Angry, Desperate, Rejected

50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech, the desperate, angry, rejected people suffering from wars multiply as the United States undermines peace around the world. Yet with the Afghan Peace Volunteers, Kathy Kelly has found women and men working for peace in the midst of near-hopelessness. Their story should inspire the same tireless effort for peace in all of us.

The Dynamics of Compassion

Robert Koehler has asked his readers to send him stories of compassionate conflict resolution, so that we might learn peacemaking as we learn everything else: mimetically, through human models. He starts with a story of how kindness rather than belligerence helped a drunken man to calm down and open his heart. Do you have a story to share?