but to make peacework a dimension of our every waking activity.
Elise Boulding (1920 – 2010)
American Museum of Peace (AMP)
AMP presents a new American narrative, embracing the intention for peace that has been central to the vision of America from the beginning and encouraging the principles that support peace.
AMP celebrates Americans who lived and worked with compassion and conscience to promote greater peace.
AMP remembers those men and women of peace who have come before us; appreciating their vision, drive and determination, the examples they modeled, the lessons they learned and taught.
AMP is a place to explore the attitudes and attributes of peace, a place that encourages us to see the possibilities and opportunities for peace that exist within and around us, reminding us that peace is ours to choose now.
The American Museum of Peace is committed to presenting programs and developing partnerships while it seeks a physical location in our nation’s capital.
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The American Museum of Peace (AMP) Inc. is incorporated in the District of Columbia and registered as an educational 501(c)(3) organization. Your online donation will help support AMP’s educational programs and peace-promoting initiatives including the development of AMPeaceTours™ in cities across the country and the America’s Peacemakers™ video series, first- and second-hand accounts of present and past peacemakers that include the ideals and heart-felt commitments that motivated their actions at critical moments of American history.
This website, AMPeace.org, provides a glimpse of the vision and an introduction to the scope of exhibits and programs offered at the American Museum of Peace (AMP). Your support and contributions will make it possible for the AMP to grow.
The requirements of truth have ever been similar in ages and as nations have been prepared by circumstance to receive it, they have ever found it requiring “righteousness and true holiness.” I want this age to be more zealous of good fruits of everyday righteousness and true holiness in business, in all transactions of life.
As governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad. If it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government be ever so good, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.”Preface to a Frame of Government in Pennsylvania, 1682
William Penn (1644 – 1718)
To meet a human being is a major challenge to mind and heart. I must recall what I normally forget. A person is not just a specimen of the species called Homo sapiens. He is all of humanity in one, and whenever one man is hurt, we are all injured. The human is a disclosure of the divine, and all men are one in God’s care for man. Many things on earth are precious, some are holy, humanity is holy of holies. To meet a human being is an opportunity to sense the image of God, the presence of God.
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 – 1972)
To be hopeful in bad times…is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
Howard Zinn (1922 – 2010)
Actress and Historic Interpreter, Kim Hanley, Performs As Activist Lucretia Mott.
In an age when most women were not expected to think about issues of the day, Lucretia Mott not only contemplated them, but also spoke out on them. She was raised in a Quaker community in Massachusetts and… (…more)
The cause of Peace has had my share of efforts, taking the ultra non-resistance ground — that a Christian cannot consistently uphold, and actively support, a government based on the sword, or whose ultimate resort is to the destroying weapons.