Notes from An Alien

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Can Fiction Aid Global Peace?

I certainly hope the answer to that Title Question is yes—my recently published novel, Notes from An Alien, tries to do just that.

In fact, I lead discussions in the virtual world, Second Life, based on issues raised in the novel.

I even created a special page with the discussion topics we use on Book Island.

In a private discussion with Arton Tripsa, our Island’s Manager, I related that the crucial part women can play in aiding Global Peace isn’t on the list of discussion topics but is in the book since most of the decision-making central characters are women.

In my experience, most men will talk about Peace but women, in general, live it and show it—even when a relationship turns violent

‘Abdu’l-Baha, in the early 1900s, said, “…when perfect equality shall be established between men and women, peace may be realized for the simple reason that womankind in general will never favor warfare. Women will not be willing to allow those whom they have so tenderly cared for to go to the battlefield.”

Three women recently demonstrated their peace-creating power; so well, in fact, that they were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In news coverage of these women, the use of non-violent action was stressed.

In support of their methods and peace, in general, I want to share a list of 198 Methods of Non-Violent Action—you can download a Word .doc or an Adobe .pdf.

I hope this post has given a few writers the urge to try their hand at creating fiction that can aid Global Peace.

I leave you for today with a quote from Lord Byron:

‘ Tis strange – but true; for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction; if it could be told,
How much would novels gain by the exchange!
How differently the world would men behold!
How oft would vice and virtue places change!
The new world would be nothing to the old,
If some Columbus of the moral seas
Would show mankind their souls’ antipodes.

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4 responses to “Can Fiction Aid Global Peace?

  1. lynnbiederstadt December 13, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I love how well you seem to know women, AZ. I appreciate the respect that brings us closer…so rare, these days. I love this space and what you’ve chosen to do with it. It lights me up.



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