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[ A Million Cranes for Peace by the Year 2000 ]
[ News Update]
[ Network Participants ]
[ Getting Started with Paper Cranes ]
[ Places to Send Paper Cranes ]
[ Peace Links and Resources ]
[ Ideas and Inspirations ]
[ Photographs of Hiroshima Peace Park ]
[ Peace Pix ]
[ Peace Symbols ]
[ Peace Talks - Favourite Quotes ]
[ Peace Exchange with Hakushima ]
[ Crane Lore ]
[ Historical Background ]
[ Site Map ]
[Thousand Cranes Peace Network Home page ]
For background information on paper cranes and the story of Sadako
Why Paper Cranes for Peace?
Networking shows that every little bit helps, that every effort made for a more peaceful world helps to achieve that goal - however small that effort may seem at the time. It also demonstrates that working together helps every individual to achieve so much more: ‘Many hands make peace work’!
We have worked together to fold A Million Cranes for Peace for the Year 2000 !
This shows how huge goals can be achieved by people connecting or combining their efforts.
Beyond the year 2000 we will continue to:
Fold A Thousand Cranes
If you plan to fold a thousand cranes please register with the Network (see below). When your cranes are finished, let us know how many you folded and where they ended up. Participants will be listed on this site and their contributions acknowledged.
Fold a crane for Peace Challenge
If you think a thousand cranes is too much for you to consider, you can also be part of Peace Challenge 2001 - which aims to collect by the end of the year 2001 at least one paper crane inscribed with a message for peace from each of:
Participants will be listed on this site and their contributions acknowledged.
Towards the end of the year 2001, the collected cranes will be distributed to peace parks and gardens around the world and to key world leaders as a demonstration of how widespread are our wishes for peace on Earth.
Please help by spreading the word about this project, so that we can encourage more people to participate.
Assist development of this site
Please visit our galleries of Ideas and Inspirations and let us know of other experiences we could share, and our pages of Peace Links and Resources and let us know of other resources which you find useful.
Any individual, family group, school group, community group, organisation or business is welcome to participate, by folding either a thousand cranes or at least one crane as part of Peace Challenge 2001.
A particular emphasis is placed on the participation of schools because of the possibilities offered by learning about peace, non-violence and tolerance in a range of activities across the curriculum and because of the opportunities to link with, and engage, whole school communities in such activities.
Much the same can be true for other organisations such as Cubs/Scouts/Guides, church groups, youth groups, service clubs, libraries and cultural organisations.
For those just starting out, ‘membership’ of
the Thousand Cranes Peace Network helps to provide encouragement, and links
to other people and resources.
For those already folding cranes, it is a way of being part of something bigger than your own efforts - a network of people across the world who share the goal of working towards peace and non-violence by folding paper cranes.
Please register your interest in being part of the Network through the contacts shown below. Please help us by including:
This information is at our page Getting Started with Paper Cranes
We will be seeking sponsorship to assist with
transport costs and other arrangements.
Until success is achieved here, all participants should expect to meet their own costs.
If anyone has any special contacts or bright ideas for sponsorship, please let us know!
If you wish to be part of folding cranes
If you wish to send a crane (or cranes) for Peace Challenge 2001
If you have ideas, experiences or resources for peace education to share with others
If you have ideas or contacts for sponsorship
If you want any further information
If you want to provide feedback
please contact: Mark and Lyn Butz
PO Box 128, JAMISON CENTRE, ACT 2614, AUSTRALIA
Australia 02-6251-1206; International +61-2-6251-1206
Fax Australia 02-6251-2173; International
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