We want them to think again about promoting Canada as a warrior nation. Canada has always had a core value as a peacemaker, a peace builder,” PeaceQuest co-chair Alice Gazeley is quoted as saying in a recent article in the Catholic Register newspaper.
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PeaceQuest is one of several co-sponsors of this peace conference marking International Women’s Day. Erna Paris is the keynote speaker. Workshops are participatory. Childcare and lunch are included in the modest fee of $25. And men are welcome too!
Soon we’ll be doing our Christmas cards. One commonplace scene has an idyllic image — a horse and sleigh dashing through the snow. Now you never see the sleigh before the horse, the horse trying to push it up the hill, do you? Of course not. That would be dumb. We all know that the […]
PeaceQuest recognizes the global impact of Mr. Mandela’s courageous leadership of the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa, but also hails him as an honourary Canadian. When he was awarded honourary citizenship by Parliament in 2001, it was in recognition of his “great moral leadership to South Africa and to all humanity.” Among Mandela’s many accolades […]
A military man who loved peace and reshaped his thinking in light of nuclear weapons, General Len Johnson died in Kingston in November. Ernie Regher, his longtime friend and revered colleague in the quest to bring lasting piece, looks back at Len Johnson’s career and evolution.