All over the world, people are searching their hearts for solutions to the tragedies of the Middle East.
Instinctively, I think of the terrors inflicted by both sides as violence between beloved family members. In that context, I can feel protective of all the feuding parties without ignoring their concerns or their failings. It’s a context that helps to deflect anger and knee-jerk reactions. It’s a context for humane solutions that avert the destruction of nations, cultures and the larger world family.
No matter your point of view concerning the ongoing violence in Gaza and Israel, please visit the following link and read the advertisement which provides rational bases for a lasting ceasefire. (If you agree with its suggestions, you can add your signature and/or make a contribution to its publication.) Please visit: Network of Spiritual Progressives
The solutions posited by the ad are thoughtful, humane, specific and mandate the participation of all nations. They require an understanding of the pain inflicted and suffered by all sides and recognize the dire threat posed to the world family if we do not join to end this degradation. (Many thanks to B. Sterner for forwarding it to one of her Peace & Justice Groups and her lifelong work.)
I would like to hear your responses to the advertisement. Please take a moment to leave a comment here after reading the full text of the ad.
Additionally, Rep. Dennis Kucinich is sponsoring the following legislation for an immediate ceasefire: