OUR WAY HOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR WAR RESISTANCE AND POLICY ALTERNATIVES - QUEBEC
OWHR Institute’s “New-Bottom-Line” Foreign Policy Working-GroupOWHR Institute's Foreign Policy Working Group agrees with this analysis and the work of Dieter Duhm and his Tamera, Monte do Cerro and the Institute for Global Peace Work (in Portugal), reminding us, “The material wealth of our society is based on exploiting other peoples and cultures. The arms industry, with the support of all national governments, delivers weapons into crisis areas. They deliver neither food nor relief but bombs! This is the essential structure behind today's drama. Progressive groups and political parties in Europe try to break this vicious cycle, but they do not succeed because the global arms industry's lobbies are too powerful. This is why we are stuck with the simple unavoidable truth: whosoever delivers weapons sows the seeds and profits of war. Whosoever sows war will harvest refugees" (Dieter Duhm, Feb 23, 2016). And we see this now, and this flow of refugees, heading for the western countries, ...this'refugee “harvest of war” will only increase.
Advisor to the OWHR Institute’s Foreign Policy Working Group, Dr. Dieter Duhm and the Institute for Global Peace Work, Tamera (Portugal).
Advisor to the OWHR Institute’s Foreign Policy Working Group and OWHR Institute Research and Social Policy staffer, Reverend Colin Bossen is a PhD Candidate in American Studies at Harvard University, and Unitarian Universalist Minister. His academic work focuses on the relationship between theology and social movements. He has been involved in justice struggles for more than two decades, primarily working with indigenous communities, migrants, and marginalized workers in the transportation industry. He was a co-founder of CASA - Colectivos de Apoyo, Solidaridad y Acción, an organization which from 2001 to 2011 coordinated solidarity work with indigenous communities in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico. Currently, he is part of forming a faith based committee to support the work of the IWW (The Industrial Workers of the World) Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee in their effort to build a prisoners union. Reverend Bossen is co-author of "Resistance and Transformation: Unitarian Universalist Social Justice History."
Isaac Romano is founder and executive director of the Our Way Home Research Institute for War Resistance and Policy Alternatives – Quebec. Romano's “welcoming diversity” skills and bridge-building programs have brought major media attention to his war resistance and community building projects in the US and in eastern and western Canada. Most recently Isaac Romano was invited to speak to 3,000 Muslim women, men and children, as the lone Jewish invitee to the December 2013 Palais des Congrès de Montréal conference opposing Quebec's discriminatory Charter of Values legislation.
Isaac Romano was among the Our Way Home Research Institute presenters at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Canadian Studies' International Conference, "Canada as Refuge" in May 2008, and his peace work is highlighted in both the Sunday New York Times and front page Los Angeles Times.
As a leading Canadian proponent and preparer of New Bottom Line Foreign Policy directives, Romano’s leadership is transformative in nature, moving our world away from the Power and Domination foreign-policy paradigm that has dominated nation-states foreign affairs for thousands of years. Isaac Romano’s leadership and policy direction is steering the OWHR Institute-Quebec to be a major world leader promoting effective war resistance policies, to include, a Global Marshall Plan and an Environmental and Social Responsibility Charter of Rights and Freedoms for Canada, in support of and modeled after similar measures prepared by his Berkeley, California, colleagues, headquartered at the international offices of the Network of Spiritual Progressives.
Isaac Romano is a world leader in preparing projects that create the viral media scrums that bring the world’s communities to further reflect and heal from the terror of war, preparing our world for Policies of Generosity, at this critical time for our world.