It is time to take action for peace!
When you listen to a recording that inspires you, look at the speaker's bio for a website with resources you can apply in your life or to see how you can get involved in her/his efforts.
Also, here are a few inspiring global efforts you can join. Start with the ones that excite you the most!
Join 1 Billion Acts of Peace (click here)
Join Nobel Peace Prize laureates, PeaceJam and individuals and organizations around the world in creating 1 Billion Acts of Peace by 2020. You can choose from multiple programs that have been identified by the Nobel Peace Prize laureates. To learn more, click here.
Celebrate the International Day of Peace – Sept. 21 (click here)
The annual International Day of Peace is on September 21st. Special activities and celebrations take place all across the world, including festivals, concerts, a global "Peace Wave" with moments of silence at noon in every time zone, and much more. The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. “Peace Day” provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.
Have your city become an International City of Peace (click here)
Imagine a world of cities dedicated to expanding their local peace economy and encouraging a global culture of peace. Safety, prosperity, and quality of life are universal values that bring peace to our lives.
Plant a Peace Pole (click here)
A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth on each of its four or six sides, usually in different languages. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace.
Join BeThePeace global synchronized meditation – Sept. 21 (click here)
BeThePeace invites people from every culture, every spiritual tradition, and every political perspective to join in synchronized prayer and meditation on the International Day of Peace – September 21. Together, we are creating a world where inner & outer peace is the normal way of life. Together, we are creating history!
Play in the Compassion Games – Survival of the Kindest (click here)
The Compassion Games are designed to help, heal and inspire, making our community a safer, kinder, more just and better place to live. By participating, players are called upon to perform acts of service and kindness in our neighborhoods, on the job, in service-providing agencies, and wherever their daily journey takes them. The acts of service are organized projects or simple acts of kindness to aid a neighbor in need. The 2014 Games will run from September 11th, 2014-September 21st, 2014.
Sign the Charter for Compassion (click here)
The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national differences. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world. The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other, and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems.
Join 11 Days of Global Unity – Sept. 11-21 (click here)
The 11 Days of Global Unity is an annual event from September 11 – 21. It includes more than 700 concerts, festivals, webcasts, and many other activities, in over 60 countries around the world. By combining artistic presentations, inspiration, consciousness-raising and taking action, 11 Days embodies our strategy of Inspire, Inform and Involve for moving humanity off the path of catastrophe and towards creating a world that works for all.
Join the Season for Nonviolence (click here)
The Gandhi King Gyatso Season for Nonviolence commences for the 18th consecutive year on January 30, 2015 in cities across the globe. The annual 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Take Political Action: Support the creation of practical peacebuilding policies
- The Friends Committee on National Legislation (click here) – Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL’s multi-issue advocacy connects historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues. FCNL is nonpartisan and fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in DC.
- The Peace Alliance (click here) – empowers civic engagement toward a culture of peace. They are an alliance of organizers and advocates throughout the United States taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the centers of national discourse and policy priorities. Our network includes volunteer grassroots teams in hundreds of cities, towns, colleges and high school campuses.
Dance for peace with Earthdance – Sept. 19, 20 & 21 (click here)
Earthdance is a world of communities, working and playing together to create a culture of peace, through music and dance events, synchronized global link-ups, and social activism. More than just an epic party, Earthdance is a flash forward to an alternative peaceful future.
Playing for Change Day – Sept. 21 (click here)
Playing For Change Day is a creative day of action that uses the universal power of music to create positive social change. Musicians from all over the world perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes to bring music into the lives of young people.
This list of actions will be updated on a regular basis, so please revisit soon!