Saturday, December 26, 2009

What shames us, what we most fear to tell, does not set us apart from others; it binds us together if only we can take the risk to speak it.


Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, December 19, 2009


What we need to forgive in others may be something in ourselves that we have hidden from our awareness. Forgiveness is the most powerful healer of all.

Gerald Jampolsky

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Monday, December 14, 2009

Congratulations Rosemary!
Rosemary Doyle was honored at the American Association of University Women's "Salute to Women" Luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 12th. Several members of the Citizens for Peace attended the luncheon to support Rosemary & hear her acceptance speech. Colleen Mills nominated Rosemary because of her work as the Education Director of the Citizens for Peace. The AAUW selection committee was impressed with the accomplishments spearheaded by Rosemary.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him, you will see yourself. As you treat him, you will treat yourself. As you think of him, you will think of yourself. Never forget this, for in him you will find yourself or lose yourself

A Course In Miracles

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Education or War?

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. -Abraham Flexner, educator (1866-1959)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Poverty & Plenty: Reflections on Haiti

Join us for the December 8th Meeting. Kim Redigan and Therese Terns will give their personal account of their trip to Haiti where they attended the graduation of the first rural university in Haiti. It will be informative & inspirational. Bring your friends!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Peace is more than the absence of war, violence, or conflict. Peace is a presence – the presence of connection.
-Louise Diamond

Only when peace lives in each of us, will it live outside of us.
-Deng Ming Dao

For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

All works of love are works of peace.
-Mother Teresa

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Sunday, November 08, 2009

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, November 07, 2009


Join the celebration of the 6th Anniversary of the Citizens for Peace on Tuesday, November 10th at Unity of Livonia at 6:30 pm. We will have a potluck, a silent auction, games, and music by Kriya! We will be celebrating six years of incredible work to create a culture of peace. Bring your friends & family to celebrate with us.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


There is sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and unspeakable love.

Washington Irving

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, October 24, 2009

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Mother Teresa

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, October 17, 2009


It is easy to love someone you love, but to love your enemy is to know true love

Mahatma Gandhi.

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Friday, October 09, 2009

Men and Women

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr.

The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all its activities.
Margaret Thatcher

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen, nor touched...... but are felt in the heart.
Helen Keller

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Citizens for Peace Participate in the Global Oneness Project

The Global Oneness Project is exploring how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world. Since 2006, they've been traveling the globe gathering stories from creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the understanding that we bear great responsibility for each other and our shared world. They provide their videos in DVD format for free to organizations that want to deepen their understanding of these vital issues.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 7:00 pm at Unity of Livonia, come join us as we watch a few short videos and take this opportunity to deepen our experience with the different facets of oneness we are exploring as a community. Vincenza Mueller, Citizens for Peace Vice President, will lead the discussion with questions provided by the Oneness Project in their DVD Conversation Guide.

We hope that by showing the diverse ways oneness is expressed—in the fields of sustainability, conflict resolution, spirituality, art, economics, indigenous culture, and social justice—we will be inspired to create solutions to personal and community challenges from our own lived understanding of oneness.

What is oneness?

Oneness is a fundamental aspect of human experience. When a mother puts the needs of her family before her own, when we recycle because we are concerned about our planet’s resources, or when we instinctively treat others as we would be treated ourselves, we are relating to life with an understanding of our interdependence and the responsibilities that come with it.

Oneness has informed spiritual, artistic, and indigenous traditions for thousands of years. And today we are becoming conscious of oneness through sciences, like ecology and physics, and through technology.

It has been shown again and again through the films’ subjects that when people shift their focus away from personal fulfillment towards the needs of the community – be it local or global – innovative and life-sustaining solutions are born. We see this potential reflected all around us, and we hope to encourage others to recognize and participate in this emerging awareness so we can work together to help create a world that consciously reflects the values of oneness: freedom, compassion, abundance, and respect for all life.

For more information about the Citizens for Peace, contact Colleen Mills, President, at 734-425-0079. For more information about the Global Oneness Project, visit their web site:

Saturday, September 26, 2009

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.

