International Peace Day 2017

Happy International Peace Day, you beautiful people.  Anybody watching the news lately knows we’ve got our work cut out for us.  But this day is set aside to honor a higher ideal.  It exists to remind us of patience and compassion and inclusion, and a hundred other things that make humanity a kind of miracle.  Much in this world may be beyond our control, but interpersonally, each day offers us another opportunity to embrace the best of ourselves, to do a little better, to get it right.  Anybody can fight…but Albert Camus said it best, “Peace is the only battle worth waging.”

Check out the front lines of that battle, as a group of Black Lives Matter protesters are invited on stage to share their message with a group of Trump supporters this week.  While far from universally welcomed, these brave and articulate activists got way out of their comfort zones, and left a small corner of Washington D.C. a little more united for their efforts.