Category Archives: Politics

Death Penalty: A Decade on, Executions Are on the Wane but Challenges Remain

Since 2003, each year an average of two countries have abolished the use of capital punishment for all crimes – the most recent was Latvia in January 2012. Read More

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The Segregation of Italy’s Roma ~ Amnesty International

What do you think of this situation? The Roma are a European minority sometimes referred to as Gypsies. They are not welcomed in Italy, as so many nomadic peoples are met with similar intolerance in other countries. How do we address these kinds of situations? Can we love people who live differently than us? Read More

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Russian Court Jails Pussy Riot for Two Years ~ Amnesty International News

A Russian court’s decision today to jail members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said today.
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The New Citizen ~ The New Nobility by Joseph McCormick

This new political behavior is being exhibited by a whole new type of citizen, who have emerged as a result of the personal development movement, and the liberation of ancient spiritual practices from “protective custody”. They tend to be more connected with God, Spirit, Source, the Christ, the Divine, however you say it, and have a relatively well developed inner guidance system. They tend to be free from dogmatic belief systems and are more willing to “go within” to access truth (rather than relying on external “facts” presented to them). Read More

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Peace Is Attainable by Cassandra Curley

Two phrases keep cycling through my mind, like a song that I can’t get out of my head: “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the country,” a typing drill my mom taught me and Susan Powter’s “Stop the Insanity!” from the early 90s. The sense of urgency to awaken Humanity to the possibility of Peace is a constant force in my life… Read More

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Transpartisan Coalitions: Success and Limitations by Joseph McCormick

While organizing the First Conference on Democracy in America I had the idea of using the event to build a relationship between the leaders of MoveOn.org and the Christian Coalition… Read More

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How Far Away is World Peace? by Rick Dickinson

Organized armed conflict has been a thorn in our side for so long it seems like we’re more inclined to limp around with the pain rather than plucking it out entirely… Read More

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Choosing the Energy of Our Truth by Dee Wallace

I am not a political person. In fact, I am the most apolitical person anyone could hope to be. I am, however, a spiritual person. I know how energy works, and what the truth is: the love for ourselves and others is the most powerful creative force in the world. In a year of political decisions, that is an important truth to know. Read More

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My American Dream by Joseph McCormick

In many ways you could say, I have been “in love” with the ideal, the dream of America. I lived the American dream up until I was 38, almost to the letter. Then, at a predictable stage in my development, I felt betrayed, and was deeply disillusioned Read More

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Citizen Education by Joseph McCormick

It amazes me to see what happens to people who come to our dialogues thinking they simply want to hear people who are different from themselves. After listening to members of the other tribes, they realize they are hearing facts and opinions that they’ve never heard before. Read More

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