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  • Title: The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: .. Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic.. Valentine Peace Action - Amsterdam.. Educating New York for Peace Day.. News ».. Home.. Participate?.. About Us.. Partnerships.. Story.. News&Photos.. Poems.. Spotlights.. Featured.. Student Poems.. Dutch.. Dutch Poems.. Dutch Student Poems.. Testimonials.. Thanks.. Donate.. Resources.. Peace Education.. Peace Organizations.. View on Commerce.. Blog.. Contact.. The Valentine Peace Project (VPP) is a developing enterprise connecting individuals, communities, schools, horticulture and trade to the creative work of peace.. The Project began more than five years ago as a larger heart themed Valentine's Day, spreading thousands of submitted original peace poems and wider reflections on love - from the US, Zimbabwe, Kenya, England, the Netherlands, Israel, Palestine and New Zealand.. "The world reflects back digging deep down inside.. The doors are open to a whole new store.. Cupid is here living with love.. Spread the care and feel for others.. Treat everyone as your brothers.. Away, away, away, peace is everywhere.. ”.. (Twelve year old's poem submission to the Project).. Next to promoting a Community Valentine in February we work to publicize the.. International Day of Peace (September 21).. We promote.. community peace poetry gardens.. and the work of.. Fairtrade.. including conflict and post-conflict floriculture - a key industry for development.. The VPP plans to design its own.. Valentine Peace tulip one day soon and also market bulbs as tools of trade for international peace organizations.. Peace is generally understood on three levels - inner, community and global and we aim to illuminate all three by inspiring poetry and art; education and awareness; transformative trade and new symbolism for global and local community.. "The purpose of activism and art is to make a world in which people are producers of meaning, not just consumers.. " Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark - The Untold History of People Power.. *.. If you are a teacher or community coordinator and would like to participate in a peace themed Community Valentine or Peace Garden for Peace Day please.. contact us.. If you are a retailer wanting creative horticultural peace products also.. And if you desire to be part of 'new institutions to match new cultural realities' (.. Occupied Times of London.. ) - sign up for the newsletter on the right to keep posted:.. Building a Community Valentine and the International Day of Peace; spreading messages around the globe; and bringing the horticulture and international floral trade to the work of peace - a more expansive and connected expression of love.. Every country has a representative flower, every flower product a story, and every individual heart a message to share.. Photos of participants and recipients of flowers and poems in Amsterdam, San Francisco, and London.. "Flowers changed the face of the planet.. Without them, the world we know—.. even man himself.. —would never have existed.. ".. How Flowers Changed the World by Anthropologist and Scientist Loren Eiseley.. "Nothing has been more moving to me than this desire, realized imperfectly but repeatedly, to connect across differences, to be a community, to make a better world, to embrace each other.. to something unprecedented, a beloved community that circles the globe.. ".. Occupy Your Heart by Rebecca Solnit.. * * *.. You can view images of individuals and groups involved with the Project sharing poems and flowers for more than five years at.. Valentinepeace.. com.. Join us on Facebook.. 01.. Blooms.. 02.. McKinley Too.. 03.. Wonder.. 04.. BulbBasket.. 05.. Aalsmeer Flower Auction..  ...   pocket, it can be used always and everywhere.. If we take in our pocket the blue of the sky, the blue from the sea and a little bit of rainbow.. We will be sure to have peace forever….. From Peace (Pace), Alberto Teodori, Rome, Italy.. Oh, Cupid and your bow of Peace.. If you use the bow to bring the world together.. Nobody will ever be alone.. Our steps to love and peace are.. Larger than you know.. From Oh Cupid, Megan Kincaid, Paul Revere School, Los Angeles, USA.. I have always been able to find it.. In Myself.. In a Book that inspires me.. In Family.. In my Dad's cooking.. In Friends.. In the eyes of a stranger.. In a soup kitchen.. In an airport.. The key is to never stop looking.. From Love, Courtney, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA, USA.. We celebrate your gift.. However vaguely remembered.. By romantics and poets Your love essence remains.. Yet we only know it now as a dress rehearsal.. But a higher love beckons.. One we will yet experience.. From Letter to St.. Valentine, Sophia La Toa, New Zealand.. This poem isn't here to make you feel guilt,.. But to make you stop and think about the world around us.. So that maybe one day.. We can enjoy.. A day where we appreciate.. some chocolate, or a homemade card.. From