Category Archives: Peace Army

We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical (2020)

by Amy Schatz, Diane Kolyer, Sara Rodriguez (Producers) Meditation & Movie Awakin Circle Every year in Oakland, CA, hundreds of pre-K through 12th grade students compete in the Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival, performing a mix of published and original … Continue reading

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The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

By Robin Wall Kimmerer [As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to … Continue reading

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How Important Is the Truth?

by [Priest] Matthew Fox To grasp what is happening in [the United States of ] America at this time, it might be good to first meditate on Truth. *No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as … Continue reading

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Victory Speech

by Kamala Harris “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, … Continue reading

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I Hope

by Resistance Revival Chorus, Meah Pace By Resistance Revival Chorus which is a collective of more than 60 women, and non-binary singers,  who join together to breath joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. … Continue reading

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Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud

by Dr. Maya Angelou There is an African American song 19th Century, which,  is so great.  It says: “when it looked like the sun wasn’t shining anymore, God put a rainbow in the clouds” Imagine!  I’ve had so many rainbows … Continue reading

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The Grace of Silence

by Michele Norris Even in the most terrifying moments at a sterile hospital, there is some comfort in knowing that a world you recognize is just outside and beyond the parking garage. You can fixate on a familiar image as … Continue reading

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Compassion for Earth is Vaccine Against Epidemic of Indifference

by Junno Arocho Esteves Contemplation and compassion are the necessary components of an integral ecology that ensures both the care of the environment and the common good, Pope Francis said. “Compassion is the opposite of indifference,” Francis said Sept. 12 … Continue reading

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Our Teachers In Nature

by Elisabet Sahtouris Looking at living systems over time, I came to understand that they all go through a cycle that’s very like our psychological maturation cycles. We start with a unity, we’re undifferentiated, we come into the world new. … Continue reading

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Earth Touching

by Thich Nhat Hanh Here is the foot of a tree.Here is an empty, quiet place.Here is a small sitting cushion.Here is the cool green of the grass.My child, why don’t you sit down? Sit upright.
Sit with solidity.
Sit in peace.
Don’t … Continue reading

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