Peace!

Asking These Questions At Work Can Lead To A Sustainable Future

Mel Wilson | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Impact
Mel Wilson

I believe we all have an ethical responsibility to operate within our chosen profession and a moral responsibility to do what we can to make the world a better place for everyone. No matter where you work and no matter your chosen field, it is important we avoid falling into the pits of complacency.

Let's Get Clear On What Pacifism Really Means

Lauryn Oates | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Lauryn Oates

I'm tired of pacifists. I'm not going to be polite around them anymore. I'm not going to be accommodating in polite society and pretend that while I differ, I respect the pacifist opinion. I don't. Pacifists are wrong, and this is why. Pacifism tolerates, even abets, terrorism and fascism -- and the war and violence that come from them.

Our Leaders Need To Shed The Corrupting Influence Of Weapons

Harith Chaudhary | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Harith Chaudhary

We have a problem, rather, a preoccupation with power. It is human nature to want and crave it, but the ways we get it and keep it are usually inhumane. The simplest, most base feeling of power is that of physical might. The ability to defeat one's foes in combat.

15 First Time Travel Tips And Tricks

Booking.com | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

To get the most out of visiting a new destination, we have curated a list of top tips for first time travellers following global research* from the most creditable source -- travellers who have been there, done that and have the passport stamp to prove it.

Resisting Economic Globalization Turns Clock Back On Prosperity

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Polleit | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Business
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Polleit

The Trump administration fancies the use of protectionist measures to boost production and employment in the U.S., to the detriment of other countries if need be. Such interference with economic globalization wouldn't just infringe on prosperity. It would probably also rekindle old and new political conflicts.

We Don't Need More Data, We Need Mystery

Christina Crook | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Christina Crook

May the source of all these mysteries guide us home.

Progress In War Seems To Be Outpacing Efforts For Peace

Glen Pearson | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Not all that long ago, peace was viewed as the occasional pause between a long lists of conflicts. If we aren't careful, we will soon be in danger of replicating such a timeline. Peace becomes an investment in what we can accomplish; war morphs into everything that we can lose.

We Need To All Push Forward For Peace

Carl Hétu | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Impact
Carl Hétu

On January 30, I joined 300 Muslims and Christians who gathered at the Gatineau mosque. At the invitation of Archbishop Paul-André Durocher Catholics and Muslims started talking to each other -- embracing, shaking hands and some even hugging -- to find human beings that needed one another in this time of crisis.

Trolling On Social Media

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada
Jessica Gerlock

Photo Cred: Karolina Grabowska The term "trolling" in today's generation refers to complete strangers writing offensive online posts with the purpos...

Let's Look To 2017 With A Renewed Sense Of Hope

Glen Pearson | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living
Glen Pearson

Hope is not just an aspiration, but a driving force of nature that takes on the world with a sense of determination, daring to take another chance at getting things right. It is the pitting of ourselves against the worst aspects of humanity and believing that we'll prevail. Hope is the better angels of our nature with their sleeves rolled up.

'Twas Days Before Christmas, In A Very Troubled World

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

Despite it not being "my" holiday, I've always enjoyed Christmas, or at least the "spirit" of it. But in December of 2014 -- much like this year -- I was having a really hard time getting into it.

Learn To Connect By Disconnecting

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Kunal Gupta

These upcoming holidays, I challenge you to be fearless and disconnect from technology. Connection has been such a powerful theme in my life; it is s...

Why I Took Email Off My Phone

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business
Kunal Gupta

Email, like a bag of chips, is addictive. Even with the most discipline, you will break. Having email on your phone is the equivalent to walking around with an open bag of chips with you. All the time. It doesn't sound very healthy, does it?

Is It Possible To Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?

Candace Plattor | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Candace Plattor

I've often wondered what makes people so terrified of those who are different from themselves. What is that really about? Why do these differences matter so much? Why CAN'T we live in peace, why CAN'T everyone just get along?

The Rest Of The World Couldn't Vote, But We Can Act

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Henry Mintzberg

We in Canada, along with many other people around the world, did not get to vote in the recent American election -- yet we are meant to suffer the international consequences of it. Shall we sit back, as usual, and watch events unfold, including the possibly catastrophic effects of climate change left unchecked?

How To Carry On When You Feel Like Giving Up

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

At times like these, whether our hearts are heavy with the weight of the world or we are fearfully facing our own personal troubles, it's of utmost importance to connect; connect with each other, connect with the earth, connect with ourselves.

Colombia's Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis

Kamilia Lahrichi | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Kamilia Lahrichi

As the international community is closely following the recent rejection of the peace deal in Colombia, another key issue has long been ignored in this war-torn nation: there has been an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the northern Colombian province of La Guajira, a remote and impoverished desert peninsula.

We Need Unity In The Face Of Attacks On Education In Afghanistan

Lauryn Oates | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Impact
Lauryn Oates

Militaries come and go, regimes rise and fall. But the social change that comes from education is irreversible. Every teacher capable of inculcating curiosity in a young mind, every individual who persists in questioning, every student who learns new ideas and spreads them to others, is a menace to the Taliban's plans.

What Peace Means To Children Living In South Sudan

World Vision | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

It has been one year since South Sudan signed a peace deal to end 20-months of conflict in the world's newest country. But with renewed violent clashes in July and mass internal displacement, long-term peace and stability remains uncertain. These South Sudanese children share what peace means to them.

Fractured Jerusalem Reminds Us Of Our Need To Reconnect And Heal

Mohamad Jebara | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Living
Mohamad Jebara

Far from being a "city of peace," it was and remains a fractured and divided city, echoing the fragmentation found within all people. Jerusalem teaches us that each time our life seems destroyed and razed to the ground, it can be rebuilt and life has to go on.

Turkish President Erdogan Wrong To Blame Man Of Prayer For Coup

Gregory Baum | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Gregory Baum

I am appalled by the accusation of Turkey's president, Mr. Erdogan, singling out Rev. Fethullah Gülen as instigator of the recent military putsch. I am appalled because I am familiar with the work of this Turkish sage, have studied his thought and learned how he understands his mission in society.

We All Need Some Of That Woodstock Peace And Love

Linda Simpson | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

Can one summer go by without a mention of Woodstock? Not in my summer it doesn't. I grew up near the site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair across the river on the Canadian side of the 1960s. In a perfect world, as August 1969 approached, I would have been holding a much prized $18 advance ticket to the Festival.

These Men Were Fathers And Sons And They Were Loved

Lori Gard | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Somewhere in the United States today, children will be sobbing because they will never see their Daddy again. Somewhere in the United States today, women will be doubled over in grief because their men will never be coming home to them again. Somewhere in the United States today, mothers will be weeping the loss of sons. Fathers will lament the loss of their boys. Sisters, and brothers, and aunts, and friends: all will be mourning. Because the lives that were taken were not just Blue or Black or any other colour or label. They were more than a label. They were loved.

The Final Frontier For Emotional Health Is Peace

Victoria Lorient-Faibish | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Victoria Lorient-Faibish

There is plenty of evidence showing that living in a constant state of emotional turmoil that is, in a constant state of lack of inner peace, will compromise a person's immune system as well as their mental health.

Sports Give Hope To The World's Most Vulnerable

UNICEF Canada | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, April 6, I encourage you to go get a soccer ball, pick up a baseball bat or grab a Frisbee and play a few rounds with a child. You never know how much you could be changing their lives -- and changing the world -- forever.