2011 Charles DeBenedetti Peace Conference


Relations of Violence

  • Reading: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam [1967]" in The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace, introduction by Howard Zinn (Boston: Beacon Press, 2002)

Culture of Fear

  • Reading: Vine Deloria, Jr.

"Non-Violence in American Society [1974]," in Vine Deloria, Jr., For This Land: Writings on Religion in America, ed. James Treat (New York: Routledge, 1999).

The Wages of War

  • Reading: Leo Tolstoy

"Patriotism and Government" [1900] in War--Patriotism--Peace, by Leo Tolstoi, edited and introduction by Scott Nearing (New York: Vanguard Press, 1926)

Round Robin

Practicing Peace

  • Reading: Dorothy Day

"Little by Little" in By Little and By Little: The Selected Writings of Dorothy Day, ed. Robert Ellsberg (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984)

  • Sr. Paulette Schroeder
  • Dr. Asma Abdel-Halim
    • on peacebuilding in Sudan

Teaching peace

  • Reading: Colman McCarthy

"I'd Rather Teach Peace" From the preface of Colman McCarthy, I'd Rather Teach Peace (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2002).

Workshop: Learning Nonviolence

  • Reading: Mohandas Gandhi

"My Faith in Nonviolence" in The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace, introduction by Howard Zinn (Boston: Beacon Press, 2002)

  • Josie Setzler
    • Nonviolence Practice: An Exercise
      • Creating a Culture of Peace
      • Pace E Bene
      • Project Peace: Imagining a World Without War—Sr. Paulette Schroeder, Tiffin, OH pauletteosf@hotmail.com (no website yet)
      • Daniel Berrigan: Essential Writings, selected with an introduction by John Dear (Orbis)
      • Eknath Easwaran, Gandhi the Man: The Story of His Transformation (Nilgiri Press)
      • The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace, Introduction by Howard Zinn (Beacon)
      • Mark Kurlansky, Nonviolence: Twenty-five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea (Modern Library)

Choosing Peace

  • Mike Ferner, Interim Exec. Dir. of Veterans for Peace
    • Exploring Civil Disobedience and Civil Resistance
      • Mike Ferner remembers conscientious objection, from Days of Decision: An Oral History of Conscientious Objectors in the Military during the Vietnam War, ed. Gerald R. Gioglio (Trenton, N.J.: The Broken Rifle Press, 1989).
  • Staughton Lynd
    • Saying No in a Volunteer Army
      • Staughton Lynd delivered the first David Dellinger memorial lecture to the War Resisters League in New York City and later presented it at the 2009 conference of the Peace History Society. It is available under the title "Someday They'll Have a War and Nobody Will Come" in From Here to There: The Staughton Lynd Reader, ed. Andrej Grubacic (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2010). The address of PM Press is P.O. Box 23912, Oakland, CA 94623, and the press can also be contacted at www.pmpress.org. Discounts are available on orders of multiple copies.
      • J. E. McNeil, Peace-Work Quilt: Essays by J. E. McNeil (Washington, DC: Center on Conscience and War, 2009). The address of the Center is 1830 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009-5706.
      • Howard Zinn on War, second edition (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2011).
      • Richard Moser, The New Winter Soldiers: GI and Veteran Dissent During the Vietnam Era (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996).
      • H.R. ------, proposed Military Conscientious Objector Act of 2011, available from Center on Conscience and War at the above address.