Louis D’Amore planting
the first peace tree at Uganda Martyr’s
Trail Peace Park
|Unity Peace Park
|IIPT Peace Park
dedication in Pattaya
as the city is declared a “City of Peace”
Global Peace Parks Project
future belongs to those who give the next generation reasons to hope”
Pierre Teilhard DeChardin
we begin a new Century and new Millennium, it is appropriate that we re-dedicate
ourselves to a peaceful and sustainable world.
A world where all are adequately fed, clothed, housed and have the opportunity
for a dignified means to sustain their livelihood and the livelihood of their
families. A world where all children
are nurtured and educated, and can look forward to growing into adulthood in a
caring, global community. A world
that respects the integrity of our ecosystems and the
land, air and water that sustains all life.
A world that is sustainable for the benefit of future generations.
Global Peace Parks Project builds on the success of IIPT’s Peace Parks Across
Canada Project commemorating Canada’s 125th birthday as a nation in
IIPT Global Peace Parks are formed throughout the world to
dedicate a piece of land to our commitment to "Building a Culture of
Peace." Our goal is to circle the earth with over 2,010 IIPT Peace Parks
by 2010. Many of IIPT Peace Parks have erected a Peace Pole with the
message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' in different languages.
The Objectives of the IIPT Global Peace Parks are:
- To nurture the growth of
peace and understanding at home and
throughout the world.
- To enhance awareness of a
community’s commitment to peace and a
- To create a common ground for
members of the community to come
together in celebration of their nation’s people, land, and
heritage, and the common future of all humankind.
- Reflect on our connectedness
to one another as a Global Family and to the earth of which we are
all a part.
What Peace Means to Me
How to get
start a Peace Park in your community?
This practical kit will help you get started
IIPT Global Peace Parks Project
To Commemorate 15th Anniversary
|Cities and towns
across Canada will be re-dedicating Parks to Peace originally dedicated
15 years ago to commemorate Canada’s 125th birthday as a nation.
Each of the original Peace Parks incorporated a ‘Bosco Sacro’ (Peace
Grove) of 12 trees as a symbolic link with one another, and with nature
- and as a symbol of hope for the future. The 12 trees were also
symbolic of Canada’s 10 Provinces and two Territories. As there are now
three Territories, we are suggesting that a 13th tree be planted as part
of the “Re-dedication Ceremony.”
Cities and towns that did not
dedicate a park to peace in 1992 are invited to join us in dedicating a
peace park on this 15th anniversary occasion. Please
use this link to register your Peace Park. For help in getting
started – Please see our “Peace
Park Tool Kit”
For a complete list on the cities who
dedicated a Peace Park please
click here. More information on the original project is available
Pour une liste des villes qui ont dédiée un Parc Canadiens de la Paix,
cliquez ici. Plus d'information sur le projet
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