What Sitting At A Common Table Might Mean for For Peace in Ukraine

The word peace written in sand was a tide moves out.
The hope for peace between Russia and Ukraine might rest in negotiators sitting at a table, sharing a meal and reflecting on their common humanity.
A Palestinian leader shakes hands with a Jewish professor as a Norwegian diplomat looks in a scene from the film “Oslo” about back channel negotiations to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians during the 1992 intifada.
In a scene from the film “Oslo,” a Palestinian leader and Israeli professor shake hands as a Norwegian diplomat looks on following negotiations to end the 1992 intifada terrorizing both sides. (Photo courtesy of HBO).
A Russian woman holding a sign protesting the war in Ukraine is led away by Russian authorities.
Thousands of Russians have risked being taken into custody for protesting their country’s invasion of Ukraine. (Photo courtesy of People.com).
Woman in wnite wool cap and winter clothng stands outdoors with eyes closed in prayer and holds the Ukrainian flag in one of the worldwide demonstrations seeking and end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
A woman holds the Ukrainian flag. Demonstrations seeking an end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine have broken out across the world. (Photo courtesy of Buzzfeed).

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Author of 4 spirituality books & 2 poetry collections. Award-winning reporter for Wall Street Journal, PBS-TV, Washington Post & 2 IL public radio stations.

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Judith Valente

Judith Valente

Author of 4 spirituality books & 2 poetry collections. Award-winning reporter for Wall Street Journal, PBS-TV, Washington Post & 2 IL public radio stations.

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