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Principles of Peace

Before we can have a plan for peace, we must identify those issues that underlie enduring peace.
Banning nuclear weapons will not be enough to stop war. Finances, food, industrial power, and many other things can be used to try to dominate others.
To establish real peace we must think about a number of issues that most people do not associate with peace.

Racism, the feeling of superiority of any race, must be reduced. Extremes of poverty and wealth must also be reduced. Peace cannot exist with the tensions created by these problems.

Extreme nationalism works against peace. We all must realise what Bahaullah, the founder of the Bahai faith, said over one hundred years ago, "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."

Religious conflicts must also be reduced. The equality of men and women must also be established, and the education for all be made available. We must choose or develop a language that people of different nations can talk to each other with. Imagine how well we could understand one another and how much better things would be!

All of this is possible with dedicated effort. All starts with a commitment to these principles that underlie peace.

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