"Each one of us may express through the arts the need for peace to prevail on our planet."
"I did not arrive at this decision easily. The threat ISIS poses to the people of Iraq and Syria is a serious one. "
Here is a six-minute clip from a Google Hangout with co-editor Susan Webb and special guest Uri Weltmann, peace activist and leader of the Communist Party of Israel.
Some 7,000 Israelis protested the war in Gaza under the banner: "No more deaths - Israeli-Palestinian peace, now," the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza thus far.
It's evident a week after President Juan Manuel Santos won re-election with 51 percent of the vote that his government's peace negotiations with the FARC, in progress for 18 months, will be continuing.
In Okinawa's Nago City mayoral election, which centered on the plan to construct a new U.S. military base in the city, anti-base incumbent Inamine Susumu won with a wide margin.
Negotiations in Cuba between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) aimed at ending 50 years of war have continued now for a year.
The world mouns the passing of elder statemen and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.
"We are arriving in the country we want to change to become a country at peace, a democratic country, a tolerant country."
UN weapons inspectors, in their long-awaited report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus area, did not determine who perpetrated the attacks.