An Agenda For The Future
by Dr. Robert Muller, Chancellor of the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica
Decide to be peaceful
render others peaceful
Be a model of peace
Irradiate your peace
Love passionably the peace
of our beautiful planet
Do not listen to the warmongers,
hateseeders and powerseekers
Dream always of a peaceful,
warless, disarmed world
Think always of a peaceful world
Work always for a peaceful world
Switch on and keep on, in yourself,
the peaceful buttons,
those marked love,
serenity, happiness, truth,
understanding and tolerance
Pray and thank God every day for peace
Pray for the United Nations
and all peacemakers Pray for the leaders of nations
who hold the peace of the world
in their hands Pray God to let our planet at long last
become the Planet of Peace And sing in unison with all humanity:
"Let there be peace on Earth And let it begin with me."
Action Coalition for Global Change
"Until the age of seventeen I went to French Schools where I had to learn all the French rivers and their effluents, all the French provinces and their capitals, the French history, its heroes and victories, the French literature and its great authors, etc. The world and its history were taught us accessorily and mostly towards the end of our studies.
Then, one day the Germans invaded France and a German teacher appeared who told us that France was a decadent country and that they taught us lies. And we had to learn the German rivers and their effluents, the German heroes and victories, the German famous authors and philosophers, etc.
At the end of the war, I took a Doctorate of Law degree at the University of Strasbourg and was lucky to get a job at the United Nations on the basis of an essay I wrote. In the US the Americans told me that I had learned the wrong thing and that instead of law I should have studied economics. So I went to Columbia University and took a degree in economics.
In the middle of my life I discovered that the only true, objective education I had received was from the United Nations where the earth, humanity, our place in time and the worth of the human being were the overriding concerns."
Earth Charter Initiative