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 Living Peace Sign created in Hungary at Heroes' Square  Budapest 2005.

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. -Alan Watts

Peace Pilgrim

 “The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.” Peace Pilgrim - read more about her amazing story

 "Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation."  Zebulon Pike: American soldier 1779 - 1813

promoter of peace Dalai Lama
Martin Luther King
Gandhi
Nelson Mandela

PROMOTERS OF PEACE

 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.” 

― Martin Luther King Jr. from

The Goddess of Peace bringing an olive branch to America and Britannia

An engraving for The London Magazine, January 1775.
"Print shows an allegorical scene with three female figures, seated on the left is America, standing center, on clouds, is Peace holding an olive branch in her right hand raised toward an airy "Temple of Commerce" and, in her left hand, the right wrist of Britannia who stands on the right with shield and spear. Includes verse: When fell Debate & civil Wars shall cease, / Commerce shall spread her Sails o'er all the Seas. / ENGLAND unrivall'd in the liberal Arts, / Shall bear her Genius to remotest Parts, / Take to thy Breast, AMERICA again, / Thou may'st defy imperious FRANCE & SPAIN."

 “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” 

john lennon peace quote

Get out there and get peace, think peace, live peace, and breath peace, and you'll get it as you like it. - John Lennon (1940–1980)

Statement to the press in July 1969 after the release of the Plastic Ono Band's single "Give Peace a Chance"

Overall peace and tranquillity: Regular meditators say they escape from the pressures of their busy lives feeling more peaceful. Meditation can also add 3 years to your life according to The Long Life Equation: 100 Factors That Determine How Long You'll Live by Dr Trisha Macnair.

“As a child in Japan, I used to go to a temple and write out a wish on a piece of thin paper and tie it around the branch of a tree. Trees in temple courtyards were always filled with people’s wish knots, which looked like white flowers blossoming from afar.”
Yoko Ono: “All My Works Are A Form Of Wishing”.

However many holy words you read,
However many you speak,
What good will they do you
If you do not act  upon them.

Buddha  

The peace sign was designed for the British nuclear disarmament movement by Gerald Holtom in 1958. The semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D," standing for "nuclear disarmament" are superimposed to create the centre of the peace symbol,

The original drawing by Gerald Holtom is in the Peace Museum in Bradford, England.

Structures of Peace is a new conceptual framework for understanding and describing the factors that create a peaceful society.

 Peace is a state of harmony

"Peace - the word evokes the simplest and most cherished dream of humanity. Peace is, and has always been, the ultimate human aspiration." Javier Perez de Cuellar.

 

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Woodrow Wilson returning to America from the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson 

(1856 –  1924),

the 28th President of the United States,

was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

in 1919.

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 91 times to 121 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2010 – 98 times to individuals and 23 times to organizations. More info at the official site of the Nobel Peace prize. 

 

The Global Peace Index  is a project of the Institute for Economics and Peace.  It represents a ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. It is the first time that an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of peace. The Global Peace Index "ranks 121 nations according to their relative peacefulness. The Global Peace Index is composed of 24 indicators, ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the level of respect for human rights."

 

Noam Chomsky receives Peace Prize

On Wednesday June 1, at the Sydney Town Hall, the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, announced distinguished American linguist, social scientist and human rights campaigner Professor Noam Chomsky as the 2011 recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize.
Read more...
Hear journalist Adam Spencer, from Breakfast ABC 702, speak with Professor Noam Chomsky on June 2, 2011: Full audio here

 Vision of Humanity Website  was launched in May 2007 as the reference point for the Global Peace Index and is full of quotes about peace, people and organisations all working for peace.

See the 2011 rankings in the GPi  at their site. 

 "If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another."

   Tenzin Gyatso - the 14th Dalai Lama

Yoko Ono is not just imagining peace she is acting to bring it about. 

"On October 9th 2010, I relit IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland in memory of my late husband John Lennon.

Please ask all your friends to join us by Tweeting wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, right here at IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com.

Tell all your friends.
Spread the word!

I hope the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will give light to the strong wishes of World Peace from all corners of the planet and give encouragement, inspiration and a sense of solidarity in a world now filled with fear and confusion. Let us come together to realise a peaceful world.

Love is our energy.
Wisdom is our power.

It’s time to shed light to all corners of the world.

Enjoy the trip we make together.

love,
yoko"

 

This is just 1 of Yoko's projects to bring peace. Please check out the other ones here.

IMAGINE PEACE  Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread PEACE

 The Tiger's Nest Bhutan

 

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 Country of Harmony and Happiness  

"Bhutan is one of the few countries to employ the concept of gross national happiness — that social and economic development should promote happiness as its primary value." from  Bhutan Majestic Travel Read the full story.

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 "Peace begins with a smile..” 

― Mother Teresa

"I believe that as soon as people want peace in the world they can have it. The only trouble is they are not aware they can get it."

~ John Lennon, 1969.

Go to IMAGINE PEACE John and Yoko's ebook

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PEACE PIPE

 “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” 

― Mahatma Gandhi

‘Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 Profiles: Nobel Peace Prize winners: Three women were jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their non-violent struggles for women's rights. Here are profiles of the three: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee - an activist from Liberia, and Tawakul Karman, a Yemeni rights activist.

 

"Better than a thousand hollow words,  Is one word that brings peace." 

Buddha

 

 "Peace is not something you wish for;

It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are,

And something you give away."

 Robert Fulghum author and artist.

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Japanese word peace

 

The Elders are building a Global village - 'A place where you can make your voice heard.' Leave your email and your thoughts on the role of the Elders in bringing peace to the world here  

Who are the Elders?

The International Day of Peace established by a United Nations resolution...

 

 His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama travels the world teaching compassion, religious harmony and world peace.

 

'May this natural wish be
My small contribution to world peace.
I pray for a more friendly,
More caring, and more understanding
Human family on this planet.'

The Dalai Lama                               

These 3 main commitments in life can be read in more detail here

 

 

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