What does peace mean to you?


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What does peace mean to you. Defining peace. choose peace

What does peace mean to you? How would you define peace in your own words and in your own language?

Since the beginning of the PeaceTalks journey, it quickly became apparent to us that there is not one universal definition of “peace”. Similarly to the concept of “love”, each person has their own unique understanding and vision of what “peace” means to them.

To mark the 10th edition of the Geneva PeaceTalks, we further explored the question of defining peace. This took the PeaceTalks team on a journey of rekindling contact with past PeaceTalks speakers and asking our audience to share their own definitions of peace with us.

In 2022, the PeaceTalks worked with Salesforce and Second Peninsula to create a short film exploring the question “What does peace mean to you?” with nine past speakers. The past speakers included: Anupah Makoond, Emmanuel Jal, Lionel Aeschlimann, Estelle Baroung Hughes, Noam Shuster, Greg Boyle, Aya Mohammed Abdullah, Diwele Molale Lubi and Hyung Joon Won who was accompanied by his student Jihyo Kim.

In addition, at the Geneva PeaceTalks, the in-person and online audience were asked to share their definitions of peace. We received over 200 definitions. We thank the audience for taking the care and time for sharing a piece of their own hearts and minds on what peace means to them. It was very moving to read so many notes on what peace means to each of you. You can view these definitions of peace here.

Have you ever taken a moment to reflect on what peace means to you? You can continue sharing your answer to the question “What does peace mean to you?” with us via this google form. Please feel free to share your definition in any language that suits you!

Discover the “What does peace mean to you” film created with the Salesforce and Second Peninsula teams:

Discover some of the definitions of peace shared by the PeaceTalks audience in 2022:

Discover more definitions of peace here.

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