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Stop

Do As Well As Say

Look at this girl. She is strong. She does and speaks through a simple gesture. She makes us pause.

Our primal instinct is for survival. When faced with imminent threat or terror we are hard wired to flee or fight. Such a moment is not a time for fine debate, it is a time of action, and yet...

Our species' survival relies on our ability to be self aware - we think ourselves out of adversity. It is this quality of consciousness, reflection and our creativity that is at the root of our success. Our failures are aligned to conflict and violence.

This website seeks to encourage us to think carefully about how we best resolve our differences.

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” ~ Martin Luther King

One of Many

Mike de Sousa

I am an active pacifist. I engage in society through art, music and writing, often with the aim of connecting people in a spirit of compassion, tolerance, and non-violence, all of which I view as aligned with beauty. This site aims to present the case for pacifism in an accessible and informative manner.

I first came across pacifism as a young child when I was introduced to a man who was a guest of my aunt Merlyn - he was a conscientious objector. It soon became clear that this was a man of courage and conviction, and from that time I respected those who held the same position.

If you would like to learn a little more about me, visit my personal website where you will find my creative work, together with links to other web sites I publish.

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Our Family: One

In field of snow or desert land,

On sea,

In air,

On earth we stand,

We live as many,

Slave or free,

Loved or not,

A chance to be,

At this,

Our drop of time,

On this,

Our wondered world,

In this,

Our tree of life and song,

Ahimsa

All,

Our family:

One.