PEACETOPIAN MILESTONES

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1955
May Peace Prevail On Earth


After living through the horrors of World War II, Masahisa Goi dedicated his life to promoting peace. In Japan in 1955, he began a worldwide Movement of Prayer for World Peace based on promoting the universal prayer of peace, "May Peace Prevail On Earth." He founded The Byakko Shinko Kai, an association based on his spiritual teachings, and The World Peace Prayer Society which continues to promote the message, "May Peace Prevail On Earth". Today this shared wish for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world can be found on nearly 200,000 peace poles in 180 countries. On each pole the phrase is displayed in several different languages, and peace poles around the world carry the message in nearly every language. Peace poles are a powerful tool to help create a paradigm shift from our culture of violence to a culture of peace. Communities come together for a dedication ceremony and unite in this shared wish for a better world. Long afterwards, the peace poles remain as a constant reminder and inspiration for all who see them. Many find that saying "May Peace Prevail On Earth" is also useful in helping to refocus and remember their higher purpose when they are feeling overwhelmed or their thoughts and emotions are taking them somewhere they don't want to go. Simply stopping for a moment and taking a deep breath and slowly whispering this universal wish a few times is sometimes all that we need to pull us out of a situation so that we can pause, and refocus and restore the balance of purpose and direction. It also reminds us that we are never alone in our wish for a better world. At any moment, many others are sharing this universal wish all across the globe.


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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