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Peace on Earth – Rumors of Peace

When one reads the news, it seems that the world is only filled with violence and conflict. But though it rarely makes the front page, peace is breaking through in large and small ways. Here are the rumors of peace for this week:

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Students take peace pledge after recent shootings involving teens

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United Nations Security Council Approves Syria Peace Plan

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Restoring peace must become a priority, says Guterres

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Libya’s rival factions sign U.N.-brokered peace deal

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Jerusalem patriarch’s Christmas letter encourages peace in Holy Land

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The state-of-the-art peace innovation that could finally resolve a 50-year war

Peace On Earth – Rumors Of Peace In The News

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When one reads the news, it seems that the world is only filled with violence and conflict. But though it rarely makes the front page, peace is breaking through in large and small ways. Here are the rumors of peace for this week:

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UN Security Council adopts first-ever resolution on youth, peace and security

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Obama: Israeli-Palestinian peace elusive, but must still try

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Gulf states call for Yemen reconstruction meeting after peace deal

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North Korea Wants to Negotiate a Peace: U.S. Should Sit Down and Talk

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India and Pakistan To Resume Peace Process

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Myanmar Chief Negotiator Briefed Aung San Suu Kyi on Peace Process: NLD

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City Calling For Peace Ahead Of Verdict In First Freddie Gray Trial

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Report: Francis inspired peace pact between Christian, Muslim armies in Africa

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Gulf states leaders seek common ground ahead of peace talks on Syria 

355* Prayers – Faith Without Works Is Dead

Still Life OH by KMLSI pray too.

Daily. For the victims. For the responders. For the shooters. For peace. For an end to violence. For our broken society. For all of us.

wpid-crime-scene-by-kmls.jpg.jpegBut I also work. Daily. For peace. I write. Every day. This blog is filled with my attempts to point to another way. I create. I dream up alternatives. I vote. I support those on the front lines of peace and advocacy. I try to live gently.

I too believe in the power of prayer. But I am also open to the call. That I may be the answer to a prayer. Part of prayer is an openness to act.

wpid-working-man-hands-by-kmls.jpg.jpegSo act.

You in positions of power, use your power and the responsibility bestowed upon you to make the changes needed to help heal our land. This is not about personal security. It is about communal safety. You have an obligation to protect ALL of your constituency.

crime scene by kmlsTHIS is NOT what the Founders envisioned. Citizens using assault weapons on each other. Haphazard controls. Minimalistic background checks. Loopholes as big as the exit wound from an explosive round.

Faith without works is dead, like more bloody victims lying in the street. It makes the motto on our coinage a farce.

It should read, “In Guns We Trust.”

wpid-twisted-gun-by-kmls.jpg.jpeg(*355 is the number of mass shootings in the US this year).

 

Rhetoric – Ouroboros Speech

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It is sad don’t you think that so much of what the talking heads deem as dialogue is actually no more than an endless monologue, a run on sentence circling around and back to itself like a cottonmouth biting its own tail.

Even more unfortunate is that there are those who listen to such drivel, succumb to the poisonous atmosphere the words create, and lash out at the targets of such irresponsible speech.

If Terror, Then Love

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If perfect love casts out fear and imperfect people are the vessels for that love, then terror can never overcome a compassionate people.