Given many of us are now spending time at home, we would like to invite you to join in some fun and creative activities you can do at home. We would love to receive your creative input! Of course with parental permission you can share it with us using the hashtag #peacerun.
Fun things you can do at home
Take a photograph of what peace means to you and describe it in writing
Learning about a Country
Choose a nation and research that nation's culture and what it has done towards peace. Investigate if the Peace Run/World Harmony Run has travelled through that country. Find traditional songs, costumes or games from that nation.
Student Peace Pledges
Look at your own life and examine your interactions with people, family, school, community and the world at large. Try to identify small ways in which you can make a difference in the world. We invite you to make a 'Pledge for Peace'.
Pledges can include things like: smiling more than frowning, visiting neighbours or volunteering for the community. Anything you wish to pledge will be perfect.
Share your pledges with your friends and family.
Peace through Poetry and Writing
Take a moment and write down poetry and prayers, ideas about world peace that can be read out and shared. Share your writings with friends and family.
Peace Using Music
Take a moment and close your eyes and listen to some calm, inspiring music. Do this for about five minutes. Think about how the music made you feel. Here's Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy playing the flute which is very helpful in making you feel peaceful. Listen.
Creating Peace at Home
We can create peace by acting with respect and tolerance toward others, and by deciding that we will always try to solve problems without violence. We can teach students how to make peace when problems happen. Here are five steps to help create peace if you find yourself having a disagreement:
When do you feel peace - A Photo Project
Please take a photo of a place where you feel peace or an activity you do to feel peace. Please describe in writing what you feel why it is important to you, why you like it. Share your photo and writing with friends and family.
Definition of Peace
1: a state of tranquility or quiet; a: freedom from civil disturbance; b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom.
2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.
3: harmony in personal relations.
4 a: a state or period of mutual concord between governments; b: a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity.
5: used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell.
Peace in 35 Languages
|1. Afrikaans: Vrede||18. Thai: สันติภาพ (santipap)|
|2. Aragonese: Patz||19. Basque: Baké|
|3. Arabic: سلام (salām)||20. Persian/Farsi: صلح (solh)|
|4. Haitian Creole: Lapè||21. French: Paix|
|5. Aymara: Hacaña||22. Irish: Síocháin|
|6. Bulgarian: Мир (mir)||23. Manx: Shee|
|7. Bengali: শান্তি (śānti)||24. Hebrew: שלום (shalom)|
|8. Tibetan: ཞི་བདེ (zhi-bde)||25. Hindi: शांति (śānti)|
|9. Catalan: Pau||26. Igbo: Udo|
|10. Chamorro: Minaggen||27. Icelandic: Friður|
|11. Cherokee: ᏙᎯᏱ (dohiyi)||28. Japanese: 平和 (heiwa)|
|12. Welsh: heddwch||29. Maori: Rangima’arie, Nohopuku, Rongo|
|13. Danish: Fred||30. Dutch: Vrede|
|14. German: Friede||31. Polish: Pokój|
|15. Greek: Ειρήνη (iríni)||32. Russian: Мир (mir)|
|16. Esperanto: Paco||33. Scots: Pace|
|17. Spanish: Paz||34. Turkish: Barış|
|35. Italian: Pace|
Torch as a Symbol
Thus the Statue of Liberty, actually entitled “Liberty Enlightening the World”, lifts her torch. Crossed reversed torches were signs of mourning that appear on Greek and Roman funerary monuments—a torch pointed downwards symbolizes death, while a torch held up symbolizes life, truth and the regenerative power of flame. The torch is also a symbol used by political parties, for instance by both Labor (from 1918 to 1980) and the Conservatives (from 1983 to 2006) in the UK, and the Malta Labor Party. In the seals of schools in the Philippines, the torch symbolizes the vision of education to provide enlightenment to all the students.
A torch carried in relay by cross-country runners is used to light the Olympic flame which burns without interruption until the end of the Games. These torches and the relay tradition were introduced in the 1936 Summer Olympics by Carl Diem, the chairman of the event, because during the duration of the Ancient Olympic Games in Olympia, a sacred flame burnt inside of the temple of Hera, kept in custody by her priestess. (from Wikipedia)