What You Can Do

Acting in concert to build Peace, and using co-operative skills, we can make enough of a difference to change the course of history.

Participation is the key that will unlock our worldwide human potential for Peace. Your participation does make a difference. It can begin as a "do-it-yourself" activity among friends at your school or office, or within your community, and then expand further. How can you participate?

  • Expand the understanding and definition of Peace through educational symposia and models.
  • Create events on the International Day of Peace (World Peace Day) which are multi-cultural, inter-generational, inter-faith and which foster community at all levels.
  • Join others annually on the International Day of Peace (World Peace Day). This Day is observed on the third Tuesday of September to coincide with the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, and is the only World Peace Day agreed to by all UN Member States.
  • Take a Minute of Silence at noon on other days of the year to recommit to personal and planetary Peace.
  • Support the UN Anniversary in 2000 through co-operative activities with other organizations and the UN.
  • Sponsor Peace Pole and Peace tree planting ceremonies.
  • Use your money on products and services which support the community and its environment.
  • Involve yourself in community service.
  • Cultivate a spirit of generosity by giving whole-heartedly of your time, expertise, and resources.
  • Gather funds and other resources to help eliminate childhood diseases and to promote prenatal health education.
  • Be a positive force in your country for international law and human rights.
  • Offer your home for international student exchange.
  • Establish a Peace studies curriculum in schools.
  • On World Peace Day, encourage ringing school bells for a Minute of Peace, a special assembly, submitting essays to local publications, student letters to national leaders, etc.
  • Participate in exhibitions and special events that create a vision for a positive future (e.g., art shows, poetry and essay competitions, films, concerts).
  • Facilitate concerted action among non-governmental organizations on complex issues (e.g., shelter for the homeless, water conservation, human rights, etc.).
  • Utilize invocations, such as The Great Invocation or the phrase "May Peace Prevail On Earth," in your Peace practice and your daily minute of silence.
  • Utilize peaceful processes in personal, family, professional and community life.
  • Light a candle at dusk for Peace on the International Day of Peace (World Peace Day).