The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly
alone, Aleksei Leonov, USSR
That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile,
so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would
crumble and fall apart. James Irwin, USA
The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The
third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents.
By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth.
Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabian
Before I flew I was already aware of how small and
vulnerable our planet is; but only when I saw it from
space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I
realize that humankind's most urgent task is to
cherish and preserve it for future generations.
Sigmund Jahn, Germany
Two words leapt to mind as I looked down on all this:
commonality and interdependence. We are one
world. John David Bartoe, U. S. A.
From space, I saw Earth -- indescribably beautiful
with the scars of national boundaries gone.
Muhammad Ahmad Faris, Syria
I understood that we are all sailing in the same boat.
Vladimir Kovalyonok, Russia
The things that we share in our world are far more
valuable than those which divide us.
Donald Williams, USA
What percentage of the casualties in
the following conflicts were civilians
•World War 1
•World War 2
•1989 - 2005
14% 67% 90%
Arms and Ammo
There are enough small arm
weapons in the world for…
1 per 10 people 1 per 15 people 1 per 20 people
There are enough units of
ammunition made each year to kill
the world’s population…
once twice three times
You have the right not to be in
an army or take part in a battle
under what age?
15 18 Any age
How many children are estimated
to be involved in conflicts
3,000 30,000 300,000
Conflict in Poorer Countries
Between 1997 and 2001 what
percentage of developing
countries experienced a civil
26% 41% 56%
From 1998 to 2001 the USA, the UK and France
earned more income from arms sales to developing
countries than they gave in aid.
• Why do conflicts take
• How can conflicts be
• What if there was peace in
the world, how would life on
our planet change?
• Could you be at peace with
everyone you meet for one
day, one week, one year?
• Number of civilian casualties – WW1 14%,
WW2 67%, 89-05 90%
• Small arm weapons in the world – 1 per 10
• Units of ammunition per year – enough to kill
world population twice
• Right not to participate in a war – under 15
• Estimated umber of children participating in
conflicts now – 300,000
• From 1998 to 2001 the USA, the UK and
France earned more income from arms
sales to developing countries than they gave
in aid - True
Adapted from Oxfam GB 2005, Making Sense of
World Conflicts. www.oxfam.org.uk
Founder of Peace
If you want to build a
house you start with
If you want global
peace, why not start
with one day?
Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we
seek, but a means by which we arrive at that
An eye for an eye leaves
Sooner or later all the
people of the world will
have to discover a way to
live together in peace.
...and yet, when I look up at the
sky, I somehow feel that
everything will change for the
better, that this cruelty too shall
end, that peace and tranquillity
will return once more.
In the meantime, I must hold on
to my ideals. Perhaps the day
will come when I'll be able to
Non-violence leads to
the highest ethics,
which is the goal of all
Until we stop harming
all other living beings,
we are still savages.
Peace cannot be kept
by force, it can only
be achieved by
The world is a
dangerous place, not
because of those who
do evil, but because
of those who look on
and do nothing.
When you find peace within
yourself, you become the
kind of person who can live
at peace with others.
This is the way
and hatred with love.
power of love
love of power,
the world will
Nonviolence is a
weapon of the strong.
We must become
the change we want
Earth provides enough
to satisfy every man's
need, but not every
If everyone demanded
peace instead of another
television set, then there'd
All we are saying is
give peace a chance.