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Today Pathways To Peace Features 
a Compelling Campaign sponsored by our Core Partner, Unify:

The RiseforSyria Campaign

Pathways To Peace (PTP) is honored and delighted to feature the RiseforSyria Campaign and its co-founder Patrick Kronfli. Patrick is a founder (along with his co-founder and a team of 12) of Unify, a core sponsor of RiseforSyria. Patrick is a heart-focused, insightful, and visionary Peacebuilder who is dedicated to his own healing, growth, and evolution - which he feels is necessary to healing our world. Patrick is committed to inspire and bring together as many people from as many cultures as possible, to create places of connection so that good can be created in our world.

Love and Compassion Transcend Politics: It's Time to Rise!

"My family originates from countries in the middle east, so the crisis in Syria hits close to home. As I began learning more, my heart cracked open to the depth of need for healing in that part of the world. Bringing people together to heal the wounds of war in the world - that's the opportunity this Campaign presents. It begins with the core experience of global prayer and meditation and then transforms into tangible action and impact." - Patrick Kronfli

Many of us watch what is happening in Syria from the comfort of our homes.

Families displaced by war, communities standing for their inalienable rights, entire cultures struggling to hold onto their land and their homes.

We want to help, but the scope of the crisis is so large and the impact so horrific that we may feel insignificant, powerless, and immobilized. Our sisters and brothers in Syria need our help now!  

"...with crisis comes opportunity--the opportunity for humanity to unify around our common principles of compassion, love, peace, and service to others. This is an opportunity for our global community to rise up and heal the wounds of war within ourselves, and collectively focus on healing the wounds of war in Syria. Join us in global synchronized prayer and meditation followed by high-impact, practical action campaigns to help those who need it most." - Patrick Kronfli, Rise for Syria Website

There are tangible solutions to this crisis, and each of us can step up and take meaningful action.
The RiseforSyria Campaign asks us: Are you ready to be inspired? Are you ready to take action?
You can start by watching this powerful and inspiring video and then read more to see how you can get involved:

Reversing the Tides of War

On September 24th, International Day of Peace weekend, RiseforSyria will host a global synchronized prayer and meditation from inside a Syrian refugee camp. This is an inter-faith prayer open to everyone from all traditions.

On June 25th, Unify launched the RiseforSyria 3-month campaign, in partnership with other Peacebuilding organizations, to "shift the course of war in Syria."  RiseforSyria is a global action campaign that works to lift up the people of Syria and provide valuable, tangible support while creating inner peace and healing for our global community.

The Campaign promotes "the rise of peace within us and all around us" through global synchronized prayer and meditation. RiseforSyria believes that fostering peace within ourselves through collective prayer and meditation will motivate the action that will impact the families and communities on the ground.

"We pray that our efforts, the efforts of our partner organizations, and the efforts of the global community can shift the tides of this war and lead us toward a lasting peace for the Syrian people. Together, we will participate in shaping history." - The RiseforSyria Campaign

Though most people just want the conflict to end, conversations about Syria rarely touch on what it will take to alleviate suffering. By focusing on alleviating suffering to the victims caught in the middle of this conflict, we begin to find middle ground with those who we may disagree with us politically. This is how we cross social and political boundaries - we unify in compassion.

In unity, we shift the tides of war and envision and create Peace.  Rise4Syria provides a vehicle for that shift to occur. 

Change Happens - It's Up to Us!

Many small acts of kindness made by thousands or even millions of people around our world create a giant wave of unity, peace, love, compassion, and tangible change.

 "RiseforSyria is an opportunity to heal and transform ourselves, our family, our community, our workplace, and our world. Coming together deepens our awareness of the difference we can make. When we step into our own truth, when we turn the energy of goodness toward Syria and see those lives changed and improved - we rise together and create momentum."- Patrick Kronfli

The RiseforSyria website provides many opportunities for us to be inspired and empowered to take action to lift up the Syrian people and shift the tides of war: 

Global Prayer and Meditation

The synchronized prayer and meditation will be held Peace Day weekend, on Sept 24th. The prayer will be a guided experience led from inside a Syrian refugee camp.  Join the prayer on World Peace Weekend and Register for the newsletter and live broadcast.

