Women's International League for Peace and Freedom St. Louis Branch


Can you really love your enemy?

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by Cara Jensen This is the name of a podcast I listened to recently from the 2013 Greenbelt Festival, given by Sami Awad. He is the executive director of Holy Land Trust, a Palestinian nonprofit organisation that works at both…

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Lynn’s Corner – Summer issue

It’s a Wonderful World if we open our hearts to see it. With more than half of American adults  fully vaccinated, our lives are on track for a safe recovery. There are still vaccine hesitant  people in the United States…

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WILPF’s Helping Hands

by Judy Davis I recently visited my daughter who lives in La Crosse, WI.  When we went for a walk downtown, she took the opportunity to show me the now finished mural designed and painted by one of our favorite…

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Ally Spotlight: Margaret Hermes, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

You have been involved in environmental activities in Missouri for some time, but I understand you are also a fiction writer. Tell us about yourself, and how you came to environmental activism. Did you spend time in nature in your…

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“Think of it as a compass for human prosperity in the 21st Century.”, Kate Raworth

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by Judy Davis, Women, Money & Democracy TIME magazine’s article describing how Amsterdam, Portland, and Philadelphia are using Kate Raworth’s Doughnut economic model to guide their rebuilding provides an encouraging introduction to New economics theory.  I can’t wait to read…

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My Journey to Nonviolence

by Cara Jensen When I first joined WILPF, I was familiar, but not knowledgeable about the teachings of non-violence and pacifism. Upon reading and learning more and more, the concept seems to be fitting me like a glove, or perhaps…

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Things to Ponder: Our History, The Present, The Future

Peggy Foege, Board Member During the months of February and March, every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, WILPF -St.Louis has been having discussions about the book ‘Caste’ by Isabel Wilkerson. For those unfamiliar with this book it explores the…

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Lynn’s Corner – Spring issue

Lynn Sableman, Board President What has COVID time been like for you? I hope you have managed to stay well. For me, there has been a wonderful confluence of material to read and time to do it. I say wonderful…

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