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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:35:22 -0400 From: President Barack Obama Reply-To: To: Dr. Chen-ching Li Subject: A call to action This morning,

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1 Date: Fri, 9 Oct :35: From: President Barack Obama Reply-To: To: Dr. Chen-ching Li Subject: A call to action This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word (from Sweden) that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace. But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes. That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won't all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone. This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better. So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come. Thank you, President Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama June 4, 2009: Cairo University, Egypt

2 Good afternoon. I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has had stood as a beacon of Islamic learning. And for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt's advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress. University of Cairo Lecturing at University of Cairo June 4, 2009 Faculty members listening attentivelyTaking a break to visit the Sphinx Chapter 18 Persuasion 1.The truth 2.Violent extremism 3.Peace between Israel, Palestinians and the Arab World. 4.Democracy 5.Religious freedom 6.Women’s rights 7.Economic development 8.Health for children and maternal health

3 3. Conclusion (Persuasive, and in striking contrast) We have the power to make the world we seek, but only if we have the courage to make a new beginning, keeping in mind what has been written. The Holy Quran tells us, Mankind, we have created you male and a female. And we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another. The Talmud ( 猶太法典 ) tells us, The whole of the Torah ( 教 律, 聖經舊約之首五卷 ) is for the purpose of promoting peace…. The Holy Bible tells us, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. ( 新約:馬太福音 – 使人和睦 的人有福了,因為他們必稱為神的兒子。 ) The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God's vision. Now that must be our work here on Earth.


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