The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Eleven other Nobels have Inspired Everyday Citizens to Create 12 Million Acts of Peace Worldwide

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Thirteen world peace leaders including The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, are inspiring everyday citizens around the world to address important issues in their own community. For the month of November, The Billion Acts campaign, recently nominated for the 2017 Nobel Prize for helping to support refugees, is inviting organizations, schools, businesses, houses of worship, and everyday people to join the cause to raise awareness about this important issue.

Many people want to change the world, but it feels daunting to set out to do it alone. The Billion Acts platform was created to bring everyday people, businesses, students and organizations together from around the world, and provide a framework to help target 10 Key Focus Areas identified as the most important of our time, to create a more peaceful and sustainable world for everyone.

Chade-Meng Tan, Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff, co-chairs of the Billion Acts campaign, will be speaking at the UN, October 21, 2016, to discuss a global citizens movement with the power to create peace in our lifetime, and kick off the November campaign that will focus on supporting refugees worldwide. Billion Acts is reaching out to individuals, organizations, schools, houses of worship, and community leaders to join together to bring more attention and raise awareness about an issue that affects everyone around the world.

Organizations providing services or helping refugees settle into a new community; individuals educating others about the refugee crisis and providing volunteer opportunities; groups planning a community event that celebrates diversity and includes refugees; community members hosting a fundraiser to support refugees locally or abroad, we want to highlight your efforts and support your cause. Refugees with a personal story of being supported by an individual or organization while rebuilding your life, please contact: info(at)billionacts(dot)org. Everyone concerned about refugees worldwide, please visit billionacts.org during the month on November and take part in the campaign.

"We work hard to remind people that they have the power to change the world by simply choosing to take action in their community. Lets not wait for others to solve the refugee issues, lets ask what each of us can do to help,” said, Dawn Engle, PeaceJam’s Executive Director.

Change starts when enough concerned citizens join together behind a common goal, and since the refugee crisis impacts everyone worldwide, a large number of individuals and organizations need to come together to truly make an impact and help create solutions to the issues that refugees face.

“We are trying to create a world where compassion in action is the norm...by joining together to generate One Billion Acts of Peace worldwide, we hope to reach the tipping point that leads people to want to do their part to create a more peaceful world,” said, Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of the Billion Acts Campaign.

The PeaceJam Foundation has 20 years of experience creating young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills and wisdom they embody. The One Billion Acts of Peace campaign has reached 12 Million Acts of Peace in more than 50 countries in just over two years, and is inviting everyone to take part in this exciting global citizens movement that is shifting the future of humanity, one Act of Peace at a time.

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