Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thanks to the Women

I don't get involved in politics, and definitely don't usually write about them in this blog.  But I do want to make the observation of the gift that women can bring to the table -  in this case helping to resolve the government shutdown.

WASHINGTON — The male Senate leaders may have tied the bow on a deal aimed at ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.
Collins delivered a speech of her own that day, urging her colleagues to work together on a solution.
Two of her sister senators — Republicans Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire — were the first to call Collins and join the effort. "I know my colleagues are tired of hearing about the women in the Senate," Collins said Wednesday, with a smile, as she thanked Murkowski and Ayotte.
Collins, Murkowski and Ayotte even appeared together Wednesday morning on NBC's Today show, calling for an end to partisan bickering and politics.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/16/collins-government-shutdown-women-senate-deal/2994803/

Peace is only possible, according to Baha'i teachings, once women have been accorded full participation across all fields of human endeavor.  And this recent experience is simply a perfect example of what can be achieved, by women, the peacemakers.

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