Peace

15.11.2019

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace

The date 11 November is well known and commemorated in many parts of the world because it marks the Armistice ending World War I – ‘the Great War’ – in 1918. In the evocative words used by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., an atheist humanist, in his novel Breakfast of Champions, the… »

10.11.2019

A historic day for Berlin, when will the Chilean people be able to celebrate the triumph of their revolution?

A historic day for Berlin, when will the Chilean people be able to celebrate the triumph of their revolution?

Thirty years ago, on 9.11.1989 the Berlin Wall fell after a peaceful revolution of the citizens of the DDR. There was no military intervention. On the eve of this historic day, many people gathered in the “East Side Gallery” a remnant of the old Wall 1.3 km long, which remains… »

17.10.2019

Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening

Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening

Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations – particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well as geoengineering and the deployment of 5G – threaten imminent… »

05.10.2019

Pathways to Peace: Mairead Maguire’s remarks at #NoWar2019

Pathways to Peace: Mairead Maguire’s remarks at #NoWar2019

By Mairead Maguire I am very happy to be with you all at this conference. I would like to thank David Swanson and World Beyond War for organizing this important event and also all those attending for their work for peace. I have long been inspired by the American Peace… »

23.09.2019

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony Marks UN International Day of Peace at DLSMHSI

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony Marks UN International Day of Peace at DLSMHSI

“May peace prevail on earth!” On the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace and to celebrate the 13th International Lasallian Days for Peace, peace advocates from different faiths and organizations, students and educators gathered to hold a Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony at the De La Salle University Medical Health… »

10.09.2019

Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing it with some national leaders of today, and to invite you to emulate Gandhi’s… »

23.08.2019

Russia, United States attempt to legitimize killer robots

Russia, United States attempt to legitimize killer robots

Russia and the United States are continuing their losing fight against the inevitable treaty that’s coming for killer robots. Most states participating in the diplomatic talks on lethal autonomous weapons systems have expressed their strong desire to negotiate a new treaty to address mounting concerns. At this week’s Convention on… »

27.07.2019

The “Deal of the Century” and the reactions of the Palestinian authorities

The “Deal of the Century” and the reactions of the Palestinian authorities

On 25 and 26 June, a conference was held in Manama, Bahrain, at which the economic component of the “Deal of the Century”, entitled “Peace for Prosperity”, was officially presented as a proposal for a peaceful solution to the Middle East conflict. The “Deal of the Century,” which the U.S. »

13.07.2019

Stop Killer Robots before it is Too Late!

Stop Killer Robots before it is Too Late!

On June 6, 2019 a kick-off meeting was held at CEU in Budapest organized by CELAB and activists of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots – Hungary, to raise awareness on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) or killer robots. Machines have begun to take the place of humans on the… »

06.07.2019

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

By Dr. Hakim Young and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, Kabul Afghanistan July 5, 2019  Dear fellow human beings, Some of us have wondered, “Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging… »

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