Category Archives: PAXi

Happy 4th of July: PAXi Peace Index is 850

Peace, justice, and nonviolence are being discussed this 4th of July holiday.

The PAXi Peace Index for today, July 4, 2015 is:

You can learn more about the PAXi Peace Index in our original post: Peace Index Intro

Two stories in the news about ways to further the peace are: 1. A story on Public Radio International about how American police can learn from English police who use weapons less (umm….okay, a little ironic for Independence Day!) and 2. A story about schools sharing lessons about peace and justice from the Ferguson community.

Excerpts and links to those stories at the readmore: Continue reading Happy 4th of July: PAXi Peace Index is 850

Peace Index Update: July 2015 PAXi

Peace Indicator Updates.

July 1, 2015:
PAXi Daily Peace Indicator equals:

Since July of 2012, Peace Couple has checked daily statistics about the level of discussion about peace and nonviolence in the United States. You can find out more about the PAXi Index at our original post: Peace Index Daily Stats

Since this is a homegrown project, we have occasionally missed numbers, and we have been remiss on calculating and posting numbers for long stretches of time. Though, we wanted to catch up a bit by offering some recent figures.

Below are highlights of the PAXi Peace Index, including new numbers for May 1st, June 1st, and July 1st of 2015: Continue reading Peace Index Update: July 2015 PAXi

TWL: Things We Love

I know it's not Valentine yet but I'm full of ... Happy Valentine’s Day!

The idea of this site is to help bring a little more love into the world. We have been working to create a community space to share the way to a more peaceful life. Our definition of a peaceful life encompasses all areas of our lives.

Since the early days of this site we have been focusing on what it means to be a pacifist, and we will continue to do so.  We have also touched on what a shareable economy means; peaceful music and books; how a CSA works; and why vintage jewelry is better than new.

TWL will focus us on exploring what more of what peace means in the  rest of our lives, such as what it means to freecycle; to be a vegetarian; a locavore; a community member; to use nonviolent communication; and to clean with vinegar.  And more.   But first,

We want to hear from you!

What brings peace into your life?

What can you share from your journey?

Please use the comments section to share.

Continue reading TWL: Things We Love

Peace Updates: Where is the index? And, what are the peace couple up to?

Kimberly and Ian Wilder are currently working on their second eBook. It should be out within the next couple of weeks. This new book is high on activism, with lots of great photos.

As for the PAXi/Peace Index…

Kimberly has been lax in publishing the daily PAXi/Peace Index numbers. Though, most days, the raw data has been gathered.

We thought it would be interesting to see a year-to-year comparison with recent numbers.

Last year’s PAXi numbers:

Sunday, October 7, 2012: 179
Monday, October 8, 2012: 179 (Columbus Day)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012: 198

These figures from last year happened as the all-time high for PAXi had stood at 337.

This year’s PAXi numbers: Continue reading Peace Updates: Where is the index? And, what are the peace couple up to?

Remembering All on Memorial Day

Peace Couple’s perspective on Memorial Day

Today we mourn all the women, men, and children from all countries, who have died as victims of war, both as soldiers and as civilians.  All human life is sacred. We re-dedicate ourselves to working for a day when a Memorial Day is no longer needed.

The PAXi Daily Peace Index for Sunday, May 26, 2013 was 540.

The PAXi Daily Peace Index for Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013 was 534.

March 14, 2013: Sharp rise in PAXi Peace Index

Peace received a lot of attention today.

The PAXi Peace Index uses many indicators to determine how much people in the United States are focused on peace each day.

The PAXi Index number for today, Thursday, March 14th, is 543. (The all-time high for PAXi was 979, which occurred with Nobel Peace Prize discussion on line.)

Today’s number represents a 348 rise since yesterday, an unusual climb. Most of the magnitude of the increase happened with the “Google News for the word ‘peace'” indicator. The top stories which impacted this Google News indicator were: Continue reading March 14, 2013: Sharp rise in PAXi Peace Index

Who is asking Obama for peace?: Please advise

The State of The Union is tonight. [was Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013]

I have seen messages in my e-mail from various groups with important lobbying messages for President Obama. Though, I don’t recall seeing anyone specifically lobbying for peace.

I will have my eyes open, and blog here with any messages or demonstrations about peace.

Please, please, comment and/or send links to groups working on a peace/anti-war message for this evening.

It will be interesting to look at the way the The Daily Peace Culture Index for the United States (aks: PAXi Peace Index) moves in the lead-up and follow-up to the State of the Union. Continue reading Who is asking Obama for peace?: Please advise