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3,300 Peace Monuments
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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.

14 Places With Many Peace Monuments:


Buxton Fountain


111 Peace Monuments
in London (England)


Naval Peace Monument


105 Peace Monuments
in Washington, DC (USA)


Anti-Kriegs-Museum


98 Peace Monuments
in Berlin (Germany)


Peace Bell


75 Peace Monuments
in Hiroshima (Japan)


Urakami Cathedral


75 Peace Monuments
in Nagasaki (Japan)


Raoul Wallenberg Walk


59 Peace Monuments
in NY City (ex-UN)


AFSC Mural


54 Peace Monuments
in Atlanta, GA (USA)


Tolerance Monument


47 Peace Monuments
in Jerusalem (since '48)


Red Cross Museum


38 Peace Monuments
in Geneva (Switzerland)


Statue at City Hall


34 Peace Monuments
in Tokyo (Japan)


Holocaust Museum


c30 at Yad Vashem Holo-
caust Memorial (Israel)


Peace Palace


26 Peace Monuments in
The Hague (Netherlands)


United Nations


25 Peace Monuments at
UN Hdqtrs in NY City


Cornerstone of Peace


21 Peace Monuments
in Okinawa (Japan)


Peace Wall+Moon Gate


10 Peace Monuments in
Bluffton, OH (USA)

A Few Museums for Peace:




510 Museums for Peace
Around the World


Peace Palace
The Hague (Netherlands)


Dayton Intl Peace Museum
Dayton, Ohio (USA)



Yad Vashem Holocaust
Memorial,Jerusalem(Israel)



International Network
of Museums for Peace

US Friendship with Specific Countries:


Intl Peace Park

xx Peace Monuments
Related to
US/Canadian Friendship


Peace Arch

50 Kiwanis Peace
Markers on
US/Canadian border


Oak Ridge, TN

xx Peace Monuments
Related to
US/Japanese Friendship


Amistad Dam

xx Peace Monuments
Related to
US/Mexican Friendship


Statue of Liberty

43 Peace Monuments
Related to US Friendship
With Other Countries

Other Geographic Groups


World

Countries
Rank
Ordered
by Number
of Peace
Monuments


Intl Peace Park

44
Peace
Monuments
on Borders
Around
the World


Human Rights Museum

Peace Tourism:
From Chicago, IL (USA)
to Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
for PJSA Conference
in 2010


Newport to Windsor

100 Peace Monuments
"From the Ohio River
to the Detroit River:
A Case Study
of Peace Tourism
(or Lack Thereof)"


Coffin House

26 Peace Monuments
"Peace in the Heartland:
A Hypothetical tour
of 15 peace stories in
Western Ohio (USA)"


Vancouver Bell

145 Peace Monuments
"Peace Tourism:
From Kent, OH (USA)
to Vancouver, BC
(Canada)"

Links to All of the Geographic Pages of this Website

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

Invitation

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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