My Dream for Peace
With the passing of International Day of Peace last Friday, I am reminded of my work in my undergrad years on human rights and the developing world. What would it mean to have peace?
Peace, to me, is not a middle-class white American idyllic existence, but a unique vision for each culture, each community to choose. Peace may be a mother choosing to have a safe and clean birth, while still honoring traditional practices. Peace may be a child recovering from a landmine injury, able to get proper care and prosthetics. Peace may be the dismissal of nuclear weapons and the end to all wars worldwide. Today and tomorrow, peace is absolutely not giving up. Peace is acting out for others, standing up to wrongdoing and peace is showing that we can live in a world where differences are celebrated, not punished.
That is my dream for peace – what is yours?
Check out this website and video for more peace-inspiration:
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