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Peace Boxes

Peace Boxes

Roberta Ragonese, a student at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Palermo presented her doctoral thesis on May 25th to the faculty members of the university. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Peace-Box/Tool for Peace: New Spaces for Social...

Weaving for Peace (Part Two)

I sensed a deep, emotional response from the audience. The “Performance Art” and beautifully painted mosaic left the public speechless for a few moments. Slowly at first, the audience broke out with warm applause which continued enthusiastically for a long time.

Weaving for Peace (Part One)

We named the event “Tessere per la Pace” which in Italian means “Weaving for Peace,” or “Tiles for Peace.” The purpose of the exhibition was to make people reflect on the theme of peace not as an absence of war, but as an individual need, an inner necessity, as Prem Rawat simply explains and helps people to discover.

Peace Felt So Possible

Late that afternoon, we enjoyed the treat of watching the final event in the Week of Peace and Solidarity—music, dance and speeches in the main square, in front of the Stile bearing Prem Rawat’s words. Young and old turned out to watch and listen. There were people looking down from their balconies and children playing in the park. Prem Rawat’s talk started with a story and a joke—yet I felt like he was issuing me a challenge: to make peace a reality in my own life, to see the humanity in everyone—everyone—to use my brain, and to live with integrity.

A Historic Day

“As I see it, history will be also be written today in the hearts of the people who listen to one of the greatest Ambassadors of Peace ever known”…Giuseppe Buffa writing about the Week of Peace in Mazara del Vallo, Scicily.