“This year alone, the United States Army will add about 7,000 soldiers to its total; that’s more people than in the entire American foreign service,” writes Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist.
This is a very encouraging article loudly calling attention to the need for more diplomats and funds to support important and necessary diplomacy on behalf of the US. The columnist points out that the United States has more musicians in its military bands than it has diplomats!
You can read the New York Times article by clicking here.
In addition, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby group, has a very helpful webpage about how anyone can “urge Congress to make diplomacy a priority and to implement lasting structures for peace.”
The first step toward peace on earth is loving, praying for, and talking with your neighbors and enemies.