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  British peace activist shot by Israeli troops in Gaza Strip
A British peace activist going only by the name Alice cries for help as she holds her hand over the headwound of British peace activist Thomas Hurndall, who had been shot in the head moments earlier, at the start of a protest, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip (news - web sites), Friday, April 11, 2003.
The activist was standing in between IDF troops and a group of Palestinian children when soldiers opened fire, said Khalil Abdullah who works with the Palestinian-backed peace group.
Activists in the group work in the West Bank and Gaza as human shields, often placing themselves between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article2861.htm   (391 words)

 Peace activist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A peace activist is a political activist who strives for peace, and against war.
The rĂ´le played by peace activists in preventing wars have been questioned in a paper published by Dr. Lawrence S Wittner, in which it was stated that "rather than peace activism putting an end to war, war puts an end to peace activism".
A strong inspiration to many peace activists in recent times was the Cold War threat of nuclear proliferation, which spawned the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peace_activist   (185 words)

 The Peace Abbey Multi-Faith Chapel
The Peace Abbey Multi-Faith Chapel offers a sacred environment wherein the icons, symbols, sculptures and texts of the twelve major spiritual traditions are held.
Peace and Universal Love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all the Enlightened Ones.
If the enemy incline towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace, and trust in God, for the Lord is the one that heareth and knoweth all things.
www.peaceabbey.org /abbey/prayer.htm   (1310 words)

 Israel Murders Peace Activist - With Bulldozer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Other activists said the bulldozer had approached from several metres away and that Ms Corrie, who was wearing a brightly coloured jacket, was waving and they were shouting at the driver to stop but he ignored them.
She is the first foreign peace activist killed in the occupied territories during the past 2 years of intifada.
Corrie was already a committed peace activist when she arrived at Evergreen State, a small campus is known for devotion to liberal causes, said Larry Mosqueda, one of Corrie's professors and a fellow activist.
www.concentric.net /~Gonzoid/israelmurder.htm   (4089 words)

 CNN.com - Peace activist buys house near Bush ranch in Texas - Mar. 11, 2003
President Bush has a new neighbor in Crawford, Texas -- a peace activist who plans to use his house near the president's ranch as a springboard to speak out on issues such as a war with Iraq.
John Wolf, a peace activist from the Dallas area, recently completed paperwork to buy a home in Crawford, a town of less than 1,000 people.
He plans to use the facility as an interfaith peace house that can serve as a base to launch peace protests near the ranch Bush calls the Western White House.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/03/10/bush.activist.reut/index.html   (350 words)

 Peace and Activist Links
The Irish Peace Institute's mission is, "to contribute to the process of peace-building through programmes of education and research directed to the development of mutual-development and understanding." I.P.I. was established in 1985 with support from the University of Limerick, where it is based, the University of Ulster and Co-operation North.
Peace Tax Fund, home of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund, a non-profit advocacy organization that works solely to pass legislation which would provide a way for citizens to participate in the tax system without violating beliefs about conscience and war.
Veterans for Peace (VFP) is an organization of military veterans engaged in educational and humanitarian activities.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/peace/peacelinks.html   (2860 words)

 The Courage of Conscience Award
WIlliam Sloane Coffin Christian minister, author, anti-war activist and mentor to a generation of peacemakers.
Awards are many things to many people, but at heart they constitute a testimony to the hopes, the dreams, and the actions that lie at the center of an individual's commitment to a shared vision.
It is out of a desire to promote the causes of peace and justice, nonviolence and love that The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award is humbly given.
www.peaceabbey.org /awards/peace_award.htm   (368 words)

 Australia detains peace activist as threat | Greenpeace International
Sydney, Australia — The Australian government is preparing to deport a dangerous threat to national security: an American peace activist.
Texan teacher Scott Parkin was to deliver a workshop on non-violent protest when he was contacted by the Australian national intelligence agency - ASIO - and detained by Australian Federal Police on September 10th.
Peace is not a threat to national security.
www.greenpeace.org /international/news/scott-parkins-111   (535 words)

 Peace activist shot by Israelis is 'brain dead'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Tests have revealed that a British peace activist shot in the head by an Israeli soldier is in a persistent vegetative state from which he is unlikely to recover.
Other activists said he was wearing a fluorescent jacket as he went to help three children but was shot from a watchtower.
The parents of Rachel Corrie, an American peace activist crushed to death by an Israeli armoured bulldozer weeks before Tom was shot, flew from Olympia, Washington, to stay with the Hurndalls two weeks ago.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1000167/posts   (1609 words)

 Israeli Army 'Targeted' Peace Activist
A British peace activist going only by the name Alice cries for help as she holds her hand over the headwound of British peace activist Thomas Hurndall, who had been shot in the head moments earlier, at the start of a protest, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, April 11, 2003.
Unhappy with the Iraqi government's treatment of peace activists, he left for Jordan, a move that left his parents feeling relieved.
British peace activist Thomas Hurndall sits on the floor of a home in Rafah, minutes before he left to participate in a protest at which he suffered a gunshot wound to the head, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, April 11, 2003.
www.commondreams.org /headlines03/0413-07.htm   (1092 words)