Nelson Mandela

Peace toYou and Yours with Love

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Join us for the Friday Night Film Series at Madonna University's Kresge Hall.
Donation: $5.00. All films start at 7 pm.
"Unnatural Causes: How Inequality Can Make You Sick"
October 9
Increases public awareness of our socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequities
in health and their human and financial costs.
"American Dream, American Nightmare" October 16
Reveals the poor treatment many legal immigrants suffer at the hands of the
INS, offering first hand accounts from the victims themselves.
"Los Trabajadores - The Workers" October 23
Brings to life the vivid contradictions that haunt America's dependence and
discrimination against immigrant labor.
"Rethink Afghanistan" October 30
Focuses on the key issues surrounding this war. Directed by Robert Greenwald.
This MCHR Film Series will be at different times & places. Go to

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Yesterday our family attended the One Peace Event, enriching an already magnificent day. We were given this gift ,"The Mender Pledge" which we recited in unison, with all who attended. The energy was spectacular, miraculous. So it is with this energy that I share it with you, to share with others. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did and that through it you will experience the beauty of your wholeness and the connectedness and fullness of our oneness.

Peace to You and Yours with Love


I believe in inclusivity.
I believe that our lives are inextricably linked one to another. We cannot wage war against anyone without waging war against ourselves. Therefore, I will practice inclusivity with myself, my family, my community, the natural world, and all others. I will actively work toward the goal of an inclusive society, a world that works for all.

I know that we are One.
Therefore, I will give to you what I want for me. I know there is enough for all.

I want everyone to win.
Therefore, I will work to resolve all conflicts to every party’s satisfaction.

I want acceptance.
Therefore, I will accept myself for who and what I am, I will accept you for who and what you are, and I will accept all others for who and what they are. Even if I resist your behavior, I will accept you as a Child of God, a part of the Divine.

I want no harm.
Therefore, I will not harm myself or you or any others, by thought, word, or deed.

I want forgiveness.
Therefore, I will forgive myself, I will forgive you, and I will forgive all others.

I want to be free.
Therefore, I will not let others dominate, control, or manipulate me. And I will not dominate, control, or manipulate you or others.

I want peace.
Therefore, I will be peaceful with myself, with you, and with others.

I want love.
Therefore, I will love myself, I will love you, and I will love all others.

Monday, September 14, 2009

In today’s highly interdependent world, individuals and nations can no longer resolve many of their problems by themselves. We need one another; we must therefore develop a sense of universal responsibility. It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family; to support its weaker members, and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live

The Dalai Lama

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Day After Peace Documentary

Angelina Jolie and Jude Law are featured in the Afghanistan documentary Day After Peace that will be shown at the monthly Citizens for Peace meeting on Tuesday, September 9th at Unity of Livonia. The public is invited.

The creator of the 80 minute film, Jeremy Gilley, worked for years to establish and promote September 21st as the United Nations International Day of Peace. Traveling to Afghanistan to spearhead a massive vaccination against polio on Peace Day is the ambitious effort highlighted in this inspiring film. The Day After Peace is a moving testament to the power of an individual and the perseverance of the human spirit.

Unity of Livonia is located on Five Mile between Middlebelt & Inkster. The movie starts at 7 pm. A $5.00 donation is appreciated. For more information call 734-425-0079.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Specific Directions for Entering the

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes interpersonal violence in our communities and throughout the world as a major problem with costs in the United States estimated at $300 billion per year. The cost to victims was estimated at more than $500 billion per year. Combined, this is the equivalent to nearly 10% of our country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)(The Economic Dimensions of Interpersonal Violence, WHO, 2004). It is both a national and international challenge for people to resolve conflicts peacefully. It is this challenge that motivates the Citizens for Peace to sponsor this essay contest. We are happy to have you join us in this effort.

ELIGIBILITY: Michigan high school and college students.

CASH AWARDS: $250, $100, $50 each for First, Second, and Third Place in
both high school and college divisions.

DEADLINE: March 12, 2010

RECEPTION: April 13, 2010, 7:00 PM (winners posted by April 1 on blog)


FOCUS: Research violence in families, schools, or neighborhoods and how active
nonviolent action promoted cooperation, understanding, and/or reconciliation.

