Robert Koehler recalls our mercilessness toward North Korea during the Korean War. Facing our violent past could give us hope for a more peaceful future.
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About Robert Koehler
Robert Koehler is a nationally recognized award-winning journalist, fiction writer and poet whose essays and columns have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and on public radio and the Internet. Robert Koehler has won numerous writing and journalism awards over a 30-year career, at the national, state and local levels. He is currently a regular contributor to such high-profile Web sites as the Huffington Post, Common Dreams, OpEd News and TruthOut; and is a sought-after speaker on such topics as election fraud and the nature of peace. Eschewing political labels, he considers himself a "peace journalist."
Entries by Robert Koehler
Republican initiatives that “divide the planet into winners and losers” are losing popularity in California and throughout the nation. Robert Koehler hopes that this is the beginning of a great awakening in which people come together beyond partisanship to heal the damage of enmity and marginalization.
“From cruelty at the border to nuclear testing, a philosophy of dominance over the enemy creates nothing but a poisoned planet and endless war.” – Robert Koehler
As the nation mourns yet another tragic school shooting, Robert Koehler believes that more than gun control and security are necessary. He advocates for communities of empowerment, where students are encouraged to be their full selves, valued and indispensable to their communities.
Such gentle abhorrence! It almost doesn’t seem like racism. “But they’re also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States, into our modern society. They’re overwhelmingly rural people…
Heartened that Fr. Pat Conroy’s prayer for fairness and prosperity for all Americans in the new tax reform bill actually pierced the conscience of Congress, Robert Koehler calls on us all to continue the prayer for mercy, an end to violence, and humanity’s moral revolution.
As President Trump threatens to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, a step that could lead to war in Iran, Robert Koehler considers the hypocrisy of the US strategy to make more usable nukes while posturing for war against a country without any in the name of keeping the world safe.
As a particularly brutal ICE raid devastates a meat-packing plant in Tennessee, Robert Koehler recalls the welcome to immigrants emanating from the Statue of Liberty, who “lifts her lamp beside the golden door!” It’s time to fling that door wide open!
As President Trump launches air strikes on Syria, Robert Koehler laments the nation’s unquestioning attitude on military action that destroys thousands of unseen lives, and recalls a time when another president “gave peace political traction.”As President Trump launches air strikes on Syria, Robert Koehler laments the nation’s unquestioning attitude on military action that destroys thousands of unseen lives, and recalls a time when another president “gave peace political traction.”
The opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice has Robert Koehler reflecting on lynchings past and present, determined to bring our nation to face the shameful truth of its past and present in order to build a more just and compassionate future.
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.