The How Weird Street Faire is the World Peace Through Technology Organization’s annual festival, and an experiment on how to create a peace event that allows “opposing” sides to find common ground and similarities. We identified some elements that could
Three short films about peace
Errol Morris, the acclaimed filmmaker and writer, just produced three short films about peace. Each film highlights an inspiring moment in the lives of Nobel Peace Prize winners Leymah Gbowee from Liberia and Lech Walesa from Poland, and Nobel Peace
Peace is life.
Sociologist Jane Addams, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, observed that “peace is not merely an absence of war, but the nurture of human life.” Peace is a celebration of our co-existence, a necessity in our collective struggle
The reality of war
World Beyond War is a global movement to end all wars. They have listed some of the myths and facts about war, and why it’s bad for everybody… War is not inevitable. War has only been around for the most
Rethinking our priorities
Hayes Brown wrote a column for Think Progress on how Americans have spent enough money on a broken plane to buy every homeless person a mansion. We are giving much needed money to a few private companies to continue the
Hugs not war… in space!
On Tuesday May 27, 2014, the three astronauts preparing to blast off for a six month stay on the International Space Station held a press conference at the Russian cosmodrome facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev
What does a peace event look like?
Sophie Kerr once said, “If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there’d be no wars.” Peace is needed everywhere, and so are celebrations of peace. The Dalai Lama expained recently that one of the best things people
The Space Apps Challenge
This weekend is the third annual International Space Apps Challenge, a NASA incubator innovation program. The challenge is a global collaboration between government agencies, organizations, academic institutions, and individuals from across the planet. Over 9,000 people participated simultaneously in last
An empathy revolution
Roman Krznaric spoke at TEDxAthens in 2013 about how to start an empathy revolution. The goal is to go “from me to we, seeing the world from other perspectives, understanding others and our connection to them.” He talked about how
How Weird in Space – Peace Frontiers
The World Peace Through Technology Organization is excited to announce the 15th annual How Weird Street Faire on Sunday May 4, 2014 in Downtown San Francisco, Earth, Sol, Milky Way. HOW WEIRD IN OUTER SPACE PEACE – THE FINAL FRONTIER