No War 2017: War and the Environment

September 22-24 Conference in Washington, D.C. World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace. We aim to create awareness of popular support for ending war and to further develop that support. We work to advance the idea of not just preventing any particular war but abolishing the entire institution. We strive to replace a culture … Continue reading No War 2017: War and the Environment

No to War with North Korea

Emergency Rally Wednesday, August 23 5pm to 6:30pm Park Street Station downtown Boston On August 21 the U.S. will begin joint military maneuvers with the South Korean military on North Korea’s doorstep. These highly provocative exercises only heighten the tensions and the danger of war in the whole area. In response organizers from the Korean peace movement, Mass. Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, United … Continue reading No to War with North Korea

Iraq: Civilians killed by airstrikes in their homes after they were told not to flee Mosul

Hundreds of civilians have been killed by airstrikes inside their homes or in places where they sought refuge after following Iraqi government advice not to leave during the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), said Amnesty International. Survivors and eyewitnesses in East Mosul said they did not try to flee as the battle got underway … Continue reading Iraq: Civilians killed by airstrikes in their homes after they were told not to flee Mosul

Aleppo

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To … Continue reading Aleppo

Healing and Solidarity

The following post is written by my good friend and colleague, Dr. Duncan Maru: “Non-violence is the highest spirituality”  Mahavir, Jain Spiritual Leader “Lord, make me an instrument of your Peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love.”  St. Francis of Assisi As a physician, it is my calling to heal. Healing goes far deeper than knowing the right science and prescribing the right medication.  … Continue reading Healing and Solidarity