This talk hopes to examine how we may honor those who lost their lives in war by becoming warriors for peace, using the power of love.
This talk was written and delivered by Lois Gish a member of the First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati in May 2013. Lois has been an active member of her UU church since 2008. She is married to a retired teacher who is also active in UU, has two grown daughters and a five year old grand daughter. She obtained her BS degree at Kansas State University and BSN at Marymount College, in Salina, Kansas in 1979 and later her Midwifery Diploma from Frontier Nursing and MSN from Case Western Reserve. She is now a happily retired Nurse-Midwife.
Much of this talk centers around work of Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate who served in the Army from 2002-2009 and is the author of Road to Peace book series. He also serves as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. You might find this 9 minute video an interesting glimpse into his perspectives of war and peace. (https://youtu.be/hy-7rs6hF3w).