Believes education is path to peace
Published 4:22 pm, Wednesday, May 29, 2013
To the Editor:
We should be determined to call out for peace and realize a world without war for future generations.
I believe the path to peace is fostered through education; history provides plenty of lessons in the anguish, terror and suffering war brings.
Using the analogy of an oncologist who treats cancer, I propose the concept of a race oncologist to treat racism and to battle against today's anti-intellectual culture.
I believe the following actions could help to establish peace and embrace a modern and compassionate progressiveness:
Education: Pay attention to scholarship, not pundits. Study history to better understand our contemporary culture.
Literacy: Be willing to view the past with an honest and open understanding.
Philanthropy: Invest in organizations working to transform society, i.e., the United Nations and the Culture of Peace Resources Center in New York City.
The path to peace is fostered through education.