2017 GPA GIVE PEACE A CHANCE FESTIVAL

RECOGNITION OF 2017 PEACE-THEMED ARTS & LITERARY CONTESTS.

GPA at 2017 YOUTH TRANSFORMING SOCIETY VOLUNTEERING EVENT SURREY, BC, CANADA.

Some of those who participated in the 2017 GPA Picnic.

GPA AT SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, BC, CANADA

GPA at Human Rights Day celebrations in BC, Canada, with Senator Mobina Jaffer

2017 GPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ SURREY FESTIVAL (Celebration of the International Day of Peace, 2016)

GPA November 2016 Board meeting

Global Peace Alliance Surrey Society (GPA) at the ‘Volunteering and Beyond’ event in Surrey, BC

SOME OF THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2016 GPA PICNIC

IGNITE 2016 : Informed and Caring People Can Change the World. (Dr. R.B. Herath addressing High School students)

2016 GPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

International Day of Peace 2015

GPA reaching out into the community

GPA World Cafe Style Discussions

Group discussions at the inaugural session

Together We Can Achieve Lasting Peace

 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Anglo-Irish Philosopher Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." - Albert Einstein (1870-1955)

 

 

 

If we choose to simply look on and do nothing, one or more of the existing or future major conflicts could trigger WWIII at an opportune time – just as how some isolated battles started WWI and WWII. These two past wars were fought with conventional weapons (except for Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing) and claimed 15 million and 65 million, respectively. The odds are that if WWIII breaks out it will be fought with nuclear weapons and could offer us the prospects of getting back to the Stone Age or even the fate of the dinosaurs.

 

"“In view of the fact that in any future world war nuclear weapons will certainly be employed, and that such weapons threaten the continued existence of mankind,.."

- The Russell-Einstein Manifesto,1955

"The accelerating spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear know-how and nuclear material has brought us to a nuclear tipping point."

- Cold War Warriors George Shultz, Henrey Kissinger, William Perry & Sam Nunn,2008


 

 

 

 

Can the existing global checks and balances effectively meet the above challenges to global peace? This is a question we all should be asking ourselves. The answer to this question seems to be a chilling NO. Past and present critical failures clearly testify to this. Inability to find lasting solutions to a number of old conflicts that pose significant threats to world peace, non-compliance with critical resolutions adopted by the UN by some of its member states, failure to prevent genocides such as the ones in Rwanda, Darfur, and Srebrenica, inability to prevent unilateral global policing by powerful nations, and continuing nuclear proliferation are only a few of these failures. The future we now see for our progenies is one of worsening conflicts, continuing growth and distribution of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, and further buildup of world tension.

 

Given the situation, people everywhere need to unite to prevent the unthinkable happening and to establish lasting peace on Earth.


 

Peace Reflections

 

  • May everyone care for the needs of others and share what is available in an equitable manner.
  • May no one take vengeance for past wrongs of others.
  • May everyone always act responsibly in a trustworthy and reliable manner.
  • May everyone appreciate the wellbeing and happiness of all humans, just as one’s own – irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, tribe, religion, language, culture, and ideology.

Important timely Message from Global Peace Alliance

GLOBAL PEACE REFLECTIONS

GPA ANNUAL PEACE-THEMED ARTS & LITERARY CONTESTS

You can make a submission for these Contests any time in the year from any part of the world. The cut-off date for submissions is August 15th every year. Act NOW. Certificates, prizes and trophies waiting for you! The list of the winners of the 2017 contests can be viewed here.

R.B.’s Speech at Human Rights Expo 2016

Dr. R.B. Herath speaking at HUMAN RIGHTS EXPO 2016, BC, CANADA. To watch video CLICK HERE

Watch 2016 ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ (GPAC) FESTIVAL Video

You can now watch our Sept. 24th event 2016 ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ (GPAC) FESTIVAL VIDEO by CLICKING HERE

WHO CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

"INFORMED, CARING PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD"- Dr. R.B. HERATH, GPA PRESIDENT. Click on the link below to listen to his full speech.

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