The Virtues of Peace: Excavating the Virtues of the Untold Stories of the Peace through Law Movement

By The Virtues of Peace

This show draws attention to ideas and personalities - the virtues and moral energies - of the Peace Through Law movement that, unfortunately, remains largely unknown to the public. Our show was launched on the historic day of May 18, 2020. Prior to the U.S. entry into World War I (April 6, 1917), May 18 was widely celebrated in the U.S. as "Peace Day" as it marked the opening day of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference — a watershed moment of the Peace through Law Movement. It was at the 1899 Hague Peace Conference when the process of building international institutions aimed at the non-violent resolution of conflicts began. This accomplishment was a direct outgrowth of the Peace through Law Movement and the advocacy of individuals, many of them women such as Cora di Brazzà and Bertha von Suttner, who did not have a formal political voice, but were footsoldiers of the movement. Cora di Brazzà (1860-1944) believed that the cornerstone of Peace was not an international institution such as an international Court of Law (though that was indeed necessary). Rather, like Plato, Cora di Brazzà believed that a certain kind of "harmony of the soul" was primary. For her, "Peace through Law" begins with promulgating and obeying an "inner law." As she put it, "one begins with the germ," i.e., with the individual conscience and developing a habit for respecting the Golden Rule and other "Rules of Harmony." Accordingly, Cora di Brazzà developed a sophisticated system of Peace Education in line with this understanding of peace. You can learn about that system and other ideas/personalities involved in the "Peace Through Law" movement in this podcast.

  1. 1.
    Forward Into Light: Excavating the Connection between the Women's Suffrage and the Peace through Law Movement
    1:21:55
  2. 2.
    Forward of Darkness (Part 2): The Journey of Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton from The Crypt to the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol (April 12, 2021)
    1:08:37
  3. 3.
    Forward Out of Darkness (Part 1): How Caroline Sparks initiated a journey of Adelaide Johnson's Suffragist Statue from the darkness of the Crypt and into the light of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
    1:42:45
  4. 4.
    Forward Into Memory: The Cosmopolitan Philosophy of Ham Sok Hon, The "Korean Gandhi"
    1:42:14
  5. 5.
    Forward Into Memory: Korea's March 1st Movement and The Red Thread of Peace History
    1:27:48
  6. 6.
    Forward Into Light (Part 2): Sandra Weber discusses Adelaide Johnson's Portrait Monument to Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the 100th anniversary of its unveiling
    1:43:03
  7. 7.
    Forward Into Light (Part 1): A Conversation with Sandra Weber on researching Adelaide Johnson's Portrait Monument to Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    1:12:27
  8. 8.
    The Nobel Peace Prize: A Conversation with Frederik Heffermehl
    1:37:15
  1. 9.
    A New Day Begins: A Discussion on the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the eve of its entry into force
    1:12:14
  2. 10.
    Youth Engagement and the Nuclear Issue: A Conversation with Vanda Prošková
    1:14:52
  3. 11.
    The Moral Energy of Prague: Vanda Proskova and the Inspiration of Bertha von Suttner
    1:16:21
  4. 12.
    The Blossoming Seed: The Pacific Settlement of Disputes and the 1899 Hague Peace Conference
    1:31:22
  5. 13.
    The Duty to Remember and The Right to Truth: Evelyn Grubb POW/MIA UN Human Rights Petition
    1:19:51
  6. 14.
    The Duty to Remember: Identifying POW/MIA from the Korean War (Part 2 of an interview with Dr. Jennie Jin of the DPAA)
    1:24:15
  7. 15.
    The Duty to Remember: Identifying POW/MIA from the Korean War - An Interview with Dr. Jennie Jin of the DPAA
    1:18:52
  8. 16.
    The Need of Popular Understanding of International Law: An(other) Introduction to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    1:18:28
  9. 17.
    Think We Must: An Introduction to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    1:24:17
  10. 18.
    The Duty to Remember and The Right to Know: How Newk and Evelyn Grubb built a Community of Memory
    1:21:16
  11. 19.
    The Duty to Remember: Journeys of Reconciliation and The Fruits of Peace
    1:15:24
  12. 20.
    The Duty to Remember: Considering Prisoners of War and The Missing in Action (POW/MIA) as a Case Study in the Ethics of Memory
    1:17:02
  13. 21.
    Justice, Impartiality and Peace: From Andrew Carnegie to John Lewis
    1:08:19
  14. 22.
    From the Golden Rule to The Freedom Rides: Reflecting on Peace and Justice
    1:12:37
  15. 23.
    Organizing for Memory, Visualizing Peace, Reflecting on Justice
    1:11:56
  16. 24.
    Re-Organize the World !: Peace Through Law in the Nuclear Age
    1:13:37
  17. 25.
    A Revolution of Thought: Organizing the World for Peace in the Nuclear Age
    1:29:07
  18. 26.
    Exiting the Forest: Philosophical Reflections on the Korean War on the 67th Anniversary of its Armistice
    1:13:04
  19. 27.
    Dreaming of Peace in Korea: A Conversation with Christine Ahn, founder of Women Cross DMZ
    1:38:06
  20. 28.
    Leaflet Bombs and Flying Loudspeakers: The Barbarization of the Sky and Psychological Warfare During the Korean War
    1:08:30
  21. 29.
    Don’t call them ‘villages’, they are ‘military targets’: The Korean War as a Case Study on Ignorance, Forgetfulness and the Politics of Truth (Master Class #3 with Charles Hanley)
    1:17:55
  22. 30.
    The Barbarization of The Sky and the Bombing of North Korea during the Korean War: Master Class #2 with Charles Hanley
    1:10:02
  23. 31.
    The Korean War & The Barbarization of the Sky : A Master Class with Charles Hanley
    1:16:35
  24. 32.
    Entering the Forest of the Forgotten War: The Barbarization of the Sky
    1:02:08
  25. 33.
    An Appeal to the World: National Injustices, International Dimensions
    1:30:43
  26. 34.
    Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize and Mobilize! The Solidarity of Human Interests and International Organization
    1:00:53
  27. 35.
    Organize the World!: An Idea Central to the Peace through Law Movement
    1:00:22
  28. 36.
    Organizing for Memory, Organizing for Peace: A Commemoration of Peace Day
    1:01:20

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