For fredens skyld …

januar 13, 2008

Creating world peace takes many forms, but surely it begins with individuals. Here are 100 ideas for creating a more peaceful world. I encourage you to play your part in creating peace. It continues to be the most significant challenge of humankind, and requires the efforts of each of us.

* Be generous with your smiles.
* Be kind.
* Respect the Earth.
* Walk in a forest.
* Plant a tree.
* Contemplate a mountain.
* Protect the Earth.
* Live simply.
* Help feed the hungry.
* Erase a border in your mind.
* Teach peace to children.
* Read Chief Seattle’s Letter to the President.
* Be honest.
* Demand honesty from your government.
* Think about consequences.
* Commit yourself to nonviolence.
* Support nonviolent solutions to global problems.
* Speak up for a healthy planet.
* Demand reductions in military expenditures.
* Be fair.
* Pledge allegiance to the Earth and to its varied life forms.
* Think for yourself.
* Ask questions.
* Recognize your unique potential.
* Join an organization working for peace.
* Be less materialistic.
* Be more loving.
* Empower others to work for peace.
* Oppose all weapons of mass destruction.
* Support equality.
* Speak out for a nuclear weapons-free world.
* Support a Department of Peace.
* Listen to your heart.
* Help the poor.
* Fight against militarism.
* Study the lives of peace heroes.
* Help create a community peace park or garden.
* Commemorate the International Day of Peace.
* Help strengthen the United Nations.
* Support the International Criminal Court.
* Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
* Advance the rights of future generations.
* Be a voice for the voiceless.
* Join an action alert network.
* Be forgiving.
* Laugh more.
* Play with a child.
* Support education and the arts over weapons.
* Help educate the next generation to be compassionate.
* Take personal responsibility for creating a better world.
* Sing.
* Write a poem.
* Organize a church service on the theme of peace.
* Learn about another culture.
* Help someone.
* Support the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
* Oppose the arms trade.
* Clear your mind.
* Breathe deeply.
* Sip tea.
* Express your views on peace to government officials.
* Fight for the environment.
* Celebrate Earth Day.
* Think like an astronaut, recognizing that we have only one Earth.
* Be constructive.
* Let someone else go first.
* Plant seeds of peace.
* Work in a garden.
* Change a potential enemy into a friend.
* Be positive.
* Share.
* Be a good neighbor.
* Send a note of appreciation.
* Tell your friends how much they matter.
* Say “I love you” more.
* Don’t tolerate prejudice.
* Demand more from your elected officials.
* Walk by the ocean, a river, or a lake.
* Recognize that all humans have the right to peace.
* Respect the dignity of each person.
* Be a leader in the struggle for human decency.
* Be a friend.
* Send sunflowers to world leaders, and call for a world free of nuclear weapons.
* Oppose technologies that harm the environment.
* Lose an argument to a loved one.
* Value diversity.
* Walk softly on the Earth.
* Appreciate the power of the sun.
* Speak out for global disarmament.
* Support a democratic order.
* Teach non-violence by example.
* Remember that “No man is an Island.”
* Spend time in nature.
* Boycott war toys.
* Be thankful for the miracle of life.
* Seek harmony with nature.
* Remind your leaders that peace matters.
* Oppose violence in television programming for children.
* Listen to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.
* Celebrate peace.

Kilde: 100 Ideas for Creating a More Peaceful World by David Kriger – http://www.wagingpeace.org


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