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Living in a peaceful world, free from hatred, bigotry, bullying and violence may seem like an impossible journey. Violence surrounds us and overwhelmingly dominates our lives through crime-based TV shows, video games, and social media – not to mention our daily news feeds which include hate crimes, bullying, school shootings and domestic violence. According to Jan Arnow, author of In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World, are all connected along a continuum of violence. In this accessible book, Arnow makes the connections that have been widely ignored. She says, we can stop the violence, with 400 tips.
The statistics reveal a shocking truth. Every day in the United States:
Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to be an abuser as an adult
Seven children or teenagers are killed by firearms
187 children are arrested for violent crimes
1,837 children are identified as abused or neglected, and
2,857 high school students drop out.
"As a result of receiving poor social mentorship and not knowing how to resolve conflicts, there are more than 61,000 youth residing in juvenile detention centers or correctional facilities throughout the US,” says Arnow. "Abusive behaviors often initiate at home, and children who are abused become the abusers.”
Jan Arnow is the founder and executive director of Innovations in Peacemaking International, and is an internationally recognized lecturer and authority on multicultural education, violence abatement, prejudice reduction, creativity, and leadership. She is currently working on a teacher's and community guide to In the Line of Fire:
For more information, please visit http://www.butlerbooks.com/inthelineoffire.html.
What does it take to follow the Medicine Way? What is that path like?
How can indigenous wisdom benefit our lives?
Join us as the Independent Artists & Thinkers Network talks author, master healer, and internationally known teacher Dr. Jane Ely.
Dr. Jane Ely is an author, psycho-spiritual teacher, and indigenous healer and counselor who has trained in Energy Medicine, Dream and Guided Imagery, Psychodynamics, Peacemaking, and Healing Science Training (The Barbara Brennan School). She received her Doctor of Ministry from The University of Creation Spirituality founded by Matthew Fox. She teaches internationally. To learn more, please visit www.dr.janeely.net .
Arthur Kanegis is a writer, producer, humanitarian and president of FutureWAVE (Working for Alternatives to Violence through Entertainment). It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling stories that help plant the seeds for a less violent and more peaceful world.
What if there were no wars? What if it was expected that we treat one another with respect and dignity because we are a planet of peacemaking individuals? What if each of us looked at humankind as if it was we were all on the same team? I mean look at us. How much of a stretch would that be? Despite some coloration and feature issues, don’t we share similar DNA? We are the same species and can procreate with one another. If an alien were to draw us, we would each have two legs, two arms, and a head. So what if that alien asked “Take me to your leader,” and the answer in our future world was, “It’s all of us?”
My guest on this show is Arthur Kanegis, who has created a documentary to help promote just such a world, called The World is My Country and features the life story of Garry Davis who was the first Citizen to become a World Citizen.
Becoming a Cosmic Citizen
Dr. Michael Salla, Ph.D
This week we will have a special guest, Dr. Michael Salla, Ph.D. Dr. Salla started his career as an internationally recognized scholar in international politics, conflict resolution, and U.S. Foreign Policy. He held appointments at the School of International Service & the Center for Global Peace, American University, Washington DC. He has written several books on Diplomacy and conflict resolution, and has been awarded significant grants for his peacemaking initiatives concerning the East Timor conflict. More recently, he is known as a pioneer of the concept of ExoPolitics. We will be discussing those concepts as well as his scholarly research into citizen diplomatic efforts, government ET contacts, and an overview of some of the main ET Races that are interacting with Earth and some insight into their agenda’s. This promises to be a very interesting program, so don’t this week. For further reading and pre-study here, I recommend Michael Salla’s book: Galactic Diplomacy – Getting to Yes with ET as well as his other books available at
We will also discuss Dr. Salla’s new book Kennedy’s Last Stand, Eisenhower, UFO’s, MJ-12 & JFK’s Assassination, as well as touching on Dr. Salla’s thoughts on the latest Whistleblower to surface, GoodETxSG, along with your questions on all three topics.
We always welcome your questions and calls about your experiences.
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Don’s website: www.EvolutionThroughContact.com
This week, we will feature a return guest, the amazing peacemaker and interfaith leader, Frank Kaufmann.
We'll be catching up with Frank on his many interesting peacemaking and interfaith adventures of late. He recently returned from trips around the globe.
He participated in the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. The Prayer Breakfast always occurs on the first Thursday in February. President Obama was there to speak to the group, which is always the case with this significant event.
Frank is just recently back from Maharashtra, India, where he traveled to Mumbai, Pune, and Lonavala, to speak on the topic of religion and peace. The Sri Ramanusha Mission Trust sponsored the project in which noteworthy international guests and speakers were involved.
In November he was in Slovakia teaching youths, at a European youth training program in humanitarian outreach for the organization DONE (Development of New Environment). He also attended a major event for the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin. In December he was in Las Vegas to launch a project called "Prayer Spark."
Frank Kaufmann is the director of the Inter Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP) originally a Unification Church ecumenical organization. From 1998 until 2009, he served as editor in chief of the IRFWP's academic journal Dialogue and Alliance, which was named in 2004, by the American Theological Library Association, as one of the top ten religion journals in the world. This man doesn't just talk about peace, he works for it.
Frank is always a fascinating and well informed guest on our program, and we welcome him back again for his third visit with us on Cosmic Citizen. Please join us live for an opportunity to speak with Frank via our call-in line during the second hour of our show.
This promises to be an interesting show. We hope you can tune in!
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Learn how James has turned his spiritual understanding of what it is to be a leader into his life's mission and passion. Learn his secrets and be the leader you always wanted to be!
