Make Peace the News

Posted on: June 8th, 2013 by jeni No Comments

 

An Annual Spring/Summer
Outreach Activity

Expressing peace –
From Mattie, through you, for our world.

 

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Peace matters.

And, peace is possible — if individually and collectively,
we choose to make peace a priority.

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Headlines in the news lean toward sensation.
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When inspiration becomes news,
too often it is a closing feature,
or included on a “slow news day.”

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Let’s choose to

Make Peace the News.” 

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Each Spring, Mattie’s Foundation
posts a theme and activity for global citizens,
that will help raise awareness for peace.

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We feature this activity during the Summer,
to celebrate Mattie’s anniversary (6/22)
and Mattie’s birthday (7/17),
as we encourage people
to explore and embrace
Mattie’s message and mission of peace.

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Let’s put PEACE in the universe,

and let PEACE be

what people are talking about.

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TIMEFRAME & DEADLINES:
Annual activity posted May/June.
Submissions featured prominently
June through September 15
then they are moved to “Year-round Outreach
or Archived Activities” pages.

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Remember – we always welcome new translations
and new Make Peace the News submissions
for any current or previous theme/activity year.

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Click on each entry to learn more:

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Since Summer 2010 —
For Our World Campaign

More than 50 translations of Mattie’s peace passage!

Free downloads — Reflect, respond, reach out!

Read the story and download FREE translations.

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Since Summer 2011 —
What Next? Project

Explore and embrace Mattie’s “Three Choices for Peace.”

Choose peace: want it, live it, share it!

Visit the What Next? Project & Three Choices page.

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Since Summer 2012 —
Peace Is Possible!

3 words, 3 seconds — > shifts energy and attitudes,

and gently touches the lives of countless people.

Share expressions of “Peace Is Possible!”

Read the 2012 Peace Is Possible news story.

View the 2012 Peace Is Possible Gallery photos.

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Since Summer 2013 —
Kindness Campaign

“Kindness is an antidote for bullying.”

— Mattie J.T. Stepanek

Daily acts of kindness, noticing kindness in our world, and

expressions of kindness in peace posts & photos.

Read the 2013 Kindness Campaign news story.

View the 2013 Kindness Campaign Gallery photos.

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Since Summer 2014 —
Choose Peace!

“Peace is possible… choose peace!”
– Mattie J.T. Stepanek

Mattie’s Peace Day Campaign here…
Mattie’s 10-year Anniversary activities here..
Peace Gathering in Mattie’s Park here…   

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Since Summer 2015 —
#Change4Peace

“Peace is possible… it begins with a choice,
and grows through changes within, and for our world.”

Mattie J.T. Stepanek
July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004 

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Mattie’s Foundation is inviting
global neighbors of all ages
to make peace their choice – and to commit to a
#Change4Peace.

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Learn more about this 
free summer outreach activity 
HERE…  

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July Spotlight

Peace Seeker

Our Peace Seeker Spotlights honor our Peace Club Youth members -- and the families, educators, and mentors who choose to support these Kids, Tweens, and Teens in learning and celebrating that “peace is possible.” Read more...

Peace Maker

Our Peace Maker Spotlights honor our Peace Club General & VIP members – adults who "choose peace" and offer a small membership fee that supports our activities and programs, including the free activities offered to our youth members. Read more...

Peace Bringer

Our Peace Bringer Spotlights honor our Peace Activity Certificate and Peace Certification Program participants – individuals, families, educators, schools, communities, and more who choose to move from “attitude to action” with peace. Read more...

Peace Sponsor

Our Peace Sponsor Spotlights honor our Champions, Advocates, and Program Messengers – individuals, organizations, and businesses whose financial or in-kind contributions support the mission and work of Mattie’s Foundation. Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek