This blog is my online peace journal with information and reflection on a variety of peace topics -- personal,
local, global -- as well as peace and justice related links that I find helpful and/or inspiring. For more formal information
on peace, justice and nonviolence, I urge you to explore the webpages of The Fellowship of Reconciliation USA (see FOR), of which I am a member and join our New York Fellowship of Reconciliation (see NYFOR) listserv. Also, check out my alternate Peace Hugs blog as well as my links page.
"The God of Peace is never glorified by human violence."
-- Thomas Merton
"While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart."
-- St. Francis of Assisi
"There is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence - there is only a choice between nonviolence and nonexistence."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
War is Costly, Peace is Priceless !!! Spend money to help, not hurt,
Fr. John Azzali has passed to the other side of the veil, to work for peace and justice from there no doubt. Former
Senior Warden of All Saints' Sunnyside where I first met him, John went on to be a deacon then a priest at Sts. Sergius and
Bacchus Catholic Apostolic Church in Queens. His work as co-chair and then chair of Queens Network For Peace and Justice and
so much with the LGBT community is laudable. He has made a positive difference in the world and I count myself as one of many
who will miss the physical presence of John, God's gracious gift.
News of John's sudden heart attack last Saturday is reverberating through the Queens community. Friends will gather to honor
his life on Friday, October 5, 7pm at Community Methodist Church (located at 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights, NY). I've posted
a few additional pictures on Flickr but we will remember his strength and gentleness as well as his compassion and love for humanity. Adieu and peace, dear John.
Your life has contributed so much -- I thank God for gifting us with you and the wondrous benefits of your work. Your spirit
ARCHIVES ABOVE -- Right now, if you click on the above numbers, you SEE my earlier posts. I still have a lot to learn but
I intend to make changes to this site on a regular basis, sharing news, views, experiences, photos...whatever occurs to me.
Check back often! Peace, love, and all good things in abundance!!
"Our country currently lives under a single-party form of government. One ideology (pro-corporate, coddling the rich,
neglecting the middle class, patronizing the poor) is governing like there's no tomorrow. Should they continue, they'll be
-- Ted Rall, WAKE UP...YOU'RE LIBERAL
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