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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In 1948, nearly 1 million Palestinians were forced out of their houses, businesses, land, schools and classified as refugees, with the right of return to Palestine, but not the right of citizenship in nations in the Levant. Genocide and apartheid started in 1948, and amped up on October 8th, 2023, when the heavily armed occupiers of Gaza demanded everyone leave homes, businesses, sick beds within 24 hours, and blocked all exits an entrances for water, electricity, food and other supplies. 
Since then, Israel has bombed, shot, droned, snipered, frozen, dehydrated and starved to death upwards of 50,000 civilians, destroyed all 11 universities, all hospitals.
We demand Israel give back to Palestine all houses, businesses, lands north of the Gazan strip up to the border with Lebanon as compensation.
Information from organizations that are on the ground in Palestine and have long expressed outrage at European descended nations supporting their ill treatment: 
- American Friends Service Committee
- Amnesty International USA
- Amnesty International Ireland
- CodePink
- Jewish Voices for Peace
Quaker Religious Education, Fellowship and Silent Worship is online every Wednesday:

-5:30pm Philadelphia time: readings from weighty Quakers and other religious writers
-5:45pm greetings and fellowship
-6:00pm: silent meditation, silent prayer, messages if so led (could be a quote, a reflection, a prayer, a song)  
-6:30pm: any reflection that did not rise to being a message during silent worship, introductions, concerns, fellowship.

You are welcome wherever you are, this link will take you directly to the Quaker Religious Education Meeting

Meeting ID:  813 3180 5733
Passcode: 190526
Arch St Friends Meeting for Worship is online every Sunday:

-At 10:25 am Philadelphia time: greetings

-At 10:30 am: silent meditation, silent prayer, messages if so led (could be a quote, a reflection, a prayer, a song)  

-Exactly at 11:30 am: any reflection that did not rise to being a message during silent worship, introductions, concerns, fellowship.

Link at Arch Street Friends site:
Videos of previous Arch St Friends Sunday Evening Online Talks: click here
Quaker school in Lebanon, since 1873 click here
Amnesty International Philadelphia 112 click here
Walmart click here
Goats on vacation click here
Ducks organizing, hanging out, or showing off click here
Amnesty International 112 interviews a Black Panther click here, and talks to an exonerated and freed death row inmate click here
Oxford when the daffodils are blooming click here
Save the USPS (United States Post Office) click here
Covid19 click here
Below is a video recorded on a gorgeous summer evening in front to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Three more videos were made after this, which you can see if you click on YouTube. Channel name is Dr SJ Dodgson.
Philadelphia Unity Cup final was on Saturday October 12, 2019 at the soccer stadium in Chester.

Videos and pictures from 2019 and previous years - it started in 2016 click here

Omoyele Sowore was arrested in August click here
Updates from Sahara Reporters:
This is the Sowore I know: braver than he has any right to be, defiant and thrilled that protests are continuing, click here
Sohore has been charged with treason and money laundering, a consequence of his lifelong fight for human rights click here
Hanoi: January 24 2019 when Vietnam was getting ready for Tet which is their annual new year festival.
A Hershey kiss or a blob of paint? The Paint Torch outside the Pennsylvania Academy of Art in Philadelphia, by Claes Oldenburg and Coosjie van Bruggen click here
His neighbors rejected, despised, hunted him for sport. He only wanted to live in peace. A man born the same week as my English grandfather, caught up in the same wars, but no-one ever tried to lynch my grandfather. The story of a peaceful man click here
Natasha, who with Farai pulled injured Dr Susanna out of a Zambian ditch, writes about a month staying at the University of Zambia Teaching Hospital click here
Philadelphia Amnesty International meets every 4th Thursday of the month click here
Resistance vocabulary click here
#Resisthate click here
Doctors Without Borders aka MSF set up camp where USA was born click here
Muhammed Ali‬, ‪‎Walt Whitman‬ and I all owned houses in ‪New Jersey‬ in ‪Camden County‬. Mr Ali's gorgeous house, take a look click here
The soldier who told the rabbit to run click here
Newton Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the Society of Friends in Camden, New Jersey click here
Green Party flag bearer for 2016 presidential election click here
Minimum wage is not enough to live on; no minimum wage is worse click here
GWRAZ aka Greater Lakes Women Refugee Association in Zambia click here
Chinese Lunar New Year: 2016 welcomes the year of the Fire Money, farewell  to the year of the Wood Sheep, which started off with lion dances all over Philadelphia click here
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.
Nobel Peace Prize 2015 awarded to 4 groups uniting for peace and stability in the north African country of Tunisia click here
Living in peace in Niger and in Camden County, New Jersey click here
Friends built and hatched click here
Walking across the bridge to Philadelphia click here
Yes, Quakers served a free lunch until Dec 2015. In Camden, every 2nd, 4th, 5th Sunday click here
Escape through barbed wire in Germany click here
Farai and Natasha rap for peace; Natasha wants to train as a physician click here
September 12 and the Pink Houses in Brooklyn 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, how to burn wood and oxygen into ash and that stayed on the ground and carbon dioxide that floated in the air.

