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April 2, 2007
Ministry of Peace & Reconstruction Established in Nepal !
Student Peace Alliance- Vista teen's visit to Washington D.C.;
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Morse High School Peace Day event with Ben & Jerry's in San Diego
Over 500 Morse High School students were treated to FREE Ben & Jerry's ice cream on Tuesday, September 21st, the United Nations International Day of Peace as part of a nation-wide kickoff campaign in support of the Youth PROMISE Act. Ben & Jerry's supported The Peace Alliance and Student Peace Alliance at events in 8 cities around the country, including San Diego.
Sue Trisler from AFDOP addressed the students with the importance of the day and explaining what the Youth PROMISE Act is all about. The action item the students took at Morse and nearby Knox Preparatory School was writing a postcard to First Lady Michelle Obama with their own ideas as to how to reduce violence in their neighborhoods. Guest speaker Elder Glenn McKinney, Youth Pastor from St. Stephen's Cathedral, also talked with many students and encouraged them how they can create a culture of peace.
The favorite flavor of the day was "Imagine Whirled Peace," which included a caramel swirled ice cream with mini peace-symbol chocolate chips! A very special thanks to the staff at the Seaport Village Ben & Jerry's for supplying the ice cream for students, faculty and visitors.
Did you know that there is a Bill in Congress to establish
a cabinet level U.S. Department of Peace?
House Bill is # H.R. 808
Under this Bill The Department of Peace would have jurisdiction
both internationally and domestically:
~ it would provide the President with specific, proven options
for non-violent resolution of conflict and highly sophisticated peacemaking
strategies for post-war stabilization.
~ the Department of Peace would have jurisdiction to address
national and local issues including: drug and gang violence, school bullying,
prison reform and domestic abuse.
agencies currently addressing these problems are scattered among numerous
departments. Under this Bill, all would be coordinated under one umbrella
to increase efficiency and effectiveness (like Homeland Security).
Department of Peace would establish a Peace Academy, patterned after the
military academies, where students would learn peaceful conflict resolution
skills and, after graduation, would serve in peace-related postings here
at home or abroad.
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THE MOMENTUM IS BUILDING!
Endorses U.S. Department Of Peace ~
People's International Initiative
For Departments of Peace in governments around the world
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PLUS: City Councils across
the U.S. are acknowledging the practical impact a Dept. of Peace will
have at reducing violence in our nation and abroad. Eighteen cities have
endorsed so far, representing a collective population of over 6.5 million
people, including: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis,
Oakland, San Jose and more!
Americans for the Department of Peace
(AFDOP) is the Southern California grassroots citizens’ group advocating passage of the Bill
to establish a cabinet level U.S. Department of Peace.
“The Peace Alliance”, which you'll find at
www.ThePeaceAlliance.org, is the national campaign organization.