Peace is not just the absence of war. It is about the equal distribution of resources, about everyone being able to achieve their full potential no matter where they are, what type of government they have, what their religious beliefs are.
In my work here I meet many young soldiers, wonderful young men doing what they see as their duty for their country, for eventual peace in other countries. The stories from today are equally moving. Just now, on Facebook, I read about Red Friday, wearing red to show support for British troops past and present. The author wrote a touching account of a scene at an airport as troops were leaving for Afghanistan. If you want to read this for yourself, I have posted a shortened version of it in the comments section below.
While these young soldiers march off to war, my friend Bruno travels the world working for international peace. Here is his website, well worth bookmarking to check back on when you need information, or have time to reflect.
Peace starts at home. While looking for my earlier references to Bruno in this blog I found something that I had written in February 2008. It was timely for me to read it again. Now, not only do I have something to say, I have a place to say it. No matter who you are, you can make a difference. The comment at the end of this post (also February 2008) is valid for all artists. Thank you again, Bruno.
"Peace is what happens when all peoples are free to develop themselves in the way they want, without having to fight for their rights." (Bruno Picozzi)If only we could send as many peace workers around the world as we do troops...
Today I am grateful for international peace workers.