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[This was first posted on the Peace Catalysts Int'l website the week before 9/11 under the title, "Fear, Inc."]   The flames of suspicion, hate and fear swept over our country in the 1940s and 1950s, fanned by the zealous anti-Communist Senator from Wisconsin, mwo4meph McCarthy. Government employees, people from the entertainment industry, the unions and universities, were dragged before…
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Recently I attended the first ever “Fair Trade Towns and Universities National Conference” in Philadelphia. There were lots of useful workshops and inspirational talks about how to take this growing movement to the next level. Grassroots mobilization, all agreed, was the key to making this happen. Incidentally, my family and I moved to a little community in the southwest suburbs…
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His hands still bloody from bludgeoning his brother and hastily burying him, Cain, son of Adam, hurried home. Yet the satisfaction of getting rid of his life’s biggest nuisance was now, ever so slightly, eroded by an edginess he couldn’t pin down. Suddenly, a voice out of nowhere – yet a voice he instinctively recognized – rang in his ear.…
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[This was a blog written by my friend Rick Love, founder and president of Peace Catalysts International, a week before the tenth anniversary of 9/11. We used this as an inspiration for the special prayers we offered during the 3 services we held at our church on that occasion -- the Blue Route Vineyard, in Media, PA]   September 11,…