Reaching out
for Peace on Earth

This is a section of special meaning to me. I grew up in the deep South of the US during the Civil Rights movement. I have seen more pain and hate than I hope for my children ever to see in their entire lives. Changes can, and have been made.
Alabama, is now an historic site in the Civil Rights movement. Changes and understanding come when people get to know each other. This page is a message of peace, a call to reach out beyond what you regard as familiar and accept that there are other ways of life, and other types of people. It is a call for tolerance and understanding that we are all members of the human race. Regina Garson, Editor

Black Ribbon Campaign

Sept 14 Prayer
Americans sing "Amazing Grace" as they gather
around a memorial in New York's Union Square,
Sept. 14, 2001, a national day of prayer and remembrance.
(Photo © Robin Weiner/WirePix)

Perfect Blue Sky -- By Waldo Jaquith. The United States' sky was blue, perfectly blue. Empty, simple, clear, clean blue. Except for over New York City.
Addressing Emotional Consequences Of WTC Attacks -- HHS personnel have already begun to help coordinate crisis counseling programs for victims, their families, and the thousands of professional and volunteer rescue workers.

Violence is forever...

It festers in the soul like a cancer passing to the spirit of one's children and grandchildren. Long after nations have settled their differences, and peace proclaimed, memories live in the heart and soul. Peace to the individual spirit is much harder won than that for any nation. Healing is painful and sometimes it seems the most unreachable dream, but in strength and caring, one person, one step and one hand at the time it is possible.

  • Children of War -- By Michael Holmboe Meyer.
  • Mobilized Mothers Demonstrate Power Of Heart -- By Megan Cooley. Determined women working together can achieve durable change.
  • The Public Peace Process -- By Dr. Lionel Traubman, Pediatric Dentist and Worker for Peace. For 15 years, he and his wife, Libby, have devoted themselves to successful Soviet-American and Jewish-Palestinian dialogue, at home and overseas. Visit his page for ways you can actively move toward tolerance and understanding in your community.
  • Trauma Treatment Manual -- By Dr. Edward L. Schmookler. Originally written for people working in the field with survivors of rape in Bosnia This manual reprinted with many thanks to Dr. Schmookler, can be used as a guide for helping any individual or family member who has survived an emotional trauma. His contribution to peace is this resource for peace of the spirit.

  • Sites of awareness:

    Nobody Not Even Me -- Poetry by Bobbie Oskolkoff on why it is important to hold on to your past.

    Assimilation and Death of a Culture --The story and cost of the assimilation of Native into white America.
    Missing Identity Website -- This site is for people who came out of the Holocaust without knowing who they are, or have little information because they were small children. They try to link past and real identities. The project is non-profit and worked on a voluntary basis.

    Mother Teresa of Calcutta -- A biography.

    The Japanese American Internement

    CSI HIROSHIMA Live project -- Multimedia live on the 50th Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony.

    Shai's Peace & Love Page

    Shir Ha Shalom -- In Hebrew (Shir=Sing Ha=The Shalom=Peace). Mr. Yitzhak Rabin gave his Life for PEACE. This is the song he sang with thousands in the square a short time before he left us. This is the song for peace and mutual understanding. Perhaps we have some kind of obligation so sing together with them, because so many people work for genuine peace.
    Michael Holmboe Meyer

    Kids Reaching Out

    Educational Curriculum On The Death Penalty
    From the Death Penalty Information Center.

    The Peace in Pictures Project
    Children draw their visions of peace.
    Out of Jerusalem, Israel.

    A grassroots project aimed at getting as many children in the
    age group 10 -15 as possible involved in a GLOBAL dialog.

    1000 Paper Cranes
    School children's peace project.

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    Human Rights Links
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    Candle Light Vigil Across the Internet

    Missing Identity Website

    Peace 96

    Thank you to many people,
    from many lands.


    Copyright ©, 1996 R. P. Garson
    Individual copyrights remain with the author.