Gillian Brockell, The Washington Post Published 7:45 am PDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 On March 25, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were a few days into their marriage when they invited the news media to join them at their honeymoon suite at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. The Washington Post reported that an acquaintance of Lennon and "Uno" had said the couple was planning "the century's most uncensored love-in." So some journalists showed up thinking they were about to witness a conjugal act between the Beatles megastar and his Japanese bride. When they arrived, however, they found Lennon and Ono in conservative pajamas buttoned all the way up. "There we were like two angels in bed, with flowers all around us, and peace and love on our heads," Lennon said later. You have to admit, he does look quite angelic. Or perhaps, Christ-like? Why were they there? To protest war (in bed) and preach world peace (by growing out their hair), they said. At the time, Lennon and Ono had been … [Read more...] about John Lennon and Yoko Ono shared their bed with the world 50 years ago in a plea for peace
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We've all seen them. Carol singers. Spreading joy and messages, tuneful or otherwise, of peace and love. As children, many of us stood in rows and sang at school during the festive period. We were no strangers to the little town of Bethlehem, to Royal David's City, to the strange Yoda-esque syntax of 'We Three Kings of Orient Are' - I remember there was 'one in a bus and one in a car', but that may not have been the traditional lyric. … [Read more...] about Has the modern world lost the music of Christmas?
By Kate Grant | December 8, 2018 at 8:45 am Here in Silicon Valley, we are surrounded by brilliant minds and a collective drive to change the world. But few of us have put our own lives on the line for what we know is right. On Monday, Dr. Denis Mukwege, a hero for brutalized women in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo, will receive the Nobel Peace Prize, along with an extraordinarily courageous young activist, Nadia Murad, herself a victim of profound sexual violence. There is no one I can think of more deserving of the prize than Mukwege, whom I’ve had the honor to know for nearly a decade. Mukwege is not a household name. But it should be. And, I dearly hope the Nobel Peace Prize will give Mukwege the platform he deserves. He founded Panzi Hospital in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. The hospital treats women and girls who have been victims of exceptional violence, including gang rape and vaginal assault with weapons, not just male organs. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Nobel Peace Prize winner is inspiration to all
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Foreign Affairs Ministry brought together Indonesianists from different countries across the world at the World Indonesianist Forum held in Denpasar, Bali, to discuss the role of millennial generations. Head of the Agency for Policy Research and Development at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Siswo Pramono noted in a statement received by Antara here on Tuesday that Indonesianists can be defined as foreigners who understand and love Indonesian culture. "In the midst of today`s global developments and with the rapid progress of Indonesia, it is time to give greater attention to Indonesianists to channel their attention and interests to Indonesia," Pramono noted at the opening of the event held at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Udayana University, Tuesday. He added that the World Indonesianist Forum was the right activity to bring together Indonesianists from all over the world to channel their attention to Indonesia. According to Pramono, … [Read more...] about Foreign ministry holds world Indonesianist forum to discuss millennials` roles
Tresa Baldas Detroit Free Press Published 8:28 PM EDT Oct 7, 2018 Shoulder to shoulder, they prayed for intervention. They sought healing for a divided church — and a divided country. For the hundreds of Catholics who gathered on the Detroit Riverwalk Sunday, no request seemed out of reach given the powerful spiritual tool they clutched in their hands: the rosary. The string of beads was more than a symbol of their faith, many said. It was a direct connection to God through prayers to the Virgin Mary, who, they believe, listens to their prayers and intercedes on their behalf. And no request is too big, they stressed. "The world is in such turmoil -- only God is going to get us out of this mess," said 57-year-old Marlene Prusky of Detroit, one of 200-plus metro Detroiters who attended Rosary Coast to Coast, a series of prayer rallies happening simultaneously in 50 countries. At exactly 4 p.m., along the Detroit River, American and … [Read more...] about Catholics unite worldwide, pray the Rosary for world peace