“Those who pursue pollution of our planet without concern for the consequences or who pursue war at the risk of drawing other nations into a nuclear holocaust are clearly a threat to the Human Family. They cannot be allowed to determine the future of our species.
“A peacemaker requires patience, intelligence, empathy, and creativity. Those who are parties to the conflict have a conflict of interest in the outcome. Political leaders feel compelled to take positions popular with their followers, whether those positions lead to peace or not.
“Perhaps there is a need for a new body to be created — a Council of the Wise to be convened to address the current conflict and provide solutions. The Council members would be truly neutral parties. The Kingdom of Hawai’i offers to provide Hawaiian Kupuna (elders) trained in conflict resolution techniques used for thousands of years to assist the Council…
“Peace is mutual respect for diverse practices and beliefs and the freedom to choose one’s own path. Peace exists when people are happy and living in harmony with each other and with the rest of the Natural World. Now is the time to decide on the Human Future. The pathways are clearly laid out before us. We can choose to rise above our bloody history and create a world in which the happiness of all and harmony with Nature is the goal.
“The Kingdom is prepared to assist in any way possible to bend the arc of history towards peace.”