My name is Ineta Lansdowne. Born in Rīga, Latvia and I love this small beautiful Baltic country. I also love traveling and making friends and learning the wonders of our diverse world. For many years I lived and worked in Southeast Asia – Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia – before returning to Europe.
I work with a faith-based non-profit organization and my desire is “to be the change I want to see in this world”. Many of the community projects I have been involved in have helped refugees and displaced persons. Working together with people from conflict and war zones, I have learned a lot about human resilience and courage and hope and forgiveness. Unfortunately also have seen how easily we build walls instead of bridges.
Why ‘peaceroads‘? To promote good and flourishing relationships in our local and global community and reconciliation where this relationship is destroyed. Peacemaking is a long and difficult process. Good relationships cannot be built in a few simple steps and broken relationships take a very long time to heal. Sometimes it takes generations.
It truly is a journey. This is why I chose the word ‘roads’. Road as a series of events or a course of action that will lead to a particular outcome.
Martin Luther King Jr. has said, “More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”
So, I decided to share thoughts and reflections on different issues I care about. Let’s walk on the roads of peace!