People of Peace

Honoring the people who make peace happen 

Peace of Peace logoWhat does it look like to practice peace? What truly is peace? We often think of peace as a “what” instead of the “who” that makes peace happen. In 2018, the Purdue Peace Project (PPP) hopes to bring attention to the “who” behind peacebuilding efforts with the People of Peace.

People of Peace will personalize peacebuilding by featuring a peacebuilder each week on our social media platforms with the hashtag, #PeopleofPeace. These individuals will be local citizens organizing for peace within their communities, members of organizations with whom we collaborate, and members of our team both at Purdue and abroad. All individuals featured will be peacebuilders. World-changers. People committed to the practice of peace.

Beginning January 10, and every following Wednesday, the PPP will feature another peacebuilder on our social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Each featurette will include a photograph and a direct quotation from the peacebuilder describing an impactful moment in their life, wisdom they have gleaned in their pursuit of peace, what it means to be a person of peace, and more.

The PPP encourages you to follow along each Wednesday to meet another person who helps make peace happen. You will have the opportunity to hear about their experiences, learn their hopes, empathize with their challenges, and, through their stories, maybe we can all learn to be people of peace.

Follow the PPP on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see these stories every Wednesday.

 -Author Courtney Bonness is an undergraduate research assistant with the Purdue Peace Project


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