Can you imagine a world where there is no war? no hunger? no disease? no poverty? no racism? no discrimination of any kind? Can you imagine a world where people respect all living things and the Earth that sustains us? Can you imagine that people still have hope for such a world? It seems that peace, justice, equality, health and prosperity have been the hope of humankind since the dawn of civilization. I've been on this earth less than one half century, and I am exhausted by the struggle. Still I hold onto the hope for a better life, for a better world, for myself and for my children. I can imagine a world with hope. What I can not imagine is a world without hope.