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
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
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.
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.
October 3, 1997 |
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.
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.
May 24, 2007 |
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.
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.
February 21, 1991 |
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.