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Robert C. Koehler

Robert C. Koehler

Robert Koehler is an award-winning, Chicago-based journalist and nationally syndicated writer. His book, "Courage Grows Strong at the Wound" (2016). Contact him or visit his website at commonwonders.com.

Articles by this author

 

A Citizen of the World (Still) Speaks

The United States of America is a nation dying of self-inflicted wounds. Now is the time to step beyond the cruel stupidity of militarism.

Robert C. Koehler ·


Untangling Ourselves From the Dark Side of War

Waging war, or not, is a choice. Mainstream geopolitical reporting pretty much ignores this miniscule reality and covers the ever-simmering possibility of war.

Robert C. Koehler ·


On Hearing From People Who Hate That I Hate War

The myth of "the good war" persists and it's not going away any time soon.

Robert C. Koehler ·


Do We Dare Stop Being Afraid of Ourselves?

Order seemingly is something hierarchical and imposed, rather than a collective agreement. The prevailing consciousness is dominance vs. submission.

Robert C. Koehler ·


The Many Ways War Is Poisoning Us

When we wage war, we dehumanize—then kill—a specific segment of humanity. In the process, we "fray" our own humanity.

Robert C. Koehler ·


Can You Believe We Live in the United States of Mass Murder?

This latest massacre—this shattering of young lives, of collective trust and community—is one more revelation that something is profoundly wrong in the world's most powerful nation.

Robert C. Koehler ·


Our Shackled Planet

How do we embrace Planet Earth as a single, organic whole, of which we are just a part? How do we govern with a reverence for this whole?

Robert C. Koehler ·


When a Community Is Smashed

What a broken window evoked in me was ultimately not loss — but a sense of connection that I had nearly forgotten.

Robert C. Koehler ·

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