I am putting this question to all the members of Voice For Peace that how can we achieve the peace. How can we make the Voice For Peace the voice of all human beings?

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Everybody has a voice
How they use it is their free choice,
Oh God, let my small voice be a voice of peace

Let’s all raise our voice for peace….

Raise your voice up with me
Show me that you care
Show me that you need peace
Raise your voice today for peace…..

Finding peace is the first step in finding self-satisfaction. Knowing peace, your whole life will change. Bringing yourself peace will bring you to a more connected place with the world where all creatures become your friends and allies.

Peace is invaluable…having the time to be peaceful is what living, for me, is about.
Thank you very much my dear friend Sukhpreet Kaur for your beautiful comment. May God the Great give you all the happiness in this life and in the life hereafter if there is any. All those who have been supporting the cause of peace will certainly be rewarded by God the Great in this world and in the world, which we will see.
We will have Peace when every human being on this Earth can say:

Peace, I am disarming myself of the need to be right
Peace, I am disclaiming my need to feel superior
Peace, I am dissolving my contract with fear
Peace, I am removing my armour of anger
Peace, I am dismantling my anxious illusions
Peace, I am ringing down the curtain on my theatre of war,
Peace, I am undoing the locks and bolts,
O sevenfold Peace, it is I who has kept you out:
Come in and welcome.
A lot of thanks for sharing your thought about peace with the members of the Voice For Peace. May God the Great give you all the happiness in this life and in the life hereafter.

"When the power of LOVE replace love of POWER, than world will achieve a PEACE."
(Sri Chinmoy, Indian spiritual teacher, 1931-2008)
My dear friend Apolonia for your comment. Peace is really possible. Your support for peace will always be remembered. May God the Great give you all the happiness in this life and in the life hereafter if there is any.
Thank you very much my dear friend Kathryn for lighting the candle for peace. May God the Great give you all the happiness in this life and in the life hereafter if there is any.
Peace Prayer of St. Francis (excerpt)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
First, I think, we need to figure out what peace is, and what it isn't, for us personally. For me, peace is using language in a way that heals, and avoiding language that harms or that resonates with a history of harm. Peace is actively meeting the challenges of full lives together, in a spirit of helping one another, rather than creating new challenges by making opponents of one another. Peace is talking, communicating, even when talking is hard and avoiding would be easier. Peace is listening, even when we don't want to hear. Peace is learning, and teaching, and most importantly, being aware of what we're learning and teaching, and choosing to learn and teach things that support our values. Peace is setting aside our natural prejudices to understand someone else's perspective, even when at first glance there's no reason to expect anything of value in their perspective at all--sometimes, there's a surprise to be found there. Even if there's not, we gain wisdom that way. Peace is modeling the behavior we hope to see in others. Peace is considering the likely consequences of every action we take, and choosing the path least likely to cause harm by action or inaction. Peace is realizing that all people share one world, and therefore every human being is part of "we" ... there is no "them." Peace is recognizing that we have a great diversity of talents, cultures, languages, taboos, and everything else imaginable, and then talking together to figure out how to make that diversity a strength. Peace may include both acting and deciding not to act, speaking out loudly and choosing to remain silent ... but it is always aware, always compassionate, always seeking and addressing the very best in every person. Quakers teach that we should address "that of God" in every person, and I believe the approach works for people of any faith, and for people who do not believe in any faith; we still approach peace by addressing that spark of human goodness in everyone, no matter how well disguised it may be.

When we have defined peace for ourselves, we find ourselves drawn to work to achieve it. For me, that means beginning inside, with the individual: how have I harmed myself, and how can I heal myself? What do I do that gets in my own way, and how can I empower myself while respecting others?

Then, that sentiment grows, and I think our best action is first taken on a small, local scale. Keep that action simple and tangible--make one person's day brighter for one moment, and then another, and then another. Do one simple thing with one group. Sign one petition. Speak up at a town council meeting, or write a letter to the editor of the local paper, or show up at a peace event. Make one friend from outside your own culture. Challenge the idea that peace can ever be obtained through violence. Be simple, be direct, be tangible, and always model the world you seek.

Later, that seed also grows. Make more friends outside your usual circle, and learn what other peaceworkers have done before you. Share the stories of your own successes--and your failures. Connect with your fellow human beings, those who seek peace, around the world, and recognize that we were all working together even long before we met.

Nurture that growing seed, and peace will blossom. When enough of us do that, we will see a garden where there were once battlefields, and those gardens will bring nourishment to those to whom the battlefields once brought despair.

Envision, believe ... and act. Make honest mistakes, and try again. Forgive yourself, and forgive others. Love freely.

Together, we can achieve peace.
Together, we will achieve peace.
Thank you very much my dear friend Ms. C. for your thought-provoking comment. I shall be praying for your peace and happiness. The day is not far away when our voice will be heard. The day is not far away when there will be peace and happiness all over the world. The day is not far away when you will be arriving to rousing welcome in Bajaur Agency, which is going to be declared the place of peace.
WE must teach our children with peaceful heros and role models. I agree and believe that all people want peace for their own personal world. We can only hope that Barack Obama will be pwoerful enough to bring the peace. People follow leaders. Ours in the past have lead us astray into wars for control and to make money. We as individuals must follow the great teachers who taught peace.

George Williston

Yes, you are right: teaching children to solve conflicts without agression and violence is very important. But it should start from self-knowledge and assertiveness...


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