WHY PROMOTE ATLANTA AS A PEACE CAPITAL?
Atlanta has a global peace legacy that is attributed to many factors.
It is the birth-city of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the city where he authored: "I HAVE A DREAM!" speech. It is also home to international organizations that nurture the health of our global family, such as CARE International and The Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Important peace monuments include: Atlanta from the Ashes, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, The International Peace Fountain, Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Millennium Gate Museum, Seminole Peace Mural, The World Peace Rose Garden and World Wall For Peace.
Atlanta is host and home to many peace leaders.
In the near future, Atlanta will be hosting the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Several of Atlanta's residents have been awarded or nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize: Dr. King & President Carter, plus official part-time residents: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, plus Nobel Peace Prize Nominees: Ted Turner, Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. John Endicott and Senator Sam Nunn.
Atlanta has the world's busiest airport.
Imagine what could happen when some 100 million air travelers going through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport each year become peace ambassadors and they agree to promote Tourism: The World's Biggest Peace Industry?
Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympic Games.
Atlanta hosted the 100th anniversary of the Olympic Games because of Dr. King's global peace legacy. The lighting of the Olympic Torch represents peace commitment between nations and 2016 is the 20th Anniversary of the Centennial Games.
Atlanta is the birth city of "The Declaration of Peace Millennium"
Our dream to celebrate the interconnectedness of our global family over the next 1000 years. Atlanta can serve as a global nexus & center of courage, peace, love, inspiration, and service. See an example of an Atlanta: City of Peace community event below.
Atlanta is developing into "The World's Biggest Peace Garden"
In memory of Mrs. Coretta Scott King and her globally inspiring peace legacy we welcome everyone's collaboration with establishing "Coretta's Global Peace Garden" -- please sign & share our New Online Petition (9 nations and 15 USA states already represented).