I knew nothing about West Papua until I was in a George Lakey training session with two Papuan activists. One was a musician with the band Black Paradise, and I bought his CD. The Papuans wore Arnold Ap T-shirts, so I first heard his story from them. Later I learned to sing Ap’s song “West […]
Peacemaker Daniel Buttry writes about Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, a band born out of Kalia Refugee Camp at the Guinea-Sierra Leone border (with videos).
Peacemaker Daniel Buttry profiles the Irish singer-songwriter Tommy Sands with video clips including Sands’ famous There Were Roses about Northern Ireland.
Peacemaker Daniel Buttry profiles singer and activist Joan Baez with some of the best video clips of her performances, including ‘We Shall Overcome.’
By Daniel Hunter and Dan Buttry Michelle Alexander tells the story of working as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union on the problem of DWB—“Driving While Black.” She met a young African-American man with extensive documentation of various police stops while he was driving. At first it seemed that he was an excellent […]
Peacemaker and author Daniel Buttry profiles Father Bob Branconnier, a Catholic priest and peace activist who focuses on good work not large numbers.
Peacemaker and author Daniel Buttry profiles his colleague, best-selling author and Sojourners co-founder Jim Wallis, whose books include ‘God’s Politics.’
Peacemaker and author Daniel Buttry profiles Joanna Macy, a self-identified “eco-philosopher,” Buddhist scholar and teacher who bridges East and West.
Peacemaker and author Daniel Buttry profiles the career of Marian Wright Edelman, lawyer, civil rights activist and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.
“Dan, can you come to San Diego?” Lucius Walker invited me to join in an action at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing to take medical and educational supplies to Cuba, which was in violation of the U.S. embargo. Just a few days before, customs officials had seized computers headed for use in church-related health clinics. So […]