The recent awarding of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, made news in many countries, if not our […]
The long trip from Wendell, Massachusetts back to the Rhine River put me at the center of world discussions on climate. Bonn, former capital of a divided Germany, was my home base for decades. Now, thanks to the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice and other supporters, I could attend the 23rd ‘conference of the parties’ of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP23.
Author and prominent peace educator Paul Chappell observed that he had 12 years of math through calculus II, and yet uses only a fraction of his math skills in daily life. He graduated from high school, however, illiterate in peace, literacy he desperately needed and has dedicated his life to cultivating, disseminating and incorporating into educational curricula.
I write from a former home in Bonn. Why? Because from November 6-17, Germany is hosting the 23rd UN world […]
On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the news carried an apocalyptic version of our country with its
chaotic national and foreign policy politics; its epidemic of Americans massacred by fellow
Americans fatally attracted to assault weapons; and climate change denial in the face of a
trifecta of record-breaking hurricanes.