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Promoting an Ancient Vision for a Nonviolent Future... by Mairead Maguire, 1976 Nobel Peace Laureate and co-founder of the Peace People in Northen Ireland Founded in 1976 at the height of Northern Ireland's Troubles, the Peace People today continue to promote the distinctive vision of nonviolence through an active democratic citizenship program, particularly among young people. Declaration of the Peace People... We have a simple message of the world from this movement for peace. We want to live and love and build a just and peaceful society. We want for our children, as we want for ourselves, our lives at home, at work, and at play to be lives of joy and peace. We recognise that to build such a society demands dedication, hard work, and courage. We recognise that there are many problems in our society which are a source of conflict and violence. We recognise that every bullet fired and every exploding bomb make that work more difficult. We reject the use of the bomb and the bullet and all the techniques of violence. We dedicate ourselves to working with our neighbours, near and far, day in and day out, to build that peaceful society in which the tragedies we have known are a bad memory and a continuing warning. Nobel Laureates' Appeal Manifesto Commitment 2000 The year 2000 must be a new beginning for us all. Together we can transform the culture of war and violence into a culture of peace and nonviolence. This demands the participation of everyone. It gives young people and future generations values that can inspire them to shape a world of dignity and harmony, a world of justice, solidarity, liberty and prosperity. The culture of peace makes possible sustainable development, protection of the environment and the personal fulfilment of each human being. Recognising my share of responsibility for the future of humanity, especially for today's children and those of future generations, I pledge - in my daily life, in my family, in my work, my community, my country and my region - to: Respect the life and dignity of every person without discrimination or prejudice; Practice active nonviolence, rejecting violence in all its forms: physical, sexual, psychological, economic and social, in particular towards the most deprived and vulnerable such as children and adolescents; Share my time and material resources in a spirit of generosity to put an end to exclusion, injustice and political and economic oppression; Defend freeedom of expression and cultural diversity, giving preference always to dialogue and listening rather than fanaticism, defamation and the rejection of others; Promote consumer behaviour that is responsible and developmental practices that respect all forms of life and preserve the balance of nature on the planet; Contribute to the development of my community, with the full participation of women and respect for democratic principles, in order to create together new forms of solidarity. Published by the Peace People at 224 Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland. BT9 6GE. Tel: (44) (0)2890 663465. Fax: (44) (0)2890 381987 Email: info@peacepeople.com Chairman: Terry McCullough; Secretary: Frances Brady Treasurer: Gerry Grehan Programme Manager: Paul McAlinden Administrator: Deirdre Murphy Resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, Nov 19,1998: The General Assembly . .. Proclaims the period 2001-2010 as the International Decade for a culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World; Invites the Secretary-General to submit, in consultation with Member States, relevant United Nations bodies and non-governmental organisations, a report to the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session and a draft programme of action to promote the implementation of the Decade at local, national, regional and international levels, and to co-ordinate the activities of the Decade. Invites Member States to take the necessary steps to ensure that the practice of peace and nonviolence is taught at all levels in their respective societies, including in educational institutions; Calls upon the relevant United Nations bodies, in particular the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and the United Nations Children's Fund, and invites non governmental organisations, religious bodies and groups, educational institutions, artists and the media actively to support the Decade for the benefit of every child in the world; Decides to consider, at its fifty-fifth session, the question of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), under the agenda item entitled 'Culture of Peace'. "LET THERE BE PEACE" Let there be peace for today and forever. May trouble cease in this fair land we love. With hope and faith, days of fear will be ended, When God hears a nation praying, "Let there be peace." Peace to tend the fields of grain, Watch the sky or sea, Walk in sunshine or in rain, unafraid and free. Peace in our time and for our children's children. God of our fathers, grant it, "Let there be peace." --Irish Peace Song Text of telegram sent by Pope John Paul II to U.S. President George W. Bush in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack on New York and Washington... "Shocked by the unspeakable horror of today's inhuman terrorist attacks against innocent people in different parts of the United States I hurry to express to you and your fellow citizens my profound sorrow and my closeness in prayer for the nation at this dark and tragic moment. Commending the victims to Almighty God's eternal mercy, I implore His strength upon all involved in rescue efforts and in caring for the survivors. I beg God to sustain you and the American people in this hour of suffering and trial."

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