Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
We would like to take a moment to thank all those who participated in the November 4, 2011 BlogBlast4Peace. It was an inspiring event across the Internet, largely due to your continued support and influence for peace from your own corners of the world. The year brought exciting changes and growth to the movement. Bloggers, Facebook and Twitter users dedicated themselves to writing "100 Reasons 100 Days To Blog4Peace" in the days leading up to the launch. It was incredible to see the work and passion rippling through the blogosphere as we attempted to hone and highlight our beliefs on the subject of peace. It was an exercise in excellence and a documentation of unity.
The year 2011 welcomed these countries to the movement: Nepal, Kosovo, Portugal, Romania and Egypt as well as Wyoming and Nebraska finally filling up the United States map for peace. There are now 60 countries and all fifty states participating.
I will keep you informed as the weeks and months progress, as well as connect and collaborate more with this and countless other meaningful venues for peace being highlighted in our nation and world.
As we gear up for the 2012 launch, punctuated so closely with the presidential elections, let us remember our purpose and potential. No activism for peace - offline or on - is small. Each organization has its own unique place and voice. We continue to find ways as a group and as individual peace bloggers to reach out in our communities, to voice our concerns to legislators, to bring awareness of those suffering in the shadows of violence and to keep the subject of peace lifted high as the standard.
I believe that words are powerful....this matters.