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  • Well good morning everybody, thank you for the introduction and

  • As I only have a few minutes, I haven't tried to make a formal speech I've tried to put down some points,

  • which I feel are important on this day of peace.

  • I think it's more important than ever in the world we live in today that we

  • We have a vision of what it would be like

  • to live in a peaceful world the kind of world we all want

  • And then to see what we as individuals can do to try and bring that about

  • and

  • peace starts within

  • We have some how to find peace within ourselves

  • So that we can then reach out to others and spread this message of peace

  • So how do you find peace within yourself when you live in a really difficult

  • situation?

  • When perhaps your refugee?

  • I think the only way I can think of doing

  • This is each day to try to do your best to make the world around you just a little bit better

  • And if you can go to sleep each night thinking, well I really did do my best maybe in a very difficult situation

  • Then that will give you the kind of feeling that leads to peace and then you're better able to help others you

  • This little video showed a young woman from Syria

  • saving people

  • She said she arrived in Germany and found a new life. Our roots and shoots program in Germany went into those areas

  • where the refugees were first housed when they arrived and helped them, particularly the children.

  • We've worked with refugees and Tanzania refugees from troubled Burundi and from Congo

  • Started our roots and shoots program there made a huge difference

  • so that people came and said

  • Why does it look better here? Why are the things growing?

  • Why are the children playing and smiling when in other parts of the camp it's grim?

  • and they're told well this roots and shoots here and

  • since you mentioned it roots and shoots began in Tanzania with 12 high school students your kind of age and

  • It was young people who wanted to make the world around them better and didn't know how to do it

  • So the main message of roots and shoots

  • And this is very important for Peace Day is that each and every one of us

  • matters and has a role to play in this world even though

  • We don't yet perhaps know what that role is.

  • And even more important each and every one of us makes some impact on the planet every single day that we live and

  • We're in a position of fortunate position of being able to choose what sort of impact we make

  • What do we buy? What do we wear? What do we eat? How will those little choices affect future generations and

  • One thing which needs to be said on this Day of Peace and that is there is

  • War we know about the wars and the conflicts around the world

  • There's a new threat of nuclear war with crazy people whose fingers buttons that could annihilate

  • mankind

  • There's terrorism which is a new completely new I woke up this morning on this peace day

  • To hear that in London, and I come from London. There was a bomb on the underground killing people

  • What a way to begin the day of peace

  • But we'll never have true peace

  • Yes, we need to respect each other. Yes, we need to learn more and more about each other's nations

  • cultures customs

  • We need to learn more about the different religions because religion is causing so much strife

  • We need to realize that every single major religion has the Golden Rule do to others as you would have them do to you

  • It's the fanatics who are changing the religions into something which is causing conflict

  • so

  • While we need and must respect each other, while it's important for everyone to live lives of dignity

  • this can never come about

  • until we also stop the war that we are waging as a species on the natural world on the

  • Environment that actually supports us that gives us water and clean air. We're destroying it and

  • One of the outcomes of that is climate change

  • There's no time to go into all of this, but I think you know what I'm talking about species other species

  • we're supposed to share the planet and

  • Yet species are disappearing

  • Ecosystems are collapsing. That's going to affect us

  • But now we realize and we're realizing more and more that other animals also have

  • Emotions and feelings they feel pain they feel fear and what are we doing to them? They too are

  • refugees and losing their homes they too are homeless. They too are dying and suffering

  • So on this peace day when we dream and think about peace

  • We should also commit ourselves to doing everything in our power to bring about peace

  • It's no good thinking of the big wide world and the big wide Wars

  • But think about our own communities our own lives the people surrounding us nature surrounding us

  • What can we do to make that a more peaceful place?

  • And then knowing that this is everywhere and our roots and shoots program is now in 100 countries

  • with members from preschool through University and

  • We're trying to grow a critical mass of young people and we are using whoever made that question about

  • social media because social media can bring people together

  • Around an issue and then we can go out and take action when we know more about it

  • so

  • Roots and roots and shoots

  • Growing a critical mass of young people share

  • the same philosophy of respect for other human beings

  • respect the nature

  • respect for other amazing animals and

  • What is so important is hope if we don't have hope we give up we do nothing

  • And in this world of violence and fear

  • We must have hoped for a better future and that's something each one of us can work for and it's you young people

  • Who give me the most hope when you

  • understand the problems on are empowered to take action what you are doing around the world is

  • unbelievable my greatest reason for hope along with the human brain the resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit

  • That we see in refugees in homeless people overcoming seemingly insurmountable

  • problems and

  • showing we're part of an extraordinary species

  • And we will only achieve our true human potential when head and heart work in harmony

Well good morning everybody, thank you for the introduction and

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Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace on International Day of Peace

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    短尾龙 posted on 2019/06/07
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