What is a Peace Site?
International Peace Sites commit to five Peace Actions:
- Seek peace within yourself and others
- Reach out in service
- Protect the environment
- Respect diversity
- Be a responsible citizen of the world
Peace Site Highlights
- The first dedication of an International Peace Site in Minnesota was
at Longfellow International Fine Arts Center, an elementary school in
Minneapolis, on World Law Day, May 1988. As of Dec. 2001, there are
currently 211 Peace Sites in Minnesota and over 750 in the world.
- A few world famous Peace Sites include the Carter Presidential Center, the Club of Budapest Hungary and the Mall of America
- The Peace Site Program flourished starting in Minneapolis,
Bloomington, St. Paul, the Suburbs in the Twin Cities area, Out-state
Minnesota, the U.S. and yes the world.
- Many churches and church affiliated groups have adopted the Peace
Site Program, i.e. : Baha’i', Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Unitarian /
Universalist, and YMCAs to name a few. Also a number of synagogues have
become Peace Sites.
- Many parks, nature centers have become Peace Sites.
- Several international Elderhostel Programs have adopted the Peace
Site idea including : Australia, Denali Park - Alaska, Ecuador,
University of Peace - Costa Rica, Vietnam
Become a Peace Site