|The ANSWER is Iceality|
We would also like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and students of Victoria Leigh Soto, who died while trying to save the young people in her class. Her distinguished record of leadership and public service as a teacher is a model for young people everywhere to follow.
Over the years, we as Americans have been united in our grief as Newtown and other cities have lain to rest so many beautiful, innocent children, along with the heroic educators who worked every day to help them achieve their dreams. Regardless of the motive behind such violence, no act of terror can be accepted or justified. Terrorism and violent extremism should find no shelter or refuge in any ideology, political opinion or religion. We feel The Answer is to overcome this common threat and work harder to promote the "Theory of Iceality" of a sustainable global culture of peace. This has all become more obvious against the backdrop of such atrocities. The Answer to preventing these types of attacks from recurring in the future is to unite as one human race for Peace. We firmly believe that respect for human and environmental rights and greater understanding between people from different racial and religious backgrounds must be the cornerstone of society in today's fast-changing, globalized world.
(Human, Animal and Plant Kingdoms)
The “Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM)” and the “Great American Peace Trail (GAPT)” Projects are designed by ICEA to engage all the Worlds Children with cross-cultural awareness in order to attain the common goal of sharing peace and diversity with their neighbors. They have direct community impact through neighborhood beautification, community and economic development while building self-esteem and hope. They will help to build better societies where everyone can live, respect and accept each other as they diplomatically negotiate errors and differences of prejudice and hatred and instill in its place the belief in the necessity of communication. Unfortunately, extremism exists in all communities, ethnicities and religions. An effective response must begin with communication of the truth of our common humanity. Those who learn to believe in the dialogue of iceality cannot be susceptible to violent extremist ideology.
"We now have the power to make this World a beautiful place one child at a time. Begin with your own child and watch how that child radiates towards the other Worlds children. We are all children of the universe and we have a right to live here in peace~ says First Lady of Peace, Renate Jakupca"
“Peace is too important to be left in the hands of politicians; they do not have the training or inclination to commit to openness, equality and democracy. Therefore, our main goal for the WCPM is to educate the Children today, so they will be able to train and stop the violence in their future.....and that begins within each one of us Now".
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|Teach Peace Wirh Iceality|
As new WCPM Stones are added to gardens around the world, it will, in time, become the largest monument dedicated to Global Peace. The sculpture serves as a milestone for the 'Theory of Iceality' of the Environmental Art Movement indigenous to the Great Cleveland Area, that is to "Assist in understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through the Arts ultimately promoting a sustainable global Culture of Peace". The WCPM was officially inaugurated in 2003 at the 3rd World Peace Conference held in Verbania, Italy by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca where they received an Italian Medal of Arts. They were also recognized by the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and in 2006 appointed Universal Peace Ambassadors. The WCPM is organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the UN Millennium Development Goals.
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Web Resources and Links for Global Peace and Understanding:
American Field Service (AFS)
Many in the U.S. (including, alas, some in higher education) assume that the growing importance of the English language means that we can afford to neglect the study of foreign languages. Even if this has some truth at the economic level, arrogance about language is not a useful attribute. U.S. ignorance of foreign languages has become so profound that any effort to use another language is likely to be appreciated abroad. The meta-search engine Foreign Word provides a useful step in the right direction by performing searches of online dictionaries in many languages.
This online community of world history buffs features both interesting conversation and an amazing chronological Chart of Empires, which depicts all of the world's empires over the past several millennium. The United States is not the first nation to face the challenge of hegemony.
In 1990, Eclipse Enterprises published a set of 36 trading cards, which depicted many of the strange and deranged allies that the United States had acquired over the previous several decades, mostly in pursuit of the Cold War. Each card features a caricature of an important U.S.-allied tyrant on one side, and a description of his misdeeds on the back. This web site provides the images and text of these hard-to-find cards. The importance of the cards today is that they can help U.S. citizens to understand why residents of some countries might sometimes be reluctant to trust U.S. motives.
After you have explored the site, test your knowledge of dictator allies with two crossword puzzles from Pax Mundo:
This dynamic site allows users instantly to generate maps, graphs, and charts that compare any or all of the world's nations on a wide variety of measures. Some of the results might be surprising, and should lead to further thought. For example, the United States and the Dominican Republic have exactly the same percentage of primary-school students (11.6 percent) enrolled in private schools.
