For Peace and Justice
Speaking from the Heart
by Karimah Stauch
Karimah Stauch is a founding member of United Religions Initiative and has served as Regional Coordinator for URI-Europe since 2003. Her poem reaches out to everyone working for a healthy interfaith world.
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Tonight I want to share with you my tears, the cry of the deepest longing for peace.
Sometimes the tensions inside are just so high
… as we listen to the happenings, past, present, all, all over the world,
the tensions, between our fears, our pain, our anger, and our hope, our aspirations, our loves!
… as we continue struggling, working for peace and justice ...
the tensions between our highest aspirations for justice and peace, everywhere, for every person
… and the limitations of our physical being.
My sisters and brothers, tonight I want to thank you for being there, all over this world,
for doing whatever you can do for peace and justice,
for doing whatever you can for the good of humankind and all creatures of this world.
Wherever you are on this earth, and whatever your creed or path, you are my sister, my brother.
We are all just one soul.
Whatever is the pain of one of us, is the pain of all of us.
Whatever is the joy of one of us, is the joy of all of us.
So let me thank you.
Thank you for being there.
Thank you for continuing the work!
Greetings from my heart.
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