is an attitude and a choice we make. For there ever
to be peace on earth, peace must become a viable option
for people to choose to work out their problems; peace
must be the accepted and preferred option.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
you know that when you eat a healthier diet, consider
more vegetarian options, and don't waste food, you're
helping end world hunger!
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce
That you had to be someone less to live with someone
else when, of course, you have to be someone more.
-- Candice Bergen
know that nuclear is better than fossil fuels when
it comes to carbon dioxide, but nuclear energy is
by no means clean. We don't know what to do with the
waste we already have and it seems like a bad idea
to me to make more when we have so many cleaner options
such as wind and solar.
is urgent to prevent new U.S. aggression. The time
is now for the world to say ‘no’ to U.S. threats of
air attack against Iran, and to the very notion of
a nuclear first-use ‘option’ by America or any other
of it. We are blessed with technology that would be
indescribable to our forefathers. We have the wherewithal,
the know-it-all to feed everybody, clothe everybody,
and give every human on Earth a chance. We know now
what we could never have known before -- that we now
have the option for all humanity to make it successfully
on this planet in this lifetime. Whether it is to
be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay
race right up to the final moment.
the midst of migrants in search of a better life there
are people in need of protection: refugees and asylum-seekers,
women and children victims of trafficking...Many move
simply to avoid dying of hunger. When leaving is not
an option but a necessity, this is more than poverty."
"People have to know that there are options available
to us today. There is another way, and it is practical
and applicable now."
and women aren't going to be motivated to practice any
form of birth control until they know that most of the
children they do bear will survive! As it is now, the
only way poor people can provide for their old age is
to have several children who will care for them . .
. and the only way they can be sure of having enough
living offspring is to have many, many births. People
must be sure that they can meet their own basic security
needs, and that the children they bear will have a reasonable
chance to survive, before birth control can be considered
a realistic option. Only then, when people have freedom
from famine, can conscientious efforts to teach and
encourage family planning be successful.
is inevitable, but combat is optional.
-- Max Lucado
can still alter our course. It is NOT too late. We still
have options. We need the courage to change our values
to the regeneration of our families, the life that surrounds
It is truly only when we begin to see that injustice
is only a symptom and an opportunity to design new models
of governance, education and other options within the
fields of endeavors that we will learn how it is to
become truly conscious HUMANS.
The sheer folly of trying to defend a nation by destroying
all life on the planet must be apparent to anyone
capable of rational thought. Nuclear capability must
be reduced to zero, globally, permanently. There is
no other option.
Noor of Jordan
in America as in other parts of the world we see a
model of a society in which the powerful dominate.
They marginalize and they go as far as to eliminate
the weakest before the homogenization caused by this
system of globalization. Through providence we have
the taking of conscious cultural identity. As such
the church has a special mission to be the defender
and promoter of a culture of life. This culture of
life assumes a preferential option for the poor, opposes
or puts the globalization of solidarity in opposition
to the globalization of the markets. It makes itself
a voice for those who have no voice; denounces all
violence, all racial discrimination; walks beside
those condemned to the land, those that are displaced;
is a promoter of integral development in the construction
of peace in the search for justice and liberation.
This culture of life is what is expressed as a service
of hope. This urgency exists in this precise moment
in which the indigenous person, conscious of being
a subject to their own history, will not opt for a
church that submerges them in a conflict where they
have to live their faith being aware of expressing
it within a dominant culture. -- Bishop
Samuel Ruiz Garcia
my kids to give back is an essential part of parenting.
It’s not something that’s optional. Compassion is one
of the basic values that I want my children to have:
that if they see a need, whether it’s around the corner
or thousands of miles of away, they should feel motivated
to do whatever they can to help.
-- Kate Snow (NBC Nightline)
must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we
can choose from real options.
itself becomes subordinate to war. If only we could
celebrate peace as our various ancestors celebrated
war; if only we could glorify peace as those before
us, thirsting for adventure, glorified war; if only
our sages and scholars together could resolve to infuse
peace with the same energy and inspiration that others
have put into war.
is war such an easy option? Why does peace remain
such an elusive goal? We know statesmen skilled at
waging war, but where are those dedicated enough to
humanity to find a way to avoid war
nation has its prestigious military academies - or
so few of them - that reach not only the virtues of
peace but also the art of attaining it? I mean attaining
and protecting it by means other than weapons, the
tools of war. Why are we surprised whenever war recedes
and yields to peace?