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Thank you David Califa

I hope the best for you David Califa...
what you started will continue onwards
whenever people meet to talk peace
then ipeace will be there working the dream
guiding our steps along the way
and showing people a better way
than all this killing and hate.
You have paved our footpaths
firmly laid with slabs of love
and we will follow those paths
till war melts and peace reigns...
all because of you.

Added by David Gould on June 25, 2010 at 2:22am — No Comments

The Importance of ipeace To Us



Like many I was sad to see the editor of ipeace resign and wondered what was happening to our site here. Then suddenly it was gone with only the message that the owner had taken it off line.



A hole appeared in my life. A space. A nothingness.



During the waiting silence of the Internet ether I wondered what ipeace means to you all.



It was started by our visionary leader who also took the initiative to light… Continue

Added by David Gould on January 27, 2010 at 2:02am — 1 Comment

Dusty Clogs for Peace and Nonviolence



This picture shows David & Liz (in the green waterproofs) handing the Cumbrian Miles to Silvia & Jon from the World March for Peace and Nonviolence (UK Base Camp Organisers) at the end of six days of Dusty Clogs.



I have just completed the most exhausting yet exhilarating week of my life. Dusty Clogs, based upon the Dusty Sneakers for Peace Programme in Canada, took off and assumed a life all of its own. Dusty Clogs was a… Continue

Added by David Gould on November 23, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Dusty Clogs For Peace



The first World March to circle the earth calling for the end of war and nuclear weapons, and the elimination of violence of all kinds (physical, domestic, racial, religious, cultural, sexual, psychological). Join the March and help build a new, global, nonviolent consciousness!

The World March began in Wellington, New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the… Continue

Added by David Gould on October 19, 2009 at 2:11am — No Comments

A Moment of Peace

Added by David Gould on September 9, 2009 at 3:22pm — 1 Comment

Peace in All Languages

Language Country/Region of Origin Word for Peace

Abenaki Native American Okikiamgenoka

Afaan Oromoo Oromia/East Africa/Horn of Africa Nagaa

Afrikaans South Africa VredeAkan Ghana Asomdwoe

Akkadian Mesopotamia Salmu

Alabama Native American Utimokla

Albanian Albania Pake

Algonquin Native American Waki Qiwebis

Amharic Ethiopia Selam

Arabic Arabia, Middle East Salaam, Salam

Aranes Spain… Continue

Added by David Gould on July 21, 2009 at 2:34am — 1 Comment

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury,pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

and where there is sadness, joy.





O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in…
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Added by David Gould on May 9, 2009 at 2:19am — No Comments

I Think They Lied

I Think they Lied



I was brought up

to think warriors

were valiant

their deeds

were filled with

courage and bravery;

instead what I see

is misery

and pain

hospital beds

or rows of graves,

a vanquished slavery.



I was brought up

to respect fighters

in stories

who gave

up their lives

as a willing sacrifice;

but instead I find

that they were

just… Continue

Added by David Gould on April 26, 2009 at 2:39am — No Comments

Children of Abraham!

I have the permission of Julie Felix for this song to be put onto ipeace...at 70 years old Julie is still belting out the songs for peace...she inspired my pacifism in my teenage and last year I had the great pleasure in meeting her in person...lovely woman, lovely soul and great advocte for… Continue

Added by David Gould on March 15, 2009 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

Unconditional Love Sometimes Hurts

Unconditional Love Sometimes Hurts



I have decided to tell you the story before any rumour mill gets going. This story concerns my younger son and his choice of career. I think it has surprised my family that I can be calm and measured about this when they expected me to hit the roof…I think my younger son did as well.



Let’s start at the beginning with him leaving school two years ago after being a school prefect and a mentor figure to many younger people during his last… Continue

Added by David Gould on February 16, 2009 at 3:03am — 12 Comments

Three Fine Flames are Gone

In answer to David's "I cry with you Abu al-Aish"





Three Fine Flames are Gone



These three bright flames are gone

whose fires once warmed our lives

this world just cannot weep enough

for all this pain within your heart,

nor can we fathom why they went

why were these flames snuffed out.



The inconsolable tears of a father

for all this pain and grief, he’s lost

the three most wonderful flames

that brightened… Continue

Added by David Gould on January 18, 2009 at 2:18am — 2 Comments

Balancing the Views

I am indebted to David Califa for many things including the whole notion of this ipeace site and what it has come to mean to so many round the world. Over and above that I am also indebted for his reminding me of the need for balance in our views about Peace and world events.



To explain. On Thursday 15th January there was a story doing the rounds that Israel had locked up 700 Peace Protesters to silence the voice of protest. Of course there was outrage on many sites round the… Continue

Added by David Gould on January 17, 2009 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

Playing round the world for Peace

Added by David Gould on January 5, 2009 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Peace March for The Middle East, Lonodn UK

Parviz Jahed is an Iranian Radio reporter with Radio Zamaneh and this was his translated blog for 5th October 2008

On one gloomy and cheerlessly wet autumn Sunday afternoon, on which it would be considered too much effort to go out. There are a few people who are concerned about the world and whose hearts pull for peace and humanity, arranged to gather in front of West Minster Abby to struggle for peace and to save the world from the evil of… Continue

Added by David Gould on October 12, 2008 at 8:17pm — 4 Comments

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