With 1,000 tulip bulbs and hundreds of Kenyan Fair Trade peace-tagged* roses the United Network of Young Peacebuilders and the Peace Portal partner with the VPP for Peace Day in The Hague with hundreds of local children, poems, and the conversation cafe on strategies of peace. New partners Stuurbloemen and Preijde Bulbs build visibility, ethical trade awareness and a creative call to peace on this day announced as a 24hr global day of ceasefire.
* Peace Day * Dag van de Vrede * Fair Trade * Peace at Work
This month also launches the groundbreaking powerful Peaceweek program with dozens of peace leaders from around the world for live discussion and strategy. Ben & Jerry's and the US Peace Alliance work together to impact the passage of the Youth Promise Act in the US and Pax Christi Netherlands holds activities through their Vredesweek and Nacht van de Vrede. But next to all the activities, energy and creativity it's good to take a quiet moment and reflect - What am I doing towards greater peace - in my life, in my community and towards a world with better methods of conflict resolution. As VPP poet Ammar Banni states from Algeria - featured in this Soundscape from Los Angeles DJ Paul V: 'You are the white doves of Peace.'