Category Archives: Peace

We Are Crying Out ‘Help Me’: A Look At Nonviolence As An Alternative

We as a country are crying out for help as we watch yet another violent tragedy play out in Connecticut. Those who sell us fear, hatred and division profit while we destroy our own souls. A look at nonviolence as a possible salve. Continue reading

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December Profile: The American People

The progressive voice of the American people became louder and stronger in 2012. Examples abound everywhere and on every topic from voting rights to workers rights. For our December Progressive Profile, we salute the American people — with several examples — of how individuals and organizations are fighting back and reclaiming our proud progressive past. Continue reading

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He spoke for the disaffected, the impoverished, and the excluded

One of my true heroes was born today (November 20, 1925).  Although far from perfect – like all of us – his genuine compassion for people and his belief that government could make a positive difference is people’s lives has … Continue reading

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One Of The Proudest Progressives To Have Ever Lived

We lost one of the greatest progressive voices of our lifetime when George McGovern died last month. He was one of 23 individuals featured in our book Wisdom of Progressive Voices. We fondly look back on this great American hero. Continue reading

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We Are Not Made For War

Those who promote war will not simply go away because we wish it to be so. Activism and non-violent resistance to the forces that promote war has been the only way, whether in the 1920s, the 1960s, or today. Father Roy Bourgeois reminded the audience at the 10th annual Peacestock gathering that “we are not made for war.” Continue reading

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February Profile: John Dear, S.J.

John Dear, S.J., international nonviolence and peace activist, reflects on his life’s work, the role of nonviolence in today’s world and his life-changing new book. We are honored to feature him as our February Progressive Profile. Continue reading

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November Profile: Jose Hobday

“Institutions move a hundred times more slowly than the people do, so I stick with the people,” Jose Hobday said. Read more about her life that centered on simple living and the joy and peace it brings. Continue reading

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The Movement Is Afoot

There has been so much written in the blogosphere since the Occupy Wall Street Movement started that one’s head could almost literally begin to spin.  I believe most of us are so excited that we can hardly sit still as … Continue reading

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October Profile: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer envisions great possibilities for building stronger local communities if we stop the insanity of military spending at the national level. Read more about the Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP) and how you can get involved. Continue reading

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Fighting for…Peace Among Religions

A Muslim Imam (who is part Fighting Irish) speaks about ‘Fighting for Peace Among Religions”. A good reminder that there are those out in the world promoting a more peaceful world through education and understanding. Continue reading

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