February 25, 2024

What does SAFETY look like in aCity of Peace?

A fundamental focus in a City of Peace is on safety, prosperity, and quality of life. To see the whole picture check out International Cities of Peace.

As of May 2023, there are 380 Cities of Peace; 71 Countries; 6 Continents in the global network of International Cities. Ashland, Oregon was the 163rd to join on May 16, 2017. A question often asked is,
“Where are the International Cities of Peace located?” Take a look now:

1 Dayton, Ohio United States
2 Eugene, Oregon United States
3 Unity Village, Missouri United States
4 Coventry England
5 Bradford England
6 Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
7 Bukavu D. R. Congo
8 Mataki Philippines
9 Pathuthani Thailand
10 Fizi D. R. Congo
11 Lake County, California United States
12 Aba, Abia State Nigeria
13 Nagpur India
14 Reno, Nevada United States
15 Mzuzu and Lilongwe Malawi
16 Tunis Tunisia
17 Tuolumne County, California United States
18 Bihac, Bosnia Herzegovina
19 Yaounde Cameroon
20 Freetown Sierra Leone
21 Nyala, Darfur Sudan
22 Bujumbura Burundi
23 Victoria, British Columbia Canada
24 Nakuru Kenya
25 Calgary, Alberta Canada
26 Kathmandu Nepal
27 Detroit, Michigan United States
28 Egg Harbor City, New Jersey United States
29 Warrake Nigeria
30 Kalamazoo, Michigan United States
31 Kampala Uganda
32 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
33 Kibuye Rwanda
34 Sedona, Arizona United States
35 Montréal, Québec Canada
36 Addis Ababa Ethiopia
37 Dar es Salaam Tanzania
38 Bhaktapur Nepal
39 Western Freetown Sierra Leone
40 Kano, Kano State Nigeria
41 Toronto Canada
42 Lalitpur Nepal
43 Buenos Aires Argentina
44 Vicente Lopez, Prov. de Buenos Aires Argentina
45 Tigre, Prov. de Buenos Aires Argentina
46 Moron, Prov. de Buenos Aires Argentina
47 Escobar, Prov. de Buenos Aires Argentina
48 Junin, Prov. de Mendoza Argentina
49 Rivadavia, Prov. de Mendoza Argentina
50 La Paz, Prov. de Mendoza Argentina
51 San Rafael, Prov. de Mendoza Argentina
52 Neuquen, Prov. de Nuequen Argentina
53 Villa de Merlo Argentina
54 Carpinteria Argentina
55 La Carolina, Prov. de San Luis Argentina
56 Los Molles, Prov. de San Luis Argentina
57 Rosario, Prov. de Santa Fé Argentina
58 San Miguel de Tucuman, Prov. de Tucumán Argentina
59 Monteros, Prov. de Tucumán Argentina
60 Paysandú Uruguay
61 Pilar, Argentina, Province of Buenos Aires Argentina
62 San Salvador du Jujuy Argentina
63 Baroda India
64 Douala Cameroon
65 Accra Ghana
66 Monrovia Liberia
67 Benghazi Libya
68 Lubumbashi D.R. Congo
69 Kochi India
70 Kaduna Nigeria
71 Bamenda Cameroon
72 Nicosia Cyprus
73 Dubai United Arab Emirates
74 Santa Ana Costa Rica
75 The Hague Netherlands
76 Hargeisa Somalia
77 Wakiso Uganda
78 Eastern Freetown Sierra Leone
79 Zanzibar City Tanzania
80 Ahmedabad India
81 Bern Switzerland
82 Oyugis Kenya
83 Durlesti Moldova
84 Bridgetown Barbados
85 Los Angeles United States
86 Abuja, Federal Capital Territory Nigeria
87 Uyo, Akwa Ibom Nigeria
88 Benin City, Edo State Nigeria
89 Kabare D.R. Congo
90 Port-au-Prince Haiti
91 Hinche Haiti
92 Fort Liberté Haiti
93 Quetta Pakistan
94 Multan Pakistan
95 Luweero Uganda
96 Goma D. R. Congo
97 Srinagar Kashmir
98 Zihuatanejo Mexico
99 Ojai, California United States
100 Gitega Burundi
101 Uvira D.R. Congo
102 Muridke Pakistan
103 Nairobi Kenya
104 Medellín Colombia
105 Wobulenzi Uganda
106 Rockford, Illinois United States
107 Verejeni Moldova
108 Eastlands, Nairobi Kenya
