PEACE

By Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Now What?
(November 3, 2004) We are baffled. We are frustrated. We are disgusted. We are angry. And, yes, we are scared.

What Can We Do?
If we ignore, exploit or patronize those people whose lives intersect with ours, how can we expect international relations to be more civilized? We need to walk our talk wherever we go, whatever we do, remembering always, that by doing so we do make a difference. Let us each be a sun, sending our caring energy out into the world, shedding light wherever we go. You never know who you might touch with the radiance of your warmth.

It Is What We Do That Counts
This fall marks three years since the United States made its shameful showing at the Kyoto Conference on Global Warming. I was in Paris at the time and watched CNN in horror as the U.S. representative had the nerve to stand up in front of the entire world and say that, unfortunately, the United States simply couldn't afford to take environmental actions as they were bad for business and thus the economy...

On Being Prepared in Times of Peril
We have been blasted in the two years with dire threats of terrorism. Death and doom on the home front. Culpability in a horrendous war...

One for All and All for One Once and for All
I just returned from standing for an hour in the freezing rain with Women in Black for a silent peace vigil at Ground Zero. Fifty of us standing shoulder to shoulder, calm and still, eyes straight ahead, patient and passionate in our belief in bearing the presence of the possibility of peace...

Response-Ability for Peace
You know, there really is still a chance for peace -- and that chance will definitely increase if we each do our piece...





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