The biblical prophets once cried out against corruption and injustice, calling people to a higher purpose. What might that look like today?
Each day, thousands of Palestinians must pass a gauntlet of Israeli checkpoints to get to work, receive medical care, or visit family. And every day, the Israeli women of CheckpointWatch show up to witness what is being done in their names.
DILEMMAS OF DOMINATION: The Unmaking of the American Empire by Walden Bello Metropolitan Books, 2005, 272 pages, $25.00
Pre-emptive war, unilateral attacks, arm-twisting of allies, the sweeping aside of international agreements—many see these as evidence of U.S. ambition to build a global empire. Economist James K. Galbraith spoke of the likelihood of empire’s success at the June 2003 Take Back America conference in Washington, DC.
Curricula and other resources for teaching peace.
Wangari Maathai’s Nobel Peace Prize brings trees, women, democracy, and the continent of Africa into the center of global discussions of peace.
You wouldn’t know it from U.S. newspapers, but a peace movement is building in Colombia. Indigenous peoples, peasant communities, and young draft resisters are saying no to war.