Category Archives: peace on earth

posticon Celebrating Diversity and Embracing Oneness

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I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, United States president, 1953-1961

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If I asked you if you really wanted peace on earth, what would you say? If someone asked me that question, my answer would be “Of course I want it!” I suspect your answer would be the same.Read more

posticon The Power of Oneness

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“That the message We Are All One, interrelated, interconnected and interdependent, with God/Life/One-another, is the one spiritual message that the world has been waiting for to bring about loving and sustainable answers to humanity’s challenges.” ~ Global Oneness Day 2017 

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As I’m sure many of you know, last Tuesday was the 8th yearly celebration of Global Oneness Day, sponsored by Humanity’s Team, founded by Neale Donald Walsch.

What follows is a bizarre true story of oneness, told to me many years ago by a dear friend who was there.Read more

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posticon Standoff at Charlottesville: Can Hatred Survive?

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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, Virginia

Many years ago, I spent an idyllic summer at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The small city was home to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Both served as governors of Virginia and also United States presidents.

Charlottesville, known for its long and colorful history, is in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia.Read more

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posticon The Greatest Gift: An Alternative To War

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Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force . . . .If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., The Christmas Sermon on Peace, December 24, 1967

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This has been a crazy time around here.Read more

posticon Remembering September 11, 2001

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The White Dove of Peace on Earth

In preparing to write this post, I was searching through some quotations on war. Here are several of my favorites:

  • Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come. ~ Carl Sandburg, American poet, writer, and editor
  • You can no more win a war than you can an earthquake. ~ Jeannette Rankin, first woman ever elected  to the United States Congress, in 1916, from Montana
  • War may be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good.
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