FORMAT: The essay should be no more than 500 words typed, double
spaced on 8.5” x 11” paper within the structure of the following
four parts:

1. Introduction: Your rationale for your thesis statement.
2. Body: The body of your essay should develop your position and include a)
description of the conflict, b) the nonviolent action, c) the barriers that
existed, and d) the outcome or results.
3. Conclusion: Your conclusion is the result of the analysis of your research
which supports your thesis and convinces the reader of your position.
Include your personal reflection on how this conclusion has impacted your
perspective on nonviolence as a pathway to peaceful relationships.
4. Sources: Include at least two sources from the Peace Bibliography.
The titles can be viewed at the Peace Collection link on In addition, all sources must be listed and credited using a standard citation method. “Encyclopedias” are not
acceptable as sources. When using internet sources include author(s), title of work, internet address, and date information was accessed.

COVER PAGE: Complete the following Cover Page making sure that you and your parent/guardian sign (if age of student is under 18). Copy and attach the cover page to your essay before mailing.

QUESTIONS: Call 734-525-4326 or email




1. Please Print and attach a copy of this form to the front of your essay.
2. Signature of student required.
3. Signature of parent/guardian required. (If student is under 18)

NAME _______________________________________________________________________



PHONE: __________________________________EMAIL_____________________________

HIGH SCHOOL NAME__________________________________________GRADE_______

COLLEGE NAME_________________________________________LEVEL_____________

CITY WHERE SCHOOL IS LOCATED__________________________________________

TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR NAME_______________________________________________

Please read the following and sign.

I am submitting an original essay to the Citizens for Peace essay contest, (title) __________________
______________________________________,_as they honor the Season for Nonviolence. I
certify that this essay is my own work and that I have abided by all the guidelines and requirements of the contest. I understand that my essay will not be returned to me and will become the property of the Citizens for Peace to use at its discretion in activities related to the contest. I further understand that the judges’ decisions are final and that if I am selected as a winner of the contest, I will be available for a photo for a press release.


Parent/Guardian signature______________________________________Date__________________
(if student is under 18 years of age)

Mail to: Citizens for Peace SNV Essay Contest
31648 Pembroke, Livonia, MI 48152

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

September 2009 Special Events



Join this fun & fitness activity to raise funds to support the Peace Alliance and their work for a Department of Peace!

Meet at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 10:30 am

26998 Woodward Avenue (Woodward & Eleven Mile)

The walk is 3 miles through Royal Oak

Call Dennis Mazurek at 313-433-4466 or Mike Mc Evoy at 313-756-6270

Sponsored by the MI Department of Peace Campaign


ONE PEACE Concert Fundraiser. Please join us for an evening of entertainment

and fun as local musicians showcase their talent and share their music. Proceeds go

toward the Sept. 19th ONE PEACE event, celebrating United Nations International

Day of Peace. Concert begins at 7:30pm @ Unity of Livonia. Come early and

browse the tables starting at 7 pm. Admission $10.00 at the door. For more info



ONE PEACE celebrating United Nations International Day of Peace 1-4 pm.

"Creating a World that Works for All" with special guest speaker and author

Dr. Sharif Abdullah. Also, "insightful meditations", local poet Willowbei Eversole,

metro Detroit musicians, and more. All are welcome. Suggested attire logo-free whites.

Donations appreciated. Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center, Livonia.

For more info and to reserve your seat on-line visit:

DoPeace- You Are Welcome to Join

What is DoPeace? It's a social networking site. In internet jargon web 2.0. It's a place to meet people who support and promote the Department of Peace legislation and other peace and nonviolent activities.

At DoPeace you can interact with others by posting photos and videos. And of course you can post your ideas and activities as well as comment on other posts. But if you prefer to read all the exciting activities that is happening across our great land and in other parts of the world that too is lots of fun.

Click here to see a overview of DoPeace. Remember all are welcome to join and it's free.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Forgiveness teaches us that it is possible to choose love over fear and peace over conflict regardless of the circumstances affecting our lives. We can choose to forgive rather than to hold on to our embitterment’s, grudges, and judgments. Foregiveness allows us to experience our wholeness our oneness with all of life. It opens our eyes to experience the light and the essence of love that we all are.

