September 21 | Actions that build peace
Campaign «Contributing to peace» is developed in social networks
Thousands of volunteers from the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, GEAP, throughout Latin America, the United States, and Spain, celebrate this September 21 the International Day of Peace.
The GEAP recognizes the will and action of the activists in the development of all the programs and projects of the institution that have as their goal the peace and the integral welfare of the human being, of the nations and of Mother Earth.
This year the Digital Campaign "Contributing to Peace" is carried out during the celebration; it invites users to share videos on their social networks where they comment on how they contribute to the construction of peace from their environment (home, community, school or university, work), and what gives them personal peace, using the hashtags: #PeaceDay #ContributingToPeace.
This campaign seeks to awaken awareness of the need for all individuals to participate in the construction of peace, to attain harmony and individual well-being through their daily actions, and in turn, contribute to the achievement of social peace, of the Nations and Mother Earth.
The founder and main driver of the actions developed by the GEAP, William Soto, points out:
«Peace is a dynamic process of hard work, effort, creativity, persistence and, above all, it is the commitment of each person in the society where we live; from the place where we are and from the scope of our possibilities. We can all contribute. We are the makers of peace».
The GEAP has given itself to the task of promoting the harmony of all the areas in which the human being develops (individual peace, peace in the social environment, harmony with Mother Earth and the peace of nations) as the only way to achieve full state and individual and collective happiness; likewise, it has promoted citizen action and participation to achieve these objectives.
Peace Integration Summit - CUMIPAZ 2018
The maximum event of the institution is prepared for its 4th edition, CUMIPAZ 2018 will take place from October 1st to 6th, in Guatemala. Authorities of different nations, international leaders, judges, diplomats, politicians, scientists, businessmen, indigenous leaders, environmentalists, prepare to present proposals and pitches around the integral peace of the human being, of the nations and of Mother Earth.
Peace activists contribute and participate in the realization of this international meeting, each person actively supporting the summit from their location and possibilities. They also make up a delegation that will travel and support the holding of the Summit together with the activists of the host country.
A new session on the official website of the Summit shows part of this voluntary work: Hands that build peace.
Music for the peace and happiness of the integral human being
Hundreds of young people in Latin America are already part of the program "The power of music for peace and happiness of the integral human being", which encourages listening to music consciously, recognizing its influence on the individual, and in turn, promoting music as a tool for education, integration, unity and harmony.
Because of the program, symphony orchestras have been formed that interpret their pieces in the frequency of peace: 432 Hertz and young people have been prepared to bring love, peace and joy through music to people in special conditions, such as children and young people who are in hospitals, elderly people in care centers, among others.
A sample of this work is the Symphony Orchestra of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (OSEMAP), a group of musicians composed of 60 performers and performers of different ages, from different countries of Latin America. Soon, it will bring melodies of peace to more than 300 children affected in Guatemala due to the eruption of the Volcán de Fuego.
Life is in the Blood
Through the Comprehensive Blood Donation Program: Life is in the Blood thousands of people have become voluntary and regular blood donors, contributing to the stabilization, recovery, and health of millions of individuals who need the vital liquid tissue.
The initiative promotes the principle of love for life and peace, in turn, promotes the physical well-being and health of human beings as a factor that directly contributes to individual and collective peace.
Recently, in the 11th International Blood Drive Marathon, 60,976 effective blood units were reached, which can save the lives of more than 240,000 people.
The development of the PEC LIFE Communicational Education Program continues to raise awareness and educate society in different areas (family, educational, community and organizational) about the importance of forming a culture of voluntary, altruistic and habitual blood donation.
Children of Mother Earth
To promote the respect, preservation, and peace of Mother Earth, as well as the harmony of human beings with her, the GEAP executes the International Program Children of Mother Earth. Through it, activists work for the recognition of Mother Earth as a living being and their rights, and one of these is the right to peace.
Children, youths and adults have joined the environmental movement called Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth, which also includes restoration and tree planting. During the second and third quarter of this year, this environmental activism has managed to reach 721,924 signatures in support of the Proclamation of the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth.
One of the outstanding events to achieve this goal was the Signature Marathon, a campaign carried out in 269 cities in America and Spain, and approximately 3,800 peace activists, who attended the call made by GEAP to collect electronic signatures in squares, shopping centers, transport terminals, markets, spas, cinemas, and other public places.
There were also 260 municipal decrees proclaimed in 14 countries of America in support of the International Coalition campaign for the Inter-American Environmental Charter and the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth, which was presented to the Organization of American States, OAS.
Educating to remember
Another of the programs developed by the GEAP to contribute to the construction of peace is Educating to Remember. This initiative addresses peace from education, the formation of children and youth in ethical, moral and spiritual principles and values to be peace actors and leaders.
This program promotes the reflection and practice of actions of respect for universal rights and human dignity, based on the study of the history of the Holocaust and other genocides.
During the first quarter of the year, 9,027 students were sensitized and educated in this area, who had the opportunity to present peace proposals. In addition, 297 teachers were trained to execute the program and thousands of peace activists have participated in workshops and educational sessions.
International Alliance of Universities for Peace
The network of universities and institutes of higher education that make up the International Alliance of Universities for Peace, ALIUP, continues to expand. More than 300 universities have joined this project presented by the GEAP to advance peace education for the integral human being.
Recently the Chair for Peace was presented officially, the fruit of this alliance, and which aims to educate the human being from its constitution: soul or heart, spirit or mind, and physical body, contributing to a paradigm shift in the education of the 21st century.