Peace articles that discuss ways of living in peace with humans, animals, and the environment.
By John McConnell
Minute For Peace Day -- December 22, 2005
Now is humanity's greatest opportunity. The circumstances are right for an all-out World Peace Blitz that will end the human family's long history of war and violence -- by eliminating its causes.
We have an amazing planet with a skin of life that can provide a good life for everyone. Our problem is not the nature of Planet Earth, but the nature of its human inhabitants, who throughout history have been addicted to war, greed and lust for power.
Instead of making skeletons of our enemies, now we can make them our friends.
Christmas is now approaching. We are reminded of the Angels that announced the birth of Jesus. "Hark, the herald Angels sing...Peace on Earth, goodwill to men"
The Babe of Bethlehem became the light that turned darkness into day. Ever since then those who saw the light became peacemakers. This light turned hate into love and along the way, it inspired those who saw it to become peacemakers. Outstanding Christian examples were St. Francis, William Penn, and Martin Luther King.
Around the world there are hundreds of groups with different creeds and cultures who have one thing in common: They are seeking to know and practice the ways of peace. They differ in many of their views, but share one goal -- to be peacemakers. Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers."
The greatest success of war-makers comes when they put aside their differences and make a united effort against their enemies. It is time for the peacemakers of the world to unite all the actions that promote peace, justice and a sustainable future. This can be aided by using the name "Earth Trustee" for these efforts and promoting the celebration of Earth Day on the March Euinox.
Together we can end Earth's long history of settling differences by hating and killing our enemies. Together, we can prove the power of faith and love to make our enemies our friends.
Let every church, synagogue and mosque now join our common cause -- World Peace Now!
Let newspapers, TV Programs, Mayors and Heads of State Proclaim World Peace Now!
The Franciscans, Quakers and many other institutions promoting nonviolence can now maximize their efforts by using Prayer -- the mightiest force in the world, and then proving its power by their actions to turn conflicts into cooperation.
There must be No More Wars. The human family has seen the light -- and will act now with all their might.
"Let their be Peace on Earth -- And let it begin with me."
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