Tag: Religious peacemakers

  • It’s time to nominate a peacemaker!

    By Mallory Huggins

    From the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding:


    Dear Friends,

    PeacemakersInAction.org is ready to receive your nomination for the next Peacemakers in Action andWomen’s Peace Initiative awardees.

    Visit Tanenbaum’s new website and learn how to identify and honor religiously motivated peacemakers risking their lives in zones of armed conflict. Nominations accepted through November 30th!


    The Peacemakers in Action Award honors a man or woman motivated by religion to work for peace in an armed conflict – anywhere in the world.

    The Women’s Peace Initiative Award honors a woman from Middle East-North Africa motivated by religion to work for peace in her region.

    The Peacemakers in Action program supports religious peacemakers with the following benefits:

    1. Increased public recognition for their efforts and achievements

    2. $15,000 to reinforce their work

    3. Expert training

    4. An in-depth case study on their religious peacemaking work

    5. The opportunity to help

  • Radiohead Releases Powerful Anti-War Tribute to Last British Veteran of WWI

    I love Radiohead for their profound lyrics and powerful music. Earlier this month, Radiohead made available a track that’s a tribute to the late Harry Patch, who was believed to be the last living survivor of World War I. Patch, pictured below, died on July 25 of this year.

    Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke was inspired to write the song — titled “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)” — after he heard a 2005 BBC interview with Patch. Yorke, quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the song, said: “The way he talked about war had a profound effect on me…It became the inspiration for a song that we happened to record a few weeks before his death.”

    Yorke used some of Patch’s words from that 2005 interview in the lyrics of the song:

    I am the only one that got through
    The others died where ever they fell
    It was