Camrose’s Logo

Camrose, Jamaica’s New Welcome Sign! The leader of Camrose, Jamaica: City of Peace says it best. Tamika Williams is “energized by International Cities of Peace. We have been working towards peace, prosperity and a better way and somehow we felt alone. I share and plan to share all we do with our Cities of Peace…

Standing Women

Standing Women, 2018 “Sunday May 13, 2018 will mark our twelfth year of anchoring a vision for the whole human family. We are standing for a world in which every child is safe, honored and nurtured. Please stand with us again, confirming this vision in compassion for one another, 1 p.m. local time May 13,…

First Congress!

You are Invited! First Congress of International Cities of Peace Leaders to Convene in Medellín, Colombia. Due to the generosity and commitment of the Sun Foundation of Medellín: City of Peace, the leaders of cities of peace on six continents will convene for the first international Congress, or Convention this June. For more information, please…

2018 Peace Day Theme!

The Right to Peace: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70   Each year, the United Nations gives the world an opportunity to talk about peace, to celebrate peace, to take action for peace. This year’s theme on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an awesome way to build…

War is Over

190th and 191st Cities of Peace! WAR IS OVER, as Lennon prophetically proclaimed. But how? This week, we made a giant leap in our goal of making International Cities of Peace a potential asset for the United Nations as an early warning system of rising conflict. Our 190th and 191st cities of peace in Butembo…

Annual Report from Dayton: City of Peace

UNITY is the only way. Dayton, Ohio was officially Proclaimed an International City of Peace in 2010. Since 2013, the citizens of Dayton have worked very hard to include everyone in the PEACE DAYton Collaboration Group, from the arts and education to our security forces and civic leadership. There are over 100 organizations involved with…

Thoughts from the Director

World Peace is Not Transactional A sixth level of need was included by Maslow decades after the original five. By J. Frederick Arment, Executive Director, International Cities of Peace Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs was first proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation”. He used the terms physiological, safety, belonging and love,…

Alliance in China

Report from China This week, a world of 1.4 billion people has been opened to International Cities of Peace… and the reverse is also true. With the formal agreement of a subsidiary organization within China, as well as Nanjing beginning to plan for the 2018 International Day of Peace, a new dawning has come for…

Walk for Peace!

Walking for Peace at the Ojai Centennial 4th of July Parade. In America on Independence Day, 2017, citizens from every community gathered together to celebrate freedom. In Ojai, California, the City of Peace Team raised the bar once again for festivities, hosting a Walk for Peace that expressed the principles of love and understanding. They…

Announcing our 165th City of Peace

EL QRAYEH, LEBANON. Welcome to Mayor Maroun Antoun and the citizens of El Qrayeh who have established their community as the first International City of Peace in Lebanon. In a Letter of Intent and Purpose, the Mayor declared, “We are very sensitive for the desire to associate our village with another International one. We believe…