A WORLD OF PEACE - WOP is a non-profit organisation to
co-ordinate an annual day of music concerts to celebrate world peace in partnership with peace groups,media organisations,music groups and companies,government agencies,businesses and individuals around the world.
WOP is a participating organisation in WE THE PEOPLES INITIATIVE a cooperative movement of over 200 peace organisations.
WOP partners will organise WOP concerts in their communities to celebrate world peace,focussing on the INTERNATIONAL DAY of PEACE as declared by the UNITED NATIONS for the 3rd Tuesday of September. In 2001 this will be September 18.
The first WOP concerts will begin on the Sunday before,September 16 to help kick off the various global activities.
It is hoped to have documentaries screened as part of the concerts that should be widely available on broadcast media to increase awareness about peace building,the successes and failures of peacemaking efforts around the world.
See the links on this page for more information:
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The Dharma peace walk came through Fresno
February 10 as part of their tour of
They took part in an all day forum at CSU Fresno,
Joining Forces: Environmental Justice and the
Fight Against Prison Expansion. WILPF was one of
the sponsors of what turned out to be a very
successful effort. Gloria Hernandez took part in
The words of Nichidatsu Fujii, the founder of
these peace walkers who said: When a government
takes policies that emphasize violence,
that is military build-up and war, children will
come to approve violence. Violence would be seen
in parent and child relations, and home becomes
a place in which they try to kill each other".
The walk has a website and its linked to the
priest who used to hang out with Gandhi and
began walking for peace.
This walk is just part of the long walk that
this "walking for peace tribe" (my word) has
been doing for years. Walking for peace.
They even have a web site on the origins
of the walk. (http://www.indiano.org/pagoda)
From the teachings of Cesar Chavez:
"We can choose to use our lives for others
to bring about a better and more just world
for our children. People who make that choice
will know hardship and sacrifice.
But if you give yourself totally to the
non-violence struggle for peace and justice
you also find that people give you their
hearts and you will never go hungry and never
be alone. And in giving of yourself you will discover a whole new life full of meaning
WALKING FOR PEACE