MasterPeace is a global peace movement of artists, activists, journalists, cities, companies and members of civil society who believe that world peace is possible if enough people work for it.
Through music, art, sport, new media and an International Day of Peace, MasterPeace encourages dialogue, togetherness and social sustainability in small local neighbourhoods through to large conflict areas worldwide.
With events taking place between 16 and 23 September, Cairo will turn into a heart-warming peace village with more than 10 activities providing people with unique opportunities to experience different meanings of peace.
Building on last year’s one-day pilot event at Gezira Sporting Club, MasterPeace is this year planning to run different events for seven days around Cairo, everyday with a new theme ranging from peace with Mother Earth to peace with inner self, in an attempt to promote the “peace experience” in funny, engaging and exciting ways.
In cooperation with tens of non-governmental organizations, bands, musicians, artists, and lecturers, “Peace Village” will witness mainly the participation of Egyptian youth, who after leading one of the most peaceful revolutions in history have the responsibility of spreading a culture of peace and tolerance throughout Egyptian society.
“Cairenes are invited to take part, along with people in more than 150 cities around the world, in events like ‘Peace Parade’, community service, yoga and inner peace, peace salons, and peace with planet earth,” Momen Zaki, Peace Village project manager said.
With the theme “From the new born Egypt, a new born heart-warming peace initiative” this year’s event is extra special as it will mark the official launch of MasterPeace, crowning two years of intensive preparations. Voices for peace will be raised in Cairo, Utrecht in the Netherlands and other places throughout the world in events that will be broadcast simultaneously through satellite.
It is the aim of MasterPeace that in three years millions of people will have formed a positive global movement of peace-builders, who will be rewarded for their efforts at a MasterPeace Concert in Egypt on Peace Day 2014.
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