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David Less visits with the Peace & Justice Report
November 23, 2014 06:53 PM PST
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David Less came into the studio last week, David has been teaching meditation and inner practice for 45 years and is recognized globally as a teacher of harmonious living, health, meditation and personal transformation. He is a Senior Teacher in the Sufi Order International and the International Head of the Universal Worship, an avenue for the harmonious celebration of all of the faiths of humanity without cultural or religious bias.

David is a founding member of the Abrahamic Reunion, a unique group of well-respected spiritual leaders in the Holy Land and beyond, acting as a living example of harmony among the world’s religions. In 1984, he founded David Less Tours, an international tour company which is promoting sacred travel and the exchange of ideas and heart connections among peoples of the world. David has practiced Sufism for all of his adult life and travels around the world sharing practices of sound, light and breath to uplift the spirit. He is the co-director of Rising Tide and the author of Universal Meditations: Recipes for a Peaceful Mind.

Peace & Justice Report....Human Trafficking
October 08, 2014 07:02 PM PDT

This week Anita Knishbacher and Marge Ellin from the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women came into
the studio to talk about an upcoming program on Human Trafficking...the event
takes place on 10/15 at 1pm at the
Jewish Federation at 580 McIntosh Rd in Sarasota.

Peace & Justice Report speaks with Thomas Linzey..7/1/14
July 02, 2014 06:35 PM PDT

Thomas Linzey is the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).CELDF, headquartered in Mercersburg, PA, has been working with people and communities across the United States and internationally since 1995 to assert fundamental rights to democratic local self-governance, recognize nature’s rights, and end destructive corporate actions aided and abetted by state and federal governments.

Jim Douglass visits with the Peace & Justice Report
April 07, 2014 03:58 PM PDT

Last week we talked with Jim Douglass,Douglass is a noted author on non
violence and Catholic theology, with many books and essays to his credit.
Douglass's 2008 book, JFK and the Unspeakable, discusses the John F. Kennedy assassination as a conspiracy ordered by unknown parties and carried out by the CIA with help from the Mafia and elements in the FBI to put an end to Kennedy's effort to end the Cold War after the Cuban missile crisis. We
talked with Jim about his JFK book as well as his most recent work..Gandhi
and the Unspeakable.

Peace & Justice Report interview with David Guest
April 07, 2014 03:50 PM PDT

Recently we had a conversation with David Guest about local and state environmental issues.David has been the managing attorney of Earthjustice's Florida regional office in Tallahassee since 1990. Since 1984, he has tried scores of environmental cases and has won several landmark decisions protecting navigable waters, establishing minimum flows and levels to protect aquatic ecosystems against excessive water withdrawal, preventing the sale and depredation of public lands, abating water pollution, and stopping the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

Ken Butigan talks with the Peace & Justice Report
April 07, 2014 03:35 PM PDT

Ken Butigan talked with us last month on the Peace&Justice Report
Ken Butigan is an educator, writer and advocate for nonviolent change.
For three decades he has participated in numerous movements for social transformation. He is the director of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and teaches at DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago. He has written or edited a series of books and writes a weekly column for Waging Nonviolence. He is a speaker and workshop facilitator on the power of nonviolent change in our lives and our world.

Peace & Justice Report interview with Carl Dix
April 07, 2014 05:17 AM PDT

Last month we spoke with Carl Dix, Carl is a founding member, and a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
We spoke with Carl about the Stop Mass Incarceration Movement,Carl discussed the month of Resistance that will take place this October.
In interviews, writings and talks, Dix has addressed questions of imperialist war, revolutionary struggles, the oppression of Black people, along with many other issues. He has held a series of public dialogues with Princeton University professor, and author, Cornel West. The theme of their dialogue has been: In the Age of Obama: What Future for Our Youth?"


Peace & Justice Report...Long Distance Revolutionary / Stephen Vittoria
October 04, 2013 11:46 AM PDT
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This week we had a conversation with Stephen Vittoria, Stephen is the writer, director and co-producer
of Long Distance Revolutionary. This film chronicles the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal as an American journalist and intellectual living within the harsh realities of Pennsylvania’s death row. Abu-Jamal has published seven books in prison, including his searing and best-selling “Live From Death Row.” The film features the voices of Cornel West, James Cone, Dick Gregory, Angela Davis, Alice Walker,Amy Goodman and many others. Earlier this year the film had a successful run in
several major cities around the country and recently the Documentary was released as a DVD including the bonus feature Manufacturing Guilt
How Philadelphia's Police and DA actively manufactured Mumia's guilt and
suppressed his innocence.

Interview with Bridget Mary Meehan on P & J Report
February 12, 2013 07:28 PM PST
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Last week on the Peace & Justice Report we spoke with Bridget Mary Meehan, she is the author of twenty books including Living Gospel Equality Now: Loving in the Heart of God, a story about her journey to priesthood in the women priest movement that is rocking the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church, a holy shakeup that is bringing new life, creativity and justice to the church and beyond. Bridget Mary has a MA in Religious Studies and a DMin from Virginia Episcopal Seminary. She is currently Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program for Global Ministries University. Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on Google and youtube and articles on BridgetMary's Blogspot. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California in the historic ordination of our bishops in the United States on April 19, 2009

Rosalie Riegle Discusses her book..Doing Time For Peace
January 23, 2013 09:26 AM PST

Last week we celebrated Martin Luther King’s birthday by interviewing Rosalie Riegle. Rosalie is the author of Doing Time For Peace : Resistance, Family and Community. In this compelling collection of oral histories, more than 75 peacemakers describe how they say no to war in the strongest way possible - by engaging in civil disobedience and paying the consequences in jail or prison.These courageous resisters leave family and community and life on the outside in their efforts to direct U.S. policy away from militarism

For a limited time only, both books from Dr. Riegle's oral history project on war resisters will be available from the publisher for a 40% discount. Until March 14, 2013, Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community will be available from Enter the sale code VPEACE at checkout. Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak out for Peace will be available from Enter the sale code PEACE at checkout.

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