I’m glad Will has started this online peace project. I’m going to be curious to see what shape it takes on over time. So here’s my introductory post….

I won’t call myself a peace activist — that term implies putting in lots more work in the peace movement than I have ever done — but I registered with the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors when I was 17 and have considered myself a pacifist ever since. Now I’m a Unitarian Universalist minister, and I tend to look at pacifism and peacemaking from a post-Christian religious perspective.

This crazy war in Iraq and Afghanistan has begun to really gnaw at me recently, and I’ve been trying to figure out how to take action. I’m planning to go down to Washington to participate in the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq’s worship and witness event April 29-30. I’ve been considering heading down to the Olive Branch Interfaith Peace Partnership’s Washington celebration of MLK on January 19.

But I’m not sure worship and witness is enough. So I told Will I’d help him out with this online peace project. Seems to me we all have to do something to end this silly war.

What about you? What do you think might be an effective way to bring pressure to bear on Washington to end the Iraq/Afghanistan war — and go beyond that to truly promote peace in the world? Street demonstrations seem outdated, but will Web 2.0 movements be enough? What do you think?

Cross-posted in a slightly different form on my blog “Yet Another Unitarian Universalist.”

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