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Better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness

Seventy seven years ago tomorrow we dropped an atom bomb on the Japanese City of Hiroshima, destroying the city and killing literally hundreds of thousands of people. Three days later we did the same to the people living in Nagasaki, Japan. Never again! 

An ancient Chinese proverb tells us that “It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.” At a time when one of the world’s worst people is also the most powerful person on earth, we know that faith, hope, love and supreme effort can still transform our world for the better. It is and has always been darkest before the dawn. Now - more than ever - is the time to stand up, organize, speak truth to power, love our neighbors and make change.

From War to Peace believes that all things and all people are redeemable. We believe that turning swords into plowshares makes for a more productive and loving world. We believe that man & womankind can transform the ugly into the beautiful and the terrifying into the sublime.

All the best work, though hard, is a blessing. We are challenged to learn more than we knew, we are forced to renew our depleted energies as never before, we are compelled to be our better selves in achieving our best work.


 

Our best work will achieve a less dangerous & more loving world.

Our best work will provide economic justice & eliminate poverty.

Our best work will eliminate bigotry & misogyny.

Our best work will provide universal health care.


And all we’ve got to do is work like hell to achieve this heaven on earth.
So let’s all of us get out there and raise our voices, light the candle of justice, and organize, organize, organize!

 

From War to Peace

 Turning weapons meant to destroy us
Into art meant to restore us,
Swords into plowshares,
Bombs into beauty,
Hate into love, &
War into peace.