Monday, September 21, 2009
Bloggers Unite for UN's International Day of Peace
In 2001 the UN adopted a new resolution declaring this day the International Day of Peace, “to encourage the observation of a worldwide, grassroots 24-hour vigil for peace and nonviolence by all people who seek peace in the world.” I pledge my commitment to the vigil with humility, because “peaceful” is not a word too many people would use to describe me. I’m the one with all the fighting words. It is hard to be a peaceful woman in the island patriarchy, there is so much to speak out about. But today I’ll vow a certain silence instead, my quiet will be my contribution to the world effort toward peace. Beginning now.