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The word “Peace” is mentioned 429 times in the bible; more than any other substantive word. On an intuitive level the state of peace and good will is more desirable than its alternative of either war or ongoing conflict and hostility and should be a goal of enlightened societies. Read more »
On December 21st, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics Program Director, SARAH Advisory Council member and United Religions Initiative Global Council Trustee Rebecca Tobias presented the Roerich Banner of Peace to luminaries, visionaries, activists and, what some call modern-day-prophets at Birth 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. In her words, Rebecca explains the Banner, "This ancient universal symbol is one of the world's oldest. Read more »
This is the title of the book written by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian doctor who spoke this past week at Kehillat Israel synagogue. This is a man of tremendous moral and personal strength. He is a man whose personal journey would have destroyed almost anyone else. Yet, he was standing in front of the audience, in front of me, to admonish all to stand for peace, to cry for peace, to demand that peace be achieved.
This past week a historic intersection of religion and politics made its mark on the Washington DC scene at J Street's inaugural conference (Oct 25th-28th). Peace seeking members of humanity’s community of conscience have found a welcome dwelling place; and speaking for myself, I feel right at home.
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