A brief history of the Peace Moment
In 1995, I woke up from a dream with this idea...to ask the
entire human race to join together for a very brief time, for
just a moment, for a positive purpose, without a catastrophe to
link us, all to help make our world and life more joyful.
I organized the first Peace Moment to take place on August
13, 1996. I wrote to the largest newspaper in 110 countries of
the world. I heard back from two, with one, in Latvia actually
sending me what they had printed. I also wrote to world
personalities whom I thought would be supportive. I knew
Scott King, and she was immediately supportive. I also received
Mother Theresa of Calcutta, and Mr. (Fred) Rogers,
who offered their support.
Click HERE to
read the original invitation.
I attended a conference that year on conflict resolution.
Many teachers there with whom I spoke asked me to move the event
to the school year in the United States so their students could
get involved. So I did. The 2nd and 3rd years, it took place on
May 5, at 5 AM & 5 PM Greenwich Mean Time.
I stopped hosting these after 3 years because I was concerned
my ego was too involved, and I wanted to make sure that I was at
Now, after many years further down my spiritual journey, I DO
feel more at peace with myself and the world, and do not feel as though this is an 'ego trip'.
I am wanting to leave a legacy, having done more than just talk
about creating peace in my life. I have focused on being at
peace myself, and being a peaceful person in my family and in my
community. I am desiring that I make a difference in our world,
helping those alive today and those in future generations enjoy
each other and their life together here more than we have in the
past. I believe that taking a brief moment together can be a
beginning for that.
I plan to offer this each year, on 5/5, at 5 am and 5 pm GMT.
Below are links scanned copies of the letters from Mother Theresa
& Mr. Rogers, a picture of Coretta Scott King when she visited the school where I was serving as principal (Poinciana Day School, West Palm Beach, FL), and front page of the Latvian newspaper
article about the Peace Moment. I've also created a "Flag of Humanity", a picture and
description of which I will link from this page.
Please feel free to translate this page, email this message,
send it to as many as your heart desires.
That's all. Please join me.
Wishing each of you peace of mind & heart, and more joy in
A Fellow Human, in love with Life, our Earth, and Humankind.