Malu ‘Aina’s Annual Appeal for Support
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Dear friends, December 2012
Christmas, with its message of “peace on earth,” is a special time of year to reconnect with family, friends, and what’s really important in life. I want to express my gratitude and ask for your continued support of Malu ‘Aina’s work for justice, peace, and aloha ‘aina (love for the land).
Malu ‘Aina has been planting seeds and sharing food with people in need, the least among us, for 32 years. Oh how I wish we were seeing less need and more justice, but that is not the case. The number of people in poverty continues to increase and the gap widens between rich and poor, those doing very well and those with diminishing hope of a better life.
Malu ‘Aina also is now in its 585thconsecutive week of sponsoring a Friday peace vigil at the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal Building. Each week a new peace leaflet is prepared for worldwide distribution on the internet and on the downtown street corner. 585 weeks is more than 11 years of widening war and trillions of dollars spent for death and destruction. There seems to always be enough money for new weapon systems and wars, but never enough money for building a more just world, meeting basic human needs and caring for the earth.
Together, we want to see a change in priorities, a world where we fight less and talk more; where love and kindness, not violence, is affirmed as the law of our being; where everyone has the basic necessities of life; where “justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream;” and where we treat the earth, our mother, with the respect she deserves.
In this Holy season, and the year around, we are truly blessed by the gifts of your solidarity – your peace, good will, aloha, and financial help. Thank you for the sharing of your lives. Together, we help each other keep the faith and never give up the promise of peace for future generations.
With gratitude and aloha,
Jim Albertini for Malu ‘Aina
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