Author Archives: Sandhya
I’m writing from a global peace conference hosted at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. There are some exceptional speakers (and you can find the presentations online at summerofpeace.net), but I find myself particularly moved by the connection of great local peacemakers in the foyer: the director of SAVE (Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere) meeting the woman who did peace circles in rec centers all over Oakland the summer of the Mesehrle verdict. A woman who runs a women’s interfaith social services network learning about an interfaith worker justice group.
This is a really big weekend at the Oakland Peace Center. I’ve spent some time over this weekend and will spend more time at the World Court of Women on Poverty in the US, serving as a juror.