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Art of Traditional Peacemaking Tracking the Roots
of Peace The Art of Traditional Peacemaking the late Hawaiian
spiritual leader Parley Kanaka'ole "The Art of Peace
begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task
in the Art of Peace.
OF THE MONTH - -"PEACEMAKING" BY THICH
look at war as a massing of arms and matérial and troops,
but you can also see it as something else--as a delicate web
of interwoven choices made by human beings, made out of a certain
consciousness. The decision to order an attack, the choice to
obey or disobey an order, to fire or not to fire a weapon. Armies
and, indeed, any culture that supports them must convince the
people that all the decisions are made already, and they have
no choice. But that is never true." The Fifth Sacred
Thing" by Starhawk
plans uranium-enrichment facility3
The Washington Times --- December 5 2002 USEC plans uranium-enrichment
facility By Jeffrey Sparshott THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bethesda-based
USEC announced plans yesterday to open a uranium-enrichment
test facility in Ohio by 2004 Top Stories The facility would
Site Chosen for Nuclear Fuel Tests Wednesday 04-Dec-2002
9 39PM Story from AP MALIA RULON Associated Press Writer Copyright
2002 by The Associated Press via ClariNet WASHINGTON AP Ohio
will be the site
Mountain rock won t contain waste Nevada brief states
By Matthew L Wald New York Times News Service WASHINGTON Yucca
Mountain cannot be used for disposal of the nation s nuclear
waste the state of Nevada said in
beats out Ky for testing plant By Malia Rulon Associated
Press WASHINGTON Ohio will be the site of a $150 million facility
that will test a new way to produce nuclear fuel the project
operator said today USEC Inc also had considered the
shut power plant in Texasdocuments say DALLAS AP
A reactor at a nuclear power plant was shut down in September
after a leak was discovered in a tube carrying radioactive
water government documents revealed The
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have new and used books, magazines, zines and alternative
media publications. They offer free meeting space for community
and special interest groups, exhibit art and host readings.
Home to Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project.
We are a society blessed
with an abundance of resources, which have been maximized
to create untold numbers of toys. The abundance of
things seems to leave us wanting more. And even having
more does not seem to satisfy us. We appear to be
a nation in crisis, exhibiting various forms of depression.
Escalating violence pimples the nation. Preparations
are being made for war in a country already devastated
by years of military actions.
Yet, I remain hopeful because of the
thoughtful people I have met or heard about, who would
have us truly live in the shelter of one another's
hearts. Many wonder about what they can do to create
new traditions for themselves and their families in
this season of potential hope. I think that we need
to look to that which we love and to those people
and things that have the potential of supporting and
Every season should be a season of
joy and thankfulness. With so much pressure on people
to shop, often beyond their available means, it is
sometimes difficult to think clearly about what is
really important because it is easy to get caught
up in the mass agitation that is exhibited by others,
while searching for those special gifts for loved
ones. It is common to see people behaving frantically
or out of character, as they search in nervous fear
for something different, yet acceptable to loved ones
and friends. If you find yourself among the hurried
throng, remember to breathe.
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May our hearts grow stronger and any
fears of not being enough of anything dissolve away.
Live happily and fully in the shelter
of those you love. Reach out your hand and heart and
expand your circle.
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Women Seeking Abortion
Would Have to Obtain a "Death Warrant" in
Subject: "What Opponents of
a Woman's Right to Choose Don't Want You to Know
Anti-choice crusaders recently launched
an egregiousattack against women's rights.
On Friday, November 15, anti-choice
legislators in Georgia's House prefiled an unconstitutional
bill (HB1) that would treat women who exercise their
right to choose as "executioners."
Women seeking abortion would have
to obtain a "death warrant" and go to trial
against a court appointed guardian for her fetus.
A jury would decide whether she should be forced to
continue the pregnancy. Doctors who perform an abortion
without a "death warrant" could be imprisoned
for up to 5 years. It is hard to adequately express
how outrageous this action by Georgia's anti-choice
This is an egregious violation of
women's rights, and you probably won't read about
it in the newspaper or hear about it on TV. These
state legislative attacks
on choice are typically under the radar, and pro-choice
Americans don't have a chance to speak out against
NARAL needs you to take action today.
This is the first of a new wave of assaults on reproductive
rights we can expect to see nationwide. Emboldened
by this month's elections, anti-choice forces are
pursuing an aggressive
Please forward this information to
5 friends so they know just how serious anti-choice
lawmakers are about ending legal abortion.
