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The Branch of Peace Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Amazon.com through the “Amazon Smile” Program.  Through the program, any purchases made through Amazon Smile will result in Amazon making a donation to the Branch of Peace Foundation.

To make a purchase supporting the Branch of Peace simply  click on: smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4722724 and make a purchase, and the Amazon will make donation to the Branch of Peace Foundation.

Thank you for supporting peace Amazon, and thanks to all for supporting peace with your purchases!

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.

The civil war in Columbia has cost the lives of at least 220,000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people. According to the official announcement, the award should also be seen as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace, and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process. This tribute is paid, not least, to the representatives of the countless victims of the civil war.

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2016/press.html

Growing from the momentum of last year’s peace walk event, the Branch of Peace Foundation is proud to announce the sponsoring of its 2nd annual peace walk in Charleston, South Carolina.

This year’s event seeks to engage the people of South Carolina and beyond to raise awareness and support for peace-building initiatives, and celebrate the beauty of harmony through “exercising” the values of peace and environmental sustainability.

The 2016 Peace Walk will be held at beautiful James Island County Park at 2:30 p.m. on September 18th, and take place in partnership with Charleston County Parks and Recreation as part of this year’s “Living Green Festival”!

The Festival and walk, will bring together individuals, families, and organizations of all backgrounds, and feature fun and educational demonstrations, interactive play, music, food, vendors and more!

The Festival & peace walk event are a great opportunity to contribute to the growth of peace in Charleston S.C. and beyond, and grow support for peace-building initiatives in South Carolina, which  ranks #1 in violent crime per capita among all States*.

If you, your organization, or business can not make it to Charleston on September 18th, you are invited to join us virtually in your own town to walk 1 mile for peace as part of the event! Additionally, anyone can sponsor a walker, and/or make a donation to contribute to the 2016 Walk for Peace.

All are invited to be a part of this tremendous opportunity to “be the change” for greater peace in South Carolina and beyond, and make a difference in moving our world toward a more peaceful and sustainable future today, and for future generations tomorrow!

To sign up for the walk, support a walker, donate to the event, or sponsor the event click on the “Walk For Peace 2016” tab for more information.

 Make a difference and grow peace today!

 *U.S. Census – Topical Statistical Rankings: www.census.gov/library/publications/2009/compendia/statab/129ed/rankings.html

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. Since it’s beginning as a proposed holiday in 1969, Earth Day has grown to become a global event recognized by over 190 countries. Recognizing Earth Day is a great opportunity to grow consciousness of our place as human beings on the earth that we all share, and to dedicate time and energy to protect and restore the earth that we all share. Regardless of one’s personal perspectives or interests, there is a way to recognize and celebrate Earth Day and to make a positive difference in ensuring that the Earth will be healthy for the current generation, and for all future generations to come. One could plant a tree, make a meal with organic local foods, educate friends or family, clean up trash in your community, or conserve energy, the possibilities are endless….

Today let us remember, we do not inherit the earth from the generations of the past, we borrow it from the generations of the future.

After the Arab Spring – a wave of protests against entrenched regimes in North Africa and the Middle East – the struggle for democracy and human rights was slowed and beaten back in many countries. In Tunisia, the National Dialogue Quartet, a consortium of four organizations: the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH), and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers, succeeded in creating a peaceful dialogue. Through a mediating role, the quartet allowed political and religious divides to be bridged, and a democratic development followed.

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