Friday, March 10, 2006

In Honor of Tom Fox

American Christian peace activist Tom Fox, kidnapped last year in Iraq, has been found dead. He leaves behind a legacy that should bring everybody to tears.
Christian Peacemaker co-directors Doug Pritchard and Carol Rose said in a statement, "In response to Tom's passing, we ask that everyone set aside inclinations to vilify or demonize others, no matter what they have done."

"This guy was not after martyrdom by any means," said Paul Slattery of McLean, Va., who was a member of Fox's U.S.-based support team. "He actually believed in his heart that he would better them by his conviction and his beliefs and his skills, and I think largely succeeded.

"What he leaves behind is a tremendous challenge for the rest of us and a guiding force."

May we all emulate Tom Fox's supreme example. May he and all sentient beings find peace and ultimate joy.

This is so sad. My heart goes out to his family and friends and to his companions who are still unaccounted for. His words and deeds have moved so many - a true bodhisattva
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