Peace building begins one step at a time with individuals and groups in our local community. The YMCA of Edmonton has been recognizing peacemakers who inspire and affect the lives of others through their peaceful endeavours. The annual YMCA Peace Medals honour youth and adults from all walks of life who commit their time to advancing peace in their own communities or abroad.
The YMCA Peace Medallion is intended to recognize the achievements of individuals and groups in local communities who – without any special resources – demonstrate in their lives and activities the values expressed in the World Alliance of YMCA’s 1981
Statement of Peace, which states (in part):
“Peace has many dimensions. It is not only a state of relationships among nations. We cannot expect to live in a world of peace if we are unable to live in peace with those close to us – even those who differ
"The responsibility for peace begins with each person, in relationship with family and friends, and extends to community life and national activities…”
We are now accepting nominations for the 2013 awards. If you know a person or group who deserves to be recognized for their commitment to peace-building, please click the above link for nomination details and a printable nomination form. The nomination deadline is June 30, 2013.
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YMCA Canada Peace Building Activity Guide