TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.― Howard Zinn
“WHAT WE CHOOSE TO EMPHASIZE in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
“AND IF WE DO ACT, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
“People need people”
We are watching the situation in Ukraine with great concern and our thoughts are with all those affected.
As an international family we embrace cultural diversity and respectful living together as friends across all cultural and national borders.
Our solidarity goes out to the people of Ukraine, our friends and their families. “People need people“.