The Manifesto

Invest in Peace Manifesto

Version two 2019-03-14

We recognize:

that Peace is not simply the absence of war; it is a positive state that we as humans have a natural longing for. Peace also underpins prosperity. Starting from a feeling of peace with themselves, by promoting peace, individuals and organizations lay the foundations for prosperity.

We see the need for:

more channels and mechanisms to actively invest in activities, projects, businesses and other initiatives to foster and promote a culture of peace. Security of food, water and shelter are key. The prosperity generated by these activities benefits all, society and its organizations as well as future generations.

We call upon individuals and organizations to do what they can and collaborate in any way they can to invest in peace on four levels:

    • the personal level, to find peace within themselves and to live more in peace
    • community level to ensure shared security of basic needs
    • organizational level to develop a culture of peace within the organization
    • national and global level, to remove underlying causes of stresses that cause suffering and conflict.

and make a start now in any way, small or large.

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One thought on “The Manifesto

  1. Peace is also being at peace within oneself and in one’s personal conscience. It may mean letting go of anger, bitterness and hate and offering, or accepting, forgiveness. It often begins in the family and may also mean learning to love ourselves and to know that we are all loved. Peace also depends on job creation. As a friend who has worked in Afghanistan says, “Nothing stops a bullet faster than a job.”

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