Blog | Share Your Thoughts: What Does "Peace" Mean to You?

“Peace is more than the absence of war. There is an inner peace that comes from personal security and personal freedom. Peace also includes the sense of a mother and father that their children will live, that they’ll have food for them to eat, and that they won’t be subject to a lifetime of suffering that could have been prevented.” — Jimmy Carter


The Carter Center’s Peace Programs strengthen freedom and democracy in nations worldwide, securing for people the political and civil rights that are the foundation of just and peaceful societies.

Although “Peace” means something different to each person, each community, each nation, there is a common dream that binds our hopes.  What does “Peace” mean to you?

You can turn your principles into action by becoming a Peacekeeper. By making monthly gifts to The Carter Center, Peacekeepers help support long-term projects like fighting Guinea worm disease, or a country’s first election as it begins the path to becoming an inclusive, fully functioning democracy.   Learn how you can become a Carter Center Peacekeeper >

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