Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 27, 2005
John Randolph Naugle, co-founder for the young global nonprofit: Friends of Gandhi-King-Carter, is asking peace-lovers from around the Earth to please assist with renaming "The World's Biggest & Busiest Airport" (Atlanta). At NOON, on Sunday-January 1st (“International One Day In Peace”) Mr. Naugle is inviting all the members of the media to join him in Atlanta's Woodruff Park (in front of the Phoenix Rising Sculpture) when he announces their nonprofit's goals for 2006 [January 1st is “One Day In Peace”… an internationally recognized holiday launched by 1000 organizations in almost 140 nations].
Mr. Naugle proclaims: "To honor 3 of history's most internationally accomplished, respected, and well-known Nobel Peace Prize Laureates we are inviting peace-lovers from around the Earth to sign & forward our Global Internet Peace Petition at: http://www.GKC-Airport.com. To further Global Peace, we need a new name at "The World's Biggest Airport" (Atlanta). PLEASE help us to honor Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, and President Jimmy Carter. Please help us to rename The World's Biggest Airport: "Gandhi-King-Carter International Airport" (individuals from 37 states & 46 countries have already signed).
Help us honor these globally respected Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, and educate about cultivating Global Peace. January 1st begins the second-half of the very first Decade of a New Century. And this first Decade launches the New Millennium (Years 2000-3000). Therefore, we must set some courageous precedents, yes? In July 2005, Sir Bob Geldof proclaimed the importance of cultivating Global Peace VERY well on the LIVE 8 Stage before 2.5 billion viewers: "Mahatma Gandhi freed a continent, Martin Luther King freed a people, and Nelson Mandela freed a country. It does work. They will listen!"
Cultivating global peace is very important. Even today there are millions of 'cousins' from our global family that are in a considerable state of suffering. Reason? Gandhi's lesson of "Peace Is The Way" is not being taught, and Dr. King's "3-Evils" are not being adequately addressed: i.e., 1) Poverty, 2) Racism, and 3) Violence are at the root of ALL the suffering going on in the 200+ countries of the Earth. Do you need specifics of how our global family suffers today?
-- 200+ Million children are malnourished and 175+ Million do not attend school.
-- 1.5 Billion people are without clean drinking water
-- 40% of the world's population suffers serious water shortages
-- 1 Billion people are unemployed; another 750 million underemployed.
-- 800 Million have no access to health services.
-- Each successive 24-hour period - over 30,000 children in various parts of the world die of hunger and disease.
-- Nearly 1.5 Billion people live in poverty on less than $1 a day.
-- There are currently over 35 different theaters of conflict & war in various parts of the globe where our extended 'family members' or 'cousins' are intentionally or unavoidably involved in religious, political, resource, economic and/or territorial disputes.
-- In the United States alone, national statistics report that there are over 2 Million homeless children. Over 500 thousand are under the age of 15, some as young as nine years old!
Mr. Naugle urges peace-lovers around the Earth: “Please sign AND forward our Online Peace-Petition and assist us to inspire the 700+ organizations registered with ‘The United Nation's International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence’ (2001-2010): http://www.Decade-Culture-of-Peace.org …
Atlanta’s airport will have 100+ Million visitors in 2006, and when it’s renamed: Gandhi-King-Carter International Airport, we will inspire the 1,036 cities (from 112 countries and regions) that are registered with Global Mayors for Peace: http://www.MayorsforPeace.org ...
Gandhi-King-Carter International Airport will also inspire the many countries & individuals sustaining the goals of the VERY exciting: International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT): http://www.iipt.org. Friends of Gandhi-King-Carter has formally invited them to hold their 2007-Global Summit on Peace through Tourism here in “Atlanta: City of Peace”…
Gandhi-King-Carter International Airport will also inspire the many international cohorts of the "Peace is the Way" Global Community Project (Deepak Chopra was even invited to relocate): http://www.PeaceistheWayGlobalCommunity.org...
Friends of Gandhi-King-Carter wants to memorialize the millions of peace-lovers of the Earth who have sacrificed to further the important cause of global peace (particularly M. Gandhi, Dr. King, and President Carter). 25 years ago (December 8, 1980) internationally respected peace-activist John Lennon was shot dead as he returned to his New York apartment from a recording session. Imagine this fact...there have been numerous peace-lovers stopped cold with bullets so that we can better understand the GREAT importance there is to cultivating peace. Mahatma Gandhi, Abe Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, and others have also been shot down. Will we forget & ignore their contributions & sacrifices?
Sadly, the general tendency of the media is to stereotype 'peace organizations' as being strictly "anti-war"! The wonderful 350 year-old quote by Spinoza corrects this "stinking-thinking":
"Peace is not just an absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, and a disposition for benevolence, confidence (courage), and justice." --- Spinoza (1656)
Cultivating Peace is as important as cultivating any & every other character trait or virtue. The 1997-Georgia General Assembly passed legislation that requires Georgia schools to teach character education to its 2 million students (Section 20-2-145 of the Georgia State Code states there are 27 mandated character traits that must be taught, and the official list begins with “Courage”). Friends of Gandhi-King-Carter aims to have this Georgia State Code amended to include “Peace”.
“Atlanta: City of Peace” is home to THREE internationally respected ‘Centers of Peace Education’: The Gandhi Foundation USA, The King Center, and The Carter Center. Millions from around the Earth love these Peacemakers, Gandhi-King-Carter. “Blessed are the Peacemakers”. Many do not realize that Atlanta is also home to three Nobel Peace Prize Nominees: Senator Sam Nunn, Dr. John Endicott, and Ted Turner. A HUGE new-millennial wave of peace education is being delivered to our global family from hundreds of organizations & cities from around the world.
Naugle proclaims: “Peace-lovers from around the Earth, please sign & forward our Global Internet Peace Petition at: http://www.GKC-Airport.com. Help rename "The World's Biggest Airport" to: “Gandhi-King-Carter International Airport.” Let’s… Seize the New Year: 2006… and Seize this New Decade: 2000-2010… and Seize this New Century: 2000-2100… and Seize this New Millennium: 2000-3000!
Details on Friends of Gandhi-King-Carter co-founder: John Randolph Naugle is a professional clown: "Johnny D’Farmer". He has lost his savings & home in developing his nonprofit interests (he could sure use help with this nonprofit). Mr. Naugle has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, and is a Certified Georgia Master Gardener from University of Georgia-Coop Extension Service. He has donated time and talent to 100+ non-profit organizations throughout metro-Atlanta. Naugle, out of concern for the well-being of his community, even campaigned to be elected Mayor of Marietta, Georgia in 1993 & 1997.
"First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.
It is possible…
to live in peace!”
- Mahatma Gandhi
“Peace is the sweeter music…
A cosmic melody that is far superior…
We will not build a peaceful world by
following a negative path.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“If we are to live together in peace,
we must come to know each other better.”
- President Jimmy Carter
“Imagine all the people living life in peace...
All we are saying is: give peace a chance!”
- John Lennon
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