Category Archives: Peace

A Splinter in the Brain, Part 2 – Prayers of the People

Dear Craig, While I think I understand the impulse that inspires St. Stephen’s to pray for all members in the armed services by name I, personally, am uncomfortable with the practice. This is partly because I wouldn’t want my name, … Continue reading

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What Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Means to Me

This address is the text from which I addressed the topic, at the invitation of the Oak Ridge MKL Day Committee. Five minutes was not nearly enough! But it was good to reflect on MKL and realize that I learned … Continue reading

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Johnny Democracy?

Robert Koehler on Nations doing what they do: Like it or not, all the war protest in the many forms in which it is currently flowering — from the impeach-a-dope movement to the public rallies to the political dissent to … Continue reading

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Text of the Veterans Day Proclamation

(Italics mine) Veterans Day, 1954 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION 3071 Whereas it has long been our customs to commemorate November 11, the anniversary of the ending of World War I, by paying tribute … Continue reading

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"Let Us Begin"

John Denver wrote this around 1986. Here, he performs it with Alexander Grotsky, a popular Soviet singer. Some things may have changed, but not really. ‘Nuf said.

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