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A Beautiful Motto

In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas Latin for “Unity in necessary things; liberty in doubtful things; charity in all things” or, alternatively with syntax more closely aligned; … Continue reading

16 July, 2007 · 22 Comments

Peace geographies: the Global Peace Index

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust The world contains both relative peaceful oases as well as conflict … Continue reading

26 June, 2007 · 12 Comments

Remi Kanazi’s poetic justice

Poet Remi Kanazi’s most recent article Prism of Peace: The Failure of the Israeli Left and the Two-State Solution is a good restatement of the case for moving beyond what … Continue reading

10 June, 2007 · Leave a comment

Why We Are Rallying This Weekend

We are rallying for peace, justice and reconciliation, for dignity and the right of Palestinians to live peacefully on their land. We are rallying against the brutal occupation and apartheid … Continue reading

7 June, 2007 · 7 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"