Archive for December, 2011

FREEDOM HAS NO WALLS”

December 29, 2011

“FREEDOM HAS NO WALLS”

Tags (key words) Middle East, freedom, democracy, walls, building bridges of reconciliation, peace, pursuit of peace

“There is neither east nor west, tribe nor ethnicity, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist. Christian nor Jew. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

“Let each one of us build bridges rather than barriers, openness rather than walls. Let us look at distant horizons together in a spirit of acceptance, helpfulness, co-operation and peace. Let our leaders look at the future with a vision – to see things not as they are, but what they could one day become.”

– craig

WALLS

“Man is a great wall builder

The Berlin Wall

The Wailing Wall of Jerusalem

But the wall most impregnable

Has a moat

flowing with fright

around his heart

A wall without windows for the spirit to breeze through

without a door for love to walk in.”

– OSWALD MTSHALI, Soweto (South African) poet

from the compelling book, ‘My Traitor’s Heart’ by Rian Malan (published by Vintage 1990)

 

“Freedom has no walls.”

 

“Let us tear down the walls of our hearts in order to tear down the walls of concrete”

– Fouad Twal (top Roman Catholic official in the Holy land and Palestinian citizen of Jordan)

Click on Bridges of reconciliation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p10WS4y7P0&feature=related

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”
– craig

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The US called for a peaceful and orderly transition immediately,  consistent with Yemen’s constitutional processes” …and the leaders of Britain, France, Germany Italy and Spain urged Yemenis “to find the way to reconciliation in a spirit of dialogue and national unity.”

“Let us tear down the walls of our hearts in order to tear down the walls of concrete”

– Fouad Twal (top Roman Catholic official in the Holy land and Palestinian citizen of Jordan)

And then he prayed for peace for both Palestinians and Israelis.:

Referring to the Arab Spring, he implored Arab leaders to have “wisdom, insight and a spirit of selflessness towards their countrymen” and prayed for reconciliation in Syria, Egypt Iraq and North Africa.

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4