| [GMW #822] Transforming Parks To Peace, Human Rights and Ecological Parks |
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The rose garden adjacent to the visitors' entrance of the United Nations in New York and the vast Parc des Nations of the UN in Geneva should be transformed into Peace and Human Rights Parks open to people.
Statues and busts of great peacemakers and human rights defenders should be erected on them, following our example at the University for Peace in Costa Rica.
The vaster Park in Geneva could also be made into an ecological demonstration center for the public.
Daily Idea Dream Topics: Peace, Idea Dreams 6001-6500, Ending War,
Planet Of Hope, Religion & Spirituality
| Robert's Golden Sayings |
|We had eyes, ears and brains long before we had passports and a nationality. Before being Americans, Russians, Chinese or whatever, we were human beings. The human society must be reconstructed on that fundamental truth. |
My Testament to the UN
-A Contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, 1995, Chapter 6
| As the optimist-in-residence at the UN I say to an optimist: |
"Global institutions are our greatest chance to turn the tide."
To a pessimist I say:
"There is no alternative to global institutions in the world of today'.
To a UN hater I say:
"Alright, I accept your criticisms. Let us then abolish the UN, but what would you create instead?"
If the people strongly supported the UN, governments could not say to me: "Mr. Muller, why should we do what your propose? Our people do not support the UN."
From Connie: PEACE PRAYERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD:
Hindu Prayer for Peace
Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real.
Oh God, lead us from darkness to light.
Oh God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
O Lord God Almighty may there be peace in Celestial regions.
May there be peace on earth.
May the waters be appeasing.
May herbs be wholesome, and may trees and plants bring peace to all.
May all beneficent beings bring peace to us.
May thy Vedic Law propagate peace all through the world.
May all things be a source of peace to us.
And may thy peace itself bestow peace on all.
And may that peace come to me also.
Buddhist Prayer for Peace
May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wildernesses - the children, the aged, the unprotected - be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they quickly attain Buddhahood.
Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace
We pray to God to eradicate all the misery in the world:
that understanding triumph over ignorance,
that generosity triumph over indifference,
that trust triumph over contempt, and
that truth triumph over falsehood.
Jainist Prayer for Peace
Peace and Universal Love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all the Enlightened Ones.
The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma.
Forgive do I, creatures all,
and let all creatures forgive me.
Unto all have I amity, and unto none enmity.
Know that violence is the root cause of all miseries in the world.
Violence in fact, is the knot of bondage.
"Do not injure any living being."
This is the eternal, perennial, and unalterable
way of spiritual life.
A weapon, howsoever powerful it may be,
can always be superseded by a superior one;
but no weapon can, however,
be superior to non-violence and love.
Jewish Prayer for Peace
Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, that we may walk the paths of the most high.
And we shall beat our swords into ploughshares, and our spears into pruning hooks.
Nations shall not lift up sword against nation - neither shall they learn war any more.
And none shall be afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has spoken.
Shinto Prayer for Peace
Although the people living across the ocean surrounding us, I believe, are all our brothers and sisters, why are there constant troubles in this world?
Why do winds and waves rise in the ocean surrounding us?
I only earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds which are hanging over the tops of the mountains.
Native African Prayer for Peace
Almighty God, the Great Thumb
we cannot evade to tie any knot:
The Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees;
the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope on a rock mass here on earth.
You are the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.
Native American Prayer for Peace
O Great spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you;
To your messengers in the four winds, and
to Mother Earth who provides for your children.
Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect, and to be kind to each other, so that they may grow with peace in mind.
Let us learn to share all good things that you provide for us on this Earth.
Muslim Prayer for Peace
In the name of Allah the beneficent, the merciful. Praise be to the Lord of the Universe, who has created us and made us into tribes and nations that we may know each other, not that we may despise each other.
If the enemy incline towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace, and trust God, for the Lord is the one that heareth and knoweth all things.
And the servants of God, most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in Humility, and when we address them, we say "PEACE."
The Baha'i Prayer for Peace
Be generous in prosperity and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech.
Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness, and a home
to the stranger.
Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.
Be a breath of life to the body of humankind, a dew upon the soil of the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.
Sikh prayer for Peace
God adjudges us according to our deeds, not the clothes that we wear;
That truth is above everything, but higher still is truthful living.
Know that we attain God when we love, and only that victory endures in consequences of which no one is defeated.
Christian Prayer for Peace
Blessed are the Peacemakers
for they shall be known as the Children of God.
But I say to you that hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
To those who strike you on the cheek offer the other also, and from those who take away your cloak, do not withhold your coat as well.
Give to everyone who begs from you, and of those who take away your goods, do not ask them again.
And as you wish that others would to do you,
do so to them.
ABOUT JAMES TWYMAN:
James Twyman often says that the foundation of his work is found in the peace prayers from the twelve major religions of the world. On October 28, 1986, the leaders of these religions came to Assisi, Italy, the home of St. Francis, to offer the prayers of peace from their traditions. In 1994 James took those prayers and in less than two hours arranged them to music. He has performed the prayers around the world to tens of thousands of people.
If it is to be, it's up to me, and you, so "It's Up To Us"!!!
Robert Muller To Be Honored For His
Lifetime Dedication to World Peace and Global Education
The New York Open Center
Cordially Invites You To Our
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
7:15 Dinner, Awards and Dancing
The Boathouse at Central Park
Entrance at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue
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Outstanding Contribution to the Analysis and Coverage of
the Religious Far Right
Dr. Fu-Kiau Bunseki, PhD
Foremost Scholar in America of Central African Traditional Philosophy
Dr. Robert Muller
Lifetime Dedication to World Peace and Global Education
Gala Awards Celebration
Dr. Robert Muller devoted a 38-year career to the United Nations,
focused on world peace. During his tenure, Dr. Muller was called the
ÒPhilosopherÓ and ÒProphet of HopeÓ of the U.N. He retired in the position
of Assistant Secretary-General in 1986. Dr. Muller has made extraordinary
contributions to global education through the development of a World
Core Curriculum, for which he earned the UNESCO Peace Education Prize
in 1989. There are 34 Robert Muller Schools around the world. In addition,
he is Chancellor Emeritus of the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica. In
recognition of his achievements, Dr. Muller received the Albert Schweitzer
International Prize for the Humanities, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Man of
Vision Award. He has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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