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[8 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Say sorry to a woman in your life.

Level: Personal—Peace Principle: Cooperation
This week’s featured story came in from Bronx, New York, USA:

It’s funny how the little things can change your life. I have a cousin who I talk to on the phone several times a week. This week we were chatting like we always do and I asked her if she would go to an upcoming family event to be there for me. She said no, she did not intend to go, and she had her own good reasons.
I said, “You have to come; I really need …

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[17 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

- Commentary by Mary Liston Liepold

I learned to read at three, and I set my hair on fire reading under the covers, with a swiped cigarette lighter, before I turned four. Fortunately, my big sister was nearby to quench the flames, and hair grows back. My passion for print burned on.
All I’ve ever wanted to do is read. When I look back over 6 and a half decades, I’m rather amazed that I’ve managed to do anything else. But reading does lead to action. I read about people whose …

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[3 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

Commentary by Mary Liston Liepold
After Thanksgiving, appropriately enough, comes giving. In the US and nations with similar calendars and customs, the harvest festival leads straight into the making of lists and checking them twice. We plan celebrations, send out greetings, and select the perfect gifts for family members, friends, neighbors, and others who have blessed our lives, some of whom we only connect with at this time of year.
Many rightly deplore the frenzy of materialism that grips Americans each December and propose inspired alternatives, including hand-made, simple gifts and …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[13 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]
We Invite You All to Be Involved as Peacemakers

Michel Ngoy Mulunda
Congo – DRC
“We friendly invite you all to be involved in the DRC situation as peacemakers through your prayers, actions, and assistance. It is too much to see so many people be killed for nothing.”
Since we won independence from Belgium in 1960, the DRC, a nation of nearly 66 million that covers an area as large as Western Europe, has expressed a clear and achievable plan for human rights in political manifestos that address intolerance, discrimination, and the fight against impunity. But we still have very serious concerns, …