But the point of this post can be grasped by anyone if they just zoom out from wherever they are, not even as far as an orbiting satellite, and look down on what they see. One beautiful blue planet, but with insignificant little specks running around on its surface - all trying to stake their claim or influence the other seven billion or so ... and some wanting more than their fair share.
No matter what our race / creed / orientation, or whatever tags we're obsessed with putting on one another, we are one species and should respect and accept each other. From the dinner table to the committee room, from local to international affairs. What's so hard about calling one another "Friend"? Surely a table shared is better than seeing it smashed to debris in the streets?
We'll never completely rid the world of evil, but society is broadly enough aligned to agree a definition of crimes perpetrated by the individual. We just have to work on measured justice. Global conflicts, however, don't arise from the actions of a single bad egg, but the fallout when dodgy deals go wrong or religions clash (ironically, trying to enforce their own version of peace and holiness).
Keep it simple. Love thy neighbour and accept their faults - you have them too.
Thank you, Dalai Lama - you've since said it all ... there IS common ground between religions: