An invitation from
international peacemaker Daniel Buttry
Here’s your chance to help heal our world by reading and sharing these inspiring stories.
RIGHT NOW, the world is watching the dangerous confrontation between Russia and Ukraine—so Read The Spirit’s Interfaith Peacemakers is sharing stories about peacemakers from that fascinating corner of the world. Already, we have turned a spotlight on Russian peacemakers, through a profile of Russian peace activist Yuri Shevchuk. I have worked in Ukraine and in Georgia myself in recent years. So, this week’s top three stories are: 1.) my own open letter of encouragement to Ukrainian peace activists, 2.) the debut of a half-hour documentary on peacemaking in the nation of Georgia—and 3.) because she appears in that new film, I am sharing a profile of Rusudan Gotsiridze.
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February was Black History Month
Throughout February, we published stories celebrating Black History Month. In January, we observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day by publishing a profile of King. (Scroll down on this page for links to all of our inspiring January stories.) Then, in February, we reminded readers that many heroic men and women risked their lives in that historic campaign for justice. We began with profiles of three amazing women: Septima Clark, Diane Nash and Ella Baker. Then, we continued with profiles of James Lawson, Bernard Lafayette, John Lewis, Marian Wright Edelman, Lucius Walker and Daniel Hunter.
January was Interfaith Peacemakers Month
For 31 days in January 2014, a new story was added to this webpage—and we have kept those stories online for you to share with others. January 1 was Angelina Grimke; 2 was Leymah Gbowee; 3 was Vedran Smajlovic; 4 was Jonathan Sacks; 5 was Etty Hillesum; 6 was Joseph Brodsky; 7 was St. Hugh of Lincoln; 8 was Victor Frankl; 9 was Maha Ghosananda; 10 was Kabir; 11 was Imam Abdullah Antepi; 12 was Vern Barnet; 13 was Howard Thurman; 14 was Lady Deborah Moody; 15 was Cyrus the Great; 16 was John Leland; 17 was Gandhi; 18 was Daniel Barenboim; 19 was Rabindranath Tagore; 20 was Martin Luther King Jr.; 21 was Aung San Suu Kyi; 22 was Abraham Joshua Heschel; 23 was Nelson Mandela; 24 was Stephen Biko; 25 was Carl Upchurch; 26 was Rusudan Gotsiridze; 27 was Mother Maria Skobstova; 28 was Grigol Paradze; 29 was Pete Seeger; 30 was Imam Moussa al-Sadr—and 31 was Masahisa Goi.