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August 11, 2006
RE STU Bykofsky's "A world without Israel": The roots of this feud go back centuries. Today's incarnation is no different. Muslims, by dividing their own people, create the imbalances that are the breeding grounds for discontent, poverty and despair amongst them. Hezbollah would be out of a job with "real" peace and a Palestinian state. Thomas G. Lutek Philadelphia
NEWS
August 7, 2008
WHY GOD hasn't turned the lights off on this planet is beyond me. God rest your soul, Danieal, your suffering is over. You'll never have to worry about the people who gave you life being ashamed of you. And the people whose job is was to protect you not thinking you were worth the time. George Parker, Philadelphia
NEWS
August 9, 2004
THERE IS a consensus in our community, and among thinking people throughout this land, that the invasion of Iraq was a grave error. Many of us also believe that our country has squandered any good will we had in the region, and that it is folly to imagine that the U.S. military can play a positive role in stabilizing Iraq's future. With a history of firing on innocent civilians and torturing political prisoners, our occupation of Saddam's Imperial Palace can only be incendiary.
NEWS
April 9, 2002
War has a way of pushing passions beyond the battlefield's physical boundaries. That's important to remember, because hatred can grow in the absence of efforts to promote understanding. This week's series of events sponsored by the Philadelphia area's Jewish Americans and Arab Americans is just such a worthwhile effort. The events started Sunday at a Sufi mosque on Overbrook Avenue, where about 100 people - Muslims, Jews and Christians - came to read poetry and talk about peace against the backdrop of Middle East fighting.
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October 3, 1997 | GEORGE REYNOLDS/ DAILY NEWS
Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (above, center) talks with residents of Grays Ferry after prayer service (below) at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in which about 500 people of different races came to promote peace.
NEWS
February 12, 2006
When the city is at peace, the sky will be clearer. If the city was mine, no guns. When the city is at peace no killing and destroying, my man wouldn't have got killed. No crime no deadline. it will regain its name as the City of Brotherly Love. You would always see waving hands! Boys and girls would change hands when the city is at peace. Stop the war. There will be no pain, the beast will sleep, shoes will have feet, As time past, sun sets, mornings are born again everything is calm.
NEWS
May 24, 2007 | By VIC COMPHER & STEVE NEWMAN
WHY ARE Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus and others gathering in Northwest Philadelphia on June 3 to call for peace in our world and on our streets? Sadly, the answers are not hard to find: At home, Philadelphians are mourning the deaths of record-setting numbers of our youth and other citizens to street violence. With Virginia and the nation, we grieve over the murder of dozens of college students who died from senseless violence. Abroad, we witness with horror the protracted wars in the Middle East, Darfur, Afghanistan and other places.
NEWS
June 13, 2006
SOME candidates in the 2006 elections are promoting an exact timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq. In the absence of a strategy to balance power among Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds, campaign rhetoric underestimates the effort needed to reach a long-term solution to a shattered nation's communal conflict. If there is one common pathway to peace in Iraq, it's unity among its three subnationalities. Peace in Iraq can be achieved. Americans yearn to bring the troops home. But purposeful steps are needed to accomplish these two related ends.
NEWS
February 21, 1991 | By Janet Poland, Special to The Inquirer
The notebook near the altar at Queen of the Universe Catholic Church in Levittown contains the names of parishioners' family and friends who are serving, or may soon serve, in the Persian Gulf. It lists names of men, women, couples: Maj. Patricia Jordan; Lt. Michael Parillo, USMC, Geo. M. Razier, grandson. Since the war began, the congregation has been praying for the safe return of the 225 people whose names are inscribed in the book. But on Tuesday, the entire service was devoted to their concerns when Bucks County's vicar, Msgr.
