Peace Story Briefs

Stories, chapters and images relating to the belief of a peaceful world, the work towards more peaceful living, and models of peaceful actions.

Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

When Napoleon and his men reach the Berezina River, they find the bridge destroyed and the river thawed. To escape a trap, they must build a 100-mete...

After Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman went missing - following their release from questioning at Sheriff Lawrence Raineys jail - hundreds of people look...

Gandhi urged a national strike after he returned to his country. The Amritsar Massacre soon followed.

Gandhi referred to South Africa as his second home, and it was there that the young lawyer decided to non-violently oppose a racially motivated law.

Helen Keller first realized the meaning of words when her teacher (Annie Sullivan) spelled “water” (w-a-t-e-r) in her hand on the 5th of April, 18...

The day after he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, in December of 1986, Elie Wiesel gave a Nobel lecture entitled "Hope, Despair and Memory."

James Meredith wants to become the first African-American to enroll at Ole Miss, but segregationists have other ideas. Thus begins a battle between ci...

Who was the Buddha, the man who founded a religion followed by around 400 million people? Step back in time to uncover his origins.

Desmond Tutu, in his "Setting Free the Past" lecture, told a Georgetown University gathering that Mandela had changed during his prison years:He had g...

On the 28th of August, 1963, Dr. King gives a speech following a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C. Describing the gathering, in which people ...

On April 3, 1968, Dr. King was in Memphis, Tennessee to support protesting sanitation workers. He gave one of his most-moving speeches that night.

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