 Shot British peace activist dies - Palestine Monitor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
British peace volunteer who was shot by Israeli occupation forces has died in a London hospital.
Several ISM activists have been wounded by the army in the course of the Al-Aqsa Intifada.
An army investigation into the death of 23-year-old US national and ISM activist Rachel Corrie concluded that her being crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer had been an "accident".
www.palestinemonitor.org /Activism/Shot_British_peace_activist_dies.htm   (456 words)

 Peace Corps Online | March 3, 2003 - Honolulu Star Bulletin: Costa Rica RPCV and Peace activist Ed Casey dies in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Casey was one of the first Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Central America.
Some postings on Peace Corps Online are provided to the individual members of this group without permission of the copyright owner for the non-profit purposes of criticism, comment, education, scholarship, and research under the "Fair Use" provisions of U.S. Government copyright laws and they may not be distributed further without permission of the copyright owner.
Peace Corps Online does not vouch for the accuracy of the content of the postings, which is the sole responsibility of the copyright holder.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/2629/2012776.html   (696 words)

 Activist Burnout
In contrast to the current activists, the former activists were much less likely to feel permission to be flexible about their work, or the sense of balance associated with such an attitude.
It is becoming clear that a strong "activist superego," in which devotion to the cause requires endless personal sacrifice, is an almost sure-fire route to burnout.
As activists internalize an unrealistically high work ethic, they may begin to pressure other activists to work beyond their capacity, setting up a chain reaction of guilt and pressure.
www.parkc.org /activist.htm   (1033 words)

 'Peace activist' or 'war activist'?, David Kopel, Rocky Mountain News, Independence Institute
During World War II, members of some "peace churches," such as Quakers and Mennonites, proclaimed that it was immoral to fight against the Germans and the Japanese.
Regardless of the merits of the ISM's cause, it is not accurate to call an ISM volunteer a "peace activist," as The Denver Post headlined April 6 in a Page 2 Sunday story about an ISM American who was shot in the face when he tried to obstruct Israeli soldiers battling a mob.
It is likewise incorrect to describe as a "peace activist" someone who goes to Iraq as a human shield, thereby assisting the Saddam Hussein regime in its war against the Iraqi people and against the United States (Rocky Mountain News, April 2).
www.davekopel.com /Media/RMN/2003/Peace-Activist-War-Activist.htm   (916 words)

 Activism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The terms activism and activist used in a political manner first appeared in the Belgian press in 1916 in connection with the Flamingant movement.
In the more confrontational cases, an activist may be called a freedom fighter by some, and a terrorist by others, depending on whether the commentator supports the activist's ends.
Wade decision, and perhaps earlier, in the United States "activist" has often been used as a pejorative for those judges who seek to redress social ills through judicial rather than legislative action.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Activism   (235 words)

 MichaelMoore.com : Peace activist arrested after Ferndale protest
The Eastpointe resident is one of a handful of activists who meet for an hour weekly on Mondays at Woodward and 9 Mile to peacefully protest the war in Iraq.
But about three weeks ago, after receiving several complaints from motorists, Ferndale police asked the activists to stop encouraging drivers to honk their horns, which state laws say should be used only for necessary situations.
Kim Redigan, 48, an activist who was with Kittila when he was arrested, said she was shocked because Ferndale police had always been supportive.
www.michaelmoore.com /words/latestnews/index.php?id=7461   (660 words)

 Peace Activist Recounts Her Visits to War Zones | Voices for Creative Nonviolence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Peace activist Kathy Kelly said yesterday that she has been to Iraq 28 times in the last 15 years because she feels that action, not just words, are needed to make a difference.
The 53-year-old peace activist from Chicago, speaking to a packed house of several hundred people in the University of Toledo Law Center Auditorium, was the featured speaker at the Sixth Annual Maryse Mikhail Memorial Lecture.
Kelly discussed a number of personal interactions that changed people’s lives, suggesting that if enough people make an effort rather than just “sitting on their hands,” world peace might be more than a dream.
vcnv.org /peace-activist-recounts-her-visits-to-war-zones   (500 words)

 LancasterOnline.com: Vt. Woman Is an Unlikely Peace Activist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A prosecutor's plan to retry her for blocking traffic while protesting the Iraq war is turning the feisty 4-foot-10 inch former schoolteacher into a darling of the dove crowd.
Bloggers have rallied behind her, peace activists are deluging her with messages of support, and advocates have established a defense fund.
For her part, Jackowski — who gives her grandchildren "Give peace a chance" T-shirts and collects peace signs in her modest home — insists that the bombing of Iraqi civilians during the war is grounds enough for her actions.
ap.lancasteronline.com /4/peace_activist   (725 words)

