Inspiring Quotes from Ike
Save an Afghan Orphan
Saving the Soul of America is a play, a dialogue among Dwight Eisenhower, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. about The Military Industrial Complex.
Changes of Mind - Changes of Heart is a reenactment from “War is a Racket” by Smedley Butler and “The Mother’s Day Peace Proclamation” by Julia Ward Howe.
Guardians of Peace
Having turned to support peace, we, Veterans For Peace, have changed our mission. Where once we trained in the conflict of hate; now we turn to the good will of cooperation. Where once we directed anger at our enemy; now we maintain patience during conflictive situations. Where once we provoked fear in our enemies; now we sacrifice to inspire their trust. Where once we inflicted suffering; now we suffer pain without complaint. Where once we worked for war; now we work for peace. These are our Issues.
It is illogical to defend peace by fighting for it. Those who are trapped in the war mentality, because of a fear and anger bias, see all who oppose them as enemies. We seek to free the mind-warriors of this bias. The antidote to fear is courage. The kind of courage that requires the willingness to self-sacrifice. Against mind-war it is the courage to trust in our shared humanity, even at the risk of being considered an enemy sympathizer. Against word-war it is the courage to speak about the humanity of the other side, even at the risk of being labeled as a provocateur. Against combat it is the courage to stop killing, even at the risk of being jailed as a traitor. This Archive is what we’ve done. These Events are our plans.
Many of us feel some regret for that time we served, especially in recent conflicts. We don’t want to be reminded about our participation as warriors. But now we feel a redemptive responsibility to stop war by joining together to be guardians of peace. Join with us, make Contact.
We also support a community that Link together to educate, demonstrate, and legislate for peace. Together, we are making a difference.
The Field of Engagement
Doug Ryder (You Tube) discusses why he got arrested for civil disobedience at the North Carolina General assembly.
We are pleased to collaborate with Durham Peace Action, Witness for Peace, WILPF, AFSC to sponsor
Peaceful Means Films
Sam's Ride for Peace updates
Video of Sam’s meeting with Rep. Price
A new professional video of last year's Sam's Ride for Peace is on You Tube.
Saturday, May 18, 1:00pm at Mr. Wok Restaurant 4831 NC Hwy 55, Durham, 27713.
Memorial Day, May 27, noon at the Carrboro Town Commons: We’ll hold our 6th annual Chapter potluck luncheon prior to the 2:00—4:00 pm Orange County Peace Coalition Memorial Day Remembrance of the Victims of War. The OCPC met on April 15, and, once again, is interested in participation by the Eisenhower Chapter. Vickie is planning an evening event for Chapter members to speak at 7:00pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill
Be the Peace