During the time I was studying linguistics and the Russian language at Georgetown University, suspicion of everything Russian was not much less virulent than that against “terrorists” now. The giant chasm between what people thought was going on in the Russian departments at the universities, and the reality imbued me with a permanent skepticism about the popular demonization of the enemy du jour. A course on the New Testament Basis for Pacifism given by Fr. Richard McSorley educated me not only on the moral questions involved, but also on the scope of the activities of the military industrial complex.
In the 1980’s, when my children were young, I was introduced to Beyond War through a group of women who made the point that it was useless to give your children good food, a good education and yet do nothing to reduce the risk of nuclear war. During the same period, the American Catholic bishops promulgated a paper which condemned nuclear weapons. I became an active member of Beyond War and started a Pax Christi group at my parish.
I come to this work primarily as a mother, through the traditional women’s work of nurturing and community building. I am currently on the board of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, and a member of Pax Christi and Amnesty International Local Group #452 in Ventura.
Kristin Jensen Storey
I believe that we are at a critical point in human evolution. There is an awareness, a consciousness, that more and more are realizing. Organizations such as Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions are part of this awakening. Love is the answer. By loving those closest to us and by loving the stranger on the street and the stranger on the other side of the planet, we embrace the connectedness that is at the core of our human existence. Love is Peace.
Hello! I am Kristofer (Kris) Young. In my professional life, I am a holistic chiropractic physician in Ventura, California. My wife, Joanne, and I served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia from 1974-76. Serving on the executive board of CPR is a great pleasure in my life! I am MoveOn.org’s Operation Democracy council coordinator for Ventura County. I am an active local coordinator for Organizing for America . I also have my own foundation called Healing Those Who Heal The World , through which I provide health care at no charge to individuals and groups that I believe are actively contributing to improving life on earth.
Past CPR Executive Board Members
I live in Ojai with my wife Cecilia and daughters, Hannah and Eva.
With my move to Ventura County in 1993 I joined Temple Beth Torah and became a board member with Ventura High School PTSA, Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions and Beyond War Organization. I have also attended anti-war demonstrations since the 60’s.
I am honored to be in the presence of such wonderful people whose goal it is to help make the world a better place for everyone. Please come join us.
Peace …. Robin Lerner