Mar 152020
 
Psychology Today blog Are We Done Fighting?

Canadian Friends Service Committee’s book Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division was published in May 2019 by New Society Publishers.

Since then, Peace Program Coordinator Matt Legge, who wrote it with significant inputs from many different Friends as part of his work for CFSC, has been busy. He has given dozens of presentations about the book in four provinces, and done print, radio, and TV interviews. He has also facilitated workshops using exercises found in the book.

Below in chronological order are links to some of the coverage the book has gotten.

The Psychology Today blog Matt has been writing to give a small taste of several topics addressed in the book (ongoing): https://psychologytoday.com/us/blog/are-we-done-fighting

Reader ratings and reviews on GoodReads (ongoing): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42262770-are-we-done-fighting

An interview in CFSC’s newsletter Quaker Concern: https://quakerconcern.ca/cfsc-launches-are-we-done-fighting

An article in openDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/transformation/are-we-done-fighting

Review of the book in TRANSCEND Media Service: https://www.transcend.org/tms/2019/06/are-we-done-fighting-building-understanding-in-a-world-of-hate-and-division

An excerpt from the book in YES! Magazine: https://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/solutions-peace-violence-20190715

An interview of Matt by New Society Publishers: https://www.newsociety.com/blog/2019/Interview-with-Matthew-Legge-Author-of-Are-We-Done-Fighting

An article by Matt in The Canadian Friend about the process of writing the book: https://quaker.ca/publication/the-canadian-friend-2019-issue-2-summer (pages 24-25)

Some threads from a permaculture discussion forum where Matt spent a week discussing topics from the book with forum users: https://permies.com/wiki/119244/Fighting-Matthew-Legge
https://permies.com/wiki/122010/Matthew-Legge-author-Fighting
https://permies.com/t/122447/Learning-vocabulary-language-order-meaningful
https://permies.com/t/122192/Left-Divide-Matthew-Legge

Interview on 98.5 CKWR (Cross Cultures show) in Kitchener, ON:

Review by Charles Hauss, author and Senior Fellow for Innovation at the Alliance for Peacebuilding: https://charleshauss.info/portfolio-items/are-we-done-fighting

Interview with The Big Edition in Kamloops: https://kamloops.site/2019/11/01/are-we-done-fighting-toronto-based-author-matthew-legge-is-coming-to-kamloops

Review by Koozma J. Tarasoff for his blog Spirit Wrestlers: https://spirit-wrestlers.blogspot.com/2019/11/a-quaker-summary-of-fighting.html

101.9 CFUV (Gorillia Radio show) in Victoria, BC: http://www.gorilla-radio.com/2019/11/07/gorilla-radio-chris-cook-mathew-legge-larry-hannant-janine-bandcroft-november-7th-2019

Review by Linda Hill for the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative: https://inclusiveleadershipco-op.org/2019/11/11/are-we-done-fighting-yet

The Omega, article about talk given in Kamloops: http://truomega.ca/2019/11/27/kamloops-community-gathers-to-learn-how-to-bring-back-the-peace

Citizen’s Forum, Cable TV show in Victoria, BC:

 

90.5 KWMR (Nonviolence Radio) in Point Reyes, California: https://wagingnonviolence.org/metta/2020/02/the-work-for-peace-begins-when-we-are-ready-to-try-another-way-of-resolving-our-problems

Review by Dora Okeyo for her blog https://nilichoandika.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/are-we-done-fighting-by-matthew-legge-book-review

Review in the April-June 2020 issue of Peace Magazine (PDF).

In May 2020 Are We Done Fighting? won a Nautilus Book Award in the category of Social Change and Social Justice. With the slogan “better books for a better world” the Nautilus Book Awards recognize books that make a difference and inspire.

Psychology Today blog Are We Done Fighting?

Find out more about the book and get a free chapter at https://AreWeDoneFighting.com

Find out more about CFSC’s peace work.