Andy Himes has created another peace venue with Voices in War Time. The site has created a space for connection and contribution. It is a powerful example of small group organizing a network contribution.
Our Mission: Enable millions of people to express themselves artistically and engage with each other to create a less violent world and heal the collective trauma caused by war.
From the burning towers of Illium to the killing fields of Rwanda to the deserts of the Middle East, violent conflict seems to be an inescapable fact of life—an impulse that is bred into our very bones. And yet, even as we do our very best to annihilate one another, history shows us that the human urge to destroy is counterbalanced by an equally powerful urge to create. Out of every great conflict comes great art: the poetry of Homer, the history of Thucydides, the art of El Greco, the memoirs of Primo Levi, the philosophies of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. In the aftermath of trauma, violence and death, it is the artists, the philosophers and the historians who help us make sense of the senseless.
Voices in Wartime is a new online community that serves as a venue for the profound human urge to counter unspeakable fear, sadness, and anger in the face of war with creative action.
Read. Hear. Speak out. Participate. Contribute. You are a Voice in Wartime.