• In Soldiers of Peace, NAPF Peace Leadership Director Paul K. Chappell discusses how to wield the weapon of nonviolence with maximum force so that we can understand, confront, and heal our personal and societal wounds. To create realistic peace we must be as well trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war. Chappell discusses how our misunderstanding of peace and violence originate from our misunderstanding about reality and the human condition itself. This book offers a new paradigm in human understanding by dispelling popular myths and revealing timeless truths about the reality of struggle, rage, trauma, empathy, the limitations of violence, the power of nonviolence, and the skills needed to create lasting peace. Through the educational initiative of peace literacy and the metaphor of the constellation of peace, Soldiers of Peace offers a practical framework so that all of us can apply this new paradigm to our daily lives, and therefore create realistic peace within our friendships, families, workplaces, communities, nations, and the entire world. In a time of increased strife and violence in our society, this book is more critically needed than ever.
  • A vital tool for building our future, this work is both eye-opening and inspiring. Alice Walker sums it up well in her assertion that “Dream of a Nation offers hundreds of ideas and examples of how smart, committed, and daring we can be.” Offering a laser-focus on solutions, Dream of a Nation restores faith that we can solve our current looming environmental, economic and societal challenges.  
  • By David Krieger and Daisaku Ikeda. Choose Hope puts forth the profound proposition that ordinary people can and must lead their leaders to a globally secure future. We can end the threat of nuclear devastation if we choose to do so.

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