Peace and Justice

Not in My Brother's Name
by Carolyn McConnell
Does the suffering of September 11 justify US military attacks? Some families of victims are saying no to more violence and yes to peace.
What Happens To Your Heart
by David Morse
The Campaign of Conscience joins North Americans who oppose the war in Iraq. They organize acts of civil disobedience and continue to provide humanitarian aid to Iraqis.
Ordinary Heroes
by Samuel P. Oliner
Sociologist and Holocaust survivor Samuel P. Oliner writes about what motivates altruists and heroes who put the welfare of others alongside their own. Reaching out to others has been the force behind much that is good in the world.
Just Listen
by Leah Green
The Compassionate Listening Project is a reconciliation effort based on the ideas of Gene Knudsen Hoffman, a Quaker peacemaker. Participants are trained to listen respectfully to all sides of the conflict, with a goal to build the international constituency for Mideast peace while offering a practical tool for conflict resolution.
The Failure of War
by Wendell Berry
Why do we always think we can put an end to killing by waging war? It never works, for reasons that should be obvious.
Ten Things You Can Do To Shape History
by Fran Korten
A commentary by Fran Korten in response to September 11.
Assembling For Peace
by D.J. Mitchell
In Sri Lanka, the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, a grassroots community development organization that combines Buddhist philosophy with Gandhian methods.
Making Peace Between Religions
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
Spiritual leaders from 50 countries call for an end to violence in the name of religion.
South Africa: a Beacon of Hope
by Desmond Tutu
Compassionate Listening
by Kari Thorene
US peace activists discover the power of listening and dialogue for Jewish/Palestinian reconciliation.
Peace Innovations
by Kari Thorene
An overview of innovative ways of peace making: The Unity Walk, South African Scenario Exercise: Is There a Future for Apartheid?, Toy Gun Trade-In, Campus Dialogues, Peace Jam Teaches Peace.
A New Military
by Brigadier General Michael Harbottle
Brigadier General Michael Harbottle sets out new appropriate roles for the military: peacekeeping/peacebuilding, disaster relief, and environmental security.