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Russ Faure-Brac to discuss theories of peace

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Hear the adventurous tales of Russ Faure-Brac and his 10,000-mile, 46-day solo motorcycle trip across the United States to spread a message of peace. The event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 12:30 p.m. at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E.

Author of “Transition to Peace: A Defense Engineer’s Search for an Alternative to War,” Faure-Brac presents his ideas about “world peace and how to get there.” He contends war is not a necessary evil; there are more effective and rational ways for the United States to defend itself. In this analysis, Faure-Brac examines where world peace stands now and how it relates to the rapidly changing world. He combines the nonviolent power of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King; the concept of Peaceful Warriorship as found in the martial arts of Aikido and Ninjutsu; and the Permaculture idea of “Earth Care, People Care and Faire Share” to form the basis for peace programs and three peace principles that he proposes as a new national security policy. Faure-Brac then lays out a plan for making the changes.

His other purpose in this trip was to raise money for three peace organizations, including Praxis Peace Institute, which will host the lecture. Attendees can enjoy a lunch at the pub (not included in ticket), and stay for a discussion after the lecture. Copies of Russ’ book will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are $10 and available at praxispeace.org.