International Day of Peace 2014

written by a friend….powerful stuff!

Girls' Globe

In Martin Luther King’s Nobel Peace Prize lecture, he compared the tremendous scientific achievements the world had made by the 1960s to the values we held as a society.

We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.

He went on to say, ‘This problem of spiritual and moral lag…expresses itself in three larger problems…Each of these problems, while appearing to be separate and isolated, is inextricably bound to the other. I refer to racial injustice, poverty, and war.’

This year’s International Day of Peace takes place when peace looks impossible to reach. Lately, the news has been discouraging. News of war, famine, violence and disease can be seen daily and for me, and I am sure for others, the news is frightening. Last week, Pope Francis remarked that the world’s many…

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About platners

Born & raised on the Texas border, left for the Navy @ 18. Got stationed in New England and somehow ended up in Southern California. Stayed for a decade. Decided to go back East, made a pit stop in Texas, got married & now live in NYC.
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