Newark Peace Education Summit 5/13-15/2011
5/13/2011 - 5/15/2011


The Drew A. Katz Foundation and Tibet House US, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s premier cultural organization in the US, are organizing a high-level three day Peacemaking Summit, to be hosted by Mayor Cory Booker and the City of Newark, New Jersey, to advance peace, well-being, and nonviolence. We are honored that His Holiness has committed to attend as a chair and a keynote speaker of the summit.


The Newark Peace Summit will bring local, national, and international activists and thinkers together to highlight the common elements of peacemaking as a basis for creatively engaging basic human potential to solve problems faced by individuals, communities, and nations. It is our sincere wish to bring together extraordinary partners whose creative solutions have fostered peace, dignity, and hope on many levels. The five topics from thematic structure of the Summit are:


• Peace Within

• Peace at Home

• Peace in the Community

• Peace in the World

• Peace with Animals, the Environment, and the Planet


The objective of the summit is to illustrate the importance of nonviolence in today’s society. In addition to the Summit, the organizers also have an interest in partnering with local nonprofits to draw attention to their existing programs. Their efforts will focus on highlighting community building methods to create collaborative partnerships with the intention of making Newark a more peaceful, prosperous and beautiful place to live, study, visit, and work.


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