Peace Education and Action Center of Eastern Iowa
Promoting international peace through education, intercultural communication, public witness, citizen involvement, and personal choices
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Armistice Day — November 11th
" It was during that minute in nineteen hundred and eighteen, that millions upon millions of human beings stopped butchering one another. I have talked to old men who were on battlefields during that minute. They have told me in one way or another that the sudden silence was the Voice of God. So we still have among us some men who can remember when God spoke clearly to mankind. "
—Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
The Golden Rule Across Cultures
This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.
Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
Udana Varga 5:18
So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you.
No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother what which he desires for himself.
What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowmen. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.
Talmud, Shabbat 31:a
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen. Love your fellow as yourself: I am the Lord.
Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss.
T'ai Shag Kan Ying P'ien
That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self.
Avesta: Dadistan-i-dink 94:5
PEACE Iowa volunteers Georgiane and Nancy at our booth at the 2019 Iowa City Soul & Blues Fest.
The first visitors to name 3 countries on an unlabeled map of Africa at our booth at the 2019 Iowa City Soul & Blues Fest.