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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Los Angeles: A Path for Peace

Much of my early peace activism began with working on the campaign to establish a cabinet level Department of Peace. Since 2003, the campaign has been pushing legislature through congress as well as building a culture of peace.

What is a culture of peace?
According to the UNESCO, a culture of peace is:
a set of values, attitudes, modes of behaviour and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations.

To me, a culture of peace is also creating a sense of appreciation for peace, where people understand the value that peace has to offer and thus want to encourage its presence.

So if you live in LA, here's a way in which you can help build a culture of peace:

On April 18, 2008, the California chapter of the DOP campaign will be organizing "A Path for Peace. " They will be building a meditative labyrinth out of sand on Hermosa Beach Pier in which they will invite you contemplate peace as you walk.
To find out more about the event or if you are interested in volunteering, visit their website.

A Path for Peace
Saturday, April 19, 2008

1:00 pm
Welcome Ceremony

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Labyrinth Walk and Peace Celebration
Everyone is welcome!

3:15 pm
Children's Labyrinth Walk


On the beach –
Just north of the Hermosa Beach Pier

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