Last week I had one of those experiences that showed – yet again – how important our work is. I was invited to Rome as an inaugural Council member of Ara Pacis, a group from across the globe made up of activists who are dedicated to peace.
Together, we established the Council for Dignity, Forgiveness, Justice and Reconciliation and began to define ways in which we can collaborate across borders. There was much that happened during our days together that made me hopeful that we have added a global force for a large, shared vision. But what really struck me were the people. Over 40 showed, while another 45 or so were unable to make it, mostly because of the volcano.