PEACE HEROES AND PEACE BUILDER WALKS: Q & A
WHAT IS A PEACE HEROES WALK AROUND THE WORLD? It is a family-friendly, educational event designed to promote peace literacy (i.e. the art of living peaceably) through the stories of peace heroes and peacebuilders.
PEACEBUILDING IS A 'TEAM SPORT' Teams are formed by individuals who select a peace hero to be honored. These individuals often represent an organization they belong to such as service club, faith community, business, school or civic organization.
IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE? The walk is free to the public and donations are gladly received to help support local peace literacy and peacebuilding initiatives.
HOW ARE THE FUNDS HANDLED? A local service clubs such as a Rotary Club or respected nonprofit handles the funds and allocates them for local peace literacy initatives and peacebuilding organizations such as the Rotarian Action Group for Peace which serves as a hub for consensus peace action worldwide.
Sign Up for the San Diego Peace Heroes Walk on Saturday, March 19 at Magee Park in Carlsbad, CA. This effort is a collaboration with local Rotary Clubs, community leaders, the Rotarian Action Group for Peace and 21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation.
The Peace Hero/Builder Walks are supported in part by a generous donation of funds and volunteer support of the Rotary Club of Dayton, Ohio.
A PEACE HERO
is often an everyday person who accepts risk and succeeds in making the world a less violent and more just place.
WHAT IS PEACE LITERACY? Peace literacy refers to competency in the knowledge and skills needed to create a more peaceful world.
WHAT ARE THE FOUR PEACE HERO IDEALS UPON WHICH THIS PROGRAM IS FOUNDED?
- recognize interconnections;
- promote justice;
- reject vengeance;
- foster reconciliation.
WHY DOES PEACE LITERACY MATTER?
Words lead to thoughts ... that lead to action, and TO CHANGE!
Words like civility, empathy, truth, listening, etc. are the essential vocabulary for finding a common language that a more secure, just and prosperous world is built upon.