Category Archives: Foedus Pacificum

Land of the Free

Is freedom something that one can know just by being born in America? And did the Founding Fathers of America just wake up one day and discover “freedom”? It would take almost a century to outlaw slavery in the United … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Even though I see the beauty of religious architecture, I am appalled at the horrific bloodshed at the expense of religion.  I have wondered how I could believe in religion given those facts.  But despite all the conflicts, and even … Continue reading

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Guidelines

Photo Credit: неизвестен In Eastern Christianity and other icon-painting Christian traditions, the icon is generally a flat panel painting depicting a holy being or object such as Jesus, Mary, Saints, Angels, or the cross.  Icons may also be cast in … Continue reading

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Borders

The Great Wall of China was built as early as the 7th century BC along the historical northern borders of China to protect the Empire from warlike nomadic peoples.  But it is one thing to designate territorial boundaries and build … Continue reading

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Pax Universalis

Photo Credit: Nikater I’ve always loved Ancient Greece more than Ancient Rome because of Greek philosophy.  But when I think of all the bridges, roads, and aqueducts that the Romans built and are still in use today, I come to … Continue reading

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The Common Market

Photo Credit: Torstein Frogner When the EU was bestowed the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, I couldn’t really feel the impact because of the financial crisis.  But after reviewing my World History high school textbook, I realized just how profound, the … Continue reading

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‘Cultivate our Garden’

Photo Credit: Private Collection of S. Whitehead ‘Men must surely have corrupted nature a little,’ he would say, ‘for they were not born wolves, and yet wolves they have become.  God gave them neither twenty-four pounders nor bayonets, and they … Continue reading

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