The Baby Box Project: Helping Pregnant Women in Refugee Camps

Through the campaign, RiseforSyria will supply 5,000 pregnant women with "baby boxes" which provide all the supplies these mothers need, and currently lack, for their newborn babies. Get details here .  The following is a powerful video about babies born in refugee camps:
Underground Cave Hospital

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), Rise for Syria, and 12 other leading Syrian medical organizations present a powerful solution to the problem of intentional hospital bombing in Syria. The RiseforSyria Campaign is supporting 2,000+ doctors and nurses in Syria who are risking their lives every day to save others. SAMS is currently building an underground cave hospital in Western Aleppo and RiseforSyria campaign will fund the completion of this facility. Get details here .
Refugees Matter

The RiseforSyria Campaign and its partners are providing entrepreneurial training for refugees in Turkey, so they can create opportunities for their community and return to their homes with the skills they need to build a new life for themselves and future generations. Check the Event Map    Register as an Organizer  On the site you will also have access to tools to assist your organizing efforts. 

Together, We Create Peace

Even the smallest pebble thrown into still water can create ripples that carry across the surface of an entire lake. You can be like that pebble making waves of joy reverberate outward in all directions.

Each of us can bring forth the angels of our better natures to defeat the noise of despair with a chorus of love. We are called into passionate engagement.

Collectively, we create a new vision. Where war existed, we now see an emerging Peace. From that vision is born a new reality. It's up to us!

"The world is changing. On the surface, things seem chaotic. Maybe more so than ever. But I see a rising tide of human evolution emerging from underneath it all. A movement of Inner Peace that will one day become World Peace. I've been organizing global synchronized meditations since 2011, and the movement has grown exponentially. Millions of us are waking up more and more every day. We are each operating from newfound realizations and choosing to Be The Peace we wish to see in the world. It may be a long road ahead of us, but it's a road worth traveling. I'm committed to doing my best to be at the forefront of my personal evolution and the evolution of our planet. I invite you to join me." - Patrick Kronfli, Co-Founder of Unify and core partner in the creation of the RiseforSyria Campaign

Many of us look with horror at the human suffering created by the Syrian War, while others have stepped up to give us a way to feel empowered to alleviate the pain and create safe-havens. The RiseforSyria Campaign is a story of hope, resilience, and healing. Along with Unify and the RiseforSyria Campaign, we invite you to be part of making something truly beautiful happen - to transform the darkness into light.

Patrick Kronfli knows that at times Peacebuilding can be difficult. In Patrick's continued commitment to creating effective approaches to healing the world, he found inspiration, support, and collaboration through Pathways To Peace and other Peacebuilding partners. "Over the years, Pathways To Peace was always there, supporting me and providing guidance and encouragement. My relationships with the people at Pathways To Peace inspired new opportunities, generated new energy, and amplified our work in the world".  Patrick, we are honored to partner with you in these meaningful and impactive Peacebuilding initiatives - thank you for who you are in our work and what you bring!

You can learn more about Unify and the RiseforSyria Campaign through these websites: 

About Patrick Kronfli

Patrick Kronfli  was born as a first generation American in Los Angeles, CA where he was raised in an entrepreneurial Lebanese family. At the age of 20, he experienced a rock bottom awakening that created the opportunity for his ego to implode in on itself. He made a radical shift and started to focus an increasing amount of attention on his internal growth and evolution so he can serve in the world. Patrick now has 14 year old twin boys and is the operations director of, an organization that has inspired global meditations, prayers, and social actions in thousands of cities around the world.

What is Your Pathway To Peace?

We'd love to hear about it! Pathways To Peace honors, celebrates, and supports Peacebuilders around the world. You can contact us by emailing: 

About Pathways To Peace and the Culture of Peace Initiative

Incorporated in 1983 , Pathways to Peace (PTP) is an international organization dedicated to making Peace a practical reality in our world today. PTP is an official Peace Messenger of the United Nations and has Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. PTP works locally and globally, inter-generationally and multi-culturally, to promote Peacebuilding, Peace education, and to collaborate with other organizations in initiatives that help further the Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI). 

With participants from around the world, the Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) is a cooperative local-global Peacebuilding Initiative uniting the strengths of organizations, networks, projects and people to realize a Culture of Peace for the Common Good. The CPI also serves as a vehicle for bringing to light many previously unseen and unheard Peacebuilders working along diverse paths, who are embodying the emerging Culture of Peace within Humanity.  The annual highlight of the Culture of Peace Initiative is the International Day of Peace, which provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and nations to work together, on a shared date, to create practical acts of Peace with a year- round impact.

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About the International Day of Peace

An annual focus for PTP is the International Day of Peace (Peace Day), held annually on September 21st. Pathways To Peace has worked with the UN to observe and promote the International Day of Peace since its inception in 1981 and has grown International Day of Peace from a single event of a few hundred people into an annual global observance that now reaches hundreds of millions of people. The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. 

"Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All"
Is the theme for the International Day of Peace -
September 21, 2017

This theme relates to the UN's "Together" campaign which relates to the fair and compassionate treatment of refugees and seeks to promote awareness of our global community and a common desire for Peace. We all are One. 

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