Canadian Peace Initiative (“CPI”) is a process to simply provide the venues,
support and guidance to ‘Open Space to Open Minds to Peace’.
The CPI process is open,
transparent, patient and committed, drawing people from all walks of life,
freeing them from their stasis and mobilizing them.
All members of the Culture of Peace movement have to be leaders in their
own right, drawing on their own potential and inner strengths, galvanizing,
inspiring and energizing the peace movement.
Everyone is a peace leader and peace educator.
Every day we must take ownership of ourselves and our relationships: we
can do anything we set our minds and hearts to; we do no harm, expect and demand
no harm be done to us or others; no one is better than another;
we are critical thinkers, finding our own truths; education is our best
investment and information our most important resource. Building
a healthy culture is about building healthy relationships – we can do that. As
we take ownership of peace others will follow – because it will be uplifting
it will be infectious, and lead to sudden, massive, cultural change."
(As in all things peaceful, this enlightening statement is the result of
many contributors and supporters. The CPI process has led to the Canadian
Culture of Peace Program.)
My goal in developing our Canadian Centres for
Teaching Peace web site at http://www.peace.ca
was to help people get an overview of peace issues and to be able to learn
in a short period what has taken me and others a long time to learn. I
would suggest that if you read the following articles on our web site (you
can click on the links below) you will get a good overview. Then it is up
to you to dig into the areas which you like.
The world is dangerous
not because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without
The world is dangerous not because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction to Peace Studies http://www.peace.ca/introductiontopeacestudies.htm
How You Can Make a Difference http://www.peace.ca/message.htm
"NATIONAL CULTURE OF PEACE PROGRAM FOR CANADA". http://www.peace.ca/copp.htm
'The Big Picture'
How to Achieve World Peace http://www.peace.ca/worldpeace.htm
The Peace Leader http://www.peace.ca/peaceleader.htm
It's Good Business http://www.peace.ca/itsgoodbusiness.htm
VISIONS OF A CANADIAN PEACE INSTITUTE http://www.peace.ca/visionsofacdnpeaceinst.htm
Canadian Model for Culture of Peace Program
and Peace Education http://www.peace.ca/EVOLVING CANADIAN CULTURE OF PEACE PROGRAM 2005.ppt
Community Centres for Teaching Peace/Peace Cafés http://www.peacecafe.ca
An Idea who's time has come: World peace
security will be best served by a strong, effective and
democratic United Nations http://www.peace.ca/un.htm
Basement of Horrors http://www.peace.ca/basement.htm
Problem Identification Topics http://www.peace.ca/problem.htm
Information Resources http://www.peace.ca/info.htm
Upcoming Events http://www.peace.ca/upcoming.htm
Groundwork for Peace - Violence is a disease, we have an Antidote (click on the link to read the outline for a speech)
Glossary of Peace Terms/Language http://www.peace.ca/glossaryUColorado.htm