|a process in which
something passes by degrees to a more advanced or mature stage; a gradual
process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or
Stop for a moment, and think. Has the human race evolved in ways that really
The (r)evolution network probes
that question, and provides help, resources and thought-provoking answers. It's
a gathering point for pacifist advocates against ALL hate crimes.
Violence is everybody's business,
because it affects everybody.
Violence blocks our evolution.
You can't legislate people into
being better human beings, but you can be an example. That's right, YOU have
power and influence! You are shaping someone's world, right now. Believe
Be a good example. Make violence
unacceptable and inexcusable. As long
as it continues, we are all to blame. We CAN stop it.
By applying what works.
Consider how, in North America
for example, smokers have gone from being glamorous to pariahs. They are
literally unwelcome in most places. Since people's perception of smoking
changed, so did the general social attitude. Smoking is no longer
Do you know how much money and
effort is involved in helping people quit smoking?
Cigarette advertising and
billboards were banned.
Tobacco companies can no longer
sponsor major events.
All public places are required to
forbid visitors to smoke.
Cigarette packages look like
medical pornography - in order to educate people on the results of smoking.
It is illegal to sell cigarettes
to a minor.
Not to mention the legal cases,
and everything else that is still being investigated.
The same idea can be applied for
anything, including violence.
But in comparison, what is being
done to stop violence?
Are violent games, television,
songs, movies, etc., for example, banned or discouraged?
On the contrary, everything is
becoming more gory, cruel, and ruthless. Children watch this, but they don't
produce it - adults do. Garbage in, garbage out is NOT just a computer term- it
applies to everything. Children do in real life what they see everyday.
Be a good example and you can
make a major difference.
(r)evolution network was inspired by Rachel
Miller. She was a Domestic Abuse Survivor and success story. She submitted her
article, called "Stop the Violence" in March 2000, and urged us to
start a section to help stop Domestic Violence on WOW Zone.
Rachel helped so many people with
her powerful message of hope and strength, and was determined to save others. We
know she did. Tragically, she couldn't save herself. Although she was
happily remarried, her abusive ex-husband tracked her down and savagely beat her
in her own home on April 13, 2000. She was in agony for 13 days, mostly in
intensive care, and died on April 26, 1 day and 1 month before her 30th
birthday. Her autopsy revealed that she was one month pregnant at the time of
the attack. She left behind a loving husband, siblings, countless friends, and
two children who will have to live with the fact that their daddy killed their
(* We are saddened to report that
Rachel Miller's son, Tyler, age 12, died on June 11, 2001. Rachel's family says that he took his own life
because of the pain of losing his mother at the hands of his biological father,
This is unbelievable, and yet it
happens every day. Rachel's site, which is now maintained by her family and
friends, has statistics and stories about it. Some stories of domestic abuse are
so horrible, that we prefer not to read them. But they are not just stories,
they are about real people. In the big picture, those stories are a reflection
of all of us, and that's the worst part, because the family is the
foundation of society.
If home is a war zone, our faith
in finding peace anywhere is diminished. Home should be a safe harbor, where we
are taught the basic principles of life that promote good. Nobody is born hating. We are
taught to hate, to fear, to be envious, jealous, ruthless, often in our own
We have the duty and absolute
NEED to learn, teach, and spread love, peace and hope.
network is dedicated to the advancement of civilization through emotional,
spiritual and intellectual understanding of violence and its realities and
repercussions on the entire human race.
Be a part of the
(r)evolution. Be a part of the solution.
Message of Hope for Peace in the World
How we saved a
A little piece of paper
Lynn Boyer Memorial Site
the name of Love
name is Misty
solution for a temporary problem
Safety tips and advice for women
the Violence by Rachel Miller
Story of Ying Zhu
the aggressor is a stranger
Wish Only Well: 3 powerful words that change everything
WOW loves kids & how
we can help them
Lighting the Way: The Rachel Miller Site