International Cities of Peace

A Vision for Global Community
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International Cities of Peace 
A Vision for Global Community


IMAGINE a world of cities dedicated to expanding their local peace economy and encouraging a global culture of peace. Safety, prosperity, and quality of life are universal values that bring peace to our lives.

First and foremost in this global adventure is to reject violence and define ourselves as people of peace. International Cities of Peace is a formal Association of communities that by history, resolution, or proclamation are doing just this — self-defining their community as an official City of Peace. This redefinition requires building a consensus network of business, government and community leaders who value safety, prosperity and quality of life. Then the work begins with a vision, a mission, and the goals and objectives that deliver the promise.


International Cities of Peace™ is a nonprofit, tax-exempt association dedicated to connecting, promoting, and encouraging the global cities of peace movement. An Advisory Council of Facilitators, Liaisons, and Community Leaders from global Cities of Peace organizations is working to create an all-inclusive, non-polarizing network of world citizens working on the ground to bring peace to their communities.

Peace, in the view of this organization, is not just a hope. It’s a right.

VISION: To foster peace as a consensus value in Cities of Peace around the world.

MISSION: To network, encourage, document, and provide resources and information for leaders and organizations working to make peace a consensus value through the global Cities of Peace movement.


• Network individuals, villages, and cities of peace, internationally.

• Provide an independent, unaligned resource for Cities of Peace.

• Act as a non-polarizing source of information on worldwide peace issues.

• Encourage, honor, and connect peace adherents and organizations.

• Document the history, scholarship, and formation of cities of peace.

• Promote the ideal of a World Dream of peace.

International Cities of Peace defines peace as Safety, Prosperity and Quality of Life: the global consensus values of peace©. To encourage collaboration and promote respect for people of all faiths and creeds, the Golden Rule provides an ethical basis for enabling all communities within cities of peace to work together toward a culture of peace.

Volunteers working with International Cities of Peace are clear in their purpose. The Why, What, and How are specifically fine tuned to bring about global peace by establishing the infrastructure of a practical, workable culture of peace.

WHY: To ensure everyone’s right to safety, prosperity, and quality of life, the consensus values of global peace.
WHAT: Build a scalable network of “in situ” Teams committed to peace-building in Cities of Peace around the world
HOW: Certify thousands of self-organized City of Peace Teams to achieve a tipping point for global peace
What are Cities of Peace? 

 International Cities of Peace is an association of citizens, governments and organizations who have by proclamation, resolution, or by citizen advocacy established their communities as official Cities of Peace. Every community has a legacy of peace, whether it is by a historical event or by a local peace heroes or groups who have contributed to their citizen’s safety, prosperity and quality of life.

No city is 100% a city of peace, rather all are on the path to “becoming” a more peaceful city. Establishing a community as a peace city recognizes past achievements, encourages current initiatives, and inspires future generations for practical peace building.


How we create a community culture of peace is evolving. Peace building is more effective at the community level where needs are known and solutions come from collaboration and cooperation between all sectors of society: the arts, education, environment, business, safety and security, recreation, faith-based, service, wellness, and government. It means building schools and health clinics, teaching nonviolence and the Golden Rule, and taking care of orphans and those at-risk, including refugees and those affected by war, poverty and hunger.