Laura, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA, USA.. The world reflects back digging deep down inside.. The past is gone, things you must live without.. From Justin Ruder, Paul Revere School, Los Angeles, CA, USA.. I have a poem for peace to the world.. A poem that'll never accept dictatorships.. A poem that'll victoriously shine in the midst.. of darkness to steer the world for light.. From I Have a Poem, Walter Keyombe, Nairobi, Kenya.. Art contains the essence of what is deepest in each of us.. Although you are far I do not know your face.. I know your heart.. you are the white doves.. you are the glory of peace.. From The Glory of Peace, Ammar Banni, Algeria, Africa.. To keep home you must see beauty.. To see beauty you must know love.. To know love you must learn to fly.. From Fly to Love, Wayne Visser, England.. It's Cupid's day off, And in his place.. Is a Cupid with the same face.. But a different mission, a different cause.. The sub for Cupid will be waiting.. From Cupid's Day Off, Ali Ryan-Plasil, Paul Revere School, Los Angeles.. It is contained in the marvelous crystalline lattice,.. held by the heart strings, plucked like a harp,.. We are here for just an instant and vanish like a snowflake.. But the heart, the heart- it lasts forever.. From The Crystalline Lattice, Terri Glass, San Francisco, CA, USA.. Let go of everything you know.. And let all become new.. By seeing the beauty in all things.. From Student, Boise, Idaho, USA.. Ne rêves-tu pas d’un monde meilleur? D’un monde nouveau, bâti sur de vraies valeurs, Une vraie justice, Où l’Amour et la paix règnent en vainqueur! Toi et moi devons y contribuer.. (Don't you dream of a better world? A new world, built on real values, real justice, where Love and Peace win.. You and I must contribute to this.. ).. From Amour, A.. Soro, Ivory Coast, Africa.. © Copyright 2013 Valentine Peace Project ·.. Login.. ·.. 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  • Title: Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic - The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic.. From HSFRC's Executive Director Teresa Padua.. :.. Valentine Peace Project.. Free Community Event.. Join us @ Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic.. for 2 afternoons of beautiful origami.. heart-crafting, peace poetry,.. great friends neighbors,.. 2/13 2/14 (4-7pm).. Come for 1 or 2 days.. Receive Timebank credit.. We are a member.. This event is part of the VPP.. sponsored by HSFC.. The Hollywood Sunset Free Cinic (HSFC) has been serving the Los Angeles local community since 1968..

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  • Title: Valentine Peace Action - Amsterdam - The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: Valentine Peace Action - Amsterdam.. 14/02/2014 11:00-15:00 * Hercules Seghers Quarter.. Share a global message of peace with your neighbors.. On February 14, Valentine's Day, come to share poems received from around the world (thoughts on peace, reflections on love) - Hand them out with Fairtrade roses.. Since 2008, people from local communities in Amsterdam have come together to share a message of peace on Valentine's Day.. Friday February 14, thousands of Fairtrade roses from Zimbabwe (courtesy of Global Flower Trading) will  ...   them?.. Come along with your neighbors and roll the poems around the roses.. Then hand them out to whomever you think could use a present of peace.. Read - share them aloud.. Free.. Let your heart speak - make this a success!.. - Amsterdam Coordinator Elena Kravtchenko.. Made possible by-.. Wijkcentrum Ceintuur (Valentijn Vredesactie).. , Hidden Pearls,.. Global Flower Trading.. , Ymere, and residents of Hercules Seghers Quarter in de Pijp.. Events of Amsterdam South - Stadsdeel Zuid.. We're ready for you..

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  • Title: Educating New York for Peace Day - The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: Educating New York for Peace Day.. Peace Flames.. tulip bulbs were passed out on Peace Day to individuals and educators at a special Education conference led by reformer, activist and President of the International Institute for Humane Education (IHE) -.. Zoe Weil.. Passionate speakers included.. Jane Goodall.. and.. Arun Gandhi.. This well attended extraordinary day was filled with lectures, break out groups and a performance by the riveting local based.. Peace Poets.. A concluding march/walk in the vicinity of the location of the conference (near NYU)  ...   to give to many attendees at the sold out.. Conference.. tulips were given out to bring home and grow the message of the movement: Meaningful education for today's students- providing information for informed decisions as consumers and citizens; fostering curiousity, creativity and critical thinking; and instilling reverence, respect and responsibility for a more just world.. The International Institute for Humane Education.. offers Sowing Seeds training workshops for educators in its mission to create a more just, humane and sustainable world through education.. Peace Flames in bloom..

