I am not so brazen as to say "Let it snow", but I do confess to a secret love of "Sugar Snows". I grew up in Vermont. By this point in March there usually was still snow on the ground, but it was looking pretty tired. Then along would come a "sugar snow", named for the maple "sugaring season". The world would be freshly white and beautiful, sometimes with deep snow. The horses that pulled the huge sled along with the holding tank for the sap along the side of our road had an easier time with less ice and patches of bare ground. It often warmed quick
On December 11, 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King said "Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
Once again The American Friends Service Committee will be active participants at the U.S. Social Forum (USSF), ready to spark change. Darryl Jordan, Director of AFSC's Third World Coalition, talked about the USSF, its importance, the participants and AFSC’s goal for the forum.
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64 year-old former journalist Sharen Green speaks about her experience as a human rights monitor in Palestine last summer as part of a World Council of Churches program. Green tells the story of life in Jayyous, a once wealthy Palestinian village which has been reduced to poverty by a military occupation that gets more draconian by the day.
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