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RELATED RESOURCES: RELIGION AND PEACE

Mosaic Fall 2003
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Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
克罗克国际和平研究所

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Religions for Peace
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Life & Peace Institute
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Ronaldreagan

罗纳德•里根在就职演说中关于美国是宗教国家的讲话
Ronald Reagan on the United States as a Religious Nation in 1981 Inaugural Address

March 4, 1981
我听说,成千上万的祈祷会在今天举行,为此我深怀感激。我国是上帝庇佑的国家,我相信上帝会给我们带来自由。我认为,假如把未来的每个就职日定为祈祷日...然而,这确实需要我们竭尽全力相信我们自己,相信我们有能力成就伟业,相信在上帝的帮助下我们可以并将解决目前所面临的问题。我们怎能没有这样的信念呢?毕竟我们是美国人。
I'm told that tens of thousands of prayer meetings are being held on this day, and for that I'm deeply grateful. We are a nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free. It would be fitting and good, I think, if on each Inaugural Day in future years it should be declared a day of prayer. [...] It does require, however, our best effort and our willingness to believe in ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds, to believe that together with God's help we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And after all, why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans.
Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan served as fortieth president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 after two terms as governor of California. An actor by profession, Reagan achieved electoral success by rallying foreign policy, fiscal, and social conservatives...