PeaceBytes.org

from Joey Cope

cropped-PB-logo.004PeaceBytes.org has been my website for thoughts more narrowly focused on peacemaking and conflict management. As of March 2016, all of those posts are on joeycope.com. I’ve collected the last few for you to sample. If you would like to read the rest, click the “PeaceBytes” button to the right.  ⇒

Seeing the Other Side

I’ve seen the other side. And I don’t like it. The problem with the other side is that it is the other side. It’s not my side. It doesn’t fit my view of how things should be. The other side grates against who I am and, tellingly, what I want everyone to be. That would be […]

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Fixing News – A Simple Plan to Build Trust

As a mediator, one of my jobs is to look for ways that people can sit at the same table to negotiate. That can be made difficult by the negotiating tactics of one or both parties. One of the things that makes President Trump attractive to his constituents is his refusal to operate by long-standing […]

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Escaping Insanity – The Case for Unequivocated Withdrawal

Until recent years, I haven’t been much of a “cause person.” While I recognized both the advantages and disadvantages of some of my friends’ life passions, I found it much easier to simply rock along in the sweet spot of non-commitment and relative peace. Avoidance — absolute withdrawal — was a safe haven that not […]

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The Right Path

My social media feeds explode with political themes even now — after the election and just days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The eruptions I’m seeing are not only from those who opposed Mr. Trump and oppose him still. The majority of outbursts I am seeing are from […]

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Comparatively Speaking, Why Does Your ‘But’ Have to be Bigger Than Mine?

I read an article yesterday about an intellectual, liberal-thinking writer who had published a number of articles in support of Mr. Trump as President. The writer does not support many, if any, of Mr. Trump’s positions. Yet, he was voicing his endorsement for one sole reason: Mr. Trump is refusing to play any of the political games of […]

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