Blessed are the peacemakers

I do not know what to say about the most recent acts of violence I have seen on the news. From Paris, to Palestine, to Lebanon, to the skies over Syria, there is more than I can take.

I want to call attention to people who are peacemakers. I have seen great examples in the past few weeks. These people each play a special role toward the promotion of peace.

First, there is Tad. He presents himself at schools to tell his story. His story is filled with shocking details of verbal abuse and confinement at home along with bullying in school.
Tad found his way through these childhood trials to become a successful professional and he also founded a charitable organization to stop bullying:
Tad has a passion for the safety of youth. I encourage everyone who can to learn from his story.
Tad’s Story

On the topic of bullying a psychologist here in Canada, Dr. Gordon Neufeld, gave a great speech on the psychology of a bully and the steps required to reverse it based on his field experience and research with violent offenders. He makes it very clear that bullies are in need of inner peace that has been interrupted.
If you have an hour to spare and you care about making a change, please take time to watch this video: What Makes a Bully

Dr. Neufeld has succeeded in reversing the behaviour of bullies and wants to share this wisdom with us.

Some have made popular this quote by Mr. Fred Rogers after the attacks on Paris.

Here are some more of his quotes, a glimpse into his mind:
Fred Rogers quotes
May his message continue to help children and adults find peace.

Dr. Ron Paul ran for U.S. president 3 times.  He used the platform to promote the well-being of people by promoting freedom and liberty. He spoke against the folly of perpetuating war against other countries and many other ideas about liberty and peace.
You can become better informed on war, economy and politics by listening to his podcast:
Ron Paul Liberty Report.

If you love peace, please support his message and purchase his book.

This is Mr. R. Buckminster Fuller. He is most famous for making a giant ball out of triangles.

He is also a man of great wisdom. He shares a vision that applying advancements in technology to the benefit of humans, rather than for perpetuating war is a wiser direction to take.
Mr. Fuller, I carry your mantle. I promise as an educator to teach youth to apply their lnowledge of Math, Science and Technology to create livingry and improve the world.
More R. Buckminster Fuller quotes

Honourable Mentions:

This Girl who wants her parents to get along.

Jody Wilson-Raybould is Canada’s newly appointed minister of Justice. I look forward to her upcoming actions toward peace.

Julie Borowski is an entertaining video blogger promoting liberty and peace in an entertaining way.

These men

And finally, words from the Prince of peace himself:

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.
Jesus Christ, during the Sermon on the Mount,
Matthew 5:7

I urge you to be peacemakers. We need to each do our little part right now.


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