It's my personal soapbox, a place for me to express thoughts and feelings, musings and rants, reflections and recollections; to have fun with words -- about things spiritual, environmental, social, political, economic, and, from time to time, personal. And of course about peace. Soapboxes are in public places (as London's legendary Hyde Park) on purpose, and so I invite conversations with you, for it is through civil discourse that we can gain some perspective on the seeming chaos of these changing times and learn together how to shape a positive future for ourselves, our communities, and the generations to come.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Safe, Healthy, Sustainable Communities - Happening Now!

Some good news about hope for inner cities and at-risk youth in crisis. And it’s not just hope for the future – it’s happening now. Warm your hearts for 7 minutes by watching this video (link below) from the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding in Gainesville, Florida. The National Peace Academy’s president Dot Maver also serves as executive director of RPCP, and NPA played a role in the initial design of RPCP’s program.