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Susan Kline

As we’re very close to our annual celebration of the 4th of July, I began contemplating the relationship between peace and freedom. We constantly hear about unrest/violence both nationally and globally. Working toward peaceful solutions to these inequities is the true answer to protecting the freedom we all love so much. Below are some thoughts to ponder relating to this subject… giving us guidance to incorporate more peace into our lives’ solutions.

“Let us not accept violence as the way of peace. Let us instead begin by respecting true freedom: the resulting peace will be able to satisfy the world’s expectations, for it will be a peace built on justice, a peace founded on the incomparable dignity of the free human being.”

Pope John Paul II

“One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The well-being and the hopes of the peoples of the world can never be served until peace – as well as freedom, honor and self-respect – is secure.”

Ralph J. Bunche Excerpts taken from

Look for the ad on page 39 for Brighton’s 4th of July celebration. Don’t miss it! Enjoy this wonderful summer month and use the resources on these pages to make your July the best it can be!

Have a Joyous 4th & A Wonderful Month of July!