In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"Today we live in a world where we are affected by tragedy and loss, death and heartbreak. Our lives are not only overtaken by the grief and sorrow because of destruction in our neighborhoods, but we are flooded with information from the media and government about new acts of violence happening all around the world. This violence is not because of wrong-doing, but because of prejudice, religion, and political power. We are not struck by the inconsistencies in the world and do not seek change. We as humans, only seek power for ourselves, whether it is wealth, fame, or government. We are not concerned with the fate of others if it means advancing ourselves. What does this say about the fate of our race? What does this say about the source and future of our morality? Are we meant to remain power hungry and violent or can we seek a better and more peaceful future for our children?"
"Resolving Conflict through Peaceful Discourse,"
Verbum: Vol. 11
, Article 10.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol11/iss1/10