The Manifesto


Invest in Peace MANIFESTO

Version one 2015-03-20


We recognise:

that Peace is not simply the absence of war; it is a positive state that we as humans have a natural longing for. Peace also underpins prosperity. By promoting peace, individuals and organizations lay the foundations for prosperity.

We see the need for:

more channels and mechanisms to actively invest in activities, projects, businesses and other initiatives that foster and promote peace. Security of food, water and shelter are key. The prosperity generated by these activities benefits all, society and its organizations as well as future generations.

We call upon individuals and organizations to collaborate in any way they can to invest in peace at three levels:

  • the personal level, to support individuals’ development,
  • community level to ensure shared security of basic needs
  • national and global level, to remove underlying causes of stresses that cause suffering and conflict.

and make a start now in any way, small or large.



One thought on “The Manifesto

  1. Peace is also being at peace within oneself and in one’s personal conscience. It may mean letting go of anger, bitterness and hate and offering, or accepting, forgiveness. It often begins in the family and may also mean learning to love ourselves and to know that we are all loved. Peace also depends on job creation. As a friend who has worked in Afghanistan says, “Nothing stops a bullet faster than a job.”

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