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2 May



A Book “Review”: ‘The ‘New Middle East’ by Shimon Peres (Part Two)


“Let us not negotiate out of fear, but let us not fear to negotiate.”
– John F Kennedy

“There can be no peace without reconciliation and there can be no reconciliation. without justice.”
– Corazin Aquino (former Prime Minister of the Phillippines)

“Peacemakers who sow in peace, will heap a harvest of righteousness.”
– James 2:18

“The peace of the brave is within reach. We are still reaching.”
– Bill Clinton (at the signing of the peace agreement between Israel’s Prime Minister, Yatzik Rabin and Yasser Arafat, leader of the PLO on the lawn of the White House in 1993)

“A just peace includes not only civil and political rights – it must encompass economic security and opportunity. For true peace is not just freedom from fear,
but freedom from want. The vital ingredients to nurture it are: ‘Agreements among nations. Strong institutions. Support for human rights. Investments in development.’ And something more, the continued expansion of our moral imagination; an insistence that there is something irreducible that we all share.”

“Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”
– inspirational words from John F Kennedy on the occasion of his inaugeration as President


Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let’s plant the seeds, the hope of a better future….a far brighter tomorrow



“Let each one of us build bridges rather than barriers, openness rather than walls. Let us look at distant horizons together in a spirit of acceptance, helpfulness, co-operation and peace. Let our leaders look at the future with a vision – to see things not as they are, but what they could one day become.”

“When people’s hearts are filled with love, the world is overflowing with hope
– craig

“Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tide and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”

– Teilhard De Chardin

“Let us reach for the world that ought to be, that spark of the divine, that still stirs within each one of us.”
– the words of Barack Obama in accepting his Nobel
Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”

– craig

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