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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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NEWS
May 5, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Protest Trump at Penn - peacefully I assume there will be protesters at the University of Pennsylvania on May 15, considering the expected presence of Donald Trump at the School of Arts and Science's commencement ceremonies ("Penn graduation will be long on top-tier statesmen," Tuesday). They should be there to acknowledge the threat to our country posed by Trump's presidential candidacy; his domestic policy of hatred toward African Americans, Hispanics, immigrants, and women; and his foreign policy, which consists of little more than bluster and "America First" slogans.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Allison Steele, STAFF WRITER
Community leaders in Camden are holding a rally for peace Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in response to a recent surge in violent crime. The rally starts at the Camden County police building, at 800 Federal Street, and the group will walk to City Hall. Several people are expected to speak about their personal experiences with violence, including Camden's Taisha Mercado, whose 13-year-old son Nathaniel Plummer was shot and killed in January. A 17-year-old girl has been charged in his murder.
NEWS
April 20, 2016 | By Jack Tomczuk, Staff Writer
Runners from around the world carrying a symbolic torch to promote world peace visited two Philadelphia schools Monday as a part of four-month, 10,000-mile trek across North America. The runners, a relay team undertaking the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, had with them a torch that has traveled the world with a message of peace. On Monday, they jogged into McCall Elementary's auditorium to talk with sixth, seventh, and eighth graders about peace and screen a movie showing their years of travel.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Broad Street has been yarn-bombed! Perfect timing! With unseasonable snow in the forecast, the big concrete planters in front of the Merriam Theater are wearing sweaters, and the orange tulips are looking cozy as well as very pretty. It's a lovely installation created by University of the Arts students in conjunction with Knitting Peace , the first show of PIFA (Philadelphia Festival of the Arts) playing through Sunday at the Merriam Theater. The yarn-bombing UArts students are part of a remarkable interdisciplinary course.
NEWS
April 1, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
A truce appears to be emerging in a bitter and long-running landlord-tenant dispute at a Haddon Township senior high-rise. The likelihood grew Wednesday after Municipal Court Judge Robert A. Gleaner dismissed harassment and simple assault charges stemming from a March 7 encounter between Rohrer Towers 1 manager Patricia Coyne and resident William Kiggins. The two had declined to testify, citing their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The township-appointed Housing Authority's effort to evict Kiggins - its third such attempt since 2010 - is still pending.
NEWS
March 31, 2016
It's time for the federal government to grant requests by Native American tribes to return the remains of hundreds of children who died more than a century ago after being taken to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School for assimilation training. Some children were torn from their families. Others were voluntarily sent to the Pennsylvania school by families who believed a Eurocentric education would help them succeed in America's white-dominated culture. They could not have known that many children would die, mostly from injuries or diseases.
NEWS
March 28, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
They wiped away tears, chanted, and marched through the streets of North Philadelphia on Saturday to vent their anger about the spike in violence in their neighborhood. It had been a particularly violent week in the city and in the neighborhood around Broad and Somerset Streets, which has seen its share of bloodshed. "It's a tragedy why we're here today," said activist Marcus Jackson, a biochemist. "We're here in the name of our streets. We must band together. " In three days, there were two slayings and two shootings in the neighborhood that police believe were drug-related.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
For five months in the middle of 2012, Philadelphia's building trades laid siege to the Goldtex construction site just north of Center City, where two brothers in their 30s decided to use a mix of union and nonunion labor to convert a 12-story loft building into apartments. It was ugly. Accusations of violence and intimidation flew, along with some punches, as pickets halted construction for five months. Observers said the brothers were mounting a direct challenge to union control over Center City construction.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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