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  • Title: News - The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: Vision from Wales.. Peace Mala.. - (Creative education that empowers and embraces all uniting the world in peace) led a Pilgrimage in Swansea Wales on 9 May 2013 in which the VPP participated:.. Uniting all Faiths and Communities in Peace.. Valentine Peace tulips ('Pax') - thanks to.. Groot-Vriend Tulips BV and Preijde Flowerbulbs in Holland -.. were in full bloom in the Peace Garden at the Peace Mala headquarters where almost a dozen faith leaders gathered including the local Bishop, Lama and Iman as well as a Druid,.. Wizard, and Pagan high-priestess, plus.. leaders of Jewish, Greek Orthodox and Baha'i faiths.. Diverse, inclusive and reflected in the stunning garden with icons of St Francis and St Mary Our Lady of Peace next to sitting Buddhas and Celtic as well as Egyptian relics.. After a service in the morning at St David's [the patron saint of Wales] the pilgrimage continued onwards.. including.. dozens of student from local Peace Mala accredited schools - to the 'forgotten' monastery of St David in the Llangyfelach area where a fully attended Service of Thanksgiving with Prayers for World Peace was held.. The unique service featured original choreography and songs by school choirs, a recitation from the Holy Qu'ran by a pupil of Haford Primary School, a psalm in Hebrew and Prayers for World Peace in Hindu, Taoist, Baha'i and Saint Francis of Assisi traditions.. For the climax everyone who attended lit votives for world peace noting particular attention to the Middle East.. Bishop John of Swansea queried if anyone had had a disagreement with someone that morning highlighting the importance also of our daily words and actions.. From world faiths to present practices, the Service was a stunning display of what's possible when all world religions come together in creativity, prayer and the higher purpose they are intended for.. Pam Evans, former head of a Department of Religious Studies in a local school built the project and its symbolic multi-faith bracelet after prejudice erupted in the area after 9/11.. The VPP has worked with.. for a number of years with accredited schools building peace gardens in September as well as reflecting on, writing and distributing words of peace in February.. We bring these blessed lights to share as symbols of peace and healing.. May this blessed light shine as a symbol of all that is good, May our friendship grow, May peace be found within each of us (Service of Thanksgiving).. Picture of Saint David by Hanna.. h Murphy, Catwg Primary School Cadoxton Neath.. CLICK here for local news story and more photos.. Amsterdam School City Valentine.. The 14th of February 2013 was an exciting day for over 600.. children in three schools in Amsterdam.. At.. Wellant College.. students have a special course about gardening, flowers and plants so students.. took great pleasure in preparing roses and poems - each class made.. choices about who should receive a flower message poem.. Each one wrote using the initials of.. the name of a loved on special coloured paper and then into the city to distribute to shoppers, pedesterians and tourists of all cultures who come to appreciate the city.. Each student also took one rose home to give to someone.. A.. t.. Clusius College.. , in North Amsterdam, students worked hard to create a stunning display of roses and poems.. Then combined a rose and poem for a special friend and one also for an elderly citizen in a nearby resthome.. The school received hundreds of.. roses from Global Flower Trading with classes smelling of roses for days.. Teachers prepared the students to write poems on peace or love - to find the right words as well as a unique ways to wrap and present them.. Nova College.. pupils from all over the world study Dutch and go to school together.. They wrote poems in different languages and from each class a few.. w.. ere selected to go o the Lucas Ziekenhuis, a local hospital, where they.. gave their flowers and poems to the patients, a great surprise for.. them.. Students of Nova College.. Those who received were grateful for this special gift on a dark and cloudy day!.. As one student stated “I learned a lot on a day filled with love.. ”.. Special thanks to.. Danny Zandbergen of Global Flower Trading, teachers and staff at Wellant, Nova and Clusius Colleges and.. Director Ilonka Verdurmen of the.. School of Poetry.. Santa Monica Valentine Peace 105.. From the desk of McKinley Elementary.. Dear Families,.. Today I was reminded again of how very fortunate I am to do what I do.. Our day started with math problem solving.. No, that doesn't sound like a fun way to start Valentine's Day, but the kids hopped right to it, and got their work done.. After lunch, we colored copies of the poems we wrote (hopefully they made it home to you) as friends placed their cards in each others bags.. We also enjoyed reading with our friends as we waited for all of the bags to be filled.. Yes, I actually convinced them to read - on what is well documented as one of the most energy filled school days of the year.. Following a little math time, they spread love and peace to over 120 un-expecting strangers on the Third Street Promenade.. It's always a delight to watch as people's faces light up from this simple random act of kindness.. To our surprise, we were also greeted with a random act of kindness, as the workers at nearby Coffee Bean decided to prepare a beverage for each of us at no charge.. My class has been involved with the Valentine Peace Project for 5 or 6 years now, and every year is unique and enjoyable.. For some reason, this year may have been my most favorite yet.. Thank you for entrusting me each day with the most precious parts of your lives.. Happy Valentine's Day!.. Love,.. Dr LaShawn Moore.. Room 105.. Peace Blooms.. TrendTablet is the brainchild of Lidewij Edelkoort who follows new global trends and produces.. Bloom.. - dedicated to innovation in horticulture and flower design.. Their latest blog entry highlights the Project and some of its goals -.. The latest VPP Picasa photo album tracks the coming to market of a VPP prototype product - creating new possbilities for flowers and bulbs as.. tools for peace.. This February students from schools in collaboration with the.. in Amsterdam will reflect on peace and the many faces of love -.. connect their thoughts to.. roses - and share them in the community in a.. larger hearted Community Valentine.. The little big peace event.. 