“Instead of celebrating NATO’s anniversary, a growing coalition of individuals and organizations, including members of the local chapter of Veterans for Peace in Asheville, are calling attention to the issue of peace rather than bombing others.”
“We all bear some degree of responsibility to inspire and ignite the imagination, instilling a love of learning and service to others that leads to active participation in our democracy.”
“Imagine if the money Asheville taxpayers contribute to the war paradigm were instead used to uplift our community, to eradicate poverty, to provide physical and mental health care, to support efforts to make our community climate-change resilient, to make sure all our children have what they need to thrive!”
“We the people can speak out and vote for a future in which our country will match our desire for guns with our moral restraint; our wealth with our wisdom; and our military power with empathy, truth, goodness, and beauty.”
“The time is now to insist our students receive tools that will give them, their families and their world a million times more benefit than would the tools of defense and attack still (sadly) popular even in progressive Asheville.”
“Personally, I say ‘No’ to the militarization of our youth despite good intentions. We can do better than that with the ideals that reflect peace or at least make war less likely.”
“Many mothers in Western North Carolina are telling our families that all we want for Mother’s Day is peace in our community and world.”
“At the end of May, Israeli anthropologist, human rights activist, scholar and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Jeff Halper will be visiting Asheville to share his views about the conflict and the possibilities for peace.”
Amid escalating violence in the Middle East, several local groups are observing a “Day of Peace” on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Veterans from around the world are in Asheville this week for the Veterans for Peace National Convention. The organization aims to build a culture of peace by helping the injured heal and helping educate the public about the true costs of war. The national convention started July 22 and runs through tomorrow, July 27, encompassing […]
On Sept. 10, Patriot Day eve, about 15 people gathered in front of the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville to rally for “peace on earth.”
As children in Asheville and elsewhere return to school after the holiday break, let’s focus on ensuring that their future is peaceful.
August was one of the most deadly months for the U.S. during our more than 10 years of occupation in Afghanistan. August was also one of the worst for our economy in the U.S. Are we getting the message yet? Are our country's priorities in the right place? Many think not. Peacetown Asheville, along with […]
Friends and neighbors came together to fold 1,000 paper cranes to celebrate Judith Hallock and her lifetime of peace work.