September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Turning Our Grief Into Action for Peace

eBook - 2011
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"Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Peaceful Tomorrows (families of September 11 victims) presents a powerful collection of essays, photos, and heartfelt stories about their deeply personal responses to their very public tragedies. "I have so much admiration for Peaceful Tomorrows-people of courage and conviction. This book is a powerful reminder that the cycle of violence and retaliation can and must be broken."-Michael Moore. September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is a nonprofit group of family members of terrorism victims dedicated to finding alternatives to war as a response to personal and national tragedies. Peaceful Tomorrows represent more than eighty people who lost loved ones on 9/11 in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as well as more than two thousand supporters. They have spoken in twenty-five states and eight foreign countries, and have sent delegations to both Afghanistan and Iraq to meet with civilians who similarly lost loved ones due to terrorism and war. This book recounts the first year and a half of the Peaceful Tomorrows' existence--how they came together to form the group and how they have struggled to keep their losses from being used as a justification for further violence and terror. "Voices of great courage, healing, and wisdom ... A beautiful and important book."-Ron Kovic, author of Born on the Fourth of July "Moving stories, inspiring stories ... They remind us that violence need not rule our minds, our lives, that a different way of thinking is possible."-Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, USA : Akashic Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781617750212
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (250 pages)

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