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Mary Herman, Leader, spoke on October 20, 2013 at the Washington Ethical Society about “Human Rights, Conflict, and Reconciliation.”
For thousands of years, humanity has been engaged in a great social experiment testing the hypothesis that we could prevent violence by ordering people not to engage in it; and then, when they commit acts of violence anyway, retaliating with more violence of our own–which we call justice. Through stories and also inspirational views by Nobel Peace Laureates, Mary Herman, Leader for Congregational Life, will explore the conflicts that arise when basic human rights are denied, and the practical possibility of achieving reconciliation.
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AEU must become more than applying bandages over gushing wounds. It must become a grass roots political structure. AEU must start an aggressive program to advertise itself as the group which seeks to bring about the will of the people. Not just in USA but world wide. What is required is focus on building a massive base of members. If just 25% of each states population were AEU members, it would be a tipping point. Also, The time is ripe for the many faithful leaving corrupt religious organizations but still feel spiritual and want to help others. ... See MoreSee Less