I have been a singer and songwriter
with the group Alchemy VII for almost 9 years. The
group has had rave reviews, international and national
play and several #1 songs on Mp3.com. Their song "Aradia"
was a final contender for the TV show "Witch
Blade" and "The Natural Order of Things
an Mp3.com blues pick. The highlight of the group's
career was a journey to New York City in September
of 2002. On arrival, our first stop was to Ground
Zero. It was overwhelming and unbelievable to realize
that there are people with enough anger and hate to
have caused so much damage and pain. You could feel
the bruised and raw feelings of the New Yorkers, and
the soul of New York, in their long and steadfast
process of healing.
We have performed many songs of peace
to standing ovations around the country, but nothing
compared to praying peace the next day in Battery
Park with the Statue of Liberty directly behind us.
It was awesome!! The park was full, it was a beautiful
sunny Saturday afternoon, and there were people listening
from the Ellis Island Ferry. The crowd was supportive
to the point of inspiration. We needed to use the
up-most care in how we performed, as we felt it was
sacred ground. It was very humbling to witness the
people of New York being strong and resilient, as
they seemed to have grown immeasurably from their
collective experience. We fell in love with and grew
to further respect New York City and her people.
Since returning I have contemplated
how we can make a difference in the world and how
to bring a greater awareness of peace with our music.
I asked myself how to use my talents and the talents
of the members of the band to that end? After much
contemplation, Downloads for Peace was conceived.
If you go to http://www.//alchemyvii.com
you will find instructions as to how you can participate.
We are starting with our Christmas Song, "Someday
When Christmas Never Ends" It will be available
for $2.00 a download. Half of the money will go to
a peace organization that will be announced on the
site. The other half will be divided between the writers,
the people that have facilitated the project, and
to help fund more musical projects that will promote
peace, compassion, global and environmental awareness.
More songs will be added and organizations will change,
depending on the season and current events. We will
take suggestions for future song's subject matter
and for organizations in which to raise money for.
There is also a page on our website that discusses
the content and lyrics of our songs, and opens up
to input and dialogue from readers and listeners.
If this works well with Alchemy VII's music, we will
expand and take submission from other artists. Our
intention is to create a win-win situation for all
involved, and to create a strong platform, and global
voice for peace and healing!
Belgium is the worlds most nuclear-reliant
country after France The lower house of the Belgian
Site Chosen for Nuclear Fuel TestsWednesday
04-Dec-2002 9 39PM Story from AP MALIA RULON Associated
Press Writer Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press
via ClariNet WASHINGTON AP Ohio will be the site
Phil Berrigan, A Great Peace Activist
has Passed - Phil Berrigan died December 6, 2002 at
about 9:30 PM, at
Jonah House, a community he co-founded in 1973,
surrounded by family and friends..Click herefor articles and letters about
a great human being!
The Unitarian Universalist Church
has a history of active involvement in community
social justice. The local U.U.'s have a number of
social justice commmities active under the umbrella
of the Social Justice Coordinating Council . Throughout
this issue you will find information about a few
of these groups. The information was adapted from
the monthly news-
letter of the Social Justice Coordinating Council,
Bloomington is alive
with the sound of written and spoken poetry. If
you haven't seen proof of it, visit Howards' and
other local bookstores to pick up a copy of A
Linen Weave of Bloomington Poets. This anthology
presents the work of 49 area poets, and is a gift
to the Bloomington community from the eforts of
Jenny Kander who is also responsible for bringing
poetry to the local airwaves by hosting the Linen
of Words on WFHB, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Throughout the year, Jenny Kander
organizes a variety of poetic events presenting
them in various locations like the John Waldron
Arts Center, the Monroe County Library and most
recently the Runcible Spoon.
NEW YEARS EVE GALA BENEFIT
WFIU is co-sponsoring
the Middle Way House New Year's Eve Gala at the
Unitarian Universalist Church. Dance to the music
of Craig Brenner & the Crawdads, feast on
a late light supper catered by Divino Mediterranean
Ristorante, and other local restaurants, enjoy
a champagne toast at midnight, a cash bar, and
games, all in a smoke free setting.
Tickets are $30 and are available at Middle Way
House and at the Unitarian Universalist Church,
located at Fee lane and the 45-46 By Pass. For
more information about the New Year's Eve Gala,
call 333-7404, ext. 200.
Volunteers are needed
December 30, 31 and New Year's Day to help move
chairs and tables in advance and/or assisting
at the event checking coats and performing other
chores. Contact Renee Reed at 333-6359 or email@example.com
There are many ways
to support the Middle Way House. Visit Donationsor Volunteer
for a list of ways you an help.
liberates others." Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner a Success!
