Promise of World Peace – Belofte van Wereldvrede

I’m still on this steep learning course called blogging, but so far it’s been good fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the training weekend and am pleased with myself after having just written my first page in Dutch (see ‘wie ben ik?’) plus I’ve updated the About page.

I hope you all had a Peaceful day yesterday…..

You know, I’ve always wondered why the white dove was chosen as a symbol of peace. Have you ever seen a flock of white doves being fed? I see it every morning (my neighbour has doves) and they are definitely not peaceful!! I’d even say they are the complete opposite, it’s complete mayhem and fighting on that bird table.

Had I been more organised yesterday, I could have provided you with a link to the Promise of World Peace (or in Dutch).

I just love the opening paragraph of that statement by the Universal House of Justice:

To the Peoples of the World:

The Great Peace towards which people of good will throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at long last within the reach of the nations. For the first time in history it is possible for everyone to view the entire planet, with all its myriad diversified peoples, in one perspective. World peace is not only possible but inevitable. It is the next stage in the evolution of this planet—in the words of one great thinker, “the planetization of mankind”.

And in Dutch:

De Grote Vrede waarnaar het hart van mensen van goede wil door de eeuwen heen is uitgegaan, waarvan zieners en dichters ontelbare generaties lang in visioenen hebben getuigd en die door de heilige geschriften van de mensheid keer op keer werd beloofd, is nu ten langen leste binnen het bereik der naties gekomen. Voor het eerst in de geschiedenis is het voor iedereen mogelijk de gehele planeet, met al haar volkeren in hun eindeloze verscheidenheid, in één perspectief te overzien. Wereldvrede is niet alleen mogelijk, maar zelfs onvermijdelijk. Ze is het volgende stadium in de evolutie van onze planeet, in de woorden van een groot denker “de planetisering van de mensheid”.

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