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Natural Peace: A Meditation for the International Day of Peace

Sandhill Cranes. Photo credit: Stephen R. Jones Friends, The International Day of Peace approaches (Sept. 21) and I’m happy to be participating in a celebration and teach-in sponsored by the United Nations Association of Denver and other partners. I’ve been invited to set the stage with an opening meditation. In the spirit [...]

By | 2017-09-19T21:26:42+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Activism, Peacemaking|Comments Off on Natural Peace: A Meditation for the International Day of Peace

Eclipsing Violence and Injustice

2017 Solar Eclipse over Nebraska. Credit: Stephen R. Jones In the midst of all the pain, sadness, and despair going around these days I’ve been working hard at creating a specific remedy—a healing process that can be made available to any community interested in transforming conflict into real peace and justice. I’m [...]

By | 2017-09-11T16:54:15+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Peacemaking, Restorative Activism, Restorative Justice|Comments Off on Eclipsing Violence and Injustice

The Most Basic Choice

Burrowing Owl. Photo credit: Stephen R. Jones I hope this finds you happy and healthy and filled with the energy and beauty of high summer. I hope it finds you holding the great paradoxes we are immersed in—seeing not just the darkness and not just the light, but all of it as [...]

By | 2017-08-24T18:26:46+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Activism, Peacemaking, Restorative Activism, Restorative Practices|Comments Off on The Most Basic Choice

Active Peace Anniversary and Evolution

It’s been a year since Active Peace was published and I started out on the book tour.  What a year it’s been and how blessed I am to be able to continue promoting this approach to seeing the big picture and healing the violence and insanity. It is gratifying that so many people have resonated [...]

By | 2017-06-29T19:10:23+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Peacemaking|Comments Off on Active Peace Anniversary and Evolution

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 [...]