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How Can We Be Peace in the World?

I so admire the work of Etty Hillesum – the depth of her spirituality in the face of the Nazi death camps was extraordinary. On this day, Memorial Day, that we celebrate the women and men who have fought to protect us, we pray for the day when we may all experience peace and we will “study war no more.” Perhaps Etty can show us a way there.

Ultimately we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. The more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.

Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life: the Journal of a Young Jewish Woman

This globe at the U.N. building in New York expresses the hope of peace in our world

This globe at the U.N. building in New York expresses the hope of peace in our world

Posted by opreach on May 27, 2013
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  1. 05/27/2013
    mavdlvf

    Reblogged this on Abogado Inmigracion New York and commented:
    Hola. Esta muy bien tu Post.
    Si no te importa, haré referencia a el en mi blog.
    Gracias y Saludos¡¡
    Abogado Inmigración New York

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    • 05/27/2013

      ¡Gracias! Es un honor. Voy a visitar su blog. El trabajo de inmigración es muy importante – es trabajo de justicia. ¡Bienvenidos a OPreach, espero que regresa!

      Reply
      • 05/27/2013
        mavdlvf

        Muchas gracias¡¡¡ Saludos¡¡

  2. 05/27/2013
    mavdlvf

    Reblogged this on Abogado Inmigracion New York and commented:
    Hola. Esta muy bien tu Post. Me encanta Nueva York¡¡¡
    Si no te importa, haré referencia a el en mi blog.
    Gracias y Saludos¡¡
    Abogado Inmigración New York

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  3. 05/28/2013

    I think so too. That to make peace, to be in peace and to live in peace is a fundamental calling to every human being and a lifelong journey for every Christian. I have not read what Etty wrote, but I will!

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    • 05/29/2013

      Interestingly, Etty was not a Christian, but her spirituality reaches out beyond her own tradition. I find the witness of her life compelling. Certainly her life was not “spotless”, but who of us can really say that our is?

      Reply

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