'a free festival celebrating the idea and culture of peace'.. Streatham, South London.. This great project inspired by.. Peace One Day.. , brings together the vision of the.. International Day of Peace.. with local initiatives and individuals working on peace in personal and global ways.. Workshops, talks and participatory activities explore.. the culture and concept of peace in an inspiring and open-minded atmosphere.. Events begin Tuesday the 18th to Sunday the 23rd.. The VPP is there Saturday the 22nd with international poems selling Dutch peace.. tulip (.. pax).. bulbs.. This is a creative model for neighborhoods internationally to recognise and build upon 21 September - to broadcast and bring together initiatives on economic justice, non-violence, wellness, peace on the streets and on the planet!.. Planting peace tulips now to bloom in 2013 connect (assisted by mother nature!) the present and future with a committment to the Earth Charter's vision; outlined by the budding US Peace Academy:.. W.. holeness created by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other cultures, other life, Earth, and the larger whole of which all are a part.. *.. Grow peace.. Festivals and Peace Day.. Selling peace tulip bulbs -.. Pax.. and new.. with VPP poems at.. Hackney Wick Festival - 15 and 16 September - London.. Peace Mala certified Catwg Primary School to prepare a VPP Peace Garden for the International Day of Peace 21 September in Wales.. ***.. In honor of the.. the VPP is a guest presenter at an event on 21 September by the Bromley Peace Council with poetry, music and presentations with members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the United Nations Association of the UK.. PEACE FLAMES TULIPS.. Thanks to Hackney Wick Festival in London, Preijde Bloembollen (Flowerbulbs)/Plant Marketing, Fa.. G.. Groot Vriend, Lutjewinkel, The Netherlands, Flyte so Fancy packaging and Peace Mala in Wales.. !.. West London Peace Market.. The VPP brings Dutch peace tulip bulbs (.. Pax and Olympic Flames.. ) to market for Peace Mala, Peace Direct and to build the VPP brand connecting thoughts on peace to flowers everywhere.. Each carton of bulbs comes with an original poem.. works on youth peace education in Wales and.. Peace Direct.. in London and with local peacebuilders in conflict zones around the world.. West London Peace Market is a historical market with more than thirty years in Chiswick.. Bringing together local artisans, charities, Fairtrade items and literature.. Planning VPP Autumn Gardens.. Expanding the season of Valentine Peace - from September to February - the Project works to develop Valentine Peace Poetry Gardens this Autumn - the planting season for bulbs to bloom for 2013.. The Dutch industry has baptised.. Tu.. lip peace bulbs.. -.. 'Flames of Peace', 'World Peace', 'Pax'.. The idea here is to make these actually.. work for peace.. - starting with the International Day of Peace (21 September).. The.. Summer of Peace.. project in the US (and worldwide) launched this June.. Take the opportunity to literally 'plant peace' and purchase Dutch peace bulbs through us this summer for your local, urban, school or community garden to plant with a statement, poem or wish for peace.. Engage students or others in a.. lesson on peace.. or host a discussion, writing session or reflection: How am I growing peace?.. Peace is understood on three levels and these links reflect each:.. Inner Peace.. Community Peace.. World Peace.. Contact us ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).. before.. the.. for peace bulbs to plant - with creative words and intentions to a future of sustainable peace.. Imagine Festival - London's Southbank Centre.. The VPP's Big Flower Give-Away at the Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth Hall.. Tuesday 14 February 2012.. The more than two week.. Imagine festival.. is all things for kids of all ages in wonder and imagination.. Including children hosts, DJ Doctor Octopus and Private Peaceful - the 14th is one day to contribute to children's creativity, literature and music.. The Project will distribute hundreds of submitted poems - particularly those written by  ...   www.. WorldPeaceRoseGardens.. Also, our State Capitol World Peace Rose Garden in Sacramento, Claifornia, is competing for the "Best Public Rose Garden in America" and needs votes to win.. Please vote for our garden at:.. It is the only Capitol in the world that has a rose garden dedicated to world peace.. February Fun Photos.. 2010 Photo Album.. 2009 Photo Album.. 2008 Photo Album.. Heart of Amsterdam.. Picasa Web Albums from 14 February 2010 in Amsterdam.. Poems on reflections on peace and love from Israel, Kenya, New Zealand, US, the Netherlands and other countries were shared in the center of the city with 6,000 Fair Trade roses and local and Gaza carnations.. Preparation.. Distribution.. pdf.. San Francisco.. February 13 2010.. Partnering with the Red Vic/Peace House and.. BuildOn.. the VPP brings hundreds of FTD.. Veriflora.. certified carnations and.. One World Flowers.. Fair Trade roses to distribute to the historic Haight St.. district with international and local poetic musings on love and peace submitted to valentinepeaceproject.. Contact Kai at.. to be a part of the give-out!.. Connecting the dots to peace - personal, community and global by supporting developing world entrepreneurs, personal experience and conversation and community social action - welcome to the.. Peaceful World Foundation.. In a separate action by poet.. Terri Glass.. with.. California Poets in the Schools.. students were guided