Message from Yoko Ono Dear Friends, In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn't know. It was good that we filmed it, though. The film is powerful now. What we said then could have [...]
ON THE DAY OF THE BIRTH OF NUTOPIA – 1 April 2020 Nutopia is a country that exists in all of us. John and I created this imaginary world. We called a press conference and produced a white handkerchief from our pockets and said "This is a flag to Surrender to Peace." Not Fight for [...]
On 7 August 2014, Yoko Ono Lennon requested Imagine Peace Tower be lit in remembrance of the children who have lost their lives in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, hoping that the ceasefire will continue indefinitely, and no more innocent children will be harmed. IMAGINE PEACE TOWER 3am, 8/8/2014 MESSAGE FROM YOKO ONO LENNON Dear Friends As [...]
Yoko: "Let's go back to the future, you know. That's why we're here. We want to talk mainly to the young people all over the world, because those are the people who are going to be the next generation. They're going to be the next world, you know, and we just want to say we are with them. We're not preaching or anything like that. We want to be with them and we're with them." Listen to John & Yoko on honeymoon spreading their peace message in Amsterdam.
Victory: USIP Funded! Dear Friends, It's official. The House and Senate voted to fund the United States Institute of Peace throughout the rest of this fiscal year and the president is expected to sign soon. Despite a February House vote to zero out funding for the USIP, the Institute's work will carry on. Thank you [...]
Save the United States Institute of Peace – House voted to cut all funding! Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/saveUSIP
Urgent Action: U.S. House votes to cut ALL FUNDING for U.S. Institute of Peace Message from The Peace Alliance: Dear Friends, On Thursday 17th February 2011, the new U.S. House voted to cut all funding for the United States Institute of Peace. All of it! To put it mildly, this is a stunning development that [...]
IMAGINE PEACE 2012 Yoko Ono Lennon 18 February 2011 Dear Friends, Today, February 18th, 2011, I am 78. I know you are asking many questions on Twitter and elsewhere about what I am really like. It's something I would love to know, too! One day it will suddenly dawn on us ...maybe. The world situation [...]
Friends - Worldwide Moment is TWO weeks from right now - the moment this email was scheduled to send - Sunday, September 25, 2010 at GMT 10:10am. What will you shoot? Your Love? Your God? Your Country? Your Fear? Your Message? Your Wish? Your Peace? During the remaining 14 days until Worldwide Moment 2010, let's [...]
"He challenges us to imagine a world in which 'peace is inevitable.'" Hey, if that is not Dennis' way of saying hello to IMAGINEPEACE.com, I don't know what is! Our work has not been in vain. It's choking me up... yoko Almost nine years into longest war in US history, at a time when the US spends more on its military budget than the rest of the world combined and endless war seems a frighteningly realistic possibility, Maya Schenwar from TruthOut spoke with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), a long-time advocate for peace. Kucinich reminds us that there is another way: that through unity, persistence and a deeply necessary change in mindset, we can move toward a world in which mutual respect and global connections shape foreign policy, and the self-fulfilling prophecy of war loses its tragic momentum. He challenges us to imagine a world in which "peace is inevitable."
We are delighted to report that the National Peace Academy has now offered its initial programs, the International Institute on Peace Education in Colombia and the Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive in Ohio, USA, and both were very well received. Look for further reports on both programs in our September newsletter along with information about future programs, [...]
by Brett Brownell, Worldwide Moment.org Can you imagine people from every country in the world participating in a simultaneous moment of peace? Can you imagine the photographs this moment would produce? Can you imagine the impact? … We can… Please join us. Worldwide Moment is a non-profit arts organization which encourages people around the world [...]
Every Wednesday, a Peace March is arranged in downtown Fredrikstad, Norway, Europe. It starts at 18.00 in front of City Hall and lasts for one hour. Some times there are many participants, at other times there are just four or five. You can walk with us for five minutes or the whole hour. The main [...]
Early advocates of celebrating Mother's Day in the United States envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who had lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War. In 1870 - nearly 40 years before it became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 - social justice pioneer Julia Ward Howe issued her famous Mother's Day Proclamation, which called upon mothers of all nationalities to band together to promote the "amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace."
On the eve of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address the “For a Nuclear Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World” International Conference at the Riverside Church. The UN Secretary-General’s participation in the international conference reflects the urgency and importance of the engagement of grassroots peace and disarmament [...]
Brazil Ministry Of Peace by Malcolm Forest Brazil is privileged for it is seen as a country that has not fought any international wars in more than 64 years. It has suffered, though, a lot from violence in its cities and in the country. Children and youth are very much affected and are for the [...]
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead Dear Peace Friends, Thank you to all of you who voted to Establish a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding! For the 2nd year in a row, this idea was voted as [...]
Congressman Kucinich’s Response to President Obama’s “Just War” Doctrine WASHINGTON - December 11, 2009 - “Yesterday, our president mused about the inevitability of war, war’s instrumentality in the pursuit of peace and just wars. It is important for us to reflect on his words, because once we believe in the inevitability of war, war becomes [...]
LUNAR GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY DESIGNATES “PEACE CRATER” TO HONOR JOHN LENNON New York USA (9 October 2009 LT) — The International Lunar Geographic Society has announced that a crater on Luna, Earth’s Moon, has been renamed to honor musician and peace activist John Lennon. The crater, which is located in the Moon’s Lacus Somniorum (“Lake of [...]
Imagine all the people living life in peace… Milan, 2 october 2009: to celebrate the start of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, thousands of people sing "Imagine" (John Lennon) in Piazza Duomo, Milan. Milano 2 ottobre 2009 - Evento di lancio della Marcia Mondiale per la Pace e la Nonviolenza, in diretta su [...]
KPFK PEACE AWARDS & 5Oth ANNIVERSARY & CONCERT CELEBRATION! A BENEFIT FOR KPFK RADIO 90.7 FM LOS ANGELES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009 5:30 P.M. (V.I.P. Reception) 7:00 P.M. (Concert & Awards) Ford Amphitheatre - Hollywood For VIP ticket reservations please call the Ford Box Office at (323) 461-3673 To reserve all other tickets online click here [...]