Abolition of Militarism & War!

Peace Movements’ Common

Vision: The Abolition of


by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate

People are tired of armaments and war… we need to acknowledge our common humanity and human dignity… We need to recognize our life and the lives of others are sacred and we can solve our problems without killing each other. We need to accept and celebrate diversity and otherness. We need to work to heal the ‘old’ divisions and misunderstandings, give and accept forgiveness, and choose nonkilling and nonviolence as ways to solve our problems. So too as we disarm our hearts and minds, we can also disarm our countries and our world.

Our problem is not that people do not like what we say, what they understand correctly is that they believe little can be done, as the world is so highly militarized. There is an answer to this problem…

If our common dream is a world without weapons and militarism, why don’t we say so? Why be silent about it? It would make a world of difference if we refused to be ambivalent about the violence of militarism. We should no longer be scattered attempts to modify the military, each one of us would do our thing as part of a global effort. Across all divisions of national borders, religions, races. We must be an alternative, insisting on an end to militarism and violence…”

Mairead Corrigan Maguire won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work for peace in Northern Ireland. Her book The Vision of Peace (edited by John Dear, with a foreword by Desmond Tutu and a preface by the Dalai Lama) is available from www.wipfandstock.com. She lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. See: www.peacepeople.com. See the complete article of the above edited version here: https://www.transcend.org/tms/2014/06/peace-movements-common-vision-the-abolition-of-militarism/

Hawaii is the most militarized state (occupied) in the most militarized nation the world has ever known.

We have a lot of work to do to demilitarize Hawaii!  Let’s get to work!

Aloha NOT Hate, Militarism & Violence!

Resist War & Injustice with Aloha!

Sacred Before Profit!

 1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622. Email:ja@malu-aina.org  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (June 13, 2014 – 664th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office