through discussion to generating poetic gems to leave as secret surprises around the greater Bay Area for a Valentine Peace weekend.. Flowers from Palestine.. Gaza carnations.. Israel working together with the Palestinian Authorities and the Dutch government eased the Gaza blockade to let out thousands of carnations and other flowers to assist Palestinian farmers.. It is the first time in years that the farmers will be allowed to export their.. entire harvest.. According to Agricultural Cooperatives and Pal Trade (Palestine Trade Center) strawberries, carnations, and cherry tomatoes have the greatest potential for growth in terms of value and volume income generation for.. the region.. I opened my door.. and many, many crowded to come in.. I therefore pushed back.. the walls of my room.. to welcome all my guests.. And my room became the home.. of my friends.. and my room became the world.. Amir Gilboa - translated by Israeli poet.. Ada Aharoni.. , International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace.. An inspiring Middle East Strawberry Peace Project!.. Every product has a story, every country a flower, and every heart a poem.. Palestinian carnations,.. Fair Trade.. Zimbabwe and Kenyan roses and Dutch carnations will be available with international peace messages and poems at the Felix Meritis on the Keizersgracht on Sunday February 14 to hand out throughout the day in Amsterdam.. Chicago Blooms.. VPP Workshop and Show.. Chicago starlight Tekki Lomnicki and her Tellin' Tales Theatre - Workshop Sat.. February 6 - Writing, Art, Thoughts on Peace (plus lunch!).. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.. Part Two - Reading of poems and stories Sunday February 14 and then a walk to Millennium Park to share the results!.. (Sponsored by the Buckingham House Committee.. ).. Announcement.. The Neighborhood Writing Alliance.. Poem workshop on writing/reflections on love and peace then to attach to.. carnations and roses from One World Flowers (oneworldflowers.. org) to share in the community.. At the Bezazian Library - Wednesday February 10.. (www.. jot.. org - Journal of Ordinary Thought).. Peace Love Poetry contest by NL Peacebuilders.. United Network of Young Peacebuilders in The Hague, Netherlands.. To celebrate the International Day of Love the United Network of Young Peacebuilders and the Valentine Peace Project are organizing a campaigning day, whereby fair-trade flowers with peace poems will be handed out in public areas - to celebrate and advocate for the wider and varied faces of love in action and the work of peace in the world.. Teachers are invited to reflect with students on questions of peace and love and their meaning within the local context, and to create statements or poetry.. The winning poems will be shared in the US, Netherlands and other countries as scrolls shared on the street or wrapped around flowers to share in public places, parks, hospitals, train stations or shopping centres as a message of peace.. We encourage sharing the statements and poems about the philosophical meaning of Peace and Love within your community.. We also encourage discussions after the day.. To facilitate the discussion we ask you to reflect.. How was it to think about the local meaning of love and peace with your students, friends or youth club members?.. Did you also engage in sharing the poems and statements in your community? If yes, how did the community react?.. Thank you for participating in this wider vision of 14 February - Valentine's Day!.. UNOY Peacebuilders is a global network of affiliated members and organizations active in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation.. More members and affiliates use artistic means to work on the prevention of violence, or to address the negative consequences of it.. This is one of the reasons why the 11th African Conference, held in November 2009 in the Netherlands, was dedicated to the exchange and learning of how to utilize different art means (comics, participatory videoing, peace poetry, dance, theatre and new media) to work on positive societal change.. The Peace Poetry Contest is a follow up activity of this conference.. The VPP also works to highlight Fair Trade and distribute Fair Trade flowers (many from Kenya) and/or Fair Trade chocolate.. Many of these products are shared around the world in February and we want to draw attention to the economic justice of Fair Trade in these Valentine industries.. Los Angeles Gallery Event.. Avenue 50 Studios in Highland Park, Los Angeles.. Poetry Peace, A Night of Poetry, Music Art.. Join us with almost a dozen performing poets plus musician Rick Wilson.. We will be creating poem-wrapped flowers this evening as a call to peace.. Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 7 to 10 pm.. Peace is freedom from the.. pain.. Victory over the.. deep hurts.. Love that.. will flow to others.. Able to be the real me.. in my own country.. (Cindy Rinne).. Zimbabwe Passion.. From a table strewn with Zimbabwean roses Belgian author Patrice Delchambre introduced her Zimbabwean partner who sang a Zimbabwe greeting of love and peace to begin the evening of poetry from her collection Zimbabwe - een bijzondere passie (a special passion) - as a benefit for the.. Lawyers for Human Rights in Zimbabwe.. From Hub Amsterdam - Patrice shared flowers, food and stories from the Southern African country and an overview of the current political climate and the people's organization and hope.. The gorgeous flame lily represents a country of beauty and hope preparing to return to its former glory.. Zimbabwe Push - Human Flower Project.. Minnesota Prairie Peace.. Eden Prairie News.. News, sports, politics, blogs and forums from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA.. Spiritually Speaking.. Berlin Hub Love.. Hub Berlin is the Berlin branch of the global Hub network (the-hub.. net) - a social enterprise to inspire and support imaginative and enterprising intiatives for a better world.. Members of Hub Berlin promoted the project to expand the campaign for a larger love valentine