Watch University of Notre Dame peace studies and political science professor George Lopez, currently a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, comment on the consequences of the Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding a federal law that makes it a crime to provide “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, even if the help takes the form of training for peacefully resolving conflicts. More
“American citizens must look beyond the vicissitudes of military leadership to the form of ordered peace they desire their military power to bring about.” More
Rami Elhanan and Mazen Faraj are members of the Parents Circle-Families Forum, a grassroots group that unites bereaved Israelis and Palestinians who have lost immediate family members to the Middle East conflict. Together they promote a message of dialogue, reconciliation, and peace.
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“I don’t think any of us are under any illusions that we’re going to solve the peace problem, but we also realize that you can’t have peace without religious leaders,” says former US ambassador Tony Hall.
Buddhist meditation techniques are widely popular, and one such method is called Shambhala meditation, a simplified version of Tibetan practice. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, author and meditation leader, told a group of beginners to relax, note their breathing, set aside their thoughts, and just be — quietly — who they are. More