James Twyman is the best NY Times Bestselling author of 15 books including "Emissary of Light" and "The Moses Code." He in known around the world as The Peace Troubadour for his concerts in war torn countries like Iraq, Bosnia, Israel and South Africa. James is also the director/screenwriter/producer of five feature films including the award winning "Redwood Highway". In 1994 he founded The Beloved Community and the Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking which has ordained over 600 ministers serving around the world. His latest program is called The Academy of Soul Manifestation. He has become a leader in his own right and uses his leadership to spread a message of peace, tolerance and understanding. jamestwyman.com
Liz Dawn is the co-founder/co-creator of Mishka Productions and Celebrate Your Life events that brings to the world powerful life changing events that inspire, heal and transform your life!celebrateyourlife.org
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The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4500 schools participating.
Azim Khamisa – an author, activist and an international inspirational speaker – was born in Kenya, Africa and had early training in mathematics, economics and finance in the U.K. A successful investment banker with over 40 years of experience, he has conducted business in Africa, Middle East, Canada, USA, Europe and Asia. Presently he serves as the President of the Child Safety Network (CSN). Committing his life to halting the continuing cycle of violence among the youth, Azim became a social activist after his 20-year-old son Tariq was senselessly murdered while delivering pizzas in January 1995 by Tony Hicks, a 14-year-old gang member. Out of grief and despair, Khamisa was inspired to transform his loss through the power of forgiveness. Believing that there were “victims at both ends of the gun,” Azim forgave Tony and founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to break the cycle of youth violence by saving lives, empowering positive choices and teaching the principles of nonviolence and peacemaking. A month after establishing the foundation, Azim invited Ples Felix, Tony’s grandfather and guardian, to join him. Together, since November 1995, the two have brought their story and message through TKF’s Violence Impact Assemblies. The duo has reached over a million elementary and middle school children live and over 8 million via video programs, guiding the youth to choose a peacemaker’s life of non-violence and forgiveness.
Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.
Please join our audience and call in with your questions and comments.
The POWER of Nonviolence is understood by far too few people. Mahatma Gandhi said, "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of [hu]mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man." Violence erupts from the lowest aspect of who we are as human beings. To achieve Peace through nonviolence requires a shift upward and into the Highest Expression of our Being.
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. — Black Elk (1863-1950)
“The first principal of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.” ? Mahatma Gandhi, On Non-Violence
Ron Claassen has been active in Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice for almost three decades. He is the Co-Founder and Director Emeritus of the Fresno Pacific University Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Campus Activities and Programs, which he oversees, include Campus Mediation and Training for Student Leaders, Community Additional Activities and Programs: Restorative Justice Advocacy, Victim Offender Reconciliation Program - VORP, Conflict Resolution and Discipline that Restores in Schools, Mediation Associates (professional mediators group), Mediation and Conferencing for FPU Restorative Discipline and other community conflicts, Circles of Support and Accountability (for inmates leaving prison) and a range of community training events. Ron is the author of several books, one of which he co-authored with his wife Roxanne. He has also written numerous papers and articles. His insights into how we can heal our communities make him a leading authority in his field.
Regardless of where, in the world, you may find yourself you quickly come to recognize the common desire of all humanity for community, for conversation . . . our foundational desire to be understood and to understand . . . to know and to be known by the Other.
Join us for a fascinating conversation with Tim Gilman of the Bethlehem Coffee Company. It's more than just coffee. Wait till you hear what they are up to.
Their proceeds support education, advocacy and visual communications regarding justice and peacemaking through nonviolence, healing and transformation in the Middle East and around the world.
From the website:
Whether in the café, the coffeehouse or in the comfort of home . . . relationships are established and cemented around a great cup of coffee. Bethlehem Coffee Company selects only the finest coffee beans, hand-crafted and roasted in small batches to the highest standards. All to insure that you, our customer, experience a rich, robust cup of brewed coffee with great taste, maximum freshness while providing personal enjoyment and satisfaction.
For more info, click here.
Legal Eagle and the Coach with Bryan Kiser and David Altenbern and their guest Rajesh Kanuru & Doug Noll:
Rajesh Kanuru, one of the founding partners of KP Law, LLC, has established a reputation for being a zealous advocate for his clients who were hurt through work or the negligence of another. Believing that involvement is key to a successful representative, he has fought for the rights of clients against large corporations such as PepsiCo, Ace-Hardware, Dominick’s, Ford Motor Company, Fed-Ex, UPS and many more. His dedication to his job is unparallel to any other. He is tenacious when it comes to fighting for the rights of hard working individuals. Kanuru excels as an attorney, because he is able to advocate his client’s position and through this, is able to satisfy his client’s needs.
Doug is a sought-after keynote speaker at national conferences. He has an active international training and workshop schedule. From the Middle East to Asia to Europe and throughout North America, Doug teaches executives how to lead groups in difficult decision-making. He also teaches advanced mediation and conflict resolution skills and master negotiation workshops. In addition to being a keynote speaker and negotiation trainer, Doug is a full time peacemaker and mediator. He specializes in difficult, complex, and intractable conflicts. He is an adjunct professor of law and has a Masters Degree in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Doug is AV-rated and was a business and commercial trial lawyer for 22 years before turning to peacemaking. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and on the American Arbitration Association panel of mediators and arbitrators.
http://www.emissaryoflight.com/ Rev. Andrea Hylen, an ordained Minister of Peace in the Beloved Community gives an overview of The Beloved Community and the beginning of a community radio show. The Beloved Community is an inter-religious organization that has ordained over 400 ministers of peace around the world, and James Twyman is President and the founder of The Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking. To reach Andrea: http://www.opentoinspiration.com. She has a weekly BlogTalk radio show called Living on the Edge.
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