Peace Building is Evolving!
How do we build a global culture of peace? 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 defines peace as the consensus values of safety, prosperity, and quality of life for all in the community. Indeed, peace is not a hope, it’s a right.
International Cities of Peace is an all-volunteer, altruistic yet practical organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of Cities of Peace worldwide. The central organization is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association, a cooperative much like an industry trade association. International Cities of Peace members include hundreds of self-established Cities of Peace on all six continents. In 2017, Cities of Peace, Inc. achieved Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council for NGOs.
The ICP Association offers flexibility for membership in terms of the diversity of cultures, languages, political systems, and other important aspects of global humanity. ICP central is comprised of a Board of Directors and a small volunteer staff of Facilitators with responsibilities for standard organizational needs, such as database and outreach. Since its founding in 2009, the Association has inspired hundreds of Cities of Peace in large and small cities, towns, villages, and neighborhoods to take practical and impactful actions to increase the safety, prosperity, and quality of life for all in their community.
VISION, MISSION, AND GOALS: WHY, WHAT, AND HOW
WHY International Cities of Peace?
Foundational Vision: To ensure everyone’s right to safety, prosperity, and quality of life, the consensus values of global peace.
WHAT do we do?
Essential Mission: To build a scalable network of “in situ” teams committed to peace-building in Cities of Peace around the world.
HOW do we organize to achieve our vision?
Essential Goal: To certify and recommend thousands of self-organized municipalities as Cities of Peace in order to put in motion a tipping force for global 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!
NOTE: Defining peace as the global consensus values of Safety, Prosperity, and Quality of Life™ was defined in 2009 at a meeting of Cities of Peace, Inc. This copyrighted theme is licensed under a Creative Commons Copyright and available for use by everyone but not to be copyrighted as a trademark by one entity or person. Thank you.
Safety, Prosperity, and Quality of Life: the Consensus Values of Peace™ by J. Frederick Arment is licensed under CC BY 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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