We will be screening Hugh Taft-Morales’ talk Why We NEED a Department of Peace. Since the Department of War’s creation in 1789, the United States has followed an all-too-familiar strategy: prepare for war to keep the peace.
The painstaking, crucial work of peacebuilding has not received equal federal attention and resources. As weapons become more deadly and expensive, isn’t it time the federal government devoted more time, resources, and status to peacebuilding?
Hugh Taft-Morales explores the important initiative to establish a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding that is the heart of a resolution passed on August 8, 2021, by the American Ethical Union: “Renewal of Commitment to a Culture of Peace.”
This will be a hybrid meeting. You can join in person or on Zoom.
Peace Day Philly
National Ethical Service (NES)
Hugh Taft-Morales is the Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society, a humanist congregation dedicated to honoring the worth and dignity of every human being, cultivating character, nurturing ethical relationships and caring networks, building community capacity, and social justice. Find out more at: https://phillyethics.org