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[10 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
<em>Kim’s Corner:</em> Mothering – What the World Needs Now

-By Kimberly Weichel
This month we celebrate mothers and the qualities of mothering. Being a mother is an integral and important part of who I am, and has shaped my perspective and what I value. I feel a common bond with mothers everywhere―including everyone reading this column―united by the love we have for our children, sharing in our commitment to ensure that our children are safe. The loss or pain of a child anywhere diminishes the entire world family and affects all of us.
I have met a number of women who …

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[9 May 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Hips, Heart, and Soul: Shakira Shakes It for the Kids

-By Mary Liepold
When the scandal around President Obama’s Secret Service took over the headlines last month, it all but obscured the reason he went to Colombia: the 2012 Summit of the Americas. Pan-American relations were rocky even before the scandal broke, unfortunately. US policies on Latin America have hardly changed since the previous administration. Colombia is a safer place than it was a few years ago, but rural women and children are still squeezed between the government and its armed opponents. And according to UN statistics, Colombia is still a …

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[6 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Madness, Death, and Resurrection

For those of us who are Christians, this week brings bitter death and glorious resurrection. For Good Friday and for Trayvon
Martin I offer Sweet Honey in the Rock’s timeless anthem “The Women Gather.” Be sure to watch it all the way through.

Still on the dark side, news that US Marines are building a nest for our killer drones in Australia and Fukushima radiation is moving across the Pacific.
My mood lifts toward light and sanity when I read this comment from Waging Nonviolence: “Resisting All Armies, Not Just Kony’s.”
As more evidence that …

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[5 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace</em>:Pop Music for Peace: It’s the Great Uniter

-by Abby Smith
Administration and Community Manager

Welcome Spring! As spring flowers begin to bloom and the sun easily warms your skin it’s difficult to not get excited about the next few months of glorious sunshine and warmth. As the spring and summer approach, many twenty-somethings like myself are gearing up for concert season. As a music junkie this time of year is my favorite, because it’s filled with concerts and music festivals where great music flows and an audience can come together as one voice to sing the lyrics to their …