Category Archives: Peacemaking

Why Fast for the Earth?

Idle No More has not been idle. Today, Monday 28 January, 2013,¬† they have called for a global day of action “to peacefully protest attacks on Democracy, Indigenous Sovereignty, Human Rights and Environmental Protections when Canadian MPs return to the … Continue reading

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Make Art, Not War for MLK Day 2013

We’ve given it a couple days for the photos to “develop,” as it were, of our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day “Art for Peace” exhibition, held at the Washington Street Arts Center in Vermillion, SD and co-sponsored by the SD … Continue reading

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Justice Is a Process (for Brother Martin)

For MLK Day 2013, in honor of a real drum major for peace and justice, we offer something a bit different: a poem. This one’s for Brother Martin… Justice is a process It’s not a nonsense syllable incanted into the … Continue reading

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One day, two very different demonstrations

Yesterday, Saturday 19 January, saw the state of South Dakota play host to two very different demonstrations. The first occurred in Pierre as 80 gun enthusiasts gathered inside the State Capitol to demonstrate against gun control on Gun Appreciation Day, … Continue reading

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Brother Ali: “Letter to My Countrymen” (#IdleNoMore version)

It’s been a busy few days here at the SD Peace & Justice Center, leaving little time for blogging. We’ll back later this weekend with updates on the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Idle No More movement that’s looking to … Continue reading

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Does inequality hurt the rich too?

Rodney Gist, a retired Methodist pastor in Sioux Falls and longtime member of the South Dakota Peace & Justice Center, published a great piece in the Argus Leader this past weekend, on the relationship (or lack thereof) he’s observed between … Continue reading

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A flight of cranes, from Hill City to Sandy Hook

It’s an unfortunate necessity that in the world of social justice, we spend a lot of time focusing on injustice. This focus on what’s wrong can catalyze us to figure out how to do things¬†right. But sometimes we forget to … Continue reading

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