July 11, 2018
Future Leaders of a Peaceful World
from Melody Neal, Youth & Family Ministry Director
This past spring I had the privilege of coordinating a bus trip to the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, DC. Our inter-generational group felt an overwhelming sense excitement as we arrived and saw buses from all over the country, all there to promote peace and work toward the elimination of gun violence. As we marched, we were greeted with signs of encouragement and gratitude from the residents of DC, but nothing prepared us for the amazing gathering that we encountered as we arrived! Over 850,000 were gathered to remember those lost to violence, and to stand up for peace. The speakers were young people ranging in age from 10 to 17. Their words were inspirational and eloquently spoken, and we knew in that moment that we were seeing great future leaders of our country and the world. My goal as an educator is to teach peace and Unity principles. The future is bright because of our kids, and we can all have a part encouraging our children as they grow into peaceful Unity warriors.