Peace is more than just the absence of war. Peace requires respect for the worth and dignity of our fellow human beings, tolerance among individuals and harmony within each person. It also requires global justice in place of global inequities, not least the elimination of hunger and thirst in a world of produces plenty. Article … Continue reading Peace

The birthday of the world

On the birthday of the world I begin to contemplate what I have done and left undone, but this year not so much rebuilding of my perennially damaged psyche, shoring up eroding friendships, digging out stumps of old resentments that refuse to rot on their own. No, this year I want to call myself to … Continue reading The birthday of the world


Our ability to use empathy and reason allows us to see how everyone's life would be improved if we were more tolerant of our differences. There's good evidence that global society is making progress in this way, especially over the last century. There is a way to go, of course, and sometimes our own experiences … Continue reading Empathy

Every Human

Every human being should be seen as having equal dignity and equal worth - simply by virtue of their humanity. We are all part of the same species and the same long story, it is possible to feel a connection with all people, everywhere. We can imagine ourselves in their position. I know that what … Continue reading Every Human


All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood. I turned and looked another way, And saw three islands in a bay. So with my eyes I traced the line Of the horizon, thin and fine, Straight around till I was come Back to where I'd started from. And … Continue reading Renascence