New Post at Urban Times: My Wish for the NATO Summit


Photo Credit: Ian Freimuth via Flickr

In case you haven’t heard enough about the NATO Summit in Chicago lately, I have a piece in the Urban Times today – “My Wish for the NATO Summit: “Be the Change You Want to See in the World” – in which I share my hopes for the global meetings.  The following is an excerpt, but you can check out the post in its entirety here:

“As leaders from around the world prepare to gather in Chicago for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit next week, and as the city and nation launch extensive security measures to prevent violent protests or riots, I offer my wish for the Summit. May they all remember the prophetic words of Mohandas Gandhi

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

As highly controversial issues are brought center stage, may we all remember that we fight war, not with violence, but peace. We fight ignorance, not with anger, but with education and cooperation. We fight inequality, not with aggression, but with dignified confidence. We fight injustice, not with chaos, but with patience and integrity.”

Enhanced by Zemanta
This entry was posted in Politics, Social Justice, Urban Times and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to New Post at Urban Times: My Wish for the NATO Summit

  1. galenpearl says:

    Wonderful wish. I have not been following the news about this conference, so thank you for bringing it to my attention. All the best, Galen http://10stepstofindingyourhappyplace.blogspot.com/

    ps–I’ve included my link in my comment because I’ve been having some problems with wordpress getting a link back.

I want to hear what you think. Leave your comments here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s