What if I told you that a group of middle and high school students had spent the last 7 years soliciting letters from around the world on the subject of how we can achieve peace, and then told you that among the over 1000 responses that poured in were letters from Nobel Laureate and former President Jimmy Carter, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, author Helen Caldecott, as well the late Senator Ted Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Representative Dennis Kucinich, skateboarder Tony Hawk, poet–writer Maya Angelou, and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace.
These letters are among over 1000 letters, notes, songs, poetry, and art from around the globe that will make up the a 10ft x 12ft, 1,000 page, 1 ton “Big Book of Peace.”
That is not all, this student group was then able to get the supplies, the printing press and all other costs associated with printing the book donated. The one expense they have to cover are the labor costs.
Knowing this, would you chip in a few bucks to help them cross the finish line?
A capitol campaign (using kickstarter) just launched so that these students can to raise $20,000 to cover the labor costs associated with building this book. Individuals can pledge support at www.PeaceBookProject.org .
A public unveiling of the book will happen this spring, and talks are already underway to have the book displayed in the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and the Boston Children’s Museum.
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