Today is International Day of Peace. It is a day dedicated to a world absent of war and violence. It is a worthy and hopeful vision despite the divisive, intolerant, violent and hate-filled climate that seems to grow unchecked in the United States and throughout the world. But I believe wholeheartedly that there are absolutely more of us who are instead committed to growing a culture of peace as a reality for our children now and for our upcoming generations. May we know world peace in our lifetime through lovingkindness and cultivating peace.