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Peacemaking

The choice for war or peace is ours to make. But we have to choose.

Weapons of Mass Democracy Weapons of Mass Democracy
by Stephen Zunes
Here’s evidence that nonviolence is the most powerful tool to promote democracy and overthrow tyranny.
Fierce Light :: Film Trailer Fierce Light :: Film Trailer
by Velcrow Ripper
Velcrow Ripper's latest documentary portrays examples of spiritual activism: political actions focusing on compassion and interconnection.
Registering for Peace Registering for Peace
by Tobin Jacobrown
To register as a conscientious objector, Toby Jacobrown had to sue the federal government.
Vandana Shiva on Gandhi for Today’s World Vandana Shiva on Gandhi for Today’s World
by David Barsamian, Vandana Shiva
Some say terrorism makes Gandhi irrelevant. Vandana Shiva, farmer, seed saver, and global justice activist, says we need him more than ever.
Iran's Stolen Election Has Sparked an Uprising—What Should the U.S. Do? Iran's Stolen Election Has Sparked an Uprising—What Should the U.S. Do?
by Stephen Zunes
Stephen Zunes feels that the Iranian election was stolen. Robert Naiman feels there is evidence that it was actually not stolen. But they both say the U.S. should not get involved, but should leave it to the Iranian people.
The Iranian Election Appears to Be Over: What Next for U.S. Policy? The Iranian Election Appears to Be Over: What Next for U.S. Policy?
by Robert Naiman
Stephen Zunes feels that the Iranian election was stolen. Robert Naiman feels there is evidence that it was actually not stolen. But they both say the U.S. should not get involved, but should leave it to the Iranian people.
Signs of Life :: Activists Protests Drone Warfare     in Afghanistan Signs of Life :: Activists Protests Drone Warfare in Afghanistan
by Valerie Saturen
An interfaith Sacred Peace Walk organized by the Nevada Desert Experience sought to engage in dialogue with Air Force personnel operating Predator and Reaper drones from the base.
Is There Hope for Sri Lanka?      Is There Hope for Sri Lanka?
by Sharif Abdullah
Sharif Abdullah reports on the situation in Sri Lanka, and finds hope for conflict resolution.
Signs of Life :: Activists Seek Peace in Gaza Signs of Life :: Activists Seek Peace in Gaza
by Stephen Zunes
After a military assault in Gaza, activists seek peace.
Quote :: issue 46 :: Split This Rock Quote :: issue 46 :: Split This Rock
“I dream of a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?’”
The Power of Forgiveness The Power of Forgiveness
The Power of Forgiveness explores the challenges and reveals how forgiveness can transform your life.
YES! Film Picks :: The Power of Forgiveness YES! Film Picks :: The Power of Forgiveness
by Carol Estes
This thoughtful film recounts the stories of people who have suffered almost unbearable losses and invites us into their struggles to forgive. The film also explores the life journeys of Holocaust-survivor Elie Wiesel and Vietnam War-survivor Thich Nhat Hanh. Both found so much power in forgiveness that they have made it the centerpiece of their life’s work...
Building Peace in Iraq Building Peace in Iraq
by David Smith-Ferri
What happens when we listen to Iraqis' stories, and trust that Iraqis are the best source for information about their own experiences? The story of Direct Aid Iraq.
In Review :: Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea In Review :: Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea
by James Trimarco
Best-selling author Mark Kurlansky describes the movements—often religious in origin—that have denounced war in favor of active nonviolent resistance.
Signs of Life :: Foreign Policy Signs of Life :: Foreign Policy
Activists and political leaders across the country are saying “no” to U.S. military action against Iran and demanding that the U.S. government pursue real diplomacy.
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