Children of the World, We Hear You!
Gently get into a quiet, meditative Soul Space of healing power.
We need some help
Excerpt from lyrics of “One Voice” by 13 year old Billy Gillman
Copyright Ó Billy Gillman.
The children of the world are crying out for peace and for an end to violence and war. Are we listening? We need to support them in their dreams and allay their fears by taking responsible action whenever and in whatever way we can. Their cries are heart wrenching… For we are destroying their world – and who will help them but us? Listen…
These are their hopes…
“My hope for the future is PEACE!!! it's just one word but it's so hard to make it come true!”
- Indira (age 15) from Bosnia, May 18, 2001
"See the smile on all the children faces."
- Buthaina, (age 18) from Bahrain, 2001
“I hope that one day the world will finally be at peace. One day, all nations will be in alliegance (did I spell that right?) with each other.”
- Shannon S. (age 14) from Turkey, June 19, 2001
These are their fears…
“I fear our world will collapse. That things will get worse.. I fear for children, people I fear for everyone.. Pollution, the environment, I fear for people's lives.”
- Laura W. (age 17) from Australia, April 20, 2001
"That we will never learn from our mistakes!!!"
- Niamh O’G. (age 15) from Ireland, April 19, 2001
“That love will be obsolete.”
- Nneka M. H. (age 17) from Jamaica, May 6, 2001
“My biggest fear, is that something will go wrong. There is so much war in the world today, it is sometimes hard to see the light! But I believe that it is there, because the light is in us!”
- Anna N. (age 15) from Denmark, July 5, 2001
And these are their solutions…
“Everyone must start in their own little way to achieve world peace, it's ok to start small because it will eventually grow and it doesn't matter how long it took you to do it, what's important is that you have done something.”
- Mary J. Y. (age 15) from the Philippines, 2001
“I am 16 years old and I live in Israel. My last mission was to try to get in touch with a girl from Ramallah and talk about our differences and try to find a solution. We wanted it to be broadcasted. It didn't work because she was too frighten to speak up…”
- Anonymous, 2001
"Accept each other for who they are!"
- Lizzy S. (age 17) from the Netherlands. May 14, 2001
“We can stop polluting and cutting natures life apart. WE can make a deal to make peace.”
- Max P. (age 9) from USA. May 9, 2001
“We are asking you to put down your guns and sit in a room with your enemies. We are pleading you to do all that is in your power to make our world a safe and peaceful place in which to grow, live, love and enjoy.”
- Lannie M. (age 16) from New Zealand, in a letter to the Middle East Leaders.
And now, let us pray,
Excerpt from a poem entitled “For our World” by 11 year old poet and
peacemaker, Mattie J.T. Stepanek