The whole idea for what eventually has become “Wrest In Peace” started in 2006 in a remote, tiny village, high in the Himalayan mountains. I had set up a non-profit organization to work with a Chinese ethnic minority group, the Mosuo, and I was visiting them to help support some of our organization’s initiatives.
A quick divergence to explain about the Mosuo, since most of you have probably never heard of them. The Mosuo are an ethnic minority group in China who live in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, in one of the most remote and undeveloped regions, close … Continue reading
The site has a logo now! Thanks very much to everyone at the International Skeptics Forum who contributed ideas and artwork…and special thanks to Donn, who designed the final logo:
I love this logo…simple, yet evocative. It is based on the traditional peace symbol, but with the arms of two people arm wrestling making up two of the lower branches in the symbol. It epitomizes what I want to do with this site — to have people disagree with each other, struggle with each other, wrestle … Continue reading
Wrest In Peace is the result of a passion I’ve had for many years. Today, in many areas of public debate, most of the debate tends to be dominated by more extreme views, who rather than seeking honest debate and discussion, instead seek simply to silence all opponents and opposition.
Wrest In Peace is dedicated to a different proposition — that we can disagree with each other, and debate with each other without resorting either to violence, or to trying to shut up everyone who disagrees with us.
I’ll be honest…I love this title, “Wrest In Peace“. First, because “Rest … Continue reading