Voices for the World
Voices of Peace, Vol.VI
and The Living Arts
West By Northwest.org

He'll be coming to the West Coast this August, 2002. Meet Skip Schiel, a remarkable artist and activist with his camera.
We can't call him "just" an East Coast photographer. He travels the world with his camera incorporating his deeply held beliefs with

Art for Art and Truth's Sake

A Brief Look at the Beautiful and Bountiful Work of Skip Schiel,
Photographer and World Activist

An ongoing debate in the art and academic world has spun around the question, can fine art be universal for all peoples and times if it is political? Or need we make and respect art for art's sake, above the fray? Explore Skip Schiel's web site and you may come to the conclusion that the debate is moot. Good art can be both. Indeed some might say, must be both. Think of any great art without its context and purpose and you wipe out centuries of human endeavor -- M.G. Hudson

One Sky, Boston
from the Middle Passage Pilgrimage Project,
tracing the route of the slave trade
©2002 Skip Schiel


West Coast
© 2002 Skip Schiel


South Africa from One Sky
© 2002 Skip Schiel


Baby Kiss
© 2002 Skip Schiel


Ashes & Light
Now complete on the web-- group produced booklet about the 1995 Auschwitz to Hiroshima pilgrimage


West Coast Tour

He plans to visit California, Seattle and Alaska and points in between. He is fundraising and looking for local organizers and sponsors to arrange more visits. If you'd like him to stop in your town, write to him.

Besides touring the West Coast later this summer and fall, giving his presentations and slide shows, Skip exhibits some of his work online. Here is a small sampler of his exhibit titles:

Walk the Witness–The Power of Walking in Prayer

Delta Passage–A Solitary Journey from New Orleans to Chicago, (examining the history of the Civil Rights Movement and its relevance to the

A Spirit People–One Pilgrim's View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage

In the Footsteps of the Freedom Fighters–Photos from Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina

Visions of a New South Africa–Organizations Helping Rebuild the Country

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Voices of Peace, Volume VI
Africa: Peace with Justice Northwest Tour
Starhawk's Heresies in Pursuit of Peace: Thoughts on Israel/Palestine.
Sarah Shields asks Please Dad, Tell Me: How Do I Stop Being Complicit?
Peg Morton sharesMy School of the Americas (SOA) Saga.
Web links
Erbin Crowell considers Coffee and Fair Trade.
Illegal Logging Threatens Ecological and Economic Stability.
Ecstasy of Ecology - Penny Livingston and the Permaculture Institute.
Norman Solomon considers India and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons and Media Fog and the USA's "War On Terrorism": Winking At Nuclear Terror.
M.G. Hudson asks us to Consider the Case of Patricia Sweets: The Failing Safety Net of Publicly Financed Health Insurance.
Patrick Morris, writes on the role of the Royal Pains.
High Plains Films releases This Is Nowhere
Meet Skip Schiel, an remarkable photographer
Delight in Guy Weese's Summer in the City Photos
Doug Tanour's Exodus Poems
Jane Farmer uses the medieval villanelle
Explore a few small presses with big ideas. We look at The Magic Fish, When Spirits Come Calling, Saving Wilderness in the Oregon Cascades and Cradle to Cradle.
Barbara S. Thompson's My Life, Chapter 4, Moving Out West to Los Angeles.
Cogentrix to Aquila, Going from Bad to Worse? by Mary Zemke.
Lois Barton's Sunnyside of Spencer Butte, The Cat That Flew and Sauerkraut and All That.
Jonnie Lauch's electronic debut in Nighttime Intruder.


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