May 29, 2009 A Peaceful and Better World

29 May 2009

Ambassador for Peace Mussie Hailu reflects on the kind of people we must be in order to see a peaceful and better world. 

May 29, 2009

Greetings of peace and blessing from Africa.

If we really want to see a peaceful and better world where we all could live in harmony let us be:

  • A person who embraces all people with respect and dignity, a person who has a clear vision for the good of all living beings, including Mother Earth and the environment
  • A person who thinks about generations yet to come and takes responsibility for the future, and not only for the present
  • A person who is committed to action and serve unconditional
  • A person who lives by the guiding principles of the Golden Rule and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • A person who respects and has reverence for all forms of life A person who views leadership as service to the others and the world
  • A person committed to be stewardship of the planet and its resources for the common good of all
  • A person who see herself or himself not only as a citizen of a certain country, but also as a Citizen of the World and embrace all humanity with out any partiality
  • A person who respect and value deeply different religions, spiritual expression and indigenous tradition
  • A person who believe in the power of forgiveness and reconciliation
  • A person who is not quick to judge others
  • A person who listen to others and understand
  • A person who is always read to learn and appreciate others
  • A person who believe in constructive dialogue
  • A person who believe in team spirit and cooperation
  • A person who believe in the power of unconditional love
  • A person committed to action which brings a positive change to our world
  • A person "move beyond lamentations, speech-making and statements of good intentions and take concrete action based on a firm resolve to replace the individualism and selfishness of the dominant culture with human solidarity as the golden rule that guides our behaviour" as pointed out by the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations

May Peace Prevail on Earth

In Peace,

Mussie Hailu