[ncnculture] Dept of Peace Bill
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From: DSweeton at aol. com
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:27:06 -0500
Subject: DEPARTMENT OF PEACE INFO
United States Department of Peace
There is currently a bill (H. R. 808) before the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a United States Department of Peace. As of now there are 69 cosponsors of the bill. This historic measure will augment our current problem-solving options, providing practical, nonviolent solutions to the problems of domestic and international conflict.
During the 20th Century, over 100 million people lost their lives to war -- most of whom were non-combatants. Now, at the dawn of the 21st century, the extent and current speed of nuclear proliferation makes the achievement of non-violent alternatives to war the most urgent need of the human race.
A Department of Peace will work to:
-- Provide much-needed assistance to efforts by city, county, and state governments in coordinating existing programs; as well as develop new programs based on best practices nationally
-- Teach violence prevention and mediation to America's school children
-- Effectively treat and dismantle gang psychology
-- Rehabilitate the prison population
-- Build peace-making efforts among conflicting cultures both here and abroad
-- Support our military with complementary approaches to peace-building.
-- Create and administer a U.S. Peace Academy, acting as a sister organization to the U.S. Military Academy.
Vic Sorrell – 615-480-3965 – vic at doptn.org
Department of Peace Tennessee
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