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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...
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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...
recent from 1 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...
recent from 1 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...

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...

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass By Siegrid Raible During the summer of 2015 two prominent New York City museums hosted exhibitions dealing with the fantastic or magical. The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted “China: Through the Looking Glass” which closed on September 7th. The Morgan exhibition “Alice 150 Years of Wonderland” will be on view until October 11th. The beautifully...

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule By Siegrid Raible When was the last time you were reminded to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” It’s a phrase I haven’t heard since I was a young girl. I was born six years after the end of WW II to immigrants from Germany. I am as the young folk today like to say, so last century. I heard the phrase again when Pope Francis while visiting...