109 Querétaro Mexico
110 Voinjama, Lofa Liberia
111 Nateete Uganda
112 Chilliwack, British Colombia Canada
113 Karachi Pakistan
114 Lilonge Malawi
115 Asheville, North Carolina United States
116 Elgin, Illinois United States
117 Savannah, Georgia United States
118 Raipur, Chhattisgarh India
119 Pirwadhai, Rawalpindii Pakistan
120 Chitral, Khyber Pakhunkha Pakistan
121 Hodan, Mogadishu Somalia
122 Mumbai India
123 Springfield, Ohio United States
124 Warri Nigeria
125 Conakry Guinea
126 Bogotá Colombia
127 Ringa Kenya
128 Chikwawa Malawi
129 Juba South Sudan
130 Homa Bay Kenya
131 San Isidro Argentina
132 Chandigarh India
133 Cajicá Colombia
134 Ogamo Kenya
135 Leticia, Amazona Colombia
136 Dodoma Tanzania
137 Goya Argentina
138 Kakamega Kenya
139 Kumbo Cameroon
140 Urbana United States
141 Buea Cameroon
142 Kubwa Nigeria
143 Kumara New Zealand
144 Port Harcourt Nigeria
145 Makindye Uganda
146 Gunjur Gambia
147 Kabale Uganda
148 South Kiva D. R. Congo
149 Lucerne Switzerland
150 Gardnersville Liberia
151 Croix-des-Bouquets Haiti
152 Mathare Kenya
153 Jenin Palestine
154 Durango Mexico
155 Herat Afghanistan
156 Banjul Gambia
157 Kasongo-Lunda D.R. Congo
158 Lafia Nigeria
159 Amsterdam Netherlands
160 Mambasa D.R. Congo
161 Islamabad Pakistan
162 Berlin Germany
163 Ashland, Oregon United States
164 Rohero Burundi
165 El Qrayeh Lebanon
166 Sukkur Pakistan
167 North Kivu D.R. Congo
168 Have Ghana
169 Nanjing China
170 Adrogue Argentina
171 Ibadan Nigeria
172 Ngozi Burundi
173 Uvira D.R. Congo
174 Mechanicsburg U.S.A.
175 Traverse City U.S.A.
176 Iilorin Nigeria
177 Mubone Burundi
178 Kiang Nema Gambia
179 Orlu Nigeria
180 Yola Nigeria
181 Allahabad India
182 Ikorodu Nigeria
183 Hawkesbury Australia
184 Gulshan Ibal Pakistan
185 Makobola D.R. Congo
186 Kpeve Ghana
187 Bhopal India
188 South Delhi India
189 Tijuana Mexico
190 Butembo D.R. Congo
191 Beni D.R. Congo
192 Narkatiagan India
193 Kolkata India
194 Gurgaon India
195 Ernakulam India
196 Kalehe D.R. Congo
197 Fort Portal Uganda
198 Comrose Jamaica
199 Nyangezi D.R. Congo
200 Westerly/Pawcatuck, RI/CT United States
201 Franklin Township, NJ United States
202 North Ibadan Nigeria
203 Masisi D.R. Congo
204 Ggaba Uganda
205 Soppo Court Area Cameroon
206 Kitengela Kenya
207 Kambia Sierra Leone
208 Bengaluru India
209 Jos Nigeria
210 Kigali Rwanda
211 Namo Buddha Nepal
212 Neuve Argentina
213 Hazara Pakistan
214 Yaba Nigeria
215 Lekki Nigeria
216 Ajah Nigeria
217 Ploiesti Romania
218 Awe Nigeria
219 Victoria City, Logos Nigeria
220 Norwich, CT United States
221 Cincinnati, OH United States
222 Greater Zanzibar Tanzania
223 Nutley, NJ United States
224 Hyderabad Pakistan
225 Kabarnet Kenya
226 La Paz Bolivia
227 Vernadillo Colombia
228 Central Luweero Uganda
229 Belgrade Serbia
230 Novi Sad Serbia
231 Stari Becej Serbia
232 Sombor Serbia
233 Veliko Gradiste Serbia
234 Pekanbaru Indonesia
235 Sarno Italy
236 Kibaale Uganda
237 Ocala U.S.A.
238 Ibeju Lekki Nigeria
239 Surulere Nigeria
240 Lagos Island Nigeria
241 Tela Honduras
242 Kamwenge Uganda
243 Kinondoni Tanzania
244 Badiraguato Mexico
245 Dangamvura Zimbabwe
246 Wamba Nigeria
247 Guantajuato Mexico
248 Ogume Nigeria
249 Kazo Uganda
250 Atlanta U.S.A.
251 Coyah Guinea
252 Khartoum Sudan
253 Kawempe Uganda
254 Indianapolis U.S.A.
255 Uyo Nigeria
256 Oron Nigeria
257 Bunamwaya Uganda
258 Chilpancingo Mexico
259 Abak Nigeria
260 Nsit Ibom Nigeria
261 Sabotica Serbia
262 Kanyana Uganda
