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  1. k'Care-Reena

    WHAT IS MY ROLE IN CREATING A MORE EQUITABLE, PEACEFUL WORLD?

    My role in creating a peaceful world (more then it is) is to be a PEACEFUL WARRIOR myself. As peaceful warrior I harness:
    gratefulness,
    zen/calmness,
    neutral position,
    acceptance not judgement,
    relaxed not rushing nor pressuring

    3 years ago
  2. M
    Mike

    Currently, supporting one or two organizations who are on the front lines in that quest with occasional donations when it moves me. It’s a step up from mere good intentions, but I could be going much further.

    3 years ago
  3. Malag

    I would hope that equity and peace are hard baked into me and most people. I could devote more time to being helpful to others in that cause. The pandemic has slowed me down in doing something about it. At a bigger level I either take to a leadership/political role; or I vote for those who value equity and peace. Voting is the way I go; I’ve no interest in the former.

    3 years ago
  4. O.Christina

    I donΒ΄t know, but all peace begins with being peaceful inside first, as several already have mentioned, and that looking at and experiencing all other living beings as equitable kindred people, as well as animals and plants is a prerequisite for peace, and work in progress in so many as in myself also. To help to let go of comparing, of jealousy, of envy and other emotions hindering to experience peace and happiness then might be an option, and so to be the peace we want to see in this world.

    3 years ago
  5. d
    db82258

    Consciousness 😌

    3 years ago
  6. KC

    Practice being peace.

    3 years ago
  7. Don Jones

    Be a reasonable person.

    3 years ago
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    Lauryn

    Keep my cool and be chill. Be nice to others. Be mindful of how I’m feeling at all times. Appreciate the important people in my life.

    3 years ago
  9. Mica

    Trying not to be angry!

    3 years ago
  10. Linda

    I must be peaceful myself. Not quickly react to things I disagree with, but letting the moment settle. Breathe.

    3 years ago
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    Tyler Finley

    To teach my students to express empathy and understanding, to validate others through active listening

    3 years ago
  12. d
    dcdeb

    Speaking truth where ever possible. Even when i’m afraid it won’t be acceptable.

    3 years ago
  13. pkr

    My role is to be peace. To exude peace & love in all I do & all I say. β€οΈπŸ™

    3 years ago
  14. Holly in Ohio

    In permaculture there is the concept of zones: household, frequently visited area, and circles on outward like ripples on a surface, and this came to mind when I read the question today. So my response becomes:

    An equitable, peaceful world begins with myself. How could I help create a more equitable, peaceful world if I am not peaceful in my own heart? From there my role is to be peaceful and equitable in my marriage, my family, my circle of friends, my community, and on outward.

    First comes love, carbon neutrality, and social justice, in circles radiating from a peaceful, harmonious center. I will “walk my talk” to get there.

    3 years ago
    1. KC

      Thanks Holly. Beautiful …

      3 years ago
  15. Marnie Jackson

    My role is to teach children to be more equitable and accepting of each other. To teach them to try and understand why people make the decisions they do – so we can come to the relationships from understanding and compassion and not judgment. My role is to treat those around me with respect and care – and for myself, to try an understand them. Role modeling understanding, compassion and acceptance is truly the only control that I have.

    3 years ago
  16. Mary Pat

    Wow…big question….I guess first is to do what I can where I am in the world. We have some very angry people in our town that are trying their best to get on the school board. I am writing a letter to the opinion section in our local newspaper supporting the opposite side, the peaceful people, and endorsing them. I am writing our senators and representatives on certain bills that I find important to pass. Yes, it is only one voice, but if more people did it, we can have an impact.
    Choosing peace in everyday life can sometimes be difficult, but is an important little cog in the mechanics of greater things. One, then two, then more. It matters. I found that out when I helped with an election and a letter writing campaign. It did make a difference.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Our schools are so important, Mary Pat. Thank you for reminding me of this important cornerstone of peace.

      3 years ago
  17. devy

    To be at peace with myself, by accepting others even though I might now agree with them , by getting more involved with Organizations such as amnesty international. By promoting peace and equality on social media posts.

    3 years ago
  18. Michele

    I will continue to always support LGBT rights for equality:)

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      🌈

      3 years ago
  19. Howie Geib

    To practice restraint in my consumption. To pay attention to how my actions impact those around me. To make amends when I have erred. Amends as opposed to apologies.

    3 years ago
    1. Malag

      And that first point resonates for me: restraint in consumption. That’s increasingly becoming the kernel of discomfort that comes with mitigating climate disaster. Who wants to cut back on their “freedom” to consume? Hopefully more will answer yes.

      3 years ago
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      Lauryn

      That last point is so important

      3 years ago
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    Lee Anne

    “We are the beneficiaries of the tireless efforts of activists who came before us. We are in their debt and must repay their generosity by emulating them. It is our turn to defend the ramparts of freedom. We are not being saddled with an undue burden. Every generation must step into the breach. We need only hold the line until the next generation is ready to fight. But we must show them the way. If we expect our children and grandchildren to understand that democracy is worth defending, they must grow up watching us do so.” ~ Robert Hubbell

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

    3 years ago
  21. Antoinette

    My roll is to be CorePeace.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      CorePeace – thank you, Antoinette – that’s a lovely word

      3 years ago
  22. sunnypatti48317

    My role is to share love and light everywhere I go, and I’m not sure that they particularly create a more equitable, peaceful world, but I am sure that they are good for the world no matter what. Peace!

    3 years ago
  23. Kevin

    It was twenty years ago today when two planes intentionally crashed into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in NYC, another plane crashed into the Pentagon just outside Washington DC, and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.That’s where my head, heart, and prayers are today. It is important not to forget.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      And 20 yrs of war was one of the results. So sad!

      3 years ago
    2. pkr

      πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

      3 years ago
    3. Michele

      I agree. I plan on making a donation today – I came across a news article on http://www.pauliespush.com – this man was a flight attendant and worked the Boston to NY flight often. He is walking and pushing a drink cart from Boston to NY’s Ground Zero. He is bringing attention to all the flight attendants from that day. (much attention is on first responders, rightly so, but the flight attendants seem forgotten.

      3 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Perfectly stated, Michele, thank you.

        3 years ago
      2. Mica

        Thanks, Michele – a co-worker in my lab had an aunt who had changed days with a fellow flight attendant – and her fellow flight attendant died that day, 9/11

        3 years ago
    4. Antoinette

      It’s important to let go of hate, revenge, war, and ideas of the names of god.
      Peace/ love/ truth do not dwell in labels or names. We are the truth and the way. The way out is in and letting go of pictures and out picture world will free us all.
      Remember letting go and surrounding is the way. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. πŸ™πŸŒ

      3 years ago
    5. sunnypatti48317

      I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news, and exactly how the rest of my day went because of it. God bless all of those taken from the world that day, and all of their loved ones left behind.

      3 years ago
      1. Mica

        Yes, sunnypatti, the towers fell and fell and fell on TV that day, in my experience. When I first heard about it, I thought it was a joke

        3 years ago
  24. Christine

    The only thing I can do is “just” being me. Love is my guide. πŸ’›

    3 years ago
    1. Antoinette

      Be the light πŸ’‘ lovely πŸ₯° thank you πŸ™

      3 years ago

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