"What can each of us do for a better and more peaceful world?
"All religions have the duty to guide people to internal and external peace. If we want to make this world a better place, we need to become better people ourselves. There isn't a convenient path. We must start by seeing the humanity in our enemies. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said 'love thine enemy.' It's in our own interest for us to do everything we can for the well-being of all living creatures. To do that, we need to train our spirits and educate our hearts. After 1945, the EU chose the right path of cooperation between former enemies. Enemies became friends. That was only possible because millions of people pursued that path deliberately. NATO could move its headquarters to Moscow.
"Then the Russians would see whether the West takes its friendship and its ideal of 'love thine enemy' seriously. The true enemy is within us and not outside. External hostilities aren't permanent – and neither are those between China and Tibet. If you respect your enemies, they might become your friends one day.