When I read the article on peace in the Dec. 25 issue of our Pleasanton Weekly ("Peace," Cover Story, pages 12-13) and how important it is to resolve in this new year that we all work together to bring peace and a new trust in 2010, I remember the trust Albert Schweitzer foresaw our world in need of nearly a century ago when he observed: "We live in a time when the good faith of peoples is doubted more than ever before -- with mistrust paralyzing us after the first world war when the nations experienced dishonesty, injustice and inhumanity from one another. How can a new trust come about? -- another spirit must enter into people and only the awareness of its necessity suffices to give us strength to believe in its coming."
In this new year, let all people of peace vow to join together and practice ongoing direct action such as that ongoing each second Wednesday at 7 p.m. in front of the Museum on Main Street. There, Pleasantonians 4 Peace assemble out of necessity to give us all strength to believe another spirit of peace is coming. Please join us and do whatever else you can to spread a new trust about.