It is a New Year, but the work we do for peace and justice goes on. It is easy to become discouraged, but that is not enough reason to forget about all of the people in the world doing good for eachother. There have been improvements and some small victories, but people continue to die from lack of food, from lack of clean water, from wars and greed. Though we are grateful for what we have, we continue our work for others here at home and abroad. So let us face the New Year together by celebrating our victories and committing to continue advancing the causes of justice and peace.