Icons of Peace

 

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mankind is one, seeing that all are equally subject to the moral law. The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.

 

The King Center – a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.and Coretta Scott King.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.MLK Jr.

 

 

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Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others. Coretta Scott King

 

 

 

Imagine Peace – created by Yoko Ono as a Tribute to John Lennon

All we are saying is give peace a chance. All you need is love. Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.

 

 

MMother Teresaother Teresa -Peacemaker, Pioneer, Legend

When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her.
It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.

 

Kathy Kelly – Three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee, helped initiate Voices in the Wilderness, a campaign to end the UN/US sanctions against Iraq.

“Where you stand determines what you see, and how you live.”

 

 

Father Roy Bourgeois – Founder, School of the Americas Watch

 

I really believe that we’re called to be peacemakers, more than ever. Henry David Thoreau went out to the woods years ago to try to get to the essence of life, to try to “live life deliberately,” as he said. I’ve come to believe that when we work for peace, that’s when we really start living life deliberately, getting at the essence of things. I also believe that we cannot work for peace, especially today, without really looking at our country’s foreign policy through critical eyes, and ask, “What is it doing to others, in other countries?”

 

Philip Berrigan – internationally renowned American peace activist, Christian anarchist and former Roman Catholic Priest

“Peacemaking is not only a central characteristic of the Gospel, peacemaking is the greatest need of the world today.
We are the daughters and sons of God, and that means we are called to be peacemakers.”

From his death bed in 2002, he dictated his final words to his wife:

I die with the conviction, held since 1968 and Catonsville, that nuclear weapons are the scourge of the earth; to mine for them, manufacture them, deploy them, use them, is a curse against God, the human family, and the earth itself.

 

 

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