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[ Getting Started with Paper Cranes ]
[ Places to Send Paper Cranes ]
[ Peace Links and Resources ]
[ Ideas and Inspirations ]
[ Photographs of Hiroshima Peace Park ]
[ Peace Pix ]
[ Peace Symbols ]
[ Peace Talks - Favourite Quotes ]
[ Peace Exchange with Hakushima ]
[ Crane Lore ]
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The Thousand Cranes Peace Network is made up of groups and individuals who are willing to fold a thousand paper cranes (or as many as they can manage) as a symbol of their hope for, and commitment to, peace and non-violence, to be transported to Peace Parks and Monuments around the world. See Why paper cranes?
From June 1996 we set a big goal to work together to fold a million cranes for peace for the year 2000.
That seemed to be very ambitious, but we knew that a network of about 300 groups, families or individuals, each folding a thousand cranes over each of three years, could achieve that monumental goal.
By the end of 1999 some 400 participants in eighteen countries combined to fold nearly 1.2 Million paper cranes for peace!
These cranes were hung in a number of locations around the world, including those listed at Places to Send Paper Cranes.
This networking showed that every little bit helps, that every effort made for a more peaceful world helps to achieve that goal - however small that effort may seem at the time.
It demonstrated that working together helps every individual to achieve so much more: ‘Many hands make peace work’!
It also offered opportunities for cultural exchange to build international
Any individual, family group, school group, community group or organisation was welcome to participate. A particular emphasis was placed on the participation of schools because of the possibilities offered by learning about peace, non-violence and tolerance in a range of activities across the curriculum and because of the opportunities to link with, and engage, whole school communities in such activities.
In the end we could count many different organisations such as Cubs/Scouts/Guides, church groups, youth groups, service clubs, martial arts clubs, libraries, cultural organisations, hospitals, youth detention centres and a range of businesses.
Please contact Mark and Lyn Butz
PO Box 128, JAMISON CENTRE, ACT 2614, AUSTRALIA
Phone: Australia 02-6251-1206; International +61-2-6251-1206
Fax: Australia 02-6251-2173; International
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