expression in the world!.. Poems and quotes were assembled with flowers for distribution:.. ".. Until one extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not find peace.. Nobel peace prize recipient Albert Schweitzer.. valentinepeaceproject.. Pitch for Inspiration.. San Diego Beach Project.. San Diego.. Green Parent Chicago.. Founded by Christine Escobar, Green Parent Chicago is a welcoming harbor for Chicago area parents interested in natural family living and caring for the environment.. Featured story on the project -.. greenparentchicago.. Participants in the Project in Chicago include Code Pink, Neighborhood Writing Alliance, Harold Washington Library, Chicago Park District, Silverspace and Mess Hall.. Peace Poetry Garden.. North Amsterdam.. Children from Elzenhagen Elementary School will come to the Noorderparkkamer Friday 13 February to attach poems prepared in school to flowers from the Project, which they will hand out later that day in Amsterdam Noord.. After a storyteller's tale on themes of peace and love the kids will plant flower bulbs in a poetry-garden.. Their poems will be integrated in a large art display created for the poetry garden.. Everyone is invited to plant a flower bulb in the garden.. Valentijn Gedichtentuin.. http://www.. noorderparkkamer.. nl/project/valentijns-gedichtentuin/40.. Chicago Pink Peace.. Choosing Peace.. "The Choice of Non Violence" with CodePink, led by Sue Eleuterio.. A special seminar on different strategies of creative resistance to war and policy-.. writing exercises to inspire thoughts, ideas and responses on the subject.. Writings generated will be spread in the Chicago neighborhood February 5.. Sponsored by Neighborhood Writing Alliance (Journal of Ordinary Thought -.. jot.. Thanks - FTD - providing Veriflora certified carnations.. ftdcertifiedsustainable.. Human Flower Project.. "An international newsgroup, photo album and discussion of humankind's relationship with the floral world.. We report on art, medicine, society, history, politics, religion, and commerce.. Getting ready for a love magic holiday HFP reports on the Project and Founder Federico Hewson with links to last year's photo album.. humanflowerproject.. Roses in Almelo.. Almelo, Netherlands.. This small city in the East of Holland not far from the German border participated this past February with citizens and students distributing roses with poems in Dutch and English in different locations around the city.. Ik geef je een roosje (I give you a Rose).. NY Chocolate Peace.. New York Berkeley Carroll School.. Members of the Student Council of this school in NY sold candygrams consisting of peace poems, carnations.. and chocolate kisses.. Money raised was sent to Save Darfur.. Creating a community service Valentine!.. Chocolate Kisses for Peace.. Esprit: Nova College - Amsterdam.. Students from this large school in Amsterdam went to Lucas Andreas Hospital to give away flowers and peace poems not to take romantic love away from the spotlight but to expand the total concept of love and Valentine s day with peace, respect and community.. Valentijn Scholengroep.. LA School Peace Poets.. Paul Revere Middle School of Los Angeles, California.. A call went out to the this entire school for submissions led by English Department Instructors Cynthia Murphy and David Baca.. A large hearty group of respondents generated inspiring visions for peace, which were shared throughout the school.. Special poems by the students of Paul Revere.. Peace Mala in Wales.. Peace Mala participates in Wales.. Peace Mala (creator of the Peace Mala beads) takes to its community in South Wales with messages of peace attached to daffodils.. Wearing the Peace Mala bracelet is a promise to help create a better world.. Youth peace education for global citizenship check out.. peacemala.. uk.. More Articles.. Valentine Peace Project Featured in Vision Magazine.. Mosaic the City-Canada..

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  • Title: How to . . - The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: How to.. One aspect of the Valentine Peace Project re-imagines the worldwide day/season of love in February as an opportunity for peace and creative community connection.. The Project also works on gardens for Peace Day in September.. You are your own Participant.. Here are some ideas for February:.. 1.. Write a statement you want to share or print a poem or statement.. from one of the submissions on the website (click the print icon) or gather some words that inspire you.. 2.. Cut, roll - make a scroll.. Tie with ribbon or use a sticker - or give as is.. How you present them is up to you.. 3.. Option: Slip a stem through the scroll (or wrap around local or international flower* as pictured).. 4.. Share (on the bus, at the shop, at school, at work, ?).. Alternatively - pass out scrolls/poems without flowers, or make.. paper flowers.. Making paper flowers is easy and a tradition with children and adults in many countries.. To learn how to easily make paper flowers use these links:.. howstuffworks..  ...   in international.. (Every Purchase Matters -.. Fairtrade USA.. Know the source country of your flower!.. Use the worldwide symbol of Valentine as a creative opportunity to connect.. Give a Valentine Peace wish to someone in another country.. through a social networking site or other international peace project.. Do you want to make a simple connection? Or go deeper and engage with peace activists? It's up to you.. Check out the many orgs listed under.. Peace Orgs.. What does an.. active engaged.. global citizen look like to you?.. If you have a partner- participate together.. Occupy the Day for Love and Peace.. E N J O Y.. There's no feeling quite like giving a stranger an unexpected gift- one as simple as a carnation.. We should give each other unexpected gifts of a smile or kind word or act more often.. It brightens everybody's day and connects us all to humanity.. Kevin Fagan, New York participant.. 'Honey, I bought you a bouquet for Valentine's Day - here's your flower - the rest I gave away to peace..

