“The Space In Between”
Inner Peace is a personal quest for peace, and World Peace is the global experience of peace. While we at The Peace Flag Project(PFP) advocate for the individual experience of peace, and hold great hope for World Peace, our Mission is to create peace in the space in between: the space where we live our every day lives. Our goal is peaceful relationships on all levels. Our focus is on how we live with our families, friends, and community members; what kind of citizens, coworkers and colleagues we are; and, how we educate our children and work for social justice. It’s about being able to live a healthy life with meaningful work, good housing and safe neighborhoods. It’s about affirming our need for artistic expression and appreciation for culture in all its diversity. It’s about how we live on this planet and use its resources. It’s about appreciating the connection of all life physically and spiritually. To learn more, visit:
Our work is to foster peace in our ordinary lives. We do this in three ways:
(1) Creation of Peace Flags
(2) Celebration of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace
(3) Creation of Peace Parks
Peace Poles are often part of these parks, expressing hope for peace in the world with “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the languages of the local communities ( www.worldpeace.org/peacepoles.html ).
We believe that each of the things we do helps in a small way to make this a more peaceful world. Everything big begins as something small. History tells many stories of enormous changes that began as small ideas or actions. The amazing work of Mahatmas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela all began with small gestures in the right direction. In addition to these important world leaders, ordinary people contribute to peace and kindness and generosity every day. The Peace Pilgrim, who walked across the United States for 30 years, wrote: “One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.” We believe this can be so. Please visit our website:
( www.un.org/overviewrights.html ). Our work has also been informed by the efforts of Nobel Peace Laureates and the UN to create the Culture of Peace ( http://www3.unesco.org ) and the Peace Manifesto www3.unesco.org/manifesto2000 to help us all work for peace in that space in between.