A huge congratulations to our friends at Search for Common Ground for their nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination was made by the American Friends Service Committee and the UK's Quaker Peace and Social Witness Groups. In 1947, these organizations accepted the Peace Prize on behalf of Quakers world wide and each year after, they have been eligible to nominate one candidate for the Prize. Choosing Search for their nomination this year, the Quakers wrote, "At a time when new fissures are emerging and old fractures that divide humanity appear to be growing, we are in need of common ground." They added that Search "has made a profound impact in our world, inspiring and equipping people around the world to find our shared humanity .... Search for Common Ground recognizes the difficulty of finding constructive ways to respond to conflict, but they refuse to accept that a difficult thing cannot be done."
We could not agree more.