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In Memory X and XI

In Memory X and XI Kalamazoo, Michigan, on February 21, 2016 A headline reads “Random Shots on a Deadly Night for Kalamazoo” Six dead at different sites Five families in shock and mourning A father and his son at a car dealership Richard Smith, age 53 Tyler Smith, age 17 Sister-in-laws and their two friends in a parking lot in their cars Mary Lou Nye, age 62 Mary...

The We or Me Society

The We or Me Society By Siegrid Raible “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a More Perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, Provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of...

MLK Day 2016

ML King Day 2016 By Siegrid Raible Today, January 18, 2016, we celebrate the life of an individual who campaigned for civil rights, world peace and social and economic justice – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  In 1983 the United States Congress passed a bill signed by Ronald Reagan which designated the third Monday of January as a new federal holiday celebrating the life of a...

The Frayed Social Compact

The Frayed Social Compact By Siegrid Raible What is a social compact? The New York Times’ front-page photo of September 3rd begs us to come up with a definition of what it means to enter into a compact with our fellow travelers. Captured in that particular frame are three innocent sleeping children who appear to be at most three or four years old; the caption: “A Syrian...

Climate Change, Rising Sea Levels and A Tale of Two Islands

Climate Change, Rising Sea Levels and A Tale of Two Islands By Siegrid Raible One of the consequences of climate change and global warming is the worldwide rise in sea levels and the effect these rising sea waters are having on island and coastal populations. To put a human face on the problem of rising sea levels I’d like to compare two island populations. First we have the...

Upcoming Event with SGI-USA

You are cordially invited to attend: Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series. SGI-USA is honored to welcome three of the world’s leading peace builders.  We hope that you will join us!   A Dialogue on the Future: of UNSCR 1325 –Women, Peace and Security moderated by Anwarul K. Chowdhury Dr. Asha Hans and Dr. Betty Reardon explore the Peoples’ Action Plans...

In Memory VIII

In Memory VIII Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon, October 1, 2015 Another mass shooting at a university Nine dead, nine wounded Remember the innocent lives lost Lucero Alvarez, age 19 Treven Taylor Anspach, age 20 Rebecca Ann Carnes, age 18 Quinn Glen Cooper, age 18 Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, age 59 Lucas Eibel, age 18 Jason Dale Johnson, age 33 Lawrence Levine, age 67...