The Klamath Basin Peace Forum

February 4, 2007

The Dignity of Us All

Filed under: Uncategorized — kbpeaceforum @ 2:20 pm

Friends,

I came across The Birmingham Pledge while working with Klamath Community College’s efforts to present information to students about diversity.  I include it here for each individual to consider.

The Birmingham Pledge

  • I believe that every person has worth as an individual.
  • I believe that every person is entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of race or color.
  • I believe that every thought and every act of racial prejudice is harmful; if it is my thought or act, then it is harmful to me as well as to others.
  • Therefore, from this day forward I will strive daily to eliminate racial prejudice from my thoughts and actions.
  • I will discourage racial prejudice by others at every opportunity.
  • I will treat all people with dignity and respect; and I will strive daily to honor this pledge, knowing that the world will be a better place because of my effort.

As a peace organization, I believe it is important to support the dignity of each of us. To sign this pledge, go to

http://www.birminghampledge.org/

Thanks to all:

February 3, 2007

New members

Filed under: Uncategorized — kbpeaceforum @ 2:47 pm

Friends,

The action we took on January 27, 2007 was an interesting commentary on how things are shifting. In many of our actions against the insanity of American policy in Iraq, we jokingly refer to those of us who have attended as the usual suspects. On Saturday, January 27, 2007, this was not the case. There were new faces underneath the signs. Even when filtering in the desired perception that it was so, the level of community support seemed greater. There appeared to be conservative Republicans, not to be confused with “Neocon” Republicans, there with us. The tide, as pundints say, is turning. Congress is considering resolutions to at the very least condemn the surge in troop levels, is considering moderating financial support for the “war effort”, and is looking into the events that lead to the initial drive into Iraq.

I encourage you to read and support the efforts of Thea Skinner. She was at the action, in part, representing the Herald and News. While the paper chose not to publish her words about the action, she has posted them on her blog. The address for her work is:

http://www. sensiblecommunicator.blogspot.com

David

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