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Straight Talk on Spiritual Activism

MLK Jr. National Historic Site Here's some straight talk about spiritual activism in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 88th birthday. I’ll start with a little story. A colleague in the nonviolent activism world was offering me support on my book tour this summer and fall. As she reached out to her contacts [...]

By | 2017-02-06T14:35:49+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Activism, Peacemaking, Restorative Activism|6 Comments

A Season of Nonviolence

By A Season of Nonviolence, I’m referring less to Christmas/Solstice/Hannukkah than I am to our engaged citizenship in the opening months of 2017. The energy we bring to our activism (our way of being) is much more important than what we do, and how we engage early on will set the stage for what’s [...]

By | 2017-05-09T23:21:45+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Activism, Peacemaking, Restorative Activism|2 Comments

Post Election Reflection

Eternal FlameMartin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site While there’s no shortage of post-election opinionating, I want to offer my own, Active Peace oriented response. As I was flying back to the U.S. yesterday from Canada, I opened up my passport and noticed a quote on one of the inside pages by Dwight [...]

By | 2016-12-20T20:34:21+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Activism, Peacemaking, Restorative Activism|2 Comments

Restoration Dialogues and the Making of Men

I’m so grateful to John Ehrhart for suggesting and being lead manifester for our podcast series, Restoration Dialogues. As it says in the introduction to the show, “Welcome to Restoration Dialogues, where ideas and the felt experience of being human come together to support personal and collective healing—the restoration of ourselves and our society.” Going [...]

By | 2016-10-21T16:01:06+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Peacemaking, Restorative Practices|1 Comment

To End War Forever

I’m so happy to be going live with the Active Peace website and I invite you to check it out. It only recently dawned on me that my work in the world is now about nothing less than ending all war forever. By that I mean all the different kinds of wars we fight: against [...]

Restorative Justice Unleashed

As I’ve scanned the web over the past few years for writing on the link between restorative justice and activism, looking for allies and information, there has always been a surprising void. There still is, but I feel that’s about to change. Any and all of the various forms of activism happening around the world [...]

By | 2016-10-21T16:01:06+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Peacemaking, Restorative Activism, Restorative Justice|Comments Off on Restorative Justice Unleashed

Repairing Environmental Harm with Restorative Justice

Greetings Friends, I recently sent an open letter to Colorado Governor Hickenlooper asking him to facilitate a discussion  about using the principles and practices of restorative justice to repair the harm caused by the spill of toxic mining waste into the Animas River. As a follow-up I’ve put down some thoughts related to what using [...]

By | 2016-10-21T16:01:06+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Peacemaking, Restorative Justice|2 Comments

Restorative Justice Can Best Address Animas River Toxic Spill

Here's my open letter to Colorado Governor Hickenlooper asking that restorative justice be used to address the spill of mining waste into the Animas River. August 10, 2015 Dear Governor, As many of us now know, on August 5, 2015 an estimated three million gallons of mine waste poured into the Animas River in southwestern [...]

By | 2016-10-21T16:01:06+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Restorative Activism, Restorative Justice|7 Comments

The Insanity of Violence

I’ve been giving some thought to the indicators that industrial civilization is collapsing and that we are already witnessing the death throes. It seems obvious enough that a society built on the foundation of a worldview based on separateness is doomed to destroy itself. The environmental crisis, addiction to oil, and the unsustainability of an [...]

By | 2016-10-21T16:01:06+00:00 August 2nd, 2015|Peacemaking|Comments Off on The Insanity of Violence