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.

Immigration click here

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
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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Synagogue in Freiburg im Breisgau, burned to the ground by Germans supporting Hitler in 1938, memorial garden until 2015, when all traces of Jewish life and genocide were obliterated by German Greens click here
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When I was young I occasionally stopped by a pub for a drink. In 1986 I did that in the city in the Black Forest of Germany, in Freiburg-im-Breisgau. It was ANZAC Day. I convinced the pianist to play Walzing Matilda, Lothar offered me a drink....

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We can only save our planet, Earth, if we change how we live, and if we repair that which we have destroyed, evolving list of how we can do this click here
Moms Demand Action click here
I fasted over Ramadan click here
Lilies in Camden. Nick Virgilio and Walt Whitman click here
MJoTAtalks videos: peace in Zambia click here
Memorial Day weekend starts off with a huge block party on Germantown Avenue at Aces Museum click here
The Medical Writing Institute, because inaccurate health information kills click here
European Union click here
Ramu Raj, the peaceful musician working in Kerala, India (they had Christians before Rome started throwing Christians to lions). They are not all Christian, a diverse community. For his music click here
The Nutcracker, starring the ballerina of Arch Street Quakers click here
Make America kind again! Tangerines are for growing, eating, for writing songs about, not for electing, especially tangerines who are buffoons click here. 
Burned books, banned media click here
Southern Cross: stars and a ship named after them. Following the path made by Captain Cook click here
On D-Day, MAP Wood landed on Juno Beach in Normandy with the Royal Navy Commandos and was their chaplain. He was my cousin, and later became the Bishop of Norwich. Before all that, he was born during World War I when his father was jailed for being a conscientious objector click here
Philadelphia's Aces Museum for veterans closes off Germantown Avenue for the Annual Day of Honor, which this year is May 28, 2016 click here
Camden City New Jersey Newton Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends aka Camden NJ Quakers. Newton Meeting is not Newtown Meeting (which is in PA) and is not Camden Meeting (which is in Delaware).
Camden City New Jersey Newton Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends aka Camden NJ Quakers. Newton Meeting is not Newtown Meeting (which is in PA) and is not Camden Meeting (which is in Delaware).
Philadelphia's Labor Day parade and Walmart, the world's 3rd largest company click here
UniverSoul Circus comes to town. Yes, even today, folks run off with the circus click here
Come hang with us in our urban farm in Camden, New Jersey, and give rest and aid to anyone who walks over the bridge to Philadelphia click here
Where is Lothar Blossfeld Dipl Physik? click here
So many different ways of calling for peace. Cartoonists draw. Writers write. Charlie Hebdo is an equal opportunity offender, calling on everything they see that disrupts peace. They often get it wrong, but they try click here
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