Peace is between different social groups and characterized by lack of violence or conflict behaviors, and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true global interests.
The term 'peace' originates most recently from the Anglo-French pes, and the Old French pais, meaning "peace, reconciliation, silence, agreement" (11th century). But, Pes itself comes from the Latin pax, meaning "peace, compact, agreement, treaty of peace, tranquility, absence of hostility, harmony." The English word came into use in various personal greetings from c.1300 as a translation of the Hebrew word shalom, which, according to Jewish theology, comes from a Hebrew verb meaning 'to restore'. Although 'peace' is the usual translation, however, it is an incomplete one, because 'shalom,' which is also cognate with the Arabic salaam, has multiple other meanings in addition to peace, including justice, good health, safety, well-being, prosperity, equity, security, good fortune, and friendliness. At a personal level, peaceful behaviors are kind, considerate, respectful, just, and tolerant of others' beliefs and behaviors — tending to manifest goodwill.
At Peace (stylised as @peace) was a New Zealand hip hop group. The group comprised lyricist and vocalist Tom Scott, also of the hip-hop group Home Brew; lyricist and vocalist Lui Tuiasau, formerly of hip-hop duo Nothing To Nobody; and producers Christoph El Truento, Dandruff Dicky and B Haru.
At Peace released three albums between 2012 and 2014 before the group's breakup in 2015. In 2014 they released a song which included lyrics threatening to kill John Key and have sex with his daughter.
At Peace (2012) No. 11 NZ
Girl Songs (2013) No. 12 NZ
At Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony (2014) No. 3 NZ
Schütz has released five albums; four under his own name and one album as Peacebird. He has also written musicals and composed instrumental music for short films. He has done four Japan tours, the first in 2007. As of 2012, 85% of his songs are continuously being played in radio or TV, mainly in Europe and Japan, but also in North and South America. In reviews, Schütz is often referred to as a "genius" or "champion" singer/songwriter.
Raised outside the small town of Mjölby, Östergötland he started singing and playing musical instruments, such as drums and electric organ, very early. Aged seven, he found a guitar in a trash container, an experience that he says changed his life, as he decided to dedicate his life to music. During a period in 1999 he was living in London on a songwriting grant from STIM (Swedish copyright collecting society) where he wrote songs and performed live in acoustic clubs several times a week, something he says was very important to improve his stage presence and performance quality, and after returning to Sweden the newspaper Östgöta Correspondenten wrote in a review of one of his live performances in 2001 that he had become "a mature artist".
Beginning in 1983, both the Desert Wind (with service from Chicago to Los Angeles) and the Pioneer (with service from Chicago to Seattle) previously stopped at the Helper Station. Service by the Pioneer was dropped when that train was rerouted through Wyoming in 1991 (the train was later discontinued altogether in 1997). Service by the Desert Wind ended when Amtrak discontinued that train in 1997 (at the same time as the Pioneer was discontinued). Also in 1997, the Green River Station replaced the former station in Thompson Springs as the next station to the east.
Within Subud, a "helper" (Indonesian:pembantu pelatih, meaning “helping to train” or “assistant trainer") is a person who fills a certain support role. The nature of this role, and the actual performance of those who fill it, are subjects of some controversy within Subud.
Most Subud groups have helpers, who are responsible for assisting other members in various ways, as well as simply timing the latihan. Helpers exist at the local, regional, national, and international levels within the Subud organization.
Ideally, a helper should have at least seven years of practicing the latihan and to be generally 'loved and respected' by their fellow members. One becomes a helper by asking the helpers to "test", or receive, whether the person has the capacity to fulfill the helper job at that point in time. That is, the helpers make a decision based on what they receive in their testing, and with as little mental thought and personal opinion as is humanly possible.
A focus of criticism is the role some helpers adopt as spiritual and personal counselors. Their ability and understanding apparently vary considerably. Reviewing the internet one can see a whole variety of balanced and not so balanced opinions of helpers. Helpers are as imperfect as the next person, and as is natural in any position of 'authority' interpersonal clashes involving helpers and other helpers and helpers and members do occur.