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Are you passionate about the topics World Peace, Diversity and Equality?

 

Global Peace Alliance welcomes you to a free virtual festival, “Shaping Peace Together,” bringing over 30 peace speakers, poets, youth leaders, activists and multicultural dance/song performances. Let’s celebrate diversity and discuss the issues of social justice, human rights and climate change and more. We hope you too will be inspired by the resiliency, compassion and action we see during this epic pandemic. See you all there!

 

Our mission is to empower people and their educational, cultural and other grassroots networks everywhere to build and sustain a culture of peace for generations to come.

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Global Transformation in the Era of COVID-19

Arts Exhibition 2019

Give Peace a Chance Festival 2019

'Give Peace a Chance' Surrey Festival '18

GPA with Int. Ass. of Parliamentarians for peace, Canada Chapter.

GPA 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

2017 GPA GIVE PEACE A CHANCE FESTIVAL

RECOGNITION OF 2017 PEACE-THEMED ARTS & LITERARY CONTESTS.

GPA President speaking at Universal Peace Federation, Vancouver.

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

 

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.