Peace as the New Normal. | SMN News

 By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler

In the words of the Beatles’ song A Day in the Life: “I read the news today, oh boy…”

North Korea shoots off more missiles, ships are seized in the Strait of Hormuz, countries worldwide are facing political chaos, and immigration crises abound as people flee intolerable conditions in their homelands, all brought on by conflict and violence. Has this become the New Normal, and if so is this the New Normal we truly want? We think not.

No sane human being wants conflict and violence. However, over time, we

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