It seems as though in every corner of the globe, there is violence spreading like an air borne virus. It infects people in cities and villages, in the mountains and the barren plains, in weather hot and dry or in the sharp freezing winds that cut through all manner of protective clothing. Violence spreads easily, for human beings are given to anger and hatred. Peace does not spread easily; it must be achieved through difficult sacrifice and hard won good will.
Today in Mumbai, there are once again families waiting for news of their loved ones. With every instance of bloody violence against civilians, we are brought back to those terrible days when we waited for news of our loved ones and the wrenching despair we experienced to learn the worst of our fears had come true.
To those who now hear their most terrible fears confirmed, our hearts go out in understanding and love. The members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows resolve to continue our work for peace and non-violent resolution of all conflict.
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows