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Reverence for ALL Life -- "I am life which wills to live, in the midst of life which wills to live."--Dr. Albert Schweitzer

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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I feel the pain in the world
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Poverty, Our Planet, Violence, Other
So what is it?
Health Care for All (Single Payer)
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Economic disparities
Can we change the world?
Definitely
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Reverence for ALL Life

Reverence for ALL Life is a book co-authored by the father-and-son team of John Webster and Ty F. Webster. We published the book in the autumn of 2005. Over 6000 copies of the book have been given away to date. That's right. Given away. The book is available for FREE!!

We have written Reverence for ALL Life as a sort of personal mission project, as we are saddened that Dr. Albert Schweitzer's message and ethic of Reverence for Life has been largely forgotten in a time when the world needs to hear it more than ever.

As we see it, cultivating Dr. Schweitzer's attitude of reverence for all that lives is the key to bringing about a more peaceful, sustainable existence in our violence-riddled, environmentally-degraded world.

In this book, we present a short biography of Dr. Schweitzer's inspiring life, a brief summary of his ethic and an examination of how his message pertains to life in our modern world. The book includes essays, anecdotes and poems by the authors and other voices of reverence; transcripts of speeches that reflect reverence; suggestions to help bring greater reverence to our world; a chapter on the benefits of a vegetarian and / or vegan diet, with some yummy vegetarian recipies; and an extensive Schweitzer bibliography and list of recommended readings to find out more about this great figure of 20th century history. And best of all it's absolutely free.

Send us your mailing address to receive your own copy. John's email address is reverence@triwest.net .

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Stones into Schools

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 2:00am 0 Comments

I recently finished reading Greg Mortenson’s dramatic new book Stones

into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and

Pakistan
and I highly recommend this book.



(1) It is a great follow-up to Mortenson’s #1 bestseller Three Cups

of Tea,
although it is not necessary to have first read Three

Cups of Tea
as Stones into Schools summarizes prior

happenings and the whole story falls into place quite… Continue

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At 3:05am on August 2, 2009, MommaToldMeNotToCome said…
Hello John. Your grandchildren are beautiful! *smile* Have a peaceful and rewarding weekend! Love and Light! --Christie

At 11:28pm on July 26, 2009, ghjkll said…
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At 7:25pm on July 26, 2009, David Sparenberg said…
A HISTORY OF PROTEST IN MY LIFE
at 1 and 60


I did not do enough,
although it was in my heart.
I wanted to enjoy
the warmth of life
more than to put out
the fires of war.

I protested
but I did not sacrifice.
I marched
while the innocent and guilty alike
were burned by death from the sky.

Maybe if that child in
Vietnam
had not died of napalm,
the children of Iraq would
not now be
dying in my name?

Being an American,
I chose the ease of
what we call freedom.
I said, "No,"
but I did not make myself heard in
the power of compassionate
denouncement. I said “Yes,”
but not always to otherness
and not with the strength and
reverence of beatitude.

When I die
war will not have
left the lovely Earth and
should I come back in
the perfume of a flower, likely
the petals will be
stained with freshly fallen blood.

What child’s cheek
may yet come to paint with
pain the soft white of the lily? What
lust may yet harvest
the agony of thorns,
while crushing the ecstasy of roses?

I did not do enough,
although I had set out
to make a monument of
War No More.

There is my failure.
The teeming world of
tears that so easily tips
into fear and madness
does not need
these words alone. Rather,
a communion
where none are absent. Where
there can be anger as
an emotional bubble but
not enemies and
not crimes of hate.

It is said that
freedom is not free;
but it is
death that is made wholesale.
The axiom is propaganda. Peace
requires the greater vulnerability.

I have done some:
having spoken
when others remained silent; having
stepped up on occasion,
while others withdrew. But I have
not done enough. I know this,
so do you.

That yet another generation must
plant the seeds of healing I
have dreamed of and they,
labor for the season
I have not known.

Yet have I read, in
visions of prophecy,
that a tree will in twilight later grow
at the center of the circle of life; the
weapons of fratricide be
beaten down, the vineyards filled
with the royalty of angels. Robins
singing and butterflies,
not boy-men crying
for their mothers’ mercy.


Rather,
to dance in that round in
footprints of a loving God! To stand in prayer
blessed beneath that
earthly bough.
When?

David Sparenberg
3 Feb. 2009
At 8:04am on July 26, 2009, MommaToldMeNotToCome said…
Hello John! Welcome to my connections! Have a peaceful and happy night! *smile* ~Christie

At 6:03am on July 23, 2009, Pilar Stella said…
hi John,
i finally got the book and look forward to digging into it...(i was traveling and wasn't accessing that address, yikes)
i will get mine out to you soon...what is the address?
in peace ;) p
At 4:48am on July 13, 2009, Linda Rene Parker said…
Hello my friend thank you for your friendship, blessed be. Photobucket
At 8:08am on July 11, 2009, Kerry Echo Kiefer said…
Thank you for your offer of friendship. I would love to read your book, too, and I send you my e-address.

Sincere regards,

Kerry Echo
At 12:29am on July 11, 2009, Linda Rene Parker said…
At 4:44am on July 6, 2009, Linda M said…
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Thank you for your friendship John....Namaste' Linda
At 4:24pm on June 22, 2009, Chetana said…

Thanks for your friendship..By the way the little kid you are carrying is very cute
 
 
 

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