Gerald Jampolsky

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Our August Meeting is a Veggie Potluck

Bring your friends and a vegetarian dish to share to our Party on Tuesday, August 11th. at 6:30 pm. We will enjoy a vegetarian dinner and talk about the connection between our food choices and world peace.
The film Food Inc. is playing at the Novi Town Center Theater. It is a terrific documentary that makes you think about the fact that we vote 3 times a day with our food choices.


”Have you ever had the experience of stopping so completely,of being in your body so completely,of being in your life so completely,that what you knew and what you didn’t know,that what had been and what was yet to come,and the way things are right now,no longer held even the slightest hint of anxiety or discord,a moment of complete presence beyond striving,beyond mere acceptance,beyond the desire to escape or fix anything or plunge ahead,a moment of pure being,no longer in time,a moment of pure seeing,pure feeling,a moment in which life simply is,and that is-ness grabs you by all your senses,all your memories,by your very genes,by your loves,and welcomes you home,that is a taste of mindfulness.”

Jon Kabat - Zinn

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Sunday, August 02, 2009

New Members of DoPeace

Colleen Mills, Citizens For Peace President, and Vincenza, Vice President Citizens For Peace, have joined DoPeace. The DoPeace has certainly enhanced their organization with these promoters for peace and nonviolence.

To see their smiling faces and learn more about them, click on their names above.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Join us in August for these special events.

August 6 - Hiroshima & Nagasaki Comemoration at the 1st Baptist Church in Birmingham located at 300 Willits. Paul Gunter (Keith's brother) is the keynote speaker. His talk is "Proliferation and Pollution: Costs & Consequences". We are sponsors & will have a table.

August 7 - ONE, the Movie will be shown at Madonna University at 7 pm. Ward & Diane Powers will discuss their journey making this film. It is a fundraiser for the ONE PEACE event September 19th. at Schoolcraft College. Go to the website for more information:
Empathy and Compassion for Others

Thich Nhat Hanh
As soon as you see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering, you will be ready to love and accept him. The idea of "enemy" vanishes and is replaced by the reality of someone who is suffering and needs our love.

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Monday, July 13, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr
Compassion, empathy and nonviolence help us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.

Peace to You and Yours with Love


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr

Compassion, empathy and nonviolence help us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.

Peace to You and Yours

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Our July 14th meeting will start at 6:30 pm. The Dr. Wayne Dyer film, "The Shift" (formerly "Ambition to Meaning", will begin at 6:45 pm. "Are you ready to make the shift that changes everything? When will you find the joy, the peace, and the love that you came here to give and to receive?" Come view the film and be inspired. Bring your friends!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

What is Peace

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work, rather it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Author Unknown

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thanks Colleen for bringing this movie to me , to us

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, May 23, 2009

This Moment

This moment is it. You will never have it again. So don’t miss it. Don’t let an opportunity like this go by

Sufi poet Kabir

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The latest edition of the MI Department of Peace Political Action Guide is available now. They will be available for purchase ($5.00) at our monthly meetings. Thank you to Ann Abdoo for writing the essay "Courageous Peace". She is sending the Guide to our president!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Join us at our monthly meeting to hear Amy Lange, Fox News investigative reporter, as she talks about homelessness in Detroit. Amy has won the Edward R. Murrow award for her work on homeless veterans. The meeting begins at 7 pm at Unity of Livonia (Five Mile between Middlebelt & Inkster).

Saturday, May 02, 2009


Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, you owe me. Just think what a love like that can do. It lights up the whole world.

The poet Hafiz

Peace to You an Yours with Love

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Citizens for Peace had the Peace Awards Ceremony at our April meeting. Our guest speaker, Linda Chomin, wrote a column describing the evening. We are very grateful for Linda Chomin's support of our activities, and her positive columns in the Observer. We will not be the only community members who will miss her informative and hopeful writing.
If you would like to read Linda's column click Here

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Forgiveness does not mean that we suppress anger; forgiveness means that we have asked for a miracle: the ability to see through mistakes that someone has made to the truth that lies in all of our hearts. Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. Attack thoughts towards others are attack thoughts towards ourselves. The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.

