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Give Peace A Chance

October 15, 2012 The Lennon Ono Peace Award ceremonies were inspirational, thought provoking, and deeply emotional. Now, in a hotel room looking out over the Reykjavik harbor at the distant glacier and hearing John Lennon’s words “I hope some day you will join us and the world will live as one,” I am filled with renewed hope. As I sat on that stage, I was deeply impressed by the variety of

John Perkins To Receive Lennon Ono Grant For Peace 2012

September 26, 2012 Dear Friends, John Lennon is one of my heroes. His music, his writings, and the courage he exhibited when he spoke out against injustice and took actions for peace have inspired me since my college years. His example – his willingness to stand up to those who would have us believe that exploitation and war are part of the human condition and his commitment to creating a

The Message Of The Middle East

September 18, 2012 The tragic events sweeping the Middle East, including the murder of the U.S. Ambassador and other embassy personnel in Libya, have left many wondering how people can exhibit such anger against a nation that helped free them from murderous dictators. On the one hand, we hear accusations that Muslims do not respect women, human rights, and other religions, and that violence is