The Ashland Culture of Peace Commission is:
“…my experience and research have convinced me that the world is on the verge of the greatest change in human history: the transition from the culture of war that we have had for tens of thousands of years to a new culture, a culture of peace.”
- David Adams, Director, UNESCO
What is a culture of peace?
“It's a society where we value each other. It takes a village so what does that look like? Work in harmony with each other.”
“An Understanding of our interdependence - that a bright future depends on a bright future for us all. A shared human identity and common destiny. Opposite of violence and prejudice.”
“Redefines our societal definitions of success that is based on our interdependence that we all prosper in a culture that respects and values the contribution of all parts of the community.”
“Makes us conscious of the rights and well-being of each other and to live to support that well-being in all actions and decisions at all levels.”
The Ashland Culture of Peace Commission provides the City Council, city operations, and community a lens and compass that guides and informs the mindset, practices, and higher order values that are essential to live in and create a sustainable Culture of Peace and well-being.
One of the first steps in our process has been to begin to identify those groups and individuals that are doing important, peace-promoting work in one or more of the broad cultural categories of:
Food and Habitat, Legal and Social, Education, Spirituality and Religion, Arts and Culture, Science and Health, Business and Environment.
These groups and individuals form the basic foundation of a Culture of Peace in the Rogue Valley.
If you would like to add you or your organization's name to our soon-to-be-published online directory for the Community Peacebuilders Network, please click the button below.