We Afghans shall live in peace someday.wmv





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Uploaded on Jan 19, 2010

On Martin Luther Kings Day this 18th of Jan, after fasting for 2 short days, in solidarity with Witness Against ‎Tortures 12 day fast for the prompt closing of Guantanamo Bay Prison, a few Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers ‎gathered in a mud house on an Afghan winter night, to have a heart-to-heart conversation with members of the ‎Witness Against Torture and later, with friends from Landmark Education Olympia facilitated by Dr Dennis ‎Mills of Capella University.‎

We asked each other the questions of our times and our hearts.‎

Friends of Witness Against Torture led by Frida Berrigan and Bob Cooke encouraged the Afghan youth with ‎their kind words, their tears and their singing. The conversation ended with them singing We shall overcome ‎and a sense of the change in consciousness and the friendships which all human beings long for.‎

We remembered the words of Martin Luther King, in the everyday Dari of Afghanistan.‎
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'‎

A lie cannot live.‎

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.‎

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The ‎foundation of such a method is love.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.‎

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.‎

Why do we respond to fear, hate and anger by hurting one another?‎

Frida Berrigan of Witness Against Torture : They first become wealthy professionals but they dont want to. ‎They want to lower their income because they dont want to pay for war

Dr Dennis Mills of Capella University : Dr King talked about 3 major demons, 3 problems. ‎
The 3 ( demons ) are racism, materialism & militarism.‎
Those are very prophetic words because we who are making this call are still working to change ourselves for ‎generations.‎

ما اسانها کدام انسان دیگر را خواهد شکنجه کردیم؟
Which human will we humans torture next?‎

Pause in empathy or perish in estrangement‎

We shall live in peace some day

We shall overcome some day

Now is the time to pause in empathy or perish in estrangement


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