The pre-Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by Hoosier
Environmental Council on Saturday, November 23,
was a major success. Nearly 200 people from all
over Indiana gathered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church
gymnasium in Indianapolis to give thanks for the
land that is threatened by the INDOT proposed I-69,
new-terrain highway. Most of the colorful and tasty
feast was grown on Indiana land. One table held
food that was grown specifically on land that lies
directly in the path of the proposed highway.
Governor Frank O'Bannon and his
wife, Judy, were invited to the pitch-in. Since
they chose not to appear, two plates of food were
dished up from the "direct route" food
to be presented to them later-a symbolic gesture
of goodwill and a reminder that the land feeds the
Andy Knott and John Loveland of
HEC spoke briefly to the crowd of the need to continue
applying pressure to INDOT, the governor, and other
elected officials to either build the new highway
on the common sense, no new-terrain route of I-70-SR41,
or not to build it at all. They were amazed by the
turnout and had a renewed sense of hope that the
people are indeed serious about this issue.
The Thanksgiving festival atmosphere
was enlivened by the music of Bill and Glenda Breeden,
and Mitch and Ilene Rice. There were highway songs,
garden songs, sing-a-longs, and inspirational tunes.
One woman, Katie, sang a buffalo chant in Lakota
that reminded the Hoosier citizens of their history,
their connection to the land.
Bill Breeden gave thanks in four
directions for all that is sacred, for all that
we are blessed with, for all that we stand to lose
if the I-69 highway is built through new terrain,
and reminded us of our grave responsibility to take
care of the earth for all the grandchildren. After
the crowd had eaten, and cleared the tables, Bill
asked that they join hands in a circle and sing
"Circle Round for Freedom." The last two
lines expressed the spirit of the day: "Circle
for the planet, circle for each soul-For the future
of our children, keep the circle whole"!
The farmers, shop owners, gardeners,
musicians, concerned citizens-from a tiny babe in
arms to many folks with white hair-walked the two
blocks to the governor's mansion led by the 14 foot
puppet, Apple Butter Mama, made by the Friends of
Owen County. It was an impressive, diverse group
of people, carrying signs that read "No New
Terrain Highway! Stop I-69!" that gathered
in front of the mansion. John Loveland and CARR
representatives, Sandra Tokarsky, and Rosie and
Hannah King, presented the two plates of symbolic
food to two security men at the O'Bannon's door.
The crowd cheered, sang This Land Is Your Land,
This Land Is My Land, and committed to stand together
to prevent I-69 from slicing through family farms,
forests, and wetlands. It was an inspiring day,
a re-energizing day, for the opponents of the new
terrain super highway. Glenda Breeden
WOMEN'S CALL FOR
A PEACE VIGIL AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Join prominent women and women's organizations across
the country for this historic peace vigil and rolling
fast in front of the White House in Washington DC
STARTING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2002 IN LAFAYETTE
continuing through March 8, International Women's
Day, and culminating in a massive women's peace
Composting at Templeton School
Through a grant from IDEM to the MCSWMD Templeton
School has gotten a
worm composting project going. The worms are housed
in a shed on the school property and the lunchroom
food waste goes into it (minus meat and dairy products).
"If you want peace, you
have to stop talking about war."
November 14, 2002
For Whom The Bell
If all goes as planned, there will
be a total of 15 human beings executed in the U.S.A.
during the months of November and December. These
men will be taken from secure cells and strapped
down on gurneys in sterile killing rooms where their
veins will be injected with chemicals for the express
purpose of bringing their lives to an end. These
premeditated murders will be documented on death
certificates as "homicide".
Taxpayers will foot the bill, and,
therefore, be accomplices to these murders. Wardens,
guards, physicians, and other prison staff will
be accomplices. We, the citizens of this country,
will be accomplices because of our acceptance of
capital punishment as a necessary evil; because
of our silence in the face of such barbarism.
The men scheduled to be executed
have loved ones, parents, siblings, even children.
Imagine their pain and grief. We cannot heal the
victims of the initial crimes with more violence.
Old wounds will be ripped open. The crime will be
revisited. Harsh memories will surface.
Thanksgiving. Christmas. 'Tis the
season for love and compassion. While we prepare
to celebrate the holidays, let's remember the fifteen
men who are scheduled to be murdered, their families,
the families of their victims, and all those prison
officials who are involved in the executions. Human
beings should not be deliberately killing other
human beings. It's time to abolish the death penalty.
