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Peace through Women’s Economic Security and Justice

Peace through Women’s Economic Security and Justice By Siegrid Raible Last month on March 14th, Pasos Peace Museum and the International Institute on Peace Education held a symposium titled “Women’s Rights to Dignity, Security and Justice  –  The Rana Plaza collapse and the Triangle Factory Fire:  Consequences and Accountability.”  Co-sponsored by the Biosophical Institute,...

Afghanistan, Ukraine, Syria, South Sudan, Mali, Nigeria: An Alphabet Soup of Nations at War

Afghanistan, Ukraine, Syria, South Sudan, Mali, Nigeria An Alphabet Soup of Nations at War By Siegrid Raible The horrors of war are with us today.  Historians tell us that war has been with us from time immemorial; some of these same historians and sociologists advise us that in order to avoid future wars, we must learn from past mistakes by studying history.  With so many...

How?

How? By Siegrid Raible In June of this year Pasos participated in what has become an annual event in New York City. The outdoor weekend event held on Governor’s Island under the auspices of an arts organization called Figment encourages people of all ages to engage in creative interactive artistic activities. Pasos members encouraged visitors to create panels for a peace...

An Atom for Change

 An Atom for Change By Siegrid Raible I am a drop in the sea of humanity for peaceful change.  I participated on Sunday, September 21st’s People’s Climate March in New York City.  The march coincided with the UN’s designated International Day of Peace.   And, when you gather together 300,000 people of various ethnicities, backgrounds, ages and gender in a compact space and...

American Society and the Death Penalty—The Case of Troy Davis

Wednesday, September 21st commemorated the International Day of Peace. As events in the name of peace spread across the globe, Troy Davis sat in his Georgia cell awaiting word on a stay of execution. There were those who spent that day protesting against the death penalty in his case. Likewise, there were others determined that the execution should go on as planned. These...

What is peace?

It is a late August morning in 2014.  I am in Washington Square Park, New York City; it is one of the brightest, sunniest days to date.  Half way around the world in Donetsk, Ukraine, it is one of the darkest, deadliest of days.  It is the same in so many great cities and small towns around the world — Aleppo, Syria; Mariupol, Ukraine; Mosul, Iraq; Benghazi, Libya;...

War and Peace: August Memorium

War and Peace: August 6, 1945— August 15, 1945—August 15, 2014 By Siegrid Raible In the northern hemisphere August is known to be a hot month.  Much of Europe shuts down for the month.  In the US, many summer camps end and families find themselves gathering for the final few weeks before school resumes.  In 1914 and 1939 and again in 2014 August has proved to be a hot month...