Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All!
Words for reflection this Christmas eve:
“The first casualty when war comes is truth.”
U.S. Senator Hiram Johnson
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy…. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“There is nothing that we can do but love, and dear God –please enlarge our hearts to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy as well as our friend.”
“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers… love your enemies….”
1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622. Email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Dec. 24, 2010 – 484th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office