263 Ibesikpo-Asutan Nigeria
264 Agropoli Italy
265 Pocheon Republic of Korea
266 Mwenga D.R. Congo
267 Ibiono Ibom Nigeria
268 Kabompo Zambia
269 Viamao Brazil
279 Sakubva Zimbabwe
271 Pietermaritzburg South Africa
272 Kaani Nigeria
273 Memba Mozambique
274 L’Escalier Mauritius
275 Baba Dogo Kenya
276 Makurdi Nigeria
277 Juru Refugee Camp Uganda
278 Dandora Kenya
279 Bagamoyo Tanzania
280 Marriam Colony Pakistan
281 Karu Nigeria
282 Cape Town South Africa
283 Zzana Uganda
284 Nakivale Uganda
285 Limbe Cameroon
286 Gaza City Palestine
287 Moncton Canada
288 Riverview Canada
289 Dieppe Canada
290 Kwa Dukuza-Ballito South Africa
291 St. Petersburg United States
292 Durban South Africa
293 Cotonou Benin
394 Tamera Portugal
295 Budaka Uganda
296 Paternoster South Africa
297 Busan South Korea
298 Bungoma Kenya
299 Rongo Kenya
300 San Lorenzo Argentina
301 Siaya Kenya
302 Ibanda D.R. Congo
303 Jinja Uganda
304 Scaletta Zanclea Italy
305 Nsit Ubium Nigeria
306 Tabora Tanzania
307 Zhijiang China
308 Weifang China
309 Kisumu Kenya
310 Garowe Somalia
311 Tehran Iran
312 Sari Iran
Order City of Peace State/Province Country
313 Galkayo (Pending) Mudug Somalia
314 Dandora Phase 1 Nairobi Kenya
315 Ibaako Bugweri Uganda
316 Kiambiu Nairobi Kenya
317 Kona Mbaya Kakamega Kenya
318 Dandora Phase 3 Nairobi Kenya
319 Dandora Phase 2 Nairobi Kenya
320 Dandora Phase 5 Nairobi Kenya
321 Soto de Luiña Asturias Spain
322 Ebukanga Bunyore Kenya
323 Santa Barbara California United States
324 Merlo Buenos Aires Argentina
325 San Martin Buenos Aires Argentina
326 Igarassu Pernambuco Brazil
327 Ituzaingó Buenos Aires Argentina
328 Cali Valle del Cauca Colombia
329 Suipacha Buenos Aires Argentina
330 Azcapotzalco Mexico City Mexico
331 Patchogue New York United States
332 North Akron Ohio United States
333 Puerto Madryn Chubut Argentina
334 Peoria Arizona United States
335 Sangano Isingiro Uganda
336 Curitiba Paraná Brazil
337 Houghton Michigan United States
338 Hancock Michigan United States
339 Sangolqui Pichincha Ecuador
340 Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego Argentina
341 Bahirdar Amhara Ethiopia
342 Kanoni Gombo Uganda
343 Midland Michigan United States
344 Maiduguri Borno Nigeria
345 Pallisa Eastern Region Uganda
346 Akute Ogun Nigeria
347 San Bernardino California United States
348 Ntungamo Western Region Uganda
349 Gabés Gabés Tunisia
350 Gwangmyeong Gyeonggi South Korea
351 Crestline California United States
352 Migadde Gombe Uganda
353 Reading Pennsylvania United States
354 Ruaraka Nairobi Kenya
355 Idjwi South Kivu D.R. Congo
356 Bridgewater Massachusetts United States
357 Tugen Baringa Kenya
358 Minova Kalehe D.R. Congo
359 Quito Pichincha Ecuador
360 Cathedral City California United States
361 Muhokya Western District Uganda
362 Mesa Arizona United States
363 Sake North Kivu D.R. Congo
364 Nakintu Central Region Uganda
365 Oluyole Oyo Nigeria
366 Gwarinpa Abuja Nigeria
367 Nyiragongo North Kivu D.R. Congo
368 Kyeshero North Kivu D.R. Congo
369 Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada
370 Benitéz Guerrero Mexico
371 Masaka Buganda Ugada
372 Nyendo Central Uganda
373 Kampala Central Eastern Region Uganda
374 Martini Pampa Argentina
375 Simi Valley California United States
376 Kashojwa Kabigo Uganda
377 Lima Lima Peru
378 New Kigali Nakivale Uganda
379 Nyawara South Kivu D.R. Congo
380 Nyiragongo North Kivu D.R. Congo
381 Kangulumira Kayunga Uganda
382 Kabazana Isindiro Uganda

