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Wednesday, May 07, 2008Reason #4 To Fly a Peace Globe ~ Pakistan
Thirty Days ~ Thirty Reasons
There are thirty ongoing violent conflicts waging right now around the globe. The United Nations defines Major Wars as military conflict inflicting 1,000 battlefield deaths per year. Wikipedia expands that definition to include wars that cause destruction and humanitarian crisis of outstanding severity." Ongoing civil wars fueled by racial, ethnic, or religious differences come with a new twist that distinguishes them from wars in previous generations - civilian casualties. During World War I non-combatants made up less than 5% of casualties. Today, the number is a staggering 75% civilians killed or wounded.
Thirty days from now we will engage in another BlogBlast For Peace. By my research and estimation, there are at LEAST 30 very good reasons to fly a peace globe. To begin your activisim. To increase our awareness of the suffering of others. To talk about peace. To write about peace. To be part of a larger voice for peace. To invoke peace. To pray for peace. To focus on peace.
To wage peace.
Need a reason to fly a globe?
Here's Reason #4
Who is fighting? In the mountainous region of northwest Pakistan between 2,600 and 7,100 people have lost their lives caught in the violence between the Pakistani Army and militant extremists, the Taliban and local extremists. A search for Al-Qaeda resulted in armed opposition by local extremists. Many analyists believe that the region of Pakistan holds more far-reaching ramifications in the global scheme of war and peace than any other conflict.
I am appalled by the needless suffering in my world.
If words are powerful, then this matters
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