Turning Hope Into Action
(and turning action into peace)
The United Nations Year in Review 2013
We think that watching this short video is well-worth your time. The opening comment sets the tone for this summary report: “Amid continuing turmoil and crises, it was a year of major strides for diplomacy as the United Nations worked to negotiate peace, instill hope and define a sustainable future for all.” The final comment, from Ban Ki-moon, cuts to the core with realistic inspiration and relevant instruction for us all: "Our duty is to turn hope into action through hard work,. commitment, skill, and integrity. With passion but most of all with compassion, we can build the future your people want and that our world needs."
"Then he showed me the river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal as it flowed from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of the street of the city and on either bank of the river grew the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, a different kind for each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Nothing that has cursed mankind shall exist any longer; the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be within the city. His servants shall worship him; they shall see his face, and his name will be upon their foreheads." Revelation 22: 1-4 NIV