PEACETOPIAN MILESTONES

A holistic movement for a better world
has been evolving throughout history...

 

1793 -
Proposal for a Department of Peace

In 1793, Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, proposed the creation of a Department of Peace to help establish perpetual peace in the new nation. Although his suggestion was not adopted, the movement to create a department with a Secretary of Peace continued throughout US history. In 1935 Senator Matthew Neely from West Virginia introduced the first bill in Congress calling for the establishment of a Department of Peace, and since then similar bills have been introduced in the House and the Senate nearly 100 times!

This idea is a significant milestone, because in order to bring about a paradigm shift, we must create new economic, political and social institutions focused on the goal of creating peace, justice and sustainability, and transform current ones to provide an infrastructure that will make striving for a better world easier for individuals, nations and our global community. Creating a cabinet-level department specifically focused on building peaceful communities and peace among nations is a quantum leap forward in shifting consciousness. Support for this idea is growing and in the US, a grassroots campaign led by The Peace Alliance is spreading awareness and inspiring citizens to rally in support of a Congressional Bill. The Global Alliance for Ministries & Infrastructures for Peace spearheads the initiative to nations throughout the world and several nations have already created national Peace Departments or Ministries!

US Department of Peace Campaign
Global Alliance for Ministries & Infrastructures for Peace


Better World Handbook
Buy This Book

The Ultimate Handbook
for a Better World

Peacetopia.com

About | Peacetopia | Milestones | Links | Places |
Utopian Movements | Utopian Dreamer | CultureOfPeace.com


BetterWorld Shopping Guide
Buy This Book

Turn Every Dollar Into
Social Change

Peacetopia.com is administered by The People For Peace Project.
All FREE printable materials Robert Alan Silverstein unless otherwise noted.
May be distributed for non-commercial uses only.

Comments: pforpeace@aol.com

May Peace Prevail On Earth

MILESTONES

c.380 BC
"Republic"

1215
Magna Carta

1516
"Utopia"

1528
"On Civil Power"

1625
"On The Law
of War and Peace"

1648
Peace of Westphalia

1650-1799
Enlightenment

1689
"Two Treatises of Government"

1762
"Social Contract"

July 4, 1776
US Declaration of Independence

September 17, 1787
US Constitution

August 26, 1789
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

September 25, 1789
US Bill of Rights

1793
Department of Peace

1795
"Perpetual Peace"

May 18, 1899
Hague Peace Conference

1901
Nobel Peace Prize

January 8, 1918
14 Points

June 28, 1919
League of Nations

1933
The New Deal

January 6, 1941
The Four Freedoms

October 24, 1945
The United Nations

August, 1947
World Federalist Movement

December 10, 1948
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1955
"Let There Be
Peace On Earth"

1956
The Beloved Community

1960-1963
The New Frontier

1963-1969
The Great Society

1970
Earth Day

October 11, 1971
"Imagine"

1981
International Day of Peace

1985
77 Theses on the Care of the Earth

1988
Global Cooperation for a Better World

1991
Earth Constitution

1992
UNESCO
Culture of Peace Programme

1992
"4000 Ideas & Dreams for a Better World"

1995
Earth Magna Charta

1995
"When Corporations Rule The World"

1996
"Peace On Earth Millennium"

1997
Appeal of the Nobel Laureates

1998
"Conscious Evolution"

May 11-15, 1999
Hague Appeal for Peace

January 1, 2000
One Day In Peace

June 29, 2000
The Earth Charter

September, 2000
Millennium Development Goals

January 25-30, 2001
World Social Forum

October, 2001
"Better World Handbook"

2005
Clinton Global Initiative

July 18, 2007
The Elders

September 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street