Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Peace Starts At Home
International Day of Peace is on Wednesday. To celebrate, Aimée Beatrice Jodoin is hosting a three day blogfest.
Today we were supposed to share our personal experiences with the negative things that make peace seem unattainable.
I've been blessed with a loving (if not perfect) family, both as a child and as an adult, but I've always felt strongly about the victimization of women and children. I've volunteered and/or donated to women's shelters in every place I've lived as an adult, and many of my professional jobs have focused on working with at-risk families.
Domestic violence and child abuse are major stumbling blocks to world peace. How can strangers from different races, religions and nationalities ever learn to accept each other and work together if a significant percentage of families haven't even learned to do so?
What about you? What are the barriers to peace you feel most strongly about?