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Steps Toward Peace at Green Acre

When is it appropriate to take steps on behalf of peace?  When is it appropriate to show support for peace?  What about during a war?

Here is a report of some events that took place at Green Acre Baha’i School in Elliot, Maine during the First World War to illustrate answers to there questions.  They occurred after Sarah Farmer had passed on and Henry Randall was the school administrator.   It was reported in Green Acre on the Piscataqua (Baha’i Publishing Trust, 2005, pages 67-68). Continue reading

Elisha, Master Peacemaker and Angels for Today

One of the prophets of the Old Testament in the Bible was Elisha, and he was a towering example of peacemaker and is relevant for us today.  The sixth chapter of II Kings describes how he took part in and witnessed the quick and harmonious end of what looked to be a protracted war between Israel and Syria.  It states that the king of Syria made war against Israel and sent his army to pursue their army.  Through his prayer Elisha was able to discern their plans and warned the king of Israel at least three times where the Syrians were in order to avoid them.

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