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The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) range from no poverty, clean water, and gender equality. They serve as a framework for partnership for all citizens of this planet. Outlined here are the 5 SDG’s which align with The Peace Alliance Five Cornerstones of Peacebuilding and set an ambitious agenda for change: to develop powerful partnerships between individuals, organizations and governments who are adopting shared values and principles that relate to something bigger than ourselves to safeguard a global culture of peace.
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Peacebuilding is to make real our vision for peace. Despite a national climate of divisiveness, doubt and fear, the Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) Campaign continued in 2017 to work for a DoP and a culture of compassion, inclusion, respect and peace.
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The CA Department of Peacebuilding Campaign (DoP) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center “got civic” together at the CA Democratic Party (CDP) Executive Board meeting in Millbrae from November 17-19, 2017.
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We take peacebuilding to Washington each year because, as one San Diego high school student said, “We have never known peace in our lives.”
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Leading up to the Department of Peacebuilding Campaign’s Advocacy Days in Washington, DC, San Diego students and community leaders, and a student from Los Angeles wrote heartfelt letters to members of Congress imploring them to prioritize peace and establish a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) now. We delivered those messages to over one hundred Representatives and Senators in October.
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The California Democratic Party (CDP) endorsed the Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017 (HR 1111) and adopted the CA Department of Peacebuilding’s “Resolution to Budget for Peacebuilding for People and the Environment” as we took our message of peace and compassion to the CDP statewide Executive Board meeting in Anaheim from 8/25 – 8/27/17, where the CDP also celebrated the 97th anniversary of women securing the right to vote.