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Culture of Peace

Before the turn of the century, the United Nations decided to dedicate the first decade of the 21st century to Creating a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence.

Many of the powers of the world today emphasize competition, violence, exploitation, and military solutions.

A culture of peace focuses on living in community, fair treatment for all, and nonviolence.

From the website of the “Culture of Peace Initiative”:

“The Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) is a co-operative Peacebuilding Initiative to unite the strengths of existing organizations, projects and peoples in building a Culture of Peace for future generations. CPI serves as a vehicle for bringing to light the previously unseen and unheard Peacebuilders working towards Peace along diverse pathways.

A culture of peace focuses on living in community, fair treatment for all, and nonviolence.

“Established in 1983, CPI enables global Peacebuilders to instantly network, share inspiration and collaborate on projects and events. Working in partnership with the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, local communities, grassroots organizers, and individuals, CPI unites our voices into a powerful worldwide movement to build a culture of peace.

“Your CPI Web site now offers more ways to connect with other Peacebuilders around the world. Read our new Quick Guide to CPI, sign up below, and get started today!”

Also on CPI’s website, info about CPI’s Planetary Week for a Better World:

The Planetary Week for a Better World – June 18-26, 2011 Offered in Collaboration by Pathways To Peace and The Planetary Week for a Better World, this CPI Special Program offers every human being the possibility to share and celebrate his or her contribution to a better world. This annual event was organized last year for the first time, and half a million people were involved on five continents. This year, more than 25 million people are already preparing for this. The grace and impact of this week will arise from many human beings making inner Peace shine with what they actually do – through everything they experience, create, and transform. To find out how you can participate and contribute, please look at the full announcement on the CPI website and/or visit the PWBW website.