Imagine peace. Imagine a world where religion did not exist, or it did not matter if you were a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, or Atheist? One God, his God, my God, no God – which is it? How about the religion of kindness? A world where we do not see the color of a man’s skin, the gender of a person or country they were born in, but saw the face of a friend. Can you imagine a world where we coexisted together in harmony? How about a world where no one was wrong or right, but we agreed to disagree and the right to our own opinion? A world where we lived that when a person has a difference of opinion, they were not persecuted for your beliefs? Where what mattered is that you were a good person. How about a life where we did not view people as straight, gay, lesbian but one where we were just happy that love existed all around us? John Lennon once said, “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 live as one.”
By STEVE WEIZMAN, Associated Press Writer Steve Weizman-
JERUSALEM – Israeli soldiers who fought in last winter’s Gaza War say the military used Palestinians as human shields, improperly fired incendiary white phosphorous shells over civilian areas and used overwhelming firepower that caused needless deaths and destruction, according to a report released Wednesday.
The testimonies were by far the strongest allegations to come from war veterans that the army used excessive force during the three-week offensive and echoed claims already leveled by Palestinian and human rights groups. The military rebutted the report, saying the accounts were anonymous and impossible to verify.
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“Most leaders spend time trying to get others to think highly
of them, when instead they should try to get their people to
think more highly of themselves.
It’s wonderful when the people believe in their leader.
It’s more wonderful when the leader believes in their people!
You can’t hold a man down without
staying down with him.”
— Booker T. Washington
“In 1999, Jeremy founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organization, and in 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the United Nations unanimously adopted the first-ever day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September annually – Peace Day.”-Peace One Day
The 21st of September, “Peace Day”, is right around the corner. What action will you take, to unite humanity and make global peace a reality?
Check out “Peace One Day” and see what one mans dream accomplished. http://www.peaceoneday.org/
By Justin Dralaze
KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony will never sign a peace agreement so international efforts should focus instead on arresting him, the International Criminal Court prosecutor said.
The Hague-based ICC has indicted Kony and other leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) for war crimes in a brutal, two-decade rebellion that began in north Uganda but has spilled into south Sudan, east Congo and Central African Republic.
ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said late on Monday that past mediation efforts in 2007 and 2004 had failed and served only to allow Kony to recruit and re-arm.
For compleate story, please visit Reuters: http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE56D0FH20090714