How many in this world are not thirsting to peace? Those who may live in countries where there is no fighting going on, where there is no poverty, may count themselves lucky. They should try to get welfare also for the others and should try to get peace also in the other regions.
- Peace (thisisyumnablog.wordpress.com)
I have forgotten the meaning of peace / I used to know it, I used to feel it around me / But it slipped out of my mind
Our grounds are not but our skies are definitely besieged / By people who say they’re fighting for peace / Oh. I wonder. will all these ever cease?
- Prayers for Peace in Chocó (seedcolombia.wordpress.com)
The need for peace in Chocó is not something abstract. The presence of armed groups, land exploitation through industrial mining, poverty, and a lack of basic resources for living impact the daily life of the people in this department. These are some of the answers by the people of Choco to the questions: How do you see peace in Chocó?
- The Word in Peace, Third Sunday of Lent: For what do I thirst? (youngadultcatholics-blog.com)
Have you ever noticed that no (sane) religious authority insists that its followers fast from water? Water is not a luxury (nor should it be), and it is suicide to go without it. Those in the ancient Middle East were keen to the many dangers of even one day without hydration. The only time that eschewing water carries any spiritual weight is when one sacrifices to save another. Otherwise, if you’re thirsty, drink, and don’t feel guilty about it!
- a spirituality of resistance (sparrowsandsandcastles.wordpress.com)
I define “spirituality” broadly as “a way of life,” your “sabeel,” which means there are many spiritualities. We are talking here about finding God as we resist empire, walking with Jesus as we resist empire, living in the Holy Spirit of faith, hope and love as we resist empire.
While I was pondering the Sermon on the Mount, I saw Israeli warplanes swoop down over the Sea of Galilee on their way to bomb people in Lebanon. That experience of war at the Sea of Galilee changed my life. I’ve been trying to live out the Sermon on the Mount ever since as a call to faithfulness to the God of peace, resistance to empire and war, and an invitation to welcome God’s reign of peace and nonviolence here and now.
- Peace brings no dividend to the poorest in the North (irishtimes.com)
There has been no improvement in the day-to-day lives of a majority of people in Northern Ireland since the restoration of the power-sharing executive in May 2007. Instead, things have become worse. In broad terms, the poorer you are the harder you are likely to have been hit. This is one of the reasons for the continuing relative fragility of the Stormont institutions.
- Peace, war and defence – all are feminist issues (thefword.org.uk)
The women’s peace camp on Greenham Common, set up in 1981 by the group Women for Life on Earth, explicitly stated “we fear for the future of all our children and for the future of the living world which is the basis of all life”. The protesters highlighted their gender as a means of challenging assumptions that women should be at home.This tradition is carried on by the Aldermaston Women’s Camp, by projects such as Wool Against Weapons, and by campaigners with Action AWE – to name but a few of the groups involved with peace work in the UK.
- Blood Thirst (divineincarnate.wordpress.com)
Why do we want to punish each other? Husbands and wives, daughters and mothers, sons and fathers, coworkers, and even friends. We feel any slight and we give it back to them; we want them to experience pain and we rub their noses in it. No matter how big the hurt – or how petty and small.