activist Reconstructionist Jewish synagogue.

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AVP: An Instrument of Peace

When I became involved with the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), I had no idea how important the underlying principles […]

John A. Shuford, a member of Camden (Del.) Meeting, is coordinator of Alternatives to Violence Project/Delaware, past president of AVP/USA, co-clerk of AVP/USA's International Committee and Reentry Committee, and assistant clerk of AVP International. He has used the AVP method to train departments of corrections staff in several states and for the National Institute of Corrections.

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Passing On the Nonviolent Tradition

As a father, you can never tell just which values you will ultimately pass to your children. I have been […]

Craig Jacobrown, a member of Agate Passage Meeting in Kitsap County, Wash., councils potential conscientious objectors. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Forgiveness: Giving Up All Hope for a Better Past

“There can be no peace without reconciliation, no reconciliation without forgiveness, and no forgiveness without giving up all hope for […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Phildelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

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Twenty‐One Tips on Personal Peacemaking

I think we as Quakers spend a lot of time thinking about and discussing peacemaking, but when it comes to […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh, a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash., is a therapist. She is the founder of the Washington State Alternatives to Violence Project. She has broken each of these guidelines at least once!

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‘Returning’ and ‘Receiving’ Communities in Kenya

Friends, I must share with you something so exciting and wonderful. As a volunteer with the Africa Ministries Office here […]

Lisa Stewart, Palm Beach Meeting in Lake Worth, Fla. Kisumu, Kenya

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Conflict in the Life of Our Meeting: Friends Peace Testimony at Work?

Years ago a Friend told the story of an order of Catholic nuns who lived by the discipline that if […]

Arlene Kelly, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, is a retired social worker. For many years she coordinated Friends Counseling Service of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and more recently she was part of founding and developing the Center for Deepening and Strengthening Our Meetings, also a project of her yearly meeting.

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Restorative Practices as Practical Peacemaking

A restorative and holistic approach to peacemaking is urgently needed in a world where violence is an integral part of […]

Bette Rainbow Hoover is a member of Sandy Springs (Md.) Meeting. She is the founder/director of Just Peace Circles (http://www.justpeacecircles.org).

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Teaching Peace/Making Peacemakers

Soft is stronger than hard, water than rock, love than violence. —Hermann Hesse In April 16, 2007, my friend Roger’s […]

Tom Dwyer, a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting, taught high school English for 35 years.

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