What Matters/Peace on earth, good will toward all

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Peace on earth, good will toward all[edit]

Choose peace.

We can heed the advice of John Lennon, and give peace a chance.

The Seville Statement on Violence concludes:

Just as 'wars begin in the minds of men', peace also begins in our minds. The same species who invented war is capable of inventing peace. The responsibility lies with each of us.

Reverend A.J. Muste recognized that: "There is no way to peace; peace is the way."[1]

The previous topics in this course have shown you that way, you are now prepared to choose peace.


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  1. As quoted in "Debasing Dissent" in The New York Times (16 November 1967), p. 46; later quoted as "There is no way to peace, peace is the only way." in The Peasant's Revolt : McCarthy 1968 (1969) by William P. McDonald and Jerry G. Smoke: these statements have also become widely attributed to Mahatma Gandhi.