There is something in this world that every individual can do. God has created all of us with something unique to contribute.

Leymah Gbowee

Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.

Elie Wiesel

Peace begins with a smile.

Mother Teresa

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For centuries now we’ve tried everything else; the power of wealth, of mighty armies and navies, machinations of diplomats. All have failed. Before it’s too late, and time is running out, let us turn from trust in the chain reactions of exploding atoms to faith of the chain reaction of God’s love. Love — love of God and fellow men. That is God’s formula for peace. Peace on earth to men of good will.
   — Richard Cardinal Cushing

To me, the relationship of this ministry to the making of peace is so obvious that I sometimes marvel at those who ask me why I am speaking against the war. Could it be that they do not know that the Good News was meant for all men—for communist and capitalist, for their children and ours, for black and for white, for revolutionary and conservative? Have they forgotten that my ministry is in obedience to the one who loved His enemies so fully that He died for them? What then can I say to the Vietcong or to Castro or to Mao as a faithful minister of this one? Can I threaten them with death or must I not share with them my life?
   — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force… If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.
   — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
   — Pope John XXIII

We always prefer war on our terms to peace on someone else’s.
   — Author Unknown

One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations… is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.
   — Jimmy Carter

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace! Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy.
   — Saint Francis of Assis

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
   — Isaiah 32:17

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
   — Martin Luther King, Jr.

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.
   — Jimmy Carter

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
   — Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
   — Moshe Dayan

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
   — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is a grassroots association dedicated to promoting biblical values of justice, care of creation, peace and nonviolent solutions to conflict.




The 33rd Annual “Peace” Creative Arts Contest Lancaster County, PA

Open to all Lancaster County PA area high school students (public, private or home school) grades 9-12 This Year’s Topic: “PEACE BEGINS WITH ME CATEGORY ONE: FINE ARTS Painting or drawing no larger than 11×14″ or Sculpture no larger than 12×12″ (any art media) Must be accompanied by a 200-word (max) explanation.   CATEGORY TWO:…