The Ashland Culture of Peace Commission along with UN NGO Pathways To Peace are two of 36 organizations that have come together to create Peace on Earth by 2030. It’s a moonshot for humanity and is designed to literally change the world. Humanity is ready and we’re going for it! You’re invited to an information session to learn how you can participate.

At this meeting you’ll learn about the vision, how you can play the Peace on Earth by 2030 game called “The Game” and create a “Peace on Earth Zone” in Ashland and additional communities, and your
organization is invited to participate.

The Game and Peace on Earth Zones are based on the seven strategies that ignited and enabled the world to come together in a common cause to bring a torch of peace around the world in 1986 and create Peace on Earth wherever it went. Called the First Earth Run, over a billion people around the world witnessed this global unitive event via the media with 25 million people and 45 heads of state in 62 countries directly participating. It was a rare moment on the planet, but now because the time is right, the torch has been rekindled and an emerging grassroots movement is saying: “Yes, we can do this! Why not Peace on Earth? Why not now?”

The Game is built around seven unitive actions: Empowerment, Oneness,
Unity, Cooperation, Abundance, Love, and Faith. These actions have been
combined with robust social change tools honed and tested in hundreds of
cities with millions of people during the almost four decades since
1986. When The Game is brought to a community and combined with these
social change tools it creates a Peace on Earth Zone. This begins with a
conversation and moves to the collaborative how.

The Game and Peace on Earth Zones have been successfully piloted over the past four years by 1,500 plus people in nine countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, and the United States. They have achieved remarkable results with over 10,000 actions taken and awe-inspiring personal and community transformations. The Game is now ready to be brought to scale. The first phase is a global online version of The Game from August 2 to September
20, 2023. Zoom Registration  https://poe.earth/global-game

The Game’s seven actions are quests you take in your life to experience and model for others Peace on Earth. This is combined with participating in eight weekly 2-hour meetings to debrief your quest and
prepare for the next one, learn from one another’s experiences, and participate in a global community of humanity’s dream keepers.

To learn more about The Game and how to bring it to your community attend the Peace on Earth information meetings on Wednesday, July 19 from 5 to 6:30 pm PDT and 8 to 9:30 pm ET. If you can’t attend, register to receive the recording. Special Peace on Earth information meetings can be arranged for organizations of 25 or more people. Zoom registration: https://poe.earth/info-july-19 [5]

We hope you join this growing global movement to create Peace on Earth by 2030 and Peace on Earth Zones are planned to be established in Ashland. We are changing the world and with your participation, we can do it sooner!

Contact: David Wick, info@ashlandcpc.org

                 _Peace is eternal – when we choose it_

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