are now in the greatest global crisis in human
history. It is imperative the whole human family
mobilize for a moral war - a moral equivalent
of World War II.
our past wars we forgot our differences and joined
in heroic efforts to kill our enemies. Killing
will no longer stop killing. Terrorists now have
the devilish weapons we developed and the weak
can now destroy the strong. Now we must join in
an all-out effort to eliminate the causes of war.
people who receive this message are urged to quickly
choose what they will do. Think about it, talk
about it -- and then act.
greed, injustice and folly have almost ruined
our planet. The most powerful institutions (global
corporations and rich governments) have usually
put financial profit first. The biggest profits
are in making weapons of war. The resulting violence
and injustice has been disastrous.
only solution is to eliminate the causes of violence.
Killing the guilty will only trigger more acts
of violence by others who hate America.
must now all think and act as responsible caretakers
and trustees of our planet -- seeking fair benefits
for all people. This will foster mutual understanding
and eliminate the causes of violence and war.
Every individual and institution should now think
and act as a Trustee of Earth. This means taking
action in any way you believe will foster peace,
justice and a sustainable future. This will appeal
to every creed and culture. It provides a way
for you to tap the best in your thinking and in
must recognize and praise the cases where Ben
Laden and other terrorists have aided their own
people. There is evil in some of his actions --
and evil in some of our actions. America has spent
more money than any country on devilish weapons
way to peace is to find common ground -- items
we can praise and support. Do this with prayer
Radio, TV and Internet play a vital role. Actions,
good or bad, begin in the mind. Those able to
command media attention have a special obligation
to speak out about the crisis and its obvious
solution -- the Earth Trustee vision and agenda.
John Paul II, Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, the
Dalai Lama, the UN Secretary General and ALL world
leaders should act now, urging that everyone oppose
violence with nonviolence -- Martin Luther King's
effective solution. Leaders in other areas of
public trust should do the same. Those who believe
in the power of prayer can prove the power of
their faith by their Earth Trustee actions.
people think and act as Earth Trustees they will
show a reverence for life -- and for holy places.
Earth Day helped move toward conciliation when
it had Shimon Perez of Israel ring the United
Nations Peace Bell -- and persuaded Yaser Arafat
of Palestine to add his name to the Earth Day
Proclamation. Jerusalem is a holy place to Christian,
Muslim and Jew and its role in history is important
to people of every religion.
Day and its Earth Trustee agenda, puts The Golden
Rule to work -- do unto others as you would have
them do unto you. Here is a chance for people
of all religions to show their ethical values
by being Earth Trustees and practicing reverence
for life in word and deed.
media has a sacred obligation as the eyes and
ears of the public to: -- Feature solutions as
well as problems -- Headline cases of peaceful
progress in the human adventure that replace hate,
fear, greed and lust. -- Give recognition and
attention to people and projects that eliminate
pollution and poverty and foster peace, justice
and the care of Earth.
radio and TV station should program a daily "Minute
for Peace." A voice would state, "In this minute
for peace let us join our hearts and minds, each
in our own way, with faith and commitment to peaceful
actions today and every day." This would be followed
by appropriate music or sounds of nature.
Earth Day at the United Nations there is a global
"Minute for Peace," signaled by the ringing of
the Peace Bell at the moment Spring begins.
the media's cooperation, each year's Earth Day
-- on nature's historic annual event, the March
Equinox, will provide a great global holiday with
world wide participation by people of every creed
and culture. This will inspire actions for Earth's
rejuvenation -- with peace, justice and prosperity
the word. We can change this global crisis into
a new beginning for Planet Earth.
Posted: December 12, 2003