CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 11, 2009

Kathy Kelly, of Voices of Wilderness: On Peace

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

KATHY KELLY, of VOICES OF WILDERNESS: ON PEACE

     Today’s e-mail brought an announcement that peace activist and educator Kathy Kelly will be the Sister Mary Schmidt Lecture Series speaker on March 24, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. (See end of this post for further information). Kathy helps coordinate the Voices for a Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end military and economic warfare against Iraq. This three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee has participated in nonviolent direct action teams in Haiti, Bosnia, and Iraq.
     When my husband Monte and I were traveling New England in the fall of  2003, we found ourselves in Lewisberg, Maine. There, I spotted a meeting announcement on a grocery store bulletin board. The speaker was Kathy Kelly. Below is my journal entry on that evening.

 
     One night I suggested to Monte that we attend a meeting where a woman from Iraq was speaking about her experiences being in that country during the war. Since the meeting was preceded by a pot-luck dinner, we purchased an adorable yellow-iced cake with brown mice on it. After all, we were traveling and our cooking facilities were limited.  (view photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/3347179523/in/photostream/ )
     When we arrived, the activity seemed very loosely run, so much so that I felt uncomfortable. No one seemed to know what was (more…)

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July 8, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-5 June 15, 2008

All three pieces of this BRAMBLES issue are about jigsaw puzzles: NEW BLOG ABOUT PEACE ISSUES TITLED “PEACEPUZZLE,” ABOUT JIGSAW PUZZLES…, and CREATE A JIGSAW PUZZLE PIECE (CHRISTMAS) ORNAMENT

NEW BLOG ABOUT PEACE ISSUES TITLED “PEACEPUZZLE”
     A Beanery Writers Group member, Joe, has a passion for developing peace. As a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ligonier, PA, he leads a small group of others who also have an interest in issues of peace.
     His latest endeavor is a blog, which is designed to engage its readers in a dialogue on peace issues.
     He presents the concept of approaching peace like one approaches a puzzle, starting the process somewhere, it matters not where, and finding (more…)

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