Purrs4Peace Week 28

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#purrs4peace Hello everyone, we’re participating in Purrs4Peace Week 28. This weeks Purrs4Peace has us purring so we can Gang Up On Gangs.

Purrs4Peace Sister Dolly
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“A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.” – Mickey Mantle

U.S. Government in its January 2009 National Gang Threat Assessment, there are approximately 1 million members belonging to various gangs in this country. As much as 80% of crime in many communities can be attributed to gang activity spanning from destruction of property to armed robbery, auto theft, drug trafficking, home invasion, gun violence and more. In fact, at least 65% of communities with populations of 100,000 or more experience gang related homicides.

And gang activity is not just in large cities anymore. Gangs are migrating from urban areas to suburban and rural areas for a many of reasons, including expanding drug distribution territories, increasing illicit revenue, recruiting new members, hiding from law enforcement, and escaping other gangs.

The conclusion of the Threat Assessment was that gangs pose a serious threat to the public safety in communities around the U.S.

There are a myriad reasons why young people join a gang, but chief among them are: poverty, peer pressure, boredom and hopelessness. It can be no surprise that the lack of inner peace and lack of peace in our world generates the conditions that create gangs. And then the gangs create more conditions of violence and unrest that beget more youth ripe for indoctrination. Clearly unrest begets unrest, chaos begets chaos, violence begets violence.

The good news is that Peace begets Peace. So this week we will purr to bring peace and harmony to our communities. We will purr to eradicate the blight that is gang violence.


Please stop by and visit the Confucius Cat’s Blog, he is after all, our fearless leader on the Purrs 4 Peace project. T

he appointed time for Week 28 is Sunday, December 20, 2009. Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 3:00 p.m.. EDT (U.S.) which is 8:00 p.m. (20:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K. The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.

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Anya
Anya
10 years ago

We always purrrrrrrrrr….. Brian
We never forget !!

Confucius Cat
Confucius Cat
10 years ago

Thank you for the lovely purrs Dolly, Brian and family. You are sweet to support the #purrs4peace

Alasandra
Alasandra
10 years ago

Purrs ~S,S & F

Harry Spotter
Harry Spotter
10 years ago

We purr and pray for peace everyday…Dolly sure looks zonked out..She must have purred her little heart out. Have a restful Sunday.

Sammy and Andy
Sammy and Andy
10 years ago

We purr every day…..several times a day….for peace and other things. Sister Dolly looks so at peace that we're sure she did her purring also. xxxxxxxxxxx

HubbleSpacePaws
HubbleSpacePaws
10 years ago

[Head hung in shame] We sometimes forget the appointed time … until we read your blog and remember. But then we huggle together and purr up a storm. We should set a reminder on our phone! On the bright side, we do purr for peace on other days, too!

(PS – Tried to leave a little comment over on ForeverHomes but it didn't seem to take.)