Mindfulness Bell - There's nothing like a daily meditation or prayer practice to cultivate inner peace. Here's a chime that can assist your quiet time or even serve as a random reminder to wake up and be grateful.
Israel and Iran: A Love Story? - A TEDX talk by Ronny Edry of Israel. He accidentally created an online movement for peace in the Middle East when he posted a Facebook image that declared "Iranians, we will never bomb your country."
Courageous Conversations - This documentary by Jim Dessauer of Interfaith Works of Central New York honors five people from The Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue Group who - for 30 years - have been building bridges of understanding that affirm the dignity of all people and all faith traditions.
Courage Gallery -
The dictionary calls courage "the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear." Here are some more spiritual reflections on this quality that enables you to step out into a fuller — and freer — way of living.
Practicing Spirituality with Quakers -
Quakers have time-tested strategies for times of economic insecurity: live simply; blend inner spiritual examination and social action to create a more just world; live in truth and serve others.
This e-course, available on demand, consists of 40 emails, each with a short passage by a Quaker writer and a suggestion for how to practice that thought during the day.
Practicing Spirituality with the Peacemakers - This e-course, led by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, is available through an
on-demand system where you choose your own dates. It starts with the inner peace of contemplation and then moves out to bringing peace to the family, neighborhood, and workplace. What does it mean to practice compassion in the midst of the daily grind where tensions reign and tempers often flare? Then the course will take the personal and make it political, studying how peacemakers have resisted the formidable powers of war and destruction.
Sulha, an ancient Arabic ceremony for reconciling enemies, today brings together Israelis and Palestinians in ever-increasing numbers. These videos overflow with mourning, hope, and celebration:
Sulha Peace Project - Part 1
Sulha Peace Project - Part 2
Sulha Peace Project - H.H. Dalai Lama interview
Sulhita - Youth Gathering 2007
The Dhamma Brothers -
This organization - as shown in its documentary film about the demonstrable, positive effect of meditation on inmates and staff in the U.S. prison system - aims to create conversation and a call to action about the need for effective rehabilitative programs.
A Season for Nonviolence - See the many ways you can participate in this International peace movement, including daily practices to build courage to speak and act with respect, honor and caring.
The Gifts of Uncertainty - Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy speaks to Bioneers in 2009 about how to live in a time of radical uncertainty.
Pilgrimage through Kham: Medical mission in Tibet -
One of the many forms peacemaking takes is skillful compassion, as this documentary movingly shows.
Peace Every Day Initiative - Create peace by joining in meditation and prayer with thousands of people at sunrise and sunset each day.
Turtles Can Fly - Without morally sledge hammering the audience, Bahman Ghobadi – writer and director of this film, who grew up in Iraqi Kurdistan and now lives in Iran – presents through real life situations a pedagogical vision that we seriously consider the needs of innocent children before we decide to go to war.
to Peace - This presentation of stunning photography and quotes
by peacemakers encourages us to cultivate patience, charity, determination,
gratitude, hope, and other qualities that pave the way for peace.