Suicide Prevention and Other Kinds of Killing

Posted on February 22, 2022 By

by Rachel MacNair                         War It’s well-documented that combat veterans have a shockingly high suicide rate. Much of this comes from being traumatized by war. There are many kinds of trauma. The one I study most is Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress, which comes from the act of killing itself. For my dissertation back in 1999, I…

Achieving Diplomatic Breakthroughs in the Past and Future: The “Opening to China” After 50 Years

Posted on February 15, 2022 By

by John Whitehead China and the United States began a new era in their relationship 50 years ago this month. US President Richard Nixon’s arrival in Beijing, on February 21, 1972, and his subsequent meetings with Chinese leaders Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai marked a resumption of relations between the two countries after decades of…

Promoting Peace at Home and Abroad: A Challenge for Peace Activists

Posted on February 8, 2022 By

by John Whitehead Among the many challenges facing peace activists is how widely to spread their peacemaking efforts. Should they devote their energies to opposing wars and other hawkish policies pursued by their own countries? Or should they work against hawkish policies pursued by all countries, everywhere? Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages and,…

Life as a Pro-life Progressive

Posted on February 1, 2022 By

by Lisa Stiller Even as I type the words in that title, I realize how redundant they really are. Because to me, being pro-life is part of being progressive. Being progressive means protecting all life. Being progressive means putting the needs of the most vulnerable, lower income people first. Being progressive means rejecting all violence….