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3,300 Peace Monuments
The map at the top of this web page was drawn by Zina Chmielowski for the "Dreams of Hope Travel Guide" of Navjot Kaur & published by Saffron Press to "inspire our little ones to travel to peace monuments around the world." Saffron Press is (or was?) "an independent multicultural publishing house -- with a special focus on children's books by & about Sikhs -- [and] takes you on a journey beyond the traditional." "The word 'goodnight' is shown in different languages on the map. The 18 "Monuments of Peace" numbered on the map & named in the column on the right side are the following [with locations added]:1. Peace Park [Glacier-Waterton, USA & Canada]
2. Shrine Peace Monument [Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
3. The Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Statue [Washington, DC, USA] - shows children dancing
4. John Lennon Park [Havana, Cuba]
5. The Bandeiras Monument [São Paulo, Brazil]
6. London Peace Pagoda [London, England]
7. Human Rights Monument [Murcia, Spain] - includes mothers with a child & a baby
8. The Children of the World Dream of Peace [Nordkapp, Norway] - has plaques designed by children
9. Broken Heart Monument [Lodz, Poland] - commemorates children's martyrdom in the Holocaust
10. Pillar of Peace Sculpture [Gulu, Uganda] - shows children reading books
11. Uhuru Monument [Nairobi, Kenya]
12. Tehran Peace Monument [Tehran, Iran]
13. Open Hand [Chandigahr, India]
14. Swayambhunath World Peace Monument [Kathmandu, Nepal] - incorporates the World Peace Prayer
15. Friendship of Nations Fountain [Moscow, Russia] - has gilded statues of maidens in national costumes of 16 Soviet republics
16. Children's Peace Monument [Hiroshima, Japan] - evokes Sadako Sasaki (child victim of the atomic bomb)
17. Dreamtime Art: Koori People/Yorta Yorta [Victoria, Australia]
18. First Nations Dreamcatcher [North America]
Go to Peace Monuments by Nation to access separate files for peace monuments in large nations collective files for large areas of relatively small countries (e.g. Africa). These files show WHERE peace monuments are around the world.
I like the imaginative map of Zina Chmielowski & Navjot Kaur. It combines a knowledge of peace monuments with a sense of geography & a desire to raise children with an appreciation of human diversity & non-violence. This web site pursues some of the same goals. Only we have tried to find & display ALL peace monuments around the world.
Our geographic web pages show approximately 3,300 peace monuments. Of course some countries & regions have more monuments, and some have less (however you "normalize' the data by area or population). This is probably due to so many reasons that more research is required, and I wouldn't even want to speculate here.
But this web site undoubtedly has a cultural bias. The first language of its compiler is English, he can easily overlook web page in other languages, and the Internet is probably longer & more deeply established in Western nations.
12 Places With Many Peace Monuments:
Museums for Peace:
Links to All of the Geographic Pages of this Web Site
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (BY STATE):
Table Showing All States | One Featured Monument in Each State & Territory | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California-North | California-South | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Guam | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Illinois-Peace Trail from Chicago to Winnipeg, Manitoba | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Michigan | Maryland | Massachusetts | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | New York-United Nations | North Carolina | North Dakota | Northern Mariana Islands | Ohio | Ohio-Bluffton Only | Ohio-Peace Trail from Cincinnati to Windsor, Ontario | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania-William Penn | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Tennessee-Oak Ridge Only | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington, DC | Washington State | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming | US Foreign Service | Monuments Relating the USA & Canada | Kiwanis Peace Markers on the US/Canadian Border
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA (BY PROVINCE):
Table Showing All Provinces | One Featured Monument in Each Province & Territory | Alberta | British Columbia | New Brunswick | Newfoundland & Labrador | Manitoba | Manitoba-Peace Trail from Chicago to Winnipeg | Northwest Territories | Nova Scotia | Nunavut | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Québec | Saskatchewan | Yukon | Inuksuit-Artic monuments | Monuments Relating Canada & the USA | Kiwanis Peace Markers on the Canadian/US Border
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION RELATED TO MEXICO:
Mexico | Monuments Relating Mexico & the USA
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (BY COUNTRY):
Table Showing All Parts of the UK | London | Other England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN EUROPE (BY COUNTRY):
European Union | Austria | Belgium | Bosnia-Herzegovina | Czech Republic | Denmark | East Europe | England | Finland | France | Germany | Germany-Trip in 2010 | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland (Éire) | Ireland-Northern | Italy | Luxembourg | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Russia | Scotland | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Turkey | United Kingdom | Wales | Vatican City
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN JAPAN (BY PREFECTURE):
Table Showing Different Parts of Japan | Japan | Hiroshima | "Sanctification of Hiroshima" | Hiroshima-Elsewhere | Nagasaki | Nagasaki-Elsewhere | Okinawa | Tokyo | All Other Japan | Monuments Relating Japan & the USA | World Peace Bells | Trip to Japan in 2008
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN INDIA (& MONUMENTS RELATED TO MAHATMA GANDHI):
India | Gandhi Monuments in India | Gandhi Monuments Everywhere Else | Trip to India in 2006-7
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN ISRAEL & PALESTINE:
Israel before 1949 | Israel since 1948 | Israel-Arab monuments since 1948 | Israel-Jerusalem | Israel-Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial | Israel-Village of Deir Yassin | Palestine before 1949 | Palestine since 1948 | Olive Trees & Branches | Peace Poles | Vocabulary of the Israel/Palestine Conflict | Trip to Palestine & Israel in 2011
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN ASIA & MIDDLE EAST (BY COUNTRY):
Bangaladesh | China | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Japan | Korea-North | Korea-South | Lebanon | Middle East | Mongolia | Myanmar | Nepal | Pakistan | Palestine | Philippines | Southeast Asia | Sri Lanka | Taiwan (Rep. of China) | Thailand | Tibet | Turkey | Uzbekistan | Vietnam
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN LATIN AMERICA:
Argentina | Brazil | Brazil-Trip in 2015 | Caribbean | Costa Rica | Cuba | Mexico | USA-Puerto Rico | All Other Latin America
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IN PACIFIC OCEAN & OCEANIA:
Aotearoa | Australia | Canada-British Columbia | Japan | Mexico | New Zealand | Pacific Ocean | Philippines | USA-Alaska | USA-Hawaii | USA-Northern Mariana Islands
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION EVERYWHERE ELSE:
Cities Worldwide | Africa | Antarctica | Moon | North Pole | Outer Space | South Africa | South Pole | United Nations
If you find these web pages interesting, you are cordially invited to help create & maintain them.
Almost anyone could submit information about a peace monument (or peacemaker) known to YOU.
A STUDENT in need of a research project or a RETIREE in search of an interesting avocation could take on one or more parts of this website. No one has all of the skills (research, photography, travel, database management, writing, fund-raising, social media & website creation -- among others) needed to make this website achieve its full potential. But YOU could contibute what you do best, and others could contribute what they do best.
Together, we could make this website BLOOM -- and help save the world from war & violence. Is this too big an ambition? I don't think so. Everyone has to do what he or she can. That's the only way we can make progress toward our goal of a world without violence & injustice, i.e. toward PEACE.
Eventually -- possibly in just a few months or years -- the time & attention of the guy who started "Peace Monuments Around the World" will fade, and his creation will EITHER disappear OR live on in the hands of one or more successors. Which shall it be?
If any of this interests you (even a small part), please contact Ted Lollis in any of the ways shown on the CONTACT page. Start a low-key dialogue. No obligation. Don't delay! Do so TODAY!
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