Jody Williams: “Let’s reclaim what peace really means”

December 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

Jody Williams won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, but she’s not resting on her laurels.  She wants to set the world straight on the real meaning of peace: “It’s not Kumbaya… it’s sustainable peace with justice and equality, when people have enough access to resources to live in dignity… free from want, free from fear.”

She related a conversation she had with the Dalai Lama, in which he told her that he was convinced that meditation and prayer were not enough to change the world – we need action. “So now the Dalai Lama is my new action hero,” she joked.

She urged the crowd to volunteer time for a cause that resonates with us – even if it’s only an hour.  “Working together is what changes our world.”

Read more about Jody’s new project with 5 other women Nobel Peace Laureates: http://www.nobelwomensinitiative.org/

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