Category Archives: Peace Army

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 How could we ever come to this to say Our lives do not matter and justice has no face To steady war and anger burns the fabric of our state sends a message to … 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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Just a Garden Away: A Song About Returning to the Basics

By Aaron & Chaya Ableman Song offered by Aaron to Awakin Oakland on April 16, 2020. If the earth can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!So, what else to do but build a garden?Raising our youth in a bed of soil and … Continue reading

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Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

by Alice Walker I am the youngest of eight siblings. Five of us have died. I share losses, health concerns, and other challenges common to the human condition, especially in these times of war, poverty, environmental devastation, and greed that … Continue reading

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Privilege as a White Person…

By DEMCAST Staff I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice: I can go birding (#ChristianCooper) I can go jogging (#AhmaudArbery I can relax in the comfort of my own … Continue reading

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