"UNICEF is working for the survival of children
worldwide. What can we do to get more Americans
committed to the cause?" "
the cause that lacks assistance,
The wrong that needs resistance,
For the future in the distance,
And the good that I can do."
-- George Linnaeus Banks -- What I live for
is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile
of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father,
the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement
of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of
truth. Peace is all of these and more and more.
world censures those who take up arms to defend their
causes and calls on them to use nonviolent means in
voicing their grievances. But when a people chooses
the nonviolent path, it is all too often the case
that hardly anyone pays attention. It is tragic that
people have to suffer and die and the television cameras
have to deliver the pictures to people's homes every
day before the world at large admits there is a problem.
is an objective. Democratization is a process. Democratization
serves the cause of peace because it offers the possibility
of justice and of progressive change without force.
win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true
democracy all over the world, we need to win by example,
not just with speeches but by example; not just with
military might but by gaining the respect of the world.
a just cause reaches its flood tide - whatever stands
in the way must fall before its overwhelming power
to a just cause rewards the worker with more real
happiness and satisfaction than any other venture
am writing these short but deeply felt words from
the bottom of my heart, which in spite of these mouldy
walls and these rusty chains with which they try to
imprison me, beats faster than ever in the cause of
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is necessary to stay on the march, to be on the journey,
to work for peace wherever we are at all times, because
the liberty we cherish, which we would share with the
world, demands eternal vigilance. And democracy is no
easy path, but those of us who believe in it must be
prepared to sacrifice in its cause more willingly than
those who are prepared to die in the wars of aggression.
We, too, must be dedicated to the cause of freedom.
you as parents cut corners, your children will too.
If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money
on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities,
colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes,
your children won't either. And if parents snicker
at racial and gender jokes, another generation will
pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage
to snuff out.
individual must not merely wait and criticize, he
must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of
the world will be such as the world deserves.” --
one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole
strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason
mastery demands all of a person.”
that I can do will change the structure of the universe.
But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest
of all causes - goodwill among men and peace on
"For all the civilians
saved thanks to the presence of peacekeepers, there
have been those who were lost – the United Nations
personnel who sacrificed their lives for a noble cause.
Even as we mourn our fallen colleagues, we are all
uplifted by their unflinching commitment and are inspired
to strive even harder for the collective cause so
eloquently envisaged in the United Nations Charter:
a world free from the scourge of war."
President of the UN General Assembly)
is truly a privilege to be able to support all women's
causes on a global level. It is remarkable that something
as simple as television can empower us to create change
and awareness in the world. I am blessed to be able
to work at a job I love and also give back in the most
vital way--to people in need.”
greater cause and what more splendid adventure can
be set before the youth of the world than the endeavor
to bring into being that age-old dream of saints and
sages - the great Commonwealth of the World as the
visible embodiment of the brotherhood of man?
in this country, in this generation, are--by destiny
rather than choice--the watchmen on the walls of world
freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy
of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise
our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we
may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient
vision of peace on earth, good will toward men. That
must always be our goal, and the righteousness of
our cause must always underlie our strength.
is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists,
is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant.
The evil is not what they say about their cause, but
what they say about their opponents.
now stands as the world's foremost power. We should
be proud: Not since the age of the Romans have one people
achieved such preeminence. But we are not Romans; we
do not seek an empire. We are Americans, trustees of
a vision and a heritage
that commit us to the values of democracy and the universal
cause of human rights." -- Senator John Kerry
must unite your constituents around a common cause and connect
with them as human beings.
--James Kouzes and Barry Posner
across the United States are now uniting in a great
cause to establish a Department of Peace, seeking
nothing less than the transformation of our society,
to make non-violence an organizing principle, to make
war archaic through creating a paradigm shift in our
culture for human development, for economic and political
justice and for violence control.
"There is no greater cause than making the world fit
for children. I feel very strongly about carrying
on the family tradition by working with UNICEF to
help improve the lives and well-being of children
That we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter
us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest
fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment
when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and
lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious”
-- Vince Lombardi
cause is the cause of equality between nations and peoples.
Only thus can the brotherhood of man be firmly established.
Albert John Lutuli
time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction
that our existence holds a purpose
- a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve."
-- John Maxwell
am very pleased to have been invited by Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon to become a United Nations Messenger of
Peace. This is an opportunity to champion the United
Nations' Millennium goals in a meaningful way. I look
forward to being an advocate for the cause, working
both through my own community engagement organizations
and in collaboration with United Nations programmes.”
cause of Peace has had my share of efforts, taking
the ultra non-resistance ground - that a Christian
cannot consistently uphold, and actively support,
a government based on the sword, or whose ultimate
resort is to the destroying weapons.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We will
not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we
remember that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate
and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular.
must be done in concrete terms
in order to promote the cause of disarmament.
"The cause of making the world a better place for
children unites us all..."
"the time has come to make the protection of
children -- all our children -- a common cause that
can unite us across the boundaries of our political
orientation, religious affiliation and cultural
traditions. We must reclaim our lost taboos, and
make the abuse and brutalization of children simply
is not the critic who counts, not the man who points
out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of
deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to
the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is
marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly,
who errs and comes short again and again, who knows
the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends
himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement
and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while
daring greatly so that his place shall never be with
those cold and timid souls who know neither victory
Lovers of freedom, lovers of social justice, disarmers,
peacekeepers, civil disobeyers, democrats, civil-rights
activists, and defenders of the environment are legions
in a single multiform cause, and they will gain strength
by knowing it, taking encouragement from it, and when
appropriate and opportune, pooling their efforts.
is so much going on for a better world all around
us that the mainstream media never shares. Throughout
history, there have been many social movements for
change ... for democracy, for the abolition of slavery,
women's rights, for peace, for the environment ...
Many advancements have been made, but each of these
causes is just part of larger wish for a more peaceful,
just and sustainable world. These diverse movements
for thousands of different causes are beginning to
converge and a more holistic movement --what UNESCO
has described as a 'global movement for a culture
of peace' -- is beginning to emerge. The Culture
of Peace Movement is helping to unite the strengths
of existing organizations and individuals so that
creating a culture of peace really is now possible.
question of whether violence or law shall prevail
between states is the most vital of the problems of
our eventful era, and the most serious in its repercussions.
The beneficial result of a secure world peace are
almost inconceivable, but even more inconceivable
are the consequences of the threatening world war
which many misguided people are prepared to precipitate.
The advocates of pacifism are well aware how meager
are their resources of personal influence and power.
They know that they are still few in number and weak
in authority, but when they realistically consider
themselves and the ideal they serve, they see themselves
as the servants of the greatest of all causes.
must not allow ourselves to become like the system we
oppose. We cannot afford to use methods of which we
will be ashamed when we look back, when we say, '...we
shouldn't have done that.' We must remember, my friends,
that we have been given a wonderful cause. The cause
of freedom! And you and I must be those who will walk
with heads held high. We will say, 'We used methods
that can stand the harsh scrutiny of history.'
Politics is about the improvement of people's lives.
It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice
in our country and the world. Politics is about doing
well for the people.
My cause was justice, not vengeance. My work is for
a better tomorrow and a more secure future for our
children and grandchildren.