I’m going to Blog for Peace. Will You?

One month from today, on November 4th, people all over the world will blog for peace. Blog4Peace was created and founded by Mimi Lenox, who believes that because words are powerful, blogging for peace is important.

Mimi began blogging for peace in November, 2006. Thirteen years and thousands of peace bloggers later she — and all those she inspired — are still blogging for peace. On every continent. In 214 countries and territories. In war-torn countries and peaceful villages. Whole families. Babies in utero (yes, really!) Teenagers. Senior citizens. Veterans of war. Poets and singers. Teachers. Classrooms. Authors and artists. Doctors. Lawyers. Cats (many, many cat bloggers). Dogs. Gerbils. Birds. Goats and Bunnies. Scientists. Designers. Researchers. Stay-at-home-parents. Kids. Baby Boomers. From the Netherlands to Kansas. And everywhere in between.

I joined the peace bloggers in 2012. And I still blog for peace. 

This year’s theme is “Peace in the time of quarantine,” and that is a theme I can adopt. Although I do not believe in the possibility of world peace (because war and stressful times are never our personal choice but are fostered by others or foisted on us by circumstances) I do believe in personal peace, in finding peace within ourselves no matter what happens to provoke us into chaos.

And yes, words are powerful. And yes, this matters.

How To Blog For Peace:

  1. Choose a graphic from the peace globe gallery http://peaceglobegallery.blogspot.com/p/get-your-own-peace-globe.htmlor from the photos on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BlogBlastForPeace#!/BlogBlastForPeace/app_153284594738391 Right click and Save. Decorate it and sign it, or leave as is.
  2. Send the finished globe to blog4peace@yahoo.com
  3. Post it anywhere online November 4 and title your post Dona Nobis Pacem (Latin for Grant us Peace)

Sounds cool, doesn’t it? See you on November 4!

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Pat Bertram is the author of Grief: The Inside Story – A Guide to Surviving the Loss of a Loved One. “Grief: The Inside Story is perfect and that is not hyperbole! It is exactly what folk who are grieving need to read.” –Leesa Healy, RN, GDAS GDAT, Emotional/Mental Health Therapist & Educator.

6 Responses to “I’m going to Blog for Peace. Will You?”

  1. Uthayanan Says:

    I am not only interested in PEACE and (love) the same time love and forgiveness! (amour et pardon)

  2. Carol Says:

    Everyone wishes for peace. While words are important (I wouldn’t be a writer if I didn’t think so, right?), they aren’t enough by themselves. I like that the Blog4Peace movement helps to focus us on the goal of peace but we also have to actively work for and model it. This year, November 4th follows the election and whichever way that goes, it’s likely to result in significant unrest. It’s going to be a challenge to know how peace seekers can combat that.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I don’t think we as individuals can do anything. The unrest is fomented by various organizations, none of which I have any control over. Nor do I think we as individuals ever start wars — those are started by people who don’t take our desires into consideration, only their own power. However, I do think personal peace is possible. I can control that, at least to an extent, and so that is always my reason for doing this blog project. Obviously, if everyone in the world was at peace with what they had and what they were, then there would be peace everywhere.

  3. Uthayanan Says:

    I believe individuals can do anything with the reference of history.
    Pat you can do something for peace that I cannot do that. Write a novel for peace. Pen (keyboard) can make people to think different for peace, can inspire the present generation and the next. If it is successful lot of people going to read. with translation and by television, cinema and social networks.


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