Why We Must Keep Working for World Peace

Famous faces and their watershed moments | cleveland.comFor as long as people have been alive on the Earth, the dream of world peace has captivated many people’s hearts. A world without war or hatred may seem like an unattainable utopia, but even if we can never realize this ambition within our own lives, we must still keep working toward this goal. Too many people are still threatened by ills such as war, prejudice, violence and other problems. To combat these problems, we all need to rededicate ourselves to pursuing the goal of world peace. Only then can we hope to truly progress as a species and achieve our full potential as human beings.

Too often, people are ready to simply accept brutality and violence as natural parts of the human condition about which we can do nothing. Continue reading Why We Must Keep Working for World Peace

Can Peace Be Won in War Torn Syria?

potentially a watershed moment in the music of the areaThe Arab Spring has been a watershed moment for the establishment of democracy in the Middle East. Certainly, it has had and will continue to have, bumps along the way to stability. America, as an example, did not establish a stable national government for some time after the Revolutionary War. Patience and support is key to the growth of Arab democracy.

However, despite the encouraging signs of progress throughout the region, there remains the Syrian question. Syria remains locked in a brutal civil war between entrenched interests supporting the current regime and a popular uprising growing in military strength. A bloodbath seems inevitable to outside observers.

Outside military intervention to stop the fighting seems unlikely. Continue reading Can Peace Be Won in War Torn Syria?