In this final article of our 2015 Music Festival series, we feature songs of peace and nonviolence from Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, India Arie, & Xavier Rudd.
Th. Sumartana was an Indonesian Protestant leader who helped found the first interfaith organizaiton in Indonesia, focusing efforts on peace and democracy.
Dr. H. A. Mukti Ali was the Minister of Religious Affairs in Indonesia from 1971 to 1978, who placed a large amount of importance on interfaith dialogue.
Peacemaker Daniel Buttry writes a series of reflections on WWI. Here, he focuses on Eric Bogle’s haunting song, “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda.”
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 […]