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It’s a sobering day. Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four planes and crashed them into a field in Pennsylvania, the Pentagon in Virginia, and the World Trade Center in New York. The Twin Towers were completely destroyed, and with them, thousands of lives, and life as we knew it. The effects are still being felt today. I remember where I was that day, as you... (more)

Need a place to focus in Toronto, Ontario? Yours more home than office? The Peace Studio is perfect! Focus on your deadline, writing, art or get "you" time in a private, flexible office/studio space. The beautiful peaceful environment will inspire artists, authors, photographers, videographers, telecommuters and personal growth. Included: Free wifi, desk, desk chair, keyboard, comfortable... (more)

If you happen to be feeling discombobulated in these times, you are not alone! A sense of disorganization or mini-trauma creeps in when we cannot do what we always do. One of the leading trauma experts, Bessel vanderKolk, defines trauma as being in a situation that we are helpless to change, and which seems endless (hmmm, that sounds familiar!). I have learned much from Bessel in terms of how to... (more)

Sometimes you need peace; sometimes you are in the position to give it. GivePeace is CryPeace's new initiative to help you do just that. In my travels over the years, I have been amazed at the resilience, and oftentimes inner peace, of people living in very precarious situations. That peace is not constant, nor naive of the practical impediments to peace that people face. Rather, it's a testament... (more)

Being one global family means we are “us”; there is no “them”. 1 Corinthians 13 reveals the key ingredient that our global family needs now more than ever: love. I don’t know if there has ever been a year that more people have wished was over than 2020. If you’re like me, you spent most of it under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether or not the disease affected you or your loved... (more)

This is a sermon I delivered on the Sunday in Advent devoted to peace. It is best experienced aurally, and I invite you to listen to it instead of read it, below. Good morning. Today I want to share a message on something that is very close to my heart – peace. Over many years I’ve travelled to over 20 countries seeking stories which nurture the empathy which builds peace. This month, we are... (more)

As we enter into Advent — the time when Christians prepare their hearts to celebrate Jesus’ birth on Christmas — may God’s peace be with you in a special way. And as we enter the twelfth month of the coronavirus pandemic, we desperately need peace. (more)

(lire en français) Dear people of France, from all backgrounds and religions, My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for the murders your citizens have suffered today, and in recent weeks, at the hands of violent extremists. I am so sorry for the fears that divide you instead of unite you at this difficult time. I am so sorry that the universal right to life was violated on your soil. I am so... (more)

I have a dream – that our tears over oppression will motivate cries for justice that become shouts of joy as justice flows down like rivers, and peace like everlasting streams. (more)

How can those charged to serve and protectkill an unarmed man with a knee to the neck?Why do brown people fear the men in blue when there is no difference between me and you? It’s not rightWe see the lightWe’ll stand and fightFor human rights Why do people living off their last piece of earthget sold out and silenced as if they’re of no worth?Who gave away the land of their forefathers?I won’t... (more)