International Relations-Build peace with us
In recent times, there is an increase in violence at local, state and national levels. All kinds of violence plagues many communities, leaving some people wallowing in darkness and despair. The solution belongs to the entire community. Each one of us, regardless of age, condition, class, culture or religious affiliation must be part of the solution.Our department International Relations has an important part to play in working for peace. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, said:”It is not enough to teach children to read, write and converse. We must teach them to have respect for themselves, for others and for the world in which we live.” Students need to learn ways to be respectful to each other wherever they are. Reach out across lines of color, class and creed and demonstrate that peace is possible. Teach student ways to be civil and respectful in their relationships. Violence only begets more violence. To create communities where people can live in harmony and use their diverse gifts to bring new life to our world is our goal. Think of the common good. In today’s world, everyone needs to be tolerant. Tolerance in all that we think and do is going to make a difference in our lives, and the lives around us. Tolerance for others is appreciating the diversity, the plurality of modern society, and the willingness to live and let others live too. When we fail to tolerate others’ beliefs, ways of being and opinions, the ending result can and will be discrimination, repression, dehumanizing, and ultimately violent. Practicing tolerance is at the heart of living very peacefully.There are many things that could be done to make peace throughout the world and the communities in the world. We all should start on making a difference and making our communities better for this world and build peace. The little changes that could be made would make a difference in today’s world. If we try and make a difference now, then we can change communities for the better in the future. This will lead to a better future for our younger generations, and world peace.