August 15, 2014 – Recent world events have caused suffering, death and fear: the downing of the Malaysian airline, the Hamas and Israeli war, refugee crises, turmoil leaving children and youth at risk. Many of these children have never experienced peace in their lives. They have no family security, no education, no chance to develop their potential, no hope. Let us again join in shared humanity and global concern and continue in prayer, positive thought and blessing for all children and youth. Let us also include in our concern – the people who govern our countries, cities, towns. We need a window of hope, a rebirth of sanity, a renewed sense of value and respect for each other. May those governing do so in truth, justice, respect, and care for all people, especially the children of the world – our future.