Peace Building is Evolving!
How we create a community culture of peace is evolving. Peace building is more effective at the community level where needs are known and solutions come from collaboration and cooperation between all sectors of society: the arts, education, environment, business, safety and security, recreation, faith-based, service, wellness, and government. It means building schools and health clinics, teaching nonviolence and the Golden Rule, and taking care of orphans and those at-risk, including refugees and those affected by war, poverty and hunger.
International Cities of Peace™ is a nonprofit, tax-exempt association dedicated to connecting, promoting, and encouraging the global cities of peace movement. An Advisory Council of leaders from global Cities of Peace organizations is working to create an all-inclusive, non-polarizing network of world citizens working on the ground to bring peace to their communities.
Peace, in the view of this organization, is not just a hope. It’s a right.
VISION: To foster peace as a consensus value in Cities of Peace around the world.
MISSION: To network, encourage, document, and provide resources and information for leaders and organizations working to make peace a consensus value through the global Cities of Peace movement.
• Network individuals, villages, and cities of peace, internationally.
• Provide an independent, unaligned resource for Cities of Peace.
• Act as a non-polarizing source of information on worldwide peace issues.
• Encourage, honor, and connect peace adherents and organizations.
• Document the history, scholarship, and formation of cities of peace.
• Promote the ideal of a World Dream of peace.
International Cities of Peace defines peace as safety, prosperity and quality of life: the global consensus values of peace. To encourage collaboration and promote respect for people of all faiths and creeds, the Golden Rule provides an ethical basis for enabling all communities within cities of peace to work together toward a culture of peace.
DO YOU THINK YOUR CITY CAN BECOME A CITY OF PEACE? EVERY CITY HAS A LEGACY OF PEACEMAKING OR PEACEMAKERS. SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR STORIES AND IDEAS!