Pax Populi remains the heart of Applied Ethics’ work and it continues to progress at a good pace.
We believe that 2011 will be an important year in this program. The most notable accomplishment has been the success in bringing our first Afghan student to study in the USA through the Pax Populi Educational Outreach program. Over the last several months we have also launched a few pilot projects which we have refrained from announcing because these programs are still in the developmental stages. Please watch this site as we move these projects out of beta and into the public domain.
In the meantime, we have added some new posts on the Pax Populi site that we invite you to view. Specifically, please take a look at your most recent posting “Egypt’s Revolution was Peaceful, True, and Just,” but Unfinished, published on February 13, 2011, in which we discuss the significance of the uprising in Egypt. Please also look at some earlier posts, includine Another Way of Peacemaking: Lessons from the Magi, published on December 26, 2010, we describe an important philosophical concept for Pax Populi, which is that what we are attempting to do is to create “Another Way of Peacemaking,” which departs from the ideas of an imposed peace through military might or a self-serving peace by abandoning those who are victims of violence. Our “Other Way,” is peace by empowering local populations by building civil society upon the three pillars of education, economic development, and human rights.
A previous post, New Facebook Landing Page appeared on December 23, 2010. In this we invited our readers to visit our new and beautifully designed Welcome Page for the Pax Populi on Facebook. (see: http://www.facebook.com/paxpopuli?v=app_4949752878)
Prior to this, on November 22, 2010, in a blog post named, Pax Populi Grows on Facebook we announced our new effort to build awareness of our work at Pax Populi through Facebook.
We have barely scratched the surface in our efforts to advance peace in Afghanistan, and yet our little organization is growing steadily and we are making progress. May 2011 be the year in which Pax Populi makes great strides in our efforts to help the Afghans help themselves in bringing peace to their country.
Pax to you all!