We're change agents, showcasing peacemakers in action across America. Together, let's make #peace the #1 priority on Earth. #mojo #TripForPeace #PeacePirates
I have seen firsthand that leaders — and change agents — of any sort (especially the new kind of leader I envision for the future) must first practice what they advocate — and be real with everyone they meet. People see through hypocrisy in a nanosecond.
Fifty years later, it’s still true that we cannot be free as long as there is perpetual war — and the violence it brings to the battlefield — and to our schools and streets as well. This second peace principle emphasizes the need to focus on what we have in common, on the issues t…
Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it’s nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today.”
I am convinced that if we all work together to insist on peace as the #1 priority on the planet, other issues like racial inequality, gun violence, immigration, refugees, homelessness, poverty and the like — will follow suit. It’s all connected. Our war culture — and the fear and violence it instills in people — is killing us slowly. MLK warn…
…races not getting along, about people of different faiths, parties and countries not getting along. There is so much bickering between different points of view. So much attacking — in words and weapons. Dr. King was right. Divisiveness is what keeps us from uniting. Because when we do, there’s no doubt about it, the people will prevail.
The bottom line: All change is spiritual, then the physical materializes. The same will be true for peace. The status quo have no incentive to change things for the better of all people. The people must lead the way to peace because they hold the power. I am one of many creating a “vehicle” for this shift.
Insisting on #peace is not only laudable, it also makes economic sense. According to the Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD), violence containment costs the global economy $14.3 trillion each year — 13% of global GDP. This makes violence containment one of the largest industries in the world.
Can we say that we have lived life to the fullest and given everything we’ve got, if we do not attempt to bring about peace — if not for us then for our children and ancestors? We have the resources and technology.
…e are seeing firsthand that as a wise man once wrote, “There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.” We are not “anti” anyone or anything. We are for peace — and all the good it can bring to each human being on the planet.