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  • Title: Partnerships - The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: Partnerships.. Hub Amsterdam - Hub Islington, Kings Cross, Westminster, London.. Supporting social innovators to realise.. imaginative initiatives for a radically better world.. the-hub.. net.. One World Flowers.. believes in sustainable business practices, human rights compliance, and fair compensation for workers in countries all over the world.. We educate consumers about Fair Trade practices, and how to be aware of.. human rights happening everyday in the global supply chain.. Oneworldflowers.. "Creative education that empowers and embraces all * Uniting the World in peace" Vibrant education accrediting Schools, Youth Groups and Community groups for global citizenship and diverse spiritual awareness.. Peacemala.. United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY).. - Based in The Hague- UNOY is a global network of youth based peacebuilding initiatives around the world with programs from Africa to South America and throughout Europe on peacebuilding through dialogue, advocacy, education, art, conferences and promoting independent initiatives on local strategies.. unoy.. Art for the Sky.. - 'Art changes people - People change the world.. ' Working on ideas of peace as acts of local and global imagination Daniel Dancer works on 'skysight' building startling creations to be viewed from the sky to give a true view of the whole.. Team building endeavors turn into memorable works of art through people and nature and 'acts of cultural magnificence' -.. artforthesky.. Greetings with Heart.. - Gathering unique artists from Mauritius to Spain- California artist Viktoria Vidali works to deepen the art of greeting and gift giving with a distinctive alternative to 'uninspired mass-produced commercial cards and  ...   to Peace.. - International Peacebuilding, educational, and consulting organization: Working locally and globally with organizations including the UN to promote, build and support peace initiatives such as the International Day of Peace - September 21.. School der Poezie - Amsteram, Netherlands.. From pen and paper to the podium - promoting young people and the joy of poetry.. schoolderpoezie.. The Dutch Flower Council.. The Flower Council of Holland- working to promote Dutch flowers, traders and sustainability practices globally.. flowercouncil.. Gerrit Preijde is a 3rd generation flowerbulb grower in Breezand, Netherlands in the heart of the modern flowerbulb production fields, part of a green thumb dynasty which goes back to the 18th century.. Gerrit also works on African flower bulb and plant production, business to business development and concept to consumer, supported by.. Greenwish.. With the belief that development works best with education and economic development; Preijde cultivates a network of breeders, producers and social entrepreneurs bringing together sustainability, the agricultural industry and the future of social business.. Preijde-bloembollen.. Wishes Jewels and the Jewel Tree Foundation.. Designers in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and London dedicated to conflict-free diamonds and supply chain transparency and education.. Partners include a women's mining collective in Lesotho, South Africa and South American collectives working with.. Oro Verde.. Director Mike Angenent: “It is my wish to make ethical fair trade jewelry easily available for everyone - extracted safely and manufactured under fair labour conditions and in total freedom.. Because that is what a Symbol of Love and Light should be.. Wishes-jewels.. jeweltreefoundation..

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  • Title: Story - The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: Story.. The Valentine Peace Project (VPP) started as a Los Angeles community project in 2005 and became a non-profit organization supported by.. Community Partners.. in 2006.. In 2008 the Project continued in the Netherlands as a Dutch foundation and is also currently based in New York.. The Project began as a peace and community awareness vehicle around Valentine's day to illuminate the many faces and greater potential of love next to the traditional Valentine expression.. Hundreds of moving and heart-felt poems were received and February give-outs took place in Australia, Wales, Canada, the US, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.. Expressions of peace tied as scrolls or wrapped around flowers were given away in public places.. (For a list of partial participants see.. Schools and community programs participated and poems/statements were received from poets and students as well as Yoko Ono, Marshall Rosenberg, David Whyte and Allison Crowe.. The Project continues to be active in community and investigate also elements of.. business.. with social purpose.. - building relationships to transform the fact that  ...   to a partner or to the work of love in the world.. We work on new ways to express Valentine's Day, opportunities for Peace Day (in September), new symbols of love or peace; ethical trade and horticulture, and the artistry of peace - sharing the creative voice in everyone.. From creative horticulture around the International Day of Peace in September to a community themed Valentine's day in February to future all year activist flower products - the VPP is a blooming social enterprise for a new era.. We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization.. Martin Luther King.. Poetry is an act of peace.. That is why we know that poetry is like bread; it should be shared by all, by scholars and by peasants, by all our vast, incredible, extraordinary family of humanity.. Pablo Neruda.. You never change things by fighting the existing reality.. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.. Buckminster Fuller..

