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New, State-of-the-art Website for the Culture of Peace Initiative

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The Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) is very excited about and pleased to announce that we have a new and completely revised, state-of-the-art, web site. In fact, this newly upgraded web site is more than just a source of information - it is an on-line social network for Peacebuilding organizations within the CPI worlwide community. And anyone can join - it's free! The newly upgraded CPI web site will serve as an information and knowledge sharing hub for year round PeaceBuilding activities across the globe. It will also serve as the primary location for posting events for the International Day of Peace and for documenting each year's growth of this annual global observance and demonstrating this to all people, including the United Nations. Note, all events posted on this web site will automatically appear on the International Day of Peace web site.

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Our new web site provides you and all Participants of the Culture Of Peace Initiative with many tools, including a free membership system and discussion groups. It is integrated with leading edge technology for event listings, mapping and searching. The new CPI web site has many social networking features: people and organizations can create their own profiles; organizations can create groups, and people can join these groups and participate in their discussions; people can provide status reports, 'friend' others, and even comment on or 'like' their status. In addition, there is a Peacebuilding section, where people can list their own Peacebuilding tools or practices. The new CPI site also includes blogs, news feeds, access to a newsletter, videos, photos, links, ideas and more . . .

The web site supports the Xeden Cloud Event Mapping System where you can submit information about a peace event or activity, which is then displayed on a visual map embedded into the CPI web site. The corresponding database is searchable by location, date, type of event, and organization. Note, your submissions can include text, photos, videos and links related to your event, activity and organization . . .

Join the CPI at (it's free) and enter our community by creating a profile that can include: you or your organization's information, activities, projects, photographs, videos and links. From there, you can join various groups, or create your own. You can participate in group discussions; and you can provide your own status reports, 'friend' others, and even comment on their status.

Explore the site and add to it. This is your site. In fact, an entire Peacebuilding section is devoted to your Peacebuilding tools and practices.

Add any and all events to the Global Events Calendar - now, and on an on-going basis. Remember, events posted here show up on the International Day of Peace web site as well - and vice versa.

Share and forward this newsletter to members of your organization, people or organizations in your network, and friends who you think will be interested in participating.

Please take some time today or this week to help us populate this site.

Thank you, and May Peace Prevail on Earth . . .


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How can we know if the culture of peace is advancing?,

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Latest reader comment:

The advancement of culture of peace in any environment cannot easily be known. Some of the signs of this advancement could be seen and others can be felt and heard. First and foremost, advancement of this culture can mainly be clearly noticed in a country where peace was elusive. If it is an ethnic division that caused conflict and made peace disappear, the sure sign will be the two factions dialoguing and working together in improving their relationship. The boundaries created by the conflict fizzle out and there comes free movement and expressions. People start talking about peace openly and various avenues are created to educate the masses about the importance of peace. The general populous is discouraged from getting involved in vices that can cause conflict. Citizens are provided with an environment where everyone would be engaged in productive activities. The media will be encouraged to disseminate messages of love not hate. If the conflict was between two nations, governments will start exchanging diplomatic representatives and citizens of the two countries start visiting each other.

This report was posted on April 1, 2012.

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