The argument for peace and non-violence
Elvis Costello famously asked, “what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?” It’s a really good question. The idea of peace is all-too-frequently dismissed as superficial and utopian. It’s perceived as a hippie pipe-dream and a waste of resources. Most schools never teach peace as its own subject and it’s very difficult to get politicians to take the idea seriously. On this episode, we explore the idea of peace, and ask about its relationship to activism and current political controversies.
Kathy Kelly is a peace activist, pacifist, and author. She is a founding member of Voices in the Wilderness, and was a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She has traveled to war-torn Iraq, Afghanistan, and regularly publishes on issues of social justice. She has been arrested over sixty times for taking a stand in the name of peace.
Institute for Philosophy in Public Life
Grand Forks, ND
Weinstein, Jack Russell and Kelly, Kathy, "The argument for peace and non-violence" (2021). Why? Radio Podcast Archive. 142.