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Peace on Earth Event: A Deeper Dive


David Gershon and Gail Straub with President of China, Li Xiannian, at the Great Hall of People in 1986.

In 1986 at the height of the cold war a torch of peace was passed around the world. The First Earth Run, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund, directly engaged twenty-five million people and 45 heads-of-state in 62 countries. Twenty percent of the planet—a billion people—watched the torch via the media circumnavigate the globe. For 86 days wherever the torch of peace went all wars stopped and the world was united as one.

The torch of peace was lit in a sunrise ceremony on the grounds of the United Nations on September 16, 1986—the International Day of Peace in the international year of peace. At that ceremony Grandmother Caroline, a keeper of the Hopi Prophecy, shared these prophetic words: the torch of peace launched from this Great Hall of Mica marks the great turning toward 1,000 years of peace. Pay attention to the signs as they will help guide its journey. Since then, this modern-day mythic story embodying humanity’s noblest aspiration for peace on earth has continued to be told all over the world.

Now the signs indicate it is time for the torch of peace to be reignited to fulfill its prophetic mission of creating peace on earth. The planet’s wisdom keepers tell us that when ½ of 1% of humanity wholeheartedly believe peace on earth is possible (40 million people), there will be enough coherence of thought and emotion to shift our collective consciousness to make this a reality. But to create this future we need to believe it is possible. What we believe becomes our reality for better or worse. To shift humanity’s belief system requires a new story and the means to attain it.

That new story is called Peace on Earth by 2030. To achieve this, we are building a 40-million-person movement of DreamKeepers empowered with the seven actions that enabled the First Earth Run to unite the world and create peace on earth over its 86-day journey. These seven actions are designed as a global game (The Game) that will take place between 2020 and 2030. With the torch held high we will experience the world we most want in our hearts coming into existence and witness the dawning of a new future for humankind!

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