Marianne Williamson

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Sunday, April 12, 2009

“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time.”
In my beginning is my end.

T. S. Elliot

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The "Nonviolence as a Pathway to Peace" Essay Contest was initiated to promote the
Season for Nonviolence, Jan. 30-Apr. 4 as an ongoing memorial to Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi and their philosophy of nonviolence.
Because of your participation in this contest you and your family/friends are invited to attend the Awards Reception for the contest winners on
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2009, 7-9:00 PM
Unity of Livonia
28660 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154 (n. side of Five, bet. Inkster and Middlebelt Rds.)
This reception is open to the public as well with possible attendance of the Livonia Mayor, Jack Kirksey and State Senator, Glenn Anderson. The guest speaker is Linda Chomin, Health and Community Life Reporter for the Observer & Eccentric Newspaper.
The contest awards will go to:
$250.00 - Molly Fessler, Plymouth High School, Plymouth
$100.00 - Raja Al-Meraisi, Universal Academy, Detroit
$ 50.00 - Arthur Burse, Jr., Universal Preparatory High School, Detroit
$250.00 - Lauren Schwarz, Madonna University, Livonia
$100.00 - Annie W. Robbins, Washtenaw Community College, Ypsilanti
$ 50.00 - Kevin Edward Szawala, Wayne State University, Northville
Rosemary Doyle, Education Director
Citizens for Peace Education Fund

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace to you and yours

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Our salvation lies in radical forgiveness, which is the commitment to the perception of each others innocence. We are all innocent, regardless of what we are displaying at the moment. The fact that someone is not displaying their innocence does not mean that it is not there. By affirming their innocence even when they are not showing it, you literally bring it forth. Or at the very least, even if they are not showing it, you can no longer be at the affect of their lovelessness, because you have decided to perceive something else.

Marianne Williamson from A Course In Miracles

Peace to You and Yours With Love

Saturday, March 07, 2009


Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman

Peace to You and Yours

Sunday, March 01, 2009

EveryONE is invited to our Citizens for Peace meeting on Tuesday, March 10th at 7 pm at Unity of Livonia. The topic is "Using Nonviolence to Create a More Peaceful World". I will share some information that I used in a presentation to the American Association of University Women at their convention last year. It will be a starting point for a group discussion on nonviolence. What a perfect way to celebrate the Season for Nonviolence! Please join us & bring your friends and family.
Peace, Colleen

Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologizes or changes. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.

Sara Paddison

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, February 21, 2009


We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Peace to you and yours

Sunday, February 15, 2009


When you feel a new impulse, an uplifting thought, an insight that you never acted upon before, embrace the unknown. Cherish it as tenderly as a new born baby. God lives in the unknown, and when you can embrace it fully, you will be free.

Deepak Chopra

Peace to You and Yours

Monday, February 09, 2009

Frederick Douglas

It is much easier to build a strong child than to repair a broken man

Peace to You and Yours

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Love and Forgiveness

Love is the one main ingredient that holds us all together, Forgiveness is the means of removing emotional obstacles to the awareness of loves presence.

John Fetzer

Peace to You and Yours

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Many people confuse forgiveness with exoneration. Forgiveness does not excuse someone from doing something wrong. It does not alleviate their guilt or lessen their transgression. Instead, forgiveness accepts the past as it was, embraces the present, and faces the future. Forgiveness is a strategy for you to become free of emotional baggage. Hate, fury, recrimination, and blame weigh us down. The ball and chain of old wounds tethers us to the past and limits our ablity to move forward with vitality.

Ira Byock

Peace to You and Yours

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dear Citizens for Peace,
We are sensing the shift towards peace in this peaceful transition of power in our great country. MLK's son reminded us that "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." Thank you for your service to the cause of peace that you provide when you work on your own inner peace, when you take time to learn about nonviolence, when you listen with an open mind and heart to someone you disagree with, when you contribute your energy to the activities of the Citizens for Peace, and when you demonstrate peace to everyone you meet on this wondrous path of peace we are traveling together! I am honored to walk this peace path with all of you!
Peace, Colleen

Saturday, January 17, 2009

One day we must come to see that Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace to You and Yours