Monday, June 23, 2008

The value of art in our lives.

This came in today's "Daily Good". I feel compelled to share it with those who may not get this lovely missive.

"June 23, 2008

Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation. It favors no race. It acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to heal, reveal and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets us imagine what is possible. It creates a dialogue between individuals, and communication between communities. It allows us to see and to listen to each other. --Richard Kamler

Peace on a Billboard:
Seeing Peace: Artists Collaborate with the United Nations, is a visionary initiative that brings the imagination, through the presence of the artist, to the table of the General Assembly of the UN. The goal is to embed the creative process into the great global dialogues of the day. Former Secretary of Defense of the United States, Robert McNamara, commenting on wars of the 20th century, wrote: "In retrospect, we can now understand these catastrophes for what they were: essentially the products of a failure of the imagination." Seeing Peace was born out of an understanding that this failure is the missing link in most institutional responses to conflict and hostility in the world. In this video, Seeing Peace Billboard Project, ten artists from around the world are invited to create billboards for peace throughout San Francisco.

Be The Change:
Imagine a creative way to See Peace in your own life that you can share with others."

video at

More info on the billboard project at

Please share any ideas for Peace projects.

I believe the way to peace is through peace, not through war.

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