Blessed to be visited by these wonderful Iraqi students, who where able to give up their personal time to show what peace means to them.
The Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies is proud to sponsor a unique art exhibit – Peace Postcards. Fifty-two large pictures that contain multiple original peace postcards created by people from countries all over the world will hang in the URI Multicultural Center Forum over the Day of Peace week in September through Thanksgiving, 2014.
WHAT ARE PEACE POSTCARDS?
“Peace Postcards” is a public art project that invites people of all ages and talents to express their vision of peace and share it with the world on the Peace Postcard Website and in traveling exhibits. The goal of Peace Postcards is to encourage people to think about peace and what it means for the future of the world.
Peace Postcards is a program of Interfaith Paths to Peace, a not-for-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky, whose mission is to foster peace by increasing interfaith understanding.
Peace Postcards was founded by Allan Weiss in December, 2008. At a young age, Allan’s parents taught him that each of us has an obligation to help heal the world. This guidance, along with his interest in folk art, inspired him to start Peace Postcards.
To date they have received more than 20,000 Peace Postcards from the United States and 25 other nations.
Use the back of the postcard as a canvas to draw, paint, sketch, make a collage, write or do whatever you want to show what peace means to you. Email or mail the card to us and we will display it in the Postcard Gallery on our web site. Some cards will be shown in Peace Postcard exhibitions. Anyone interested can participate.
To get Peace Postcards:
- Use the postcard template on our web site or create your own
- Make your own postcard (8 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ card stock)
- Or write us at:
PO Box 8025
Louisville, KY 40257 USA
Be an advocate for peace!
Click here for more pictures of the exhibit.
200 Peace Postcards from 20 different countries from all over the globe
Date: 23 – 26 September 2012
ARASBARAN CULTURAL CENTER
Visiting hours: 10 – 18
Peace Postcards is a public art project that invites people of all ages and talents to express their vision of peace and share it with the world.
This collection shows 200 Peace Postcards from 20 different countries like Afghanistan, China, Colombia, Denmark, Iran, Iraq, Japan, U.S.A, Vietnam and etc. from all over the globe.
This exhibition is a new collaboration between Interfaith Paths to Peace and Tehran Peace Museum, which lent about 200 Peace Postcards to the Museum. Peace Postcards have been exhibited in some other cities and places worldwide, such as an exhibition in Hiroshima (Japan) last year.
Interfaith Paths to Peace is an independent inter-religious organization in support of peace, human rights, and justice through interfaith dialogue; which has founded in 1995.
Its mission is to offer a full spectrum of events and activities designed to bring people of different religions together to enhance inter-religious understanding in order to make our community, the nation, and the world more peaceful.
Tehran Peace Museum is a member of the International Network of Museums for Peace. The main objective of the museum is to promote a culture of peace through raising awareness about the devastating consequences of war with focus on health and environmental impacts of Chemical weapons.
This museum was established in 2007 and redesigned in 2011. It is currently housed in a building donated by the municipality of Tehran within the historic City Park (Park-e- Shahr).
Interfaith Paths to Peace’s project of collecting “Peace Postcards” from around the world is celebrated at the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Kentucky
Allan Weiss, a Louisville attorney and peace activist, describes his vision for Peace Postcards. Since the inception of the Peace Postcards program, over 7000 cards have been returned from people around the globe—each expressing their vision for a peaceful world.