Hanoi, Vietnam – January 27, 2013 was the fortieth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Viet Nam (Paris Agreement). Probably not one American in a thousand was aware of the occasion.
Each year, the Fellowship of Reconciliation awards three peace prizes — international, national, and local — to individuals or organizations whose commitment to peace, justice, and reconciliation is recognized as extraordinary.
We need your help in making these awards. Please nominate your favorite individual or organization working for peace by March 31st. And read on to learn how you can help Thich Nhat Hanh receive the Nobel Peace Prize as well!
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It would be hard to find someone active in or closely connected to the Fellowship of Reconciliation in the past four decades who does not know the name, if not the face and voice, of long-time FOR leader Richard Deats.
My Lai is known to Americans as the site of a massacre of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. troops. On the morning of March 16, 1968, U.S. forces entered the village and gathered up all living things: elderly men and women, infants in mothers’ arms, pigs, chickens, and water buffalo. Then, the Americans proceeded to kill them all, slowly, carefully, methodically.
The new movie, Zero Dark Thirty, opened nationwide this week to critical acclaim and has already been nominated for many awards. Unfortunately, the filmmakers chose to imply — inaccurately — that torture led to useful intelligence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.