The fact that the people of Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Russia, Afghanistan and Ethiopia are our brothers and sisters is not obvious. People kill each other by the thousands and do not see themselves as brothers and sisters. If we want to be real peace-makers, national security cannot be our primary concern. Our primary concern should be survival of humanity, the survival of the planet and the health of all people. Whether we are Russians, Iraqis, Ethiopians, or North Americans, we belong to the same human family that God Loves.
~ Fr. Henri J. M. Nouwen