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Archive for February, 2008

FUN PHOTO OP!

Hey Gang!

Some of us got together after the meeting…..after talking about necessary stuff like 501c3’s and security etc, and took a break to goof off with a quick photo with our model train!

Y’all stop by and take pics… The train awaits~!

Peace Train Volunteers goofing off

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It may be in the recognition, public recognition, of past wrongs that we take small steps towards peace.  Notably, the Prime Minister of Australia gave a moving speech this week, and took a courageous stand in articulating a dark period in that nation’s history:

“For the pain, suffering and hurt of these ‘Stolen Generations’, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry,” he said. “To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry; and for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.”

 Apology has been made; will there be forgiveness?

 “Tribal elders are welcoming Prime Minister Rudd’s apology, saying that for the first time they feel embraced and valued by Australian society.”

See the article here.

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Lots going on gang! Join us now and help us prepare for this phenomenal

world-changing event !

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inner coexistence

Does that even make sense?  Probably not. 

Reading a book (yeah, started another) called Acts of Faith, by Eboo Patel.  Mr. Patel is an American Muslim from India.  He’s exploring the facets of his identity that, at first blush, seem to be in grave conflict.

“My struggle to understand the traditions I belong to as mutually enriching rather than mutually exclusive is the story of a generation of young people standing at the crossroads of inheritance and discovery, trying to look both ways at once.  There is a strong connection between finding a sense of inner coherence and developing a commitment to pluralism.  And that has everything to do with who meets you at the crossroads.”

 “Inheritance and discovery”.  We are all, I think, at the crossroads if we choose to see it.  PeaceFest will create a virtual crossroads for all of us to look inward to see our own unique histories, and to look outward and discover what is possible. 

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