Global Geographic Literacy Survey
This study by National Geographic and Roper documents global disparities in geographic literacy. The results are as discouraging as they are unsurprising, with 30 percent of U.S. young adults unable to find the Pacific Ocean on a map.
Upside Down Map Page
Oddly enough, maps can actually foster geographic ignorance, or at least reinforce miss-impressions about the world. This site provides alternative ways of looking at the world, simply by reorienting the compass directions on some world maps.
" School Bells "
In an August 2000 article, Harper's editor Lewis Lapham argues that contemporary politicians are dependent on apathy and ignorance in the population at large. Let us hope he is not correct, but he makes rather a strong case!
World Peace Prayer Society
This international effort at improved understanding includes both constructive thinking and interesting learning resources. It includes a link to a Japanese site that teaches how to wish peace to the people of all nations -- in their own languages.
Resource Center of the Americas
The Resource Center of the Americas provides detailed, sustained, and thoughtful coverage of developments that affect human rights throughout Latin America.
Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University has worked for over a decade to support scholarship and other exchanges that emphasize and promote the commonalities between two of the world's great religious traditions. It seeks to dispel misconceptions and to counter the notion that a clash between cultures is inevitable.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch provides non-partisan documentation and analysis of human rights conditions in every country of the world.
This site remains the authoritative source for U.S. government data on the boundaries of countries and basic demographic and other data. Unfortunately, a December 2003 overhaul of the site significantly politicized it, removing most references to U.S. interventions in other countries and adding needlessly pejorative descriptions of foreign governments.NI Country Profiles
Similar in scope and breadth to the CIA Fact book, but more ideologically balanced is this site from New Internationalist magazine. It also includes a number of interesting means of comparing countries, such as literacy, status of women, and environmental protection.
BBC Country Profiles
BBC profiles provide a quick guide to history, politics and economic background of countries throughout the world. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.
Perry-Castañeda Map Library
This special collection at the University of Texas is a repository for CIA and other government maps, many of which it makes available via the web. When I was in graduate school (before the web), I actually drove several hundred miles to Austin, just to look at this map collection!
Center for Defense Information
For twenty years, I have found this to be the very most reliable source of information about U.S. military spending, programs, and practices. It is both critical and credible, operated by those who know best -- retired officers of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
National Geography Standards
Geographic education is slowly recovering from decades of neglect in the United States. The standards described by the National Council on Geographic Education provide guidance for educators who are fostering the recovery. The result of these efforts could well be a better-informed citizenry in the world's most powerful democracy. Locally, the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance is leading the way.
About GeographyMatt Rosenberg’s meta-geography site on About.com is a portal for the discipline of geography.
Visible Earth NASA provides high-quality satellite imagery organized by topic and searchable by keyword. What does this have to do with world peace? The fact is that looking at imagery of the earth tends to build appreciation for this home we share.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used by professional geographers to present and analyze spatial data. The Geography Network provides free software and data that enable non-professionals to use simplified GIS tools to learn more about the earth.
Children Map Their World
favorite map , by Sergio Castany de Fiori of Sao Paulo, Brazil, reminds me of Paloma (the dove).
When making presentations, it is often convenient to have a map or flag. This is the best site for finding reproducible maps and flags. If you use these materials in your own work, please be sure to read the guidelines and give appropriate credit.
If you think of Rotary as just another fraternal organization, think again. It is a real instrument for global understanding. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarian's belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries. Wherever you are in the world, you are probably near a chapter, and wherever you are going in the world, you can probably find a Rotary chapter there.
Second Rate Nation
A new book by social researcher, author Sam Sieber presents conclusions that overturn our most cherished ideas about the exceptional nature of the United States. The title should provoke careful self-examination by those who assume -- as many of us often do -- that the U.S. is objectively the best in every way
U.S. Global Empire
Libertarian author Laurence Vance has exhaustively researched the size and scope of U.S. military presence around the world, and offers interesting ideas about this modern empire. You can also view updated statistics at the Department of Defense's Military Personnel Statistics page.
Pax Mundi, Diplomatic Academy of Peace / International Dag Hammarskjöld Award.
Pax Mundi, Académie diplomatique de la paix / Prix international Dag Hammarskjöld
- The White House
- State Department
- United Nations
- Model UN Programs
- U.S. Government Agencies
- International Organizations