Causality is, as often said, not a law but the form of a law; a discourse used to bring some understanding to a chaotic world. In that discourse the two words “cause” (C) and “effect” (E) are subject to rules of speech: E cannot precede C in time. And the connective relating them, an arrow, like C–>E, translated as “C causes/leads to/is followed by E”, or some synonyms, is two-way.
Every religion contains, in varying degrees, elements of the soft and the hard. For the sake of world peace, dialogue within religions and among them must strengthen the softer aspects.
Reproduced from: https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/07/20/peace-or-armageddon-take-your-pick/ JULY 20, 2018 Peace or Armageddon: Take Your Pick by PAUL ATWOOD I had just turned 15 when the Cuban Missile Crisis suddenly erupted. Like everyone else my age I had been propagandized from early childhood to see the Reds as America’s mortal enemy and to fear their designs to wipe us off… Read More
Below are two emails I penned yesterday and disseminated which I am reproducing here (with minor spelling and grammatical corrections). Dear Colleagues: It is fitting that this be shared as I have been following Prof Werner’s work over several years and there is life-value consilience between McMurtry’s (LVOA), Galtung’s (Peace Studies), Eisler’s (Cultural Transformation… Read More
ON THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA FOR WORLD-WIDE SECURITY AND PEACE by Johan Galtung Université Nouvelle Transnationale 154 rue de Tolbiac F75013 Paris July 1985 Reproduced from: https://www.transcend.org/galtung/papers/On%20the%20Role%20of%20the%20Media%20for%20Worldwide%20Security%20and%20Peace.pdf On Data, Theories and Values What the media do and what researchers do are not that different. Both of them relate to empirical reality and are interested in… Read More
Reproduced from: https://www.globalresearch.ca/war-and-peace-the-lost-principles-of-science-and-value/5456055 War and Peace: The Lost Principles of Science and Value Peace Activists Blame the Enemy without Science or Life-Value Compass By Prof. John McMurtry Global Research, September 14, 2015 In recent months we have seen one ‘peace activist’ organization after another framing global conflicts in US war-propaganda terms. There is no criterion of… Read More
The timing and messaging of Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle yesterday takes on a meaning and understanding of cosmological importance and world-shattering proportions. This foreground of understanding which will manifest itself through the words penned now is embodied in the background of events over the past… Read More
Not one or a group of persons, not one or a group of countries. But they may serve as instruments for scripts engraved on the deeper recesses of their minds, not the conscious, easily retrievable ones. Scripts that are too trivial, obvious, too painful/shameful and hence repressed. Jung calls them archetypes; they often come in syndromes.
Reproduced from here (currently removed): http://www.ecoflourish.com/Primers/education/Christmas_Sermon.html Can also be found here: https://www.priory.org/file/junior-school-newsletter/A-Christmas-Sermon-on-Peace.pdf Audio can be found here: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/rewind/martin-luther-king-jr-s-christmas-message-of-peace-1.2801282 Martin Luther King A Christmas Sermon on Peace 1967 Dr. King first delivered this sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as co-pastor. On Christmas Eve, 1967, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aired this sermon as part of the seventh… Read More
The drum beats of World War Three are on the horizon, and I sense we are collectively on a suicidal path. We have in our arsenal of human engagement weapons of mass destruction that have the potential to actualise the permanent destruction of lives, communities and even all of humanity, including the integrity of the… Read More