Tag: Peace

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. It Is Well With My Soul

 

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul. — Horatio G. Spafford, 1873

This is but a snippet from one of my most favorite hymns. I wouldn’t call myself a particularly religious person, but I do enjoy gospel hymns and this is the one I turn to when I’ve had a very trying day. This hymn is incredibly calming and has always helped me re-center in the midst of chaos.

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It is no secret that there is a resurgent and perpetual upheaval in our politics. That’s been underway for over a year, starting with a particularly contentious and incendiary presidential primary process. And the situation has only gotten more inflamed following the actual legitimate election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency. I’ll be honest, […]

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After the “war to end war” they seem to have been pretty successful in Paris at making a “Peace to end Peace.”—Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, CMG, MC, KStJ, PC Lord Wavell was born this day in 1883. He was an interesting character who, among other books, put together […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Is Our Jeremiah an Arab Woman … and Can We See Her on Channel 2?

 

I have never met Rosa Parks, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, or Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. So, I may not know all that much about speaking truth to power. But, it seems to me that I just met the Jeremiah of our age. At the local Hillel House.

Lucy Aharish, a veteran newscaster, who now serves as a morning anchor on Channel 2 in Israel, made a stop in Minnesota this week. She was mid-way through a collegiate tour across the United States.

Her remarks, for 30 or so students and faculty members from the University of Minnesota, began with a personal story. She recounted how she was introduced to violence in the Middle East through an early trauma. At the age of six, while her family was returning to their home in Dimona (in the South of Israel) from a day trip in Gaza, a Palestinian militant tossed a Molotov cocktail into the family automobile. While the Aharishs were Arabs, and observant Muslims, their car had a yellow Israeli license plate. To the militants, blind with hatred, the Aharishs appeared to be Jews; and thus deserved to die.

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By not vetoing the anti-Israel UNSC Resolution 2334 the outgoing Obama administration has set up the conditions that could actually lead to a lasting peace. Unwittingly, they have presented this opportunity to Trump. There is an emerging consensus that this resolution has made further progress toward the “two-state” solution unworkable, and the Oslo Accords moot. […]

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Last night’s Trump-Clinton debate was profoundly depressing. Yes, Trump won the debate, which means that Clinton could not seal the deal, which is itself a testimonial to just what a horrible politician she is. So Trump lives to fight another day, and the oppo dumps will continue until the great Armageddon of November 8, 2016 […]

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This week, the Columbian government and the FARC rebels announced that they have signed a peace treaty. With this announcement, there are now no wars in the Western Hemisphere (using the traditional definition of war, i.e. territorial conflict involving at least one state). The 52-year war between the Colombian state and the FARC is the […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Can America Be The World’s Maine Game Warden?

 

maine-game-wardens-find-missing-childrenRecently, one of my esteemed fellow Ricophiles said the following: “Our armed forces should be the most efficient in the world at killing people and breaking things.”

Though I probably wouldn’t use such hair-raising terms, I agree. Sometimes, the only thing that can make a very bad situation marginally better is a whole lot of lethal force, energetically applied.

However, the reality is that our armed forces are already being used for other things … namely, humanitarian response in the aftermath of natural disasters. We should have our troops do more of this, more deliberately, and with a whole lot more fanfare.

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This summer was a tough one for me, with days of good health (I played tennis! And won!) and terrible (I lay down on the floor while trying to make breakfast because I was too weak to stand! My parents took my kids for two weeks so I could lie in bed and try to recover!). […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Escalation Summer

 

obama“Blessed are the peacemakers.” That’s what the Man said. Notice He didn’t say “peace lovers” or “peaceniks”; he said “peacemakers.”

Everywhere you look, crises rage. Ukraine, Iraq, Ferguson, the border—it’s Escalation Summer. Is there a peacemaker in the house?

Earlier this year, President Obama met Vladimir Putin’s land grab in the Crimea with all the firmness of al dente linguine. The result? The Russian bear felt free to press his dream of empire and 298 innocent souls perished when Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot from the sky over Donetsk Oblast.