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January 19, 2016
_ WAR & PEACE. 9 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 8, Lifetime, A&E, History Channel. It's a classic of Russian literature, spoken with the inevitable English accent (even Gillian Anderson has one), but this four-week Leo Tolstoy story, adapted by Andrew Davies ("Pride and Prejudice"), is also a splendid, sprawling romance. Lily James ("Downton Abbey") plays Natasha and Paul Dano is Pierre, who unexpectedly inherits a title and fortune but finds it can't buy happiness. _ MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
The shooting of a police officer the night before did not deter protesters from marching through North Philadelphia on Friday in a demonstration against police brutality and economic inequities in the African American community. Dozens of police on foot, on bicycles, and in squad cars followed scores of predominantly college-age marchers on their peaceful, two-mile walk from Broad Street and Erie Avenue to Temple University. The demonstration, planned several weeks earlier, took place as the nation's attention was focused on the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer by a man who detectives said had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
NEWS
January 2, 2016
By Chuck Bauerlein My maternal grandfather died a few years before I was born, so I never got a chance to ask him why he brought his 16-year-old daughter with him to the city hospital that day in 1944 to help look for her missing brother and sister. The Americans had been running bombing raids over Holland, strafing Nazi forces with cluster bombs in an attempt to drive them back to Germany. My aunt and uncle had gone into town to do some shopping. When they didn't return after an hour or so, my grandfather and my mother went to find them.
NEWS
December 28, 2015
AFGHANISTAN Leaders to meet on peace issues Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed Sunday to meet with U.S. and Chinese officials in the first weeks of the new year to discuss "peace-related issues," a move that could reinvigorate a stalled peace process with the Taliban, the Afghan president's office said. The development came as Pakistan's powerful army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, met with senior officials in the Afghan capital, including the president, Ashraf Ghani, and chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah.
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December 26, 2015 | By Clare Becker, HANOVER (Pa.) EVENING SUN
GETTYSBURG - From the road, it's a scene like any other in rural Adams County. A white farmhouse set back in the trees. Weather-beaten barn. A dog in the yard lifts its head at the sound of an approaching vehicle. Inside, cuttings from a bodhi tree, a tree sacred to Buddhists and traditionally planted at monasteries, catch the sunlight from a glass near the kitchen sink. A vase of pink freesia rests at the base of a small altar to the Buddha. A tall man in a pressed white cotton shirt gets up from an armchair to answer the phone.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015 | Carolyn Hax
Question: I have this idea in my head that I will only be able to forgive the ex who cheated on me if he owns up to his mistake: not in terms of the cheating, but in terms of how he fled the scene and didn't want to give me the time of day to break up in person. It's also important to note that he didn't admit to cheating - I found out from a friend. I've already come to realizations about how we were incompatible as partners, and I don't want him back. I think I just want the satisfaction that he feels bad for treating a person so disrespectfully.
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
I STOOD OVER the fresh grave at St. Miriam Cathedral in Flourtown just as the sun was beginning to set the other night and whispered a long-overdue farewell. "Rest in peace, Diamond. " I never met Diamond Williams, the 31-year-old transgender woman who was brutally murdered and dismembered in 2013. But for the last two years I was determined that she would not go unclaimed in death the way she had in life. It took a village of compassionate and generous people to make this happen, but it finally did after GALAEI, a queer Latino social-justice organization in North Philly, answered my call to claim the ashes that still sat in the Medical Examiner's Office a year after she was cremated.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
During 14 years of civil war in Liberia, more than 700,000 residents fled the country. One of the nation's most popular singers, Tokay Tomah, went in the opposite direction. Through the '90s, she waded into the smoldering remains of the war alongside U.N. workers, visiting combatant camps to sing for peace. It was terrifying work: Soldiers were high on cocaine and other drugs, and it seemed anything could happen at any time. Still, she saw it as the most direct path to reconciliation.
NEWS
October 26, 2015
ISSUE | MIDDLE EAST Teach peace The recent string of terrorist attacks in Israel has shocked the world with images of senseless violence. Even more surprising has been the age of the attackers: Most have turned out to be Palestinians who are 16 to 25 years old. When Israel is subjected to terrorism, many of us try to understand the attackers' motivation based on our own moral codes, experiences, or mind-sets. However, the most important factor is overlooked: the persistent cycle of young Palestinians being educated about the glories of terrorism and dehumanization of Jews.
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