Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waging Peace

Paul Chappell's background includes his experiences as a West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran and author. Paul relates what he discovered about waging peace from his time in the military. Paul also speaks about how Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. waged peace. Paul grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black and half-white father who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a Korean mother. Paul's web site is

"When people in a democracy are not educated in the art of living - to strengthen their conscience, compassion and ability to question and think critically - they can be easily manipulated by fear and propaganda.  A democracy is only as wise as its citizens, and a democracy of ignorant citizens can be as dangerous as a dictatorship" ~ Paul K. Chappell
Paul elaborates on three kinds of change that will aid us to bring about peace, societal change, spiritual change, and ideological change. Paul shows how these changes take place gradually. Paul details a non-violent approach that can be used on a personal, community, national and global levels to bring about a different approach to handling disagreements, violence and aggression.

Peaceable Kingdom by John August Swanson
"Captain Paul K. Chappell has given us a crucial look at war and peace from the unique perspective of a soldier, and his new ideas show us why world peace is both necessary and possible in the 21st century." ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Source: C-SPAN: Book Discussion on The Art of Waging Peace

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Music includes Rise Against - Hero Of War, Michael Franti & Spearhead - Bomb the World, Dan Rheault - Antiwar, Capitol Steps - Shoe Bomb, Solar Twins - Rock The Casbah, Phil Ochs - Talking Pay TV, Tom Lehrer - Be Prepared, The Lion King - Circle Of Life, Linda Tillery & Cultural Heritage Choir and Frie - Wayfaring Stranger, The New Lost City Ramblers - How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live, Roger Mozian - Asia Minor

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