For the last decade, the FWTP team have been traveling the United States promoting peace, nuclear disarmament, positive transformation, and recycling! Over this time we have been lucky enough to work with some amazing people, families, organizations, venues, etc. ❤️It takes a village! #Community #Unity#PartnersInPeace #Transformation #Peace #Love #Recycling
From War to Peace is committed to donating 20% of all sales, this Giving Tuesday, to the victims and family members affected by the devastating "Camp Fire" in Paradise California that has taken 85 lives, destroyed 14,000+ residences and left more than 500 people unaccounted for.
It is times like these where the collective efforts of all humanity must work together and rally to provide love, compassion and support to those who need it most!
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From War to Peace stands in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of America as we mourn for losses of their ancestors and the cruel injustices done against them. Today, we advocate for YOU - those who are the forebears of our land!
As you may recall, Berkeley, California, celebrated the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in 1992 at the behest of the American Indian Alliance. Cities including Seattle, Denver and Phoenix have since elected to follow suit, and five states-- Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, South Dakota and Vermont-- have replaced Columbus Day with similar celebrations of native people.
We are encouraged to see yet another brave group of city councilmen and women in Cincinnati vote to rename Columbus Day in support of all Native American people.
"I think history tells us that Christopher Columbus was not a good representation of the kind of people we'd want to value and appreciate," councilman Chris Seelbach said.
Join us today as we direct our thoughts and soften our hearts to show respect to all indigenous people of the North Americas.
If you feel compelled, please consider donating to one of the organizations below whom are committed to giving back to and protected the rights of our indigenous peoples.
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From War to Peace supports San Luis Obispo’s Mayor, Heidi Harmon! As current mayor of SLO, Heidi has love for her city and her people, and represents the strength and empowerment of women everywhere.
The Mighty Rose was created to stand in unity with Mighty Heidi’s progressive movement. The Mighty Rose represents equality, love, unity, and passion. With leaders like Heidi, we are taking a step closer to a world of peace.
As Partners in Peace, 20% of all sales will go to the incredible work of RISE 501(c)3 in SLO. RISE stands to create a world free of sexual assault and peace among intimate relationships. Respect. Inspire. Support. Empower.
The Hebrew phrase “Tikkun Olam” centers on our human responsibility for fixing what is wrong with the world. Essentially, it is the pursuit of and commitment to social, environmental, and economic justice. Since it’s inception, From War to Peace has strived to embody this principle, and worked to build a community of like-minded individuals and organizations who are dedicated to healing the fractures of our world. These partnerships provide us with a tremendous sense of pride for what we accomplish here. Here’s a glance at whom we love:
This Giving Tuesday, we invite you to join us in supporting these and other extraordinary organizations that are working tirelessly to improve the world our children will someday inherit. You’ve still got until tomorrow (11/28) by11:59pm to receive your FREE Hand-Hammered Peace Symbol necklace on any orders of 3 or more items, along with FREE SHIPPING on any order!
But what about our holiday sale!!!
As the tastiest of holidays descends upon us this year, FWTP is throwing all kinds of extra value into your shopping cart. Tomorrow till Wednesday, all orders receive free shipping, as well as a beautiful complimentary Hand-Hammered Peace Symbol necklace along with any purchase of 3 or more items.
I read somewhere recently that respect isn’t about agreeing with others, so much as it is about how we disagree with them. With that sentiment in mind, we want to tip our hats to an organization dear to our hearts this Veterans day, Veterans For Peace™. They are a group of military veterans “dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.” You gotta love that. These men and women have established over 120 chapters across the United States and abroad. They are organized, compassionate, and experienced in a way many liberals will never truly understand.
And yet, in some communities Veterans for Peace have found themselves unwelcome. This very day in Binghamton, NY, the Broome County chapter of Veterans for Peace has been told that it cannot march in it’s towns Veterans Day Parade. Clifford Post, spokesperson for the Parade Committee wrote, (VFP’s) “positions are inconsistent and distractive relative to the common purpose of this event.” Peace is not always popular. Well, Broome County VFP…we are with you! If any of you ever find yourself in San Luis Obispo, CA, shoot us a line and we’ll break bread together. Read below to learn more about Veterans for Peace in their own words…
We, as military veterans, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others both nationally and internationally
Happy International Peace Day, you beautiful people. Anybody watching the news lately knows we’ve got our work cut out for us. But this day is set aside to honor a higher ideal. It exists to remind us of patience and compassion and inclusion, and a hundred other things that make humanity a kind of miracle. Much in this world may be beyond our control, but interpersonally, each day offers us another opportunity to embrace the best of ourselves, to do a little better, to get it right. Anybody can fight…but Albert Camus said it best, “Peace is the only battle worth waging.”
Check out the front lines of that battle, as a group of Black Lives Matter protesters are invited on stage to share their message with a group of Trump supporters this week. While far from universally welcomed, these brave and articulate activists got way out of their comfort zones, and left a small corner of Washington D.C. a little more united for their efforts.
Today is Women's Equality Day, which sets out to celebrate the 97th anniversary of American women finally winning the right to vote in 1920. That victory came after decades of suffrage activists such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton fighting for this basic human right.
While we would be remiss not to tip our hats to these extraordinary women and all others whose struggles brought us this far, we are now nearly 100 years down the road. So just what does all this mean today? With that question in mind, the From War to Peace team hit the streets to probe the minds of some of the best and brightest women in our lives. Here is what we found:
There is much to be done. So much in fact, that the very idea of a commemorative Women’s Equality Day is vaguely humorous - if not downright insulting - to many of the individuals it sets out to honor. The most frequent response we got from the women we spoke with was short and sweet: “why not every day?” And who can blame them? After all, available information paints an unfortunate picture of the state of gender equality in 2017.
Despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963, our wage gap aggressively persists; a woman is still typically paid 80 cents on average for every dollar paid to a man doing similar work. And this number has barely budged in a decade. Meanwhile, that 20 cent gap really adds up. A recent study suggests that on average, a 20-year-old female entering the workforce will lose $418,800 over a 40 year career as compared to a male counterpart. Simply put, a woman must stay on the job a decade longer than her male equivalent if she intends to earn the same amount. Race and ethnicity only serve to further widen this gap.
Just last year the American people elected a man as President who cuts one of the most appalling figures of our time: lacking anything approaching a social conscience, he is a racist, a reactionary, and a misogynist. His defeated opponent: a woman with impeccable credentials, genuine personal stability and maturity, compassion for the poor, and a real conscience. Had she won, a woman - for the first time in recorded history - would have been the most powerful person on earth. But we blinked.
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And here we find ourselves in 2017, with some progress made, but still facing serious issues and few simple solutions. So back to the question: what does all this mean today? Women today - and any decent men who make common cause with them - face an uphill battle. We must spar in corporate boardrooms and in the halls of government; we need to fight it out over kitchen tables with our families, loved ones and neighbors. We will neither forget our history nor accept the status quo.
But we are not without hope. The Women’s Marches of Jan. 21st yielded what was likely the largest series of single-day demonstrations in recorded U.S. history. That remarkable display of unity stands tall as a testament to what we can accomplish when Women lead. It was a moment to make our daughters proud. Here’s to more of them! And to every woman stepping out of your comfort zone and keeping this conversation alive… this one’s for you.