Right now somewhere around the globe people are killing each other. They are fighting for what they believe is a valid reason to take a life. At the same time, these people are preparing for their winter celebration or are in the midst of celebrating. A contradiction all in its self that reminds me of a time I will never forget. A time some twenty years ago, when I was protesting a war outside a church right before Christmas.There was this man walking towards the church his face flaring red with anger as he spieled words at us spit flew. He defended a war far from his reality, all he fumed was death for people he new nothing about. His anger blew me away but even more so, the fact he was headed to listen to a sermon about peace, love, and birth forced my innocence to wake to a human flaw that will forever scare me.
Inside this Issue: Our focus this winter issue is on world peace. A far off reality for humans as global history shows a world of war. In a hundred year span of time humans have lived in peace for five minutes. Does that mean peace is inevitably impossible or can we grow beyond? We feature voices that have lived in the midst of war, quotes of peace, and much more.
The winter writing challenge/poetry contest will be held mid January.