I’m very happy to see so many people starting to support Pax Populiâ„¢. If you have not done so already, please go to facebook.com/paxpopuli and click on the “thumbs-up Like” icon. Also, please ask your friends to do so as well.
Pax Populi is a growing, volunteer-driven movement, but people from across the US, Afghanistan, and around the world are learning about our work and supporting our cause. Our commitment to peace is expressed above all by reaching out to Afghans so that they can help themselves to create a peaceful, flourishing country. Every day, through Pax Populi programs, we are working together with the good and beautiful people of Afghanistan. Together, we are building bridges, from our students to theirs. We are learning from each other. Despite the stream of bad news we read in the media, Afghanistan is making progress and getting stronger. Too often, the international community fails to give credit to the accomplishments made every day in Afghanistan. It is not easy for any of us to make progress â€” but for the Afghans, the struggle is huge. They are fighting an uphill battle. But they are tough, smart, and determined. Afghans will bring peace to their own country, but we can be their partners, lending our hands as they build a new, peaceful, strong and good country. When a people is pulled out of poverty, violence, and illiteracy, all the world benefits. When we participate in such an effort, we affirm our own humanity; we come in touch with something noble, even divine.
My thanks to all of you for expressing your support. We will strive hard to be worthy of it. If you are interested in becoming active participants, please let us know. I don’t know most of you, but because of you we are encouraged. It is only through a dedicated collective effort that we will succeed in our shared goal of creating a more peaceful world.
Founder of Applied Ethics, Inc. and Pax Populiâ„¢