"peace is possible!"

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek

We hope that MattieOnline.com inspires neighbors around the block and around the world. Together, let us choose to celebrate and share a message of hope and peace.

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Peace Gathering Participants Help “Make Peace the News”

- Peace is possible… choose peace! – On July 19, 2014 participants of the 2014 Peace Gathering in the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park came together to (literally) “make peace the news!”  – The event, attended by children and adults from right here in King Farm and also from all over the world, was covered by two local television [...]

“Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Day” Campaign & Tools

    – - We are working to secure a national Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Day to be celebrated July 17 each year – - NOTE: Yes! This campaign continues even beyond July 17. We will continue working towards Mattie’s Peace Day until the President of the United States signs the day into existence!  – [...]

Celebrating Mattie’s 24th Birthday!

– Happy 24th Birthday — Mattie J.T. Stepanek … and 10 Year Legacy Celebration! – NOTE: Yes — this campaign is year round! You will be celebrated on this page even after July 17! — – 2014 is a special year for celebrating Mattie’s life and legacy — – June 22 marks the 10 year [...]

July Spotlight

Peace Seeker

Our Peace Seeker Spotlight honors Kelsey VanNostrand – a graduate student in healthcare who chose to learn more about Mattie’s message of peace after receiving a scholarship in Mattie’s name from the Rosalynn Carter Institute and Johnson & Johnson. Read more...

Peace Maker

Our Peace Maker Spotlight honors Shelly Gross – a videographer who shared her talents with Mattie’s Foundation to produce the 2013 “December Prayer” poetry video, a peace outreach project that represented global neighbors in 32+ countries. Read more...

Peace Bringer

Our Peace Bringer Spotlight honors Yuka Saionji Matsuura of Japan – the Deputy Chair of Byakko Shinko Kai and Goi Peace Foundation, whose grandfather launched a simple, global prayer after WWII that is now on peace poles around the world. Read more...

Peace Sponsor

Our Peace Sponsor Spotlight honors Sister Pauline Petruzzella, R.S.M. – who has been an advocate for Mattie’s Foundation for many, many years, and who shares Mattie’s message of peace with people of all ages and in many diverse places. Read more...

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