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Summer, 2015
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CPI is a local-global Peacebuilding Initiative uniting our strengths along diverse pathways to realize a Culture of Peace for all. 
CPI highlights inter-generational and inter-cultural Peacebuilders who are revealing the emerging Culture of Peace.

Dear  Culture of Peace Initiative ( CPI ) Participants,  Peacebuilding Colleagues and Friends,
"A culture of peace has been a dream and hope for human beings for thousands of years, even though different words may have been used. In the last half of the 20th Century a more precise focus and language has emerged which serves as a guideline for those seeking and leading in this quest.
'... my experience and research have convinced me that the world is on the verge of the greatest change in human history: the transition from the culture of war that we have had for tens of thousands of years to a new culture, a culture of peace.'      David Adams, Former Director, UNESCO

'A culture of peace is a set of values, attitudes, traditions and modes of behavior and ways of life...' from  the United Nations resolution ( A/RES/53/243) Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace.  This is about shifting mindset and behavior in all aspects of our societies as we move from force to reason, from conflict and violence to dialogue and Peacebuilding and embrace humanity's interconnectedness and inner oneness."

I wrote these words on February 6, 2014 and I share them now because one of the important action areas of the United Nations resolution is #6. Advance understanding, tolerance and solidarity" and an important television series is stepping forward as a "Strengthening action" in this direction. I am speaking of Oprah's BELIEF Series which premieres today on the Oprah Winfrey Network October 18th - 24th. Please see the following for more information on participating in our global village.
With Love and respect, 

David Wick
Director, Pathways To Peace

And the Peacebuilding Community

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BELIEF Days of Compassion and Healing

It is Sunday, October 18th and you are invited to join many thousands of people around the world as Oprah Winfrey presents the landmark television event Belief, a week-long documentary series that  depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

The series is called  BELIEF, and it will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). It's a remarkable look at spiritually and culture around the world - like 'Planet Earth' for religion. It will air 7 days in a row from  October 18th - 24th at  8pm ET/PT.

" Seven billion people, searching for connection, redemption, meaning. Oprah Winfrey presents the seven-night documentary series, "BELIEF," a groundbreaking television event exploring humankind's ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves.
Journeying to the far reaches of the world, and to places cameras have rarely been, "Belief" searches the origins of diverse faiths and the heart of what really matters. From the epic to the intimate, webbed throughout each hour are stories of people on spiritual journeys, taking them to sacred spaces."   BELIEF Trailer and Resources

Pathways To Peace is proud to partner in inviting people from different backgrounds to engage in viewing and share conversations in this Culture of Peace experience. Join in and invite others and you can  share the BELIEF trailer

Share this experience and join others in the conversation through the following links.

Twitter: #BeliefDays @OWNTV, @joshuadubois, @eridgnal

Again, for more information on the BELIEF Series, visit: www.beliefteam.com or to view the Belief Trailer, click here: www.beliefteam.com/resources

Let us learn from each other as we join in the evolution of the Culture of Peace.

Please share any and all of this information on your web sites, in your newsletters, on your Facebook posts, or in other media.  Also please invite others to sign up for this newsletter so they can receive the information directly.

Thank you!   Building Pathways To Peace toward a Culture of Peace for the Common Good.  May Peace Prevail On Earth!


The Pathways To Peace Team

Pathways To Peace is a nonprofit (501c3 U.S. tax exempt) organization, whose work would not be possible without our volunteers and your support. To help our efforts, please donate and click PayPal button on the left column.

  About Pathways To Peace and the Culture of Peace Initiative
This newsletter is offered by Pathways To Peace (PTP), International Secretariat of the Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) which was inaugurated in 1984 and received a UN Peace Messenger award from the UN in 1987. CPI  is inter-generational, inter-cultural, and has Participants in all regions of the world. PTP has consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC), (DPI). PTP has worked with the UN to observe and promote the International Day of Peace since it's inception in 1981, and has nurtured this occasion from a single event of a few hundred people into an annual global observance that now reaches hundreds of millions of people.
PTP has created and maintained the dedicated websites for the International Day of Peace and the Culture of Peace Initiative, including event locators for all to use; we produce this newsletter and also provide daily updates on the International Day of Peace Facebook page; we held a successful campaign to have the International Day of Peace printed on calendars across the globe; and we are continually involved with communications and planning about this event both inside and beyond UN circles. To learn more about our programs, networks, campaigns and support materials please see our web sites or visit our Facebook page.
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.

Thank you.
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