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  • Title: Featured Poems - The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: The Dignity of Peace.. Sergio Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico.. No hallo la paz.. se me ha perdido.. La busco en tus calles,.. en tus caras,.. pero no la encuentro.. un amnesia continua.. un mundo rapido.. me separa, la verdad dentro.. La paz soy yo.. tu, nosotros, todo.. I can't find peace.. I have lost it.. I look for it in your streets,.. in your faces,.. but I can't find it.. a continuous amnesia.. a fast world.. separates me, the truth within.. Peace is me.. you, us, everything.. La Pace.. Alberto Teodori, Rome, Italy.. Quando l'orizzonte si disperde tra cielo e mare.. penso a tutte le cose belle che riflettono il cielo sereno,.. è come avere l'azzurro in tasca.. per quando il grigiore invernale ci assale.. Se potessimo scavalcare le nubi.. troveremmo per sempre il sole.. Basta un po' d'azzurro in tasca e.. cerchiamo di non barattare i nostri spiccioli di cielo.. con qualche occasione di sconto.. **.. At that point where, in the horizon, sea fades into the sky.. I think about all those beautiful thinks reflecting the best of life.. Like having the blue sky in your pocket.. For when the grey winter will surprise us suddenly.. If we can ride the clouds and go  ...   sure to have peace forever.. Piece Flower.. Diane Siegal, Los Angeles.. In the middle of the flower-.. in the heart of it,.. folded petals arch their.. soft, pliant, fragrant selves to.. be beautiful in.. the expansion of something,.. together and unfolding.. One thing, living and unique.. touching the others, living and unique.. and becoming something, so perfect,.. so transient, that.. the world stands in wonder of it.. Planted Olive Trees.. Anonymous, Bethlehem.. A saying attributed to the Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, goes.. "If the olive trees knew the hands that planted them,.. their oil would have become tears.. to which i add.. But the trees.. do know.. and they have tried to tell us.. alas, our own tears.. have mixed with the dust.. from the destruction of the land.. into thick mud that masks our vision.. and blinds us now,.. we're unable to see or be seen.. one day.. the story of the olive tree will emerge.. and we'll see it clearly as clear as the green.. of the leaf of the olive tree.. Love Me Too.. I Have a Poem.. To a soldier.. Walking on a Dusty Road in the Congo.. Start.. Prev.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. Next.. End.. Page 1 of 12..

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  • Title: Featured Poems - The Valentine Peace Project
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  • Title: Poems - The Valentine Peace Project
    Descriptive info: Che cos'e' la pace?.. Grazia Giometti, San Francisco, CA, USA.. La pace e' una brezza leggera che accarezza l'anima;.. E' una benedizione.. E' il silenzio nelle parole;.. e' il; punto fermo al centro del ciclone.. E' la decisione di passar sopra una offesa.. che ferisce il cuore.. E' contemplare la gioia dei bambini quando giocano;.. e' il richiamo delle allodole al tramonto.. **.. What is peace?.. Peace is a light breeze that caresses the soul.. It is a blessing.. It is the silence inside the words.. It is the still point at the center of the cyclone.. It is the decision to overlook an injury that that has wounded our heart.. Peace is to contemplate the joy of children at play.. It is the calling of turtledoves.. Peace Poem.. Matthew Kopp, Chicago.. When angry and upset.. Filled with wrath and fear and fight.. I then see the world in.. Only black and white.. Peace is then a flower.. That grows.. In greatness, grace and might.. That conjurs up the power.. To see the colors and the light.. Then when troubled with.. Resentments.. Clamping cramping closing tight.. I then only seem to know.. a world of wrong.. And a world of right.. Peace is then my teacher.. That gives me second sight.. To see the colors and the difference.. And new  ...   precision.. One particular moment.. Having the will to dig.. Surrounded by support of.. Exploring.. One-word answers being insufficient.. Creating an environment of.. Interest.. Having the faith to finish.. Feeling emotions with the whole body.. Allowing their evolution.. Accepting,.. Inviting in the worry and the pain.. Giving preference to gratitude.. This is where I feel peace.. Vrede Snoepje (Peace Candy).. Jayne Falugo,.. United Network of Young Peacebuilders,.. The Hague, Netherlands.. Peace, peace.. Who wants peace?.. It’s easy to do,.. You just have to.. choose.. Give an extra smile?.. Create a new style!.. So why don’t you say,.. Being Valentine’s Day,.. I choose peace!”.. Now that would be sweet!.. A Green Week.. Ada Aharoni, Israel.. A week like fresh mint,.. a green week spreading.. its fragrance to the roots.. of my being.. "Have a green week!".. My father used to bless us.. on Saturday nights,.. "Have a green year".. he beamed,.. brandishing a fresh mint sprig.. over our curly heads -.. and give it back.. to the world.. fully blossoming.. Who will give me.. a green week.. now that he's dead?.. Now that the Gates of Heaven.. are shut, and we.. dump our grayish nuclear waste.. in the belly depths.. of our innocent green earth?.. Only peace science.. Only peace technology.. Only peace, ushering.. A World Beyond War.. Page 1 of 4..

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