 Evolving Thoughts on 11 September events from a Young US Peace Activist Perspective, by Carah Ong, September 2001
My first reaction was "What a way to celebrate the International Day of Peace!" But not once during the course of the day did I hear media make mention that it was in fact the International Day of Peace until a tiny scroll message announced it at 9:30 p.m.
I knew from the first sight that I saw on the television that as a peace activist and a US citizen, the events would greatly alter my life.
It must be our will as individuals to achieve peace and we must hold our governments responsible to ensure the maintenance of peace for all peoples.
www.wagingpeace.org /articles/2001/09/00_ong_evolving-thoughts.htm   (1458 words)

 Confessions of an Anti-Sanctions Activist - Middle East Quarterly
The story of Voices is one of a simplistic utopian vision of peace being applied to an intractable humanitarian and political catastrophe.
All of these interrelated social movements are characterized by "dramaturgy"—the combination of drama and liturgy, with ostensible prayers for peace and dramatic protest action in the face of significant jail terms.
Stephen Zunes, a "progressive" activist academic, once acknowledged that "peace activists largely share with most Americans a profound ignorance of the Middle East, Islam, and the Arab world."[6] This was certainly true for our group, but we didn't give it much thought.
www.meforum.org /article/548   (5078 words)

 Give Peace A Chance
To generate global peace, peace beads are given by one person to another in the same spirit that made original peace beads popular in the 1960s.
The Universal Peace Network is an organization I created while in the middle of applying for discharge from the US Air Force because of conscientious objection.
Circles of Light create a space of peace similar to the idea of paradise, which we refer to as "Elysium." The Elysian Dream is the hope that we may live this together...for the benefit of All.
m.webring.com /hub?ring=givepeaceachance   (659 words)

 Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice
Late in the afternoon of Friday, September 1, 2006, U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins, presiding from a federal courtroom in Tucson, Arizona, dismissed all charges against Shanti Sellz and Daniel Strauss, two volunteers with the Tucson No More Deaths Coalition, a faith- and community-based alliance.
Multifaith Voices for Peace And Justice has been following their story and advocating on their behalf for many months now.
At its May 23rd meeting, the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice Steering Committee voted to become endorsing members of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.
multifaithpeace.org   (619 words)

 The Sun State Activist
WORLD PEACE DAY: BUILDING BRIDGES TO PEACE: The SouthWest Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice (www.Swfcpj.org) is sponsoring the 17th Annual World Day of Peace.
The Sun State Activist is a website for all Floridians of progressive political leanings---that is, all those who believe that, through intelligence, commitment and concerted action we can make a difference toward realizing a humane world, country, state and local community.
PEACE AND WAR is the website of the peace activist and those seeking to understand the causes of war and militarism.
www.sunstateactivist.org   (1010 words)

 International Peace Prayer Day
Ram Das Puri, where Peace Prayer Day is held, is a sacred land of the Hopi Indians and other native tribes.
The founding of International Peace Prayer day is one of his many services to humanity, joining people of all faiths to pray for and celebrate peace.
Dynamic peace activist Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati receives a grant for her Kashi Ashram.
www.peaceprayerday.org   (413 words)

 United for Peace : Peace Activist Stands in Opposition at the DC Tree-Lighting Ceremony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Peace Activist Stands in Opposition at the DC Tree-Lighting Ceremony
He alluded to the troops being sent abroad and even wished peace for Iraqi families (that is, if I heard correctly).
That is why it is particularly important that peace activists have a physical presence at such events.
www.unitedforpeace.org /article.php?id=281   (1067 words)

 National Meeting and Protest in Chicago
Learn about the inner workings of the nation's largest peace network, brush up on your activist skills, and hear speeches from US Representative Dennis Kucinich and 9/11 widow and peace activist Amber Amundson all in the same weekend.
The Special rate of $28.50 per night is available for Peace Action guests at the Chicago Hostel.
The quilt is a beautiful representation of the strength of diversity in grassroots organizing for peace.
www.peace-action.org /home/natlcongress/natlcong.html   (230 words)

 afrol News - Somali peace activist killed in Mogadishu
Mr Yahya has been one of Somalia's most outspoken peace activists, seeking bold solutions to solve the chaotic situation in his country.
The peace activist was attacked by five unknown assailants in his home in Mogadishu this night, according to sources in the Somali capital.
"Mr Yahya had devoted many years to foster peace and reconciliation in his country and was widely respected by his countrymen and by many in the international community," UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a statement today, calling the attack a brutal murder.
www.afrol.com /articles/16742   (648 words)

 Peace activist challenges Coast Guard fine
With family and friends filling one side of the federal hearing room, Seattle peace activist Glen Milner argued Tuesday that he didn't take his boat within 500 yards of a U.S. Navy vessel during protests in the 2004 Seafair and doesn't deserve a large fine.
Milner said he had warned Coast Guard officials that he would be protesting the Navy's presence and that he had no intention of breaking the law by getting too close to the warships.
Guard officials have charged the longtime Seattle activist with violating the naval protection zone around the USS Bonhomme Richard on Aug. 5, 2004.
www.gzcenter.org /press/peace_activist_challenges_coast_guard_fine.htm   (466 words)

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