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Unity 101 - 9 Great Pilgrims of Peace

9 great leaders have walked this earth, 5 of which are no longer with us because of an assassin’s bullet and one was crucified - imagine 6 out of the 9 murdered.

All 9 were true pilgrims of peace, men and women of extraordinary wisdom and courage. Men and women who fought for unity, fought in a non-violent way for world peace.

Men and women who demonstrated and lived their lives showing kindness, understanding, and forgiveness to all people, all races.

We need to remember these 9 great pilgrims of peace. We need to remember the bullets came from hatred. We need to remember we must love one another.

Assassin's Bullets Killed These Great Pilgrims of Peace:

Abraham Lincoln February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865 56 years old

John F. Kennedy May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963 46 years old

Mahatma Gandhi October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948 78 years old

Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 39 years old

John Lennon October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980 40 years old

Great Pilgrim of Peace Crucified:

Jesus Christ born December 25, 0000 - ???

Great Pilgrim of Peace Exiled:

Charlie Chaplin April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977 87 years old

Great Pilgrim of Peace Died Natural Death:

Mother Teresa August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997 87 years old

Great Pilgrim of Peace - Still Living:

Nelson Mandella born July 18, 1918

Great Leaders of Peace and Leaders of Unity

The tragic item for the world is the loss of great leaders of peace. To loose greatness before their the end of their natural life - many decades before their natural life span.

Kennedy’s death is very similar to Lincoln's, Lennon’s, Martin Luther King Jr and Gandhi’s – in that all of their deaths were created by “man”, created from “hatred” direct via a bullet. Christ's death ironically was "legal" and yet executed in one of the most inhuman manners.

Journey with me as we take a brief look at greatness and admire their courage, their convictions and their leadership. Let us extol their virtues and seek to mimic their love and unity.

Original artwork from Zakee Sariff

Original artwork from Zakee Sariff

"Geography has made us neighbors.

History has made us friends.

Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies.

Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder."

— John F. Kennedy

About the Artist - Zakee Shariff

"Zakee's aim always remains the same – to touch people through her work and spread a message of peace and love, hopefully encouraging people to think more deeply about the world they live in. Like a beautiful dream, all that’s really required to enter Zakee's world is a willingness to open up, let go, and enjoy the ride..."

Zakee Shariff

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