According to Imagine a Culture of Peace, “The United Nations, in establishing this decade as the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World, defines a culture of peace as ‘a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior, 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.’ ”
ICOP wants to know what a tranquil world looks like to you and what you would do to make it possible. By any method that moves you—poem, sculpture, song, painting, photo essay, etc.—share your vision of a better world with others, and browse what they’ve come up with. On Sunday I was reminded what serenity looks like, at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary ThanksLiving event: scores of animals saved from the abuses of factory farming and in the care of loving, nurturing individuals. I didn’t want to leave!
To share your vision of a nonviolent world, register here, then submit away.