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Excerpt: "So as we mark this occasion, we reflect not just on the tragedy of the past, but on the ongoing responsibility to fight for freedom. To honor the memories of those who lived and died in bondage, and those who fought and died so that others might be free, we dedicate ourselves to combating involuntary servitude wherever it may occur in the modern era."
The U.S. Sec. of State shares on violence and expression. Where we draw the line for human dignity.
Something has changed marriage from a Song of Songs to a political institution. We all need to follow the course of Love to keep it true (whether we marry or not).
The best tribute to 9/11 that we can offer is to care for our minds so that they are each secure and full in its goodness/light. That each mind is strong but flexible. That each mind is not vulnerable to influences that can disrupt all this within its own right and within the context of its interaction with others. To secure this, know your religion and what has been bestowed to you from birth.
Remarks from the Vatican advocating a democracy that instills rights, freedom and non-violence.
"We have to indicate, not only in words but by deeds, that a society can only be built and thrive by recognizing the legitimate rights of its people, each person’s human dignity, freedom to worship and finally to contribute his or her gifts to the society in which each lives, regardless of race, religion or ethnic base."
This is one of my mother's pieces that she completed a few years ago. It is of the island that my family (both sides) is from in Greece, Castellorizo.
Food for Thought: There was concern the other day about what may be perceived as a limited view of God in a recent American public prayer that acknowledged the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus. Actually, the prayer can be understood as the God of all humanity if we see the reference to God like an Ocean that may have a different name but it lies in the same body of water as all Oceans of the world are connected. In America, the Ocean is often the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus.
Maureen Kris is educated in advanced spiritual studies, political science and international relations. For more details please visit: http://brentwoodspiritualstudiesinstitute.org/maureen-kris-bio.html