Thursday, July 07, 2005

Wage peace.

Some folks may believe that some war is justified. Perhaps they are right, but almost no one wants to be at war. As yesterday's quote makes clear, war has no winners and everyone suffers. We should avoid it whenever possible. But how do we do that? We wage peace.

* The American Friends Service Committee has a 'Wage Peace Campaign'. Visit their site to learn more about loss of life in Iraq, sign a petition to bring the troops home, sign up for free email updates on Iraq, and more. The AFSC is "Quaker Values in Action."

Consider also the societal conditions that often lead to war. As we change those, we alter the likelihood of peace. Follow the links below to learn how you can help lessen the chances of war and establish a lasting peace for our world:

* Work towards economic justice. And as you do, consider the role class plays in our society.

* Support efforts at environmental justice.

* Shop responsibly. Invest responsibly. Purchase fair-trade and locally-produced goods.

* Develop and implement new solutions to old problems.

* Promote tolerance and fight hate.

Peace is possible, but we must work for it.

"No justice, no peace." - countless people around our world


ninglun said...

Great entry :-)

Karama said...

Glad you like it, Ninglun! Hopefully, it will encourage you and others (myself included) to live a little differently.

Thanks for stopping by. Please come again soon, and spread the word!