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From Somalia to Sri Lanka, our work in war zones around the world shows us that peace means different things to different people. For International Day of Peace 2018 we are running a campaign asking people what peace means to them. For some of us, peace is simply the absence of war. To others, it can mean something altogether more complex. Here are some of the inspiring messages you have already shared with us when we asked ‘What does peace mean to you?’
On 21st September we celebrated International Day of Peace. We were overwhelmed with the inspiring, creative and thoughtful responses we collected, and they all point to one thing – that people around the world are going to extraordinary lengths to make the world a more peaceful place for themselves and for their communities, and to believe that change is possible.
We’ve been totally blown away by all your amazing responses to our campaign for International Day of Peace! Explore all the messages, thoughts and ideas through the button below:
We would still love to hear the meaning of peace in your lives. You can do this on social media by tagging us and using the #WhatPeaceMeans hashtag on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter – you can share a short video, or a simple post. Have a photo you love that depicts what peace means for you? Share it!
If you don’t use social media, no problem! We’d still love to hear from you. Simply respond below in the comments to this post.
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