Ones In A Lifetime Announces Global Peace Initiatives for 2012

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With the dramatic increase in global communications and social media, a rapidly growing group of individuals from over 140 countries are "Connecting the World, One Peace at a Time." These initiatives are redefining peace and cooperation, making 2012 a year of hope and optimism, not a year of inevitable doom predicted by Mayan calendar theorists.

Ones in a Lifetime

Connecting the World, One Peace at a Time

As the year 2012 unfolds, and global tensions increase, a group of dedicated organizations are joining together to redefine "peace" and leverage each others' strengths as they "Connect the World, ONE PEACE at a Time." Through a number of announced initiatives, this growing group is continuing to build on a global endeavor that started with the "grand opening" on 11/11/11.

"World Peace has seemed an unattainable dream. But with recent advances in communication technology, people from varied backgrounds, nationalities, religions and nations are connecting in ways that were unavailable even as recently as 2-3 years ago. With the growth of social media like Twitter and Facebook, and availability of smart-phone technology, we enter into an era where virtually anyone on the planet can connect with anyone else on the planet, even from opposite hemispheres," says founder Dan Shutt.

"Language translation software has eroded communication barriers even further, making them almost negligible. The rapid advances in connection has resulted in a new path to peace; and members around the world are joining Ones in a Lifetime to capitalize on just that. Through a series of connections, we hope to leverage the world for peace."

One initiative is a crucial liaison with the "11Eleven Project" which was founded by Danielle Lauren in Australia, and developed by individuals all around our world. The project collected input from individuals in 179 countries in pictures, video, audio and written word, sharing the experience globally on 11/11/11. The resultant film project is slated for screenings across the world one year later, on 11/11/12. More information can be found at the endeavor's website. By collecting and sharing this human anthology, the 11Eleven Project will not only demonstrate the unity of humanity, but also promote 6 worth charities with proceeds from their non-profit endeavor. Ones in a Lifetime is a proud affiliate and sponsor of the 11Eleven Project. According to the 11Eleven Project Founder, Danielle Lauren, "Having united people from 179 countries around the world I feel blessed enough to have experienced the possibility of human collaboration. For the first time in history we have the chance to unite as one - this is an opportunity we cannot afford to miss."

Ones in a Lifetime was originated as a fun party idea building towards the time 11:11:11 on the date 11/11/11 to celebrate globally that, like that unique time and date, we are all "1" in our humanity. From the fun idea came visitors and members from 140 different countries all sharing the experience. This event became the "grand opening" of the much larger and longer endeavor to continue to "Connect the World, One Peace at a Time." Using translation software, members are chatting in their own language with other members around the world, and with the chat feature translates up to 50 different languages in real time. Members also can use the video chat feature to put the face of reality on their contacts. Membership on the site is free and fun, and the founders hope to use this growing community to engage peace organizations in a central location to effect real and meaningful change.
In addition to the connection with the 11Eleven Project, Ones in a Lifetime is engaging with organizations including Feed the Children, the United Nations Culture of Peace Initiative, Peace One Day, and others to create a synergistic result. Not only are members connecting with those organizations directly, and see real visible results of their contributions of effort and currency, but the website is creating a platform for like minded individuals and organizations to focus and plan specific areas to promote peace. "Peace has critical ingredients, including wellness (food and medicine), education, connection / communication, and opportunity," says Dan Shutt. "By involving organizations participating in all the areas for peace, a plan can be developed and put in motion." More information can be found by contacting info(at) or visiting the website.

PEACE in our time ... it's up to us.

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