Posted by: bookofwisdomanddelight | November 25, 2009

A Path to Peace

A Path to Peace

Muslim extremists are no doubt a small minority. They are, however, very powerful because, regretfully, majority Arab/Muslim opinion tolerates them. The majority certainly do not share their extremists veiws but the minority thrives on the indifference of the majority.

We must seriously explore why the majority is so indifferent. In my opinion, it is the perception of the majority that United States, Canada and Western Europe do not understand and empathize with the plight of Palistinians. They feel convinced that the western powers are partial to Israel and hence do not empathize with the plight of the Palistinians. Unless this perception of the western powers, in particular, the United States is changed, the majority Arab-Muslim opinion, though themselves moderate in their views, will still continue to be tolerant of the extremist, militant Muslim radicals.

A path to peace lies in quoting the majority, moderate Arab-Muslim public opinion. Without winning their support it would be extremely difficult to crush militants.

Posted by: bookofwisdomanddelight | October 15, 2009

The Toronto Appeal

‘Let us not forget that in this shrinking globe we can no longer live as strangers because in each of us there is a little of all of us.’

The Toronto Appeal – An Appeal for Peace (Pdf)

Posted by: bookofwisdomanddelight | October 15, 2009

The Global Plan for the Advancement of Humanity

The following is the Preamble to “The Global Plan for the Advancement of Humantity”, describing the authors purpose and underlying philosophy. The document is presented below is the preamble in PDF format, presenting forty specific proposals as possible solutions to the world’s foremost serious problems – war, conflict, poverty, ecological/environmental degradation and violation of human rights.

Preamble to ‘A Global Plan for The Advancement of Humanity’

We the signatories of the “Global Plan for the Advancement of Humanity’, are concerned citizens of this world.

We remain loyal citizens of our countries, proud of our culture and traditions, but we also respect the cultural diversity of humanity

We love our own family, but we are also mindful of the great human family – 6.6 billion strong, spread among 161 nations.

We cherish the land on which we live and we cherish this beautiful planet earth, the common Mother of us all.

As world citizens we accept the cardinal fact that all the earth’s people are united by a common link – their basic humanity. Fundamentally, we are fellow human beings and only accidently are wee African, Asian or European.

We believe that in this shrinking globe, people can no longer live as strangers. There is in each of us a little of all of us.

We appeal to men and women of goodwill to partake in an exciting venture. We ask them to work in their own way to advance the welfare of humanity and to promote the well being of this planet. Specifically, we ask them to champion the cause of human rights, human value and the sanctity of human life. In essence, let us learn to be kind to all humanity

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