Printed with her permission
For Whom the Bells Toll is a national
initiative to have religious organizations toll
their bells whenever there is an execution. Glenda
Breeden, member of the Bloomington Coalition to
Abolish the Death Penalty is the U.U. organizer
for this effort.
Reading At Dusk
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words above are from an open book titled Peace Words
located in the I.U. Fine Arts Library. It contains but
a small number of translations of the word peace. We humans
have less than 2000 writing systems within the over 7,000
known languages and dialects spoken in over 189 countries.
Food for a directory of locally owned establishments,
resources and recipes!
County United Ministries needs you to
help make the holiday season better for those in our community
that are less fortunate than we are. Participate in the Holiday
Food Baskets project - If you receive a ham or a turkey at
work, consider donating to MCUM located adjacent to Tri-North
Middle School. After December 13th, help package Santa Bags,
Call Meri Reinhold 339-3429 at MCUM to volunteer!
The following quote from Nelson Mandela
is from his Inaugural speech in 1994:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our
deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It
is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, talented, and
fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child
of God. You 'playing small' doesn't serve the world. There's
nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest
the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some
of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the
same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others."
is Community? Task Force seeks
to enhance the experiences of African Americans and other
persons of color in the Unitarian Universalist Church and
local community. Contact Guy Loftmay, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Watch Task Force
Alerts the U.U. congregation about pending government action
at the local, state and national level. For information contact
David Wiley, email@example.com
The Children's Task
Force (CTF)of the Unitarian Universalist
Church promotes the welfare of children in our community
by offering information about their needs and supporting
community resources that serve children and their families.
For more information contact Martha Nord, firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for HumanityGroup
at the Unitarian Universalist Church supports the vision
of Habitat for Humanity which "seeks to eliminate poverty
housing from the world and to make decent shelter a matter
of conscience and action." To find out what current
projects are being worked on in our community contact: Dorothy
Family New Year's Event:
The Monroe County YMCA will be hosting a "Safari"
celebration 7-20 p.m. Dec. 30. Volunteers are needed to
assist with registration, food court, games and activities.
Free admission for all volunteers. Activities range from
a live Safari show, to crafts, face painting, aquatic
games and much more. There is no minimum age for volunteers.
For more information, contact Aimee Heeter, 332-555, Ext.
The Indiana Reading Corps
at Big Brothers Big Sisters
is seeking at least 10 motivated
people to help children with
their reading. Qualifications include an interest in reading
and literacy, a love of children, and a sinceredesire
opportunities for today's
youth. Must be dependable
and have own transportation.
Hours for conducting one-on-one sessions with students
are Monday and Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:30 pm. Minimum
age is 18. Contact Brooke Ransom at
334-2828 or email@example.com
Pet Food Drive: November 21-1 - Dec 26
Help with this annual event sponsored by the Monroe County
Humane Association to raise food, toys, treats, blankets,
and more for the Bloomington /Monroe County
shelter critters. Help is needed with the placement of
boxes and the collection of donations. Minimum age is
18. Contact Kathy Obrakta at
ext. 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audubon Society Lecture Series December
On Wednesday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 1-C of the
Monroe County Public Library, Paul and Marilyn Mahlberg will
knowledge and appreciation of the 380 plants included in their
book Wildflowers of Door County, Wisconsin's Unique Floral
field guide to the spring, summer and fall wildflowers of
this biodiverse county in northeast Wisconsin includes 380
original water color paintings of
different plants accompanied by their descriptions.
Door County provides a wide range of ecological niches and
habitats for flowering plants, and is home to a greater number
of species than any other
county in the state. 330 of the 380 plants in the book are
found in Indiana.
The Mahlbergs direct all profits from the sales of their book
to the Door County Land Trust to further its mission of preserving,
protecting the beauty, open space, and ecological integrity
of Door County. The book is published by the Indiana University
Press, and is available
from the Press as well as from local bookstores.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, refreshments
will be served. For more information please contact Steve
Cotter at 349-3736.
Bush's Lies and Simple
by Robert Jensen
Other "Good War:" Afghanistan One Year Later
By Rahul Mahajan
for The Needy Visit Yarns Unlimited, located inside
Fountain Square Mall and other area shops offering knitting
supplies to get information about the Warm Up America project
in our community!
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Plans Uranium-Enrichment Facility
The Washington Times --- December 5 2002 USEC plans
uranium-enrichment facility By Jeffrey Sparshott THE
WASHINGTON TIMES Bethesda-based USEC announced plans
yesterday to open a uranium-enrichment test facility
in Ohio by 2004 Top Stories The facility would
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