Peace Scientists work for peace
If you are not actively working for peace, you are continuing war.
At home, in your community, in your country: are you at peace or at war?

Is your neighbor at peace or at war?

Peace is not about giving in to bullies and oppressors.

Peace can be won nonviolently, in fact, the only way to peace is through nonviolence.
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Tu Youyou: a purpose-filled life. Before you, only quinine and many graves of British soldiers. I loved being in the lab, probably you did too. BTW, this 2015 Nobel Laureate is a mother. Today, China rocks and I know why I stood out in -20oC weather to watch New Year dragons. China click here. Scientist Youyou won the Nobel prize for Physiology & Medicine, very few women have. This is not the first time a prize has been awarded for the strive to alleviate the suffering from malaria click here.
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Living in peace in Niger and in Camden County, New Jersey click here
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Yes, Quakers serve a free lunch. In Camden, every 2nd, 4th, 5th Sunday click here
Escape through barbed wire in Germany click here
September 12 and the Pink Houses in Brooklyn click here
Freiburg Synagogue, burned to the ground 1938, memorial footprint until now click here
Universal Declaration of Human Rights click here
Rainwater click here
Caribbean Movie Night: discussion of when the United States of America invaded the sovereign nation of Grenada in 1983 click here
Make peace with the earth. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2014 v8n2 p0923

We declared war on the earth the minute we learned how to start a fire. We can declare peace by accepting that we do not own the earth, we are merely stewards passing through, and our duty is to cut down use of resources, and cut down waste.

1. Walk, ride a bicycle or use public transport.

2. Do not buy or accept plastic water. Drink tap water in the United States and Europe. Recycle all plastic.

3. Bring buckets into the shower and use the run-off to flush the toilets and water plants.

4. Collect rinse water from washing machine and use it to water tomatoes, peppers, spinach, soy beans.

5. Do not buy too much food. Have a small fridge that goes under the table so you don't have the possibility of loading it with food you will throw out.

6. Avoid processed food. Bread, that is ok, make it yourself if you can. Avoid buying anything that comes in a paper or plastic box.

7. Avoid canned and fresh fish. Overfishing and trash has decimated the fish populations, and the world's coral reefs and turned the oceans into trash dumps.

Definitions of War and Peace from Merriam-Webster Dictionary


1:  a state of tranquillity or quiet: as

a :  freedom from civil disturbance
b :  a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>

2:  freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3:  harmony in personal relations

4a :  a state or period of mutual concord between governments
b :  a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity

5—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

at peace
:  in a state of concord or tranquillity
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When do we know we are living in peace? SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2014 v8n2 p0712

Looking at the definitions of war and peace, and the first and second laws of thermodynamics, I have come to the conclusion that humans are always at war, from the first gasp of breath, the first insistence to drink mother's milk, to the last breath. The goal of life of the peace-seeker is to lessen the war as much as possible.

Life is war. We only can be nourished by food that was made by living animals and plants. Animals either have to die to feed us or else kept captive: bees, cows, chicken. Can we live entirely off food that did not involve anything dying? Yes. From plants. My youngest son has been vegan for 8 years, and he almost has a full-time job eating nothing with any sort of animal product.

Life is also about compromise. We eat what we can get most easily. If all we have is money, and all we can buy is hot dogs, that is what we eat. The ideal peaceful solution is to let every person have access to a small plot of land, and a water supply, to grow what they eat. What needs to be on this land? High protein source, high iron source, high vitamin source. We knew all this, and need to learn it again.

Life is simple. Every person has the right to have the tools for a long healthy life. These tools are education and paid work. Education brings skills, paid work gives the ability to barter skills for food, shelter, healthcare. When the ability of a single person to provide food, shelter and healthcare is taken away, the taker has declared war.


: a state or period of fighting between countries or groups

: a situation in which people or groups compete with or fight against each other

: an organized effort by a government or other large organization to stop or defeat something that is viewed as dangerous or bad

1:a (1):  a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations (2):  a period of such armed conflict (3): state of war

b :  the art or science of warfare

(1) obsolete:  weapons and equipment for war
(2) archaic:  soldiers armed and equipped for war

2a:  a state of hostility, conflict, or antagonism
b:  a struggle or competition between opposing forces or for a particular end <a class war> <a war against disease>
c: variance, odds
No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

by John Donne

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