30 June 2006

fasting and praying

something i'm involved in



in the tradition of so many faiths and beliefs, past dissidents and people of peace, i join in this fast for the laying down of arms, the withdrawal of our troops worldwide and the dismantling and destruction of all weapons of war, and for the peace that can only bring freedom in a world where governments do not need weapons to maintain order.

thank you for your support and prayers for a more peaceful world.

peace & harmony,
elaine
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

3 comments:

Red said...

What a great initiative. Has it garnered much support in the US? And will you be going to Washington, DC?

Happy 4th of July, BTW! I wonder if Iraqis think of people in the US celebrating Independence Day and see the irony behind the occupation of their homeland...

Rob said...

It must be AWFUL to be serving in the military in Iraq. The soldiers may appreciate your effort on their behalf.

business voodoo said...

red & rob,
oh, i do hope the troops appreciate it and see it as we intend it ... an end to violence and war ... rather than 'we do not appreciate you'. it is a struggle to return to our american principles; as Red's observation is quite on point there. code pink is one of the few anti-war organizations that is taking action for peace and non-violence rather than fighting against war. there is a subtle difference in standing for something and fighting against something. they are very much in the ghandi tradition of 'be the change you want to see' so their stand against our current adminstration and the war is one of self-initiated peace rather than "anti-you." i support them because they do not 'return evil with evil, but return evil with love' in their struggle against the war. thanks for the thoughts.
peace & harmony,
elaine
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'