Monday, August 17, 2009

Act of Peace

Many conflicts in the world result from shortages of natural resources. There are many things you can do to reduce the impact of your consumption - recycle plastic in your community, pick up litter, give (don't throw) clothes away, use old newspapers for kids crafts... tell us your ideas!

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Work in a community garden

Teach someone how to read

Participate in a political process

Break up a fight at school

Join an international pen-pal network

Listen actively when someone speaks

Do not repeat hurtful jokes

Make a video about peace and post it online

Forgive a past hurt

Take a class in conflict resolution

Write and share a poem about peace

Befriend someone from another culture

Learn about the history of another country

Be polite at checkpoints

Organize a peaceful demonstration