Kings for Peace began in 2017 when students and teachers at Ketchikan High School initiated a series of events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace, a day that is celebrated around the world on the 21st of September.
This year's theme for the 4th annual Kings for Peace week is "Shaping Peace Together." Drawing attention to the importance of what matters, serves as a reminder that our actions make a difference and can even change the world. Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Elizabeth Peratrovich are all examples of peacebuilders who used nonviolent actions to inspire positive change throughout the world. Standing together as Kings For Peace we can also be an instrument of positive change. In exploring ways to work together, think together, dialogue together --we can shape peace together! In these difficult times of physical distancing because of COVID-19, we may not be able to stand next to each other, but we can still dream together. We will celebrate Kings For Peace Week by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope. We will celebrate youth and community members who invest their energies and dedicate their actions to make a positive difference.
Peace is possible. Peace takes everyone. To be Kings For Peace is to be committed to “Shaping Peace Together!