The Peace Gong E-book on promoting peace through inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity

Inviting young people below 21 years of age to share short stories, poems, posters and paintings for the Peace Gong E-book “Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where people are becoming more and more closely interconnected.”- Kofi Annan The former UN Secretary General has rightly underlined the centrality of tolerance, promotion …

Be an architect!

Syeda Rumana Mehdi, Coordinator, The Peace Gong The phoenix in me, Is awake, Ready to rise, From the desolate, Ashes of its past. I’m ready, With a paintbrush, In my hand, To paint the painting, Of my life, Afresh, On a new canvas, Let the Sun rise, Its rosy hue, Washing away, All our sorrows, All our pain. Grab a …

Caring for Planet Earth: Children as Trustees

Caring for Planet Earth Children as Trustees

Hanan Ibtissam, Khadija Abid, Eljalil Imad, Samira of Sidi Daoud Middle School, Marrakesh City,  Morocco in a dialogue with the Peace Gong children in India 1. When we human beings argue for people’s rights over natural resources — not just for commercial or industrial use, but even as “our” forests, rivers, land and oceans — are we not forgetting that …

Celebrating the International Day of Nonviolence

Nonviolence is like radium in its action. An infinitesimal quantity of it embedded in a malignant growth acts continuously, silently and ceaselessly till it has transformed the whole mass of the diseased tissue into a healthy one. Similarly, even a little of true nonviolence acts in a silent, subtle, unseen way and leavens the whole society- Mahatma Gandhi Imagine you …