Shaping Our Nation's Conscience
A Collection of
voices of those who long to see our nations great destiny fulfilled as a
lightbearer to the rest of the world, leading us away from the darkness
of greed, deception, abuse of power and exploitation of the weak and into
the light that illumines respect for the sacredness of life and of all
human and sentient beings, respect of the planet and all forms of life.
|From Hitler to Bush - Reply from the editor of La República del Uruguay to the US ambassador there, Martin Silverstein, who complained about the comparisons the newspaper had drawn between Hitler and Bush|
|The Torturer-in-Chief By Marjorie Cohn - a t r u t h o u t | Perspective|
Two Worlds by Richard South - a truly challenging, soul-searching invitation for the whole nation.
By United Methodist Church General Board of
Church and Society
|A New Vision for America by Carol Bragg - a reminder of where the true strength of America lies; an outspoken strong message but full of hope and inspiration.|
|Letter to the President from Nobel Prize Winner, Rigoberta Menchu Tum Ms. Tum tells President Bush that he has no right to take away the freedom of people to dissent and place them as targets if they don't agree with his policy.|
|Letter from Eight Nobel Prize Winners - A call for justice not vengeance.|
|The Theater of Good and Evil by Eduardo Galeano, a well-documented review of foreign policy issues leading to the present crisis.|
|The Deeper Wound by Deepak Chopra candid sharing of his personal experience invites us to face the root cause of all this shared suffering.|
|As Long As There is Poverty response of James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, in which he sums up the above perspectives and backs them up with sound statistical information|
|What is Terrorism by Victor (Vyasa) Landa - A question we should all try to answer. is it being used as a scare tool to foster more violence and innocent children bombed by powerful nations living in terror?|
|Terrorism - The Cure by Leonard Orr spiritual and psychological overtones in search for a solution.|
|Terrorism and Non-Violence by Arun Gandhi an objective approach to our responsibility as a nation.|
|Response of Pope John Paul II Highlights urgent ethical issues raised by the division between those who benefit from the globalization of the world economy and those who are excluded from these benefits.|
|The Statement of US Representative Barbara Lee opposing the war.|
|When Diplomacy Was First by Victor (Vyasa) Landa contrasting peace and abundance with war and destruction.|
|What Should We do Now by John Robbins A very human analysis on how to respond|
|Letter to the School of Life Members by Victor (Vyasa) Landa using our hearts and minds to respond as human beings|
Lord, help me to say the truth in front of the strong and not to say lies to win the applause of the weak.
If you give me fortune don’t take away my reason. If you give me success, don’t take away from me humility. If you give me humility don’t take dignity away from me
Help me to always see the other side of the coin. Don’t allow me to accuse others of treason because they don’t think the same way I do
Teach me to love people as I love myself and not to judge myself as I judge others. Don’t let me be proud of myself if I am successful, nor despair if I fail.
Rather remind me that failure is the experience that leads to success. Teach me that forgiving is a sign of greatness and that revenge is a sign of lowliness
I f you take away success from me give me strength to learn from failure. Should I offend people give me courage to ask for forgiveness. And if people offend me give me the courage to forgive.
Lord, if I forget thee never forget me.
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