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There is no time left for anything
but to make peacework a dimension of our every waking activity.

Elise M. Boulding  (1920 – 2010)


20150430__1000x773_web_JazzDay1Celebrate with AMP
as we close out “Jazz Appreciation Month” with an International Jazz Day Concert @Busboys & Poets in Washington, DC.

Join us for an evening with George Washington University Jazz Ensemble: King James and the Serfs of Swing; historian Maurice Jackson, co-editor of “Jazz in Washington.” and selections of 2015 International Jazz Day events in Paris.

Wednesday, April 30 @8PM
Busboys and Poets
Langston Room @14th and V Streets
Washington, DC, 2009

Register at EventBrite and send invitations to family and friends. It is free and open to the public.  Donations welcome online or at the door…(read more)

American Museum of Peace (AMP)

The American Museum of Peace presents a new American narrative, honoring the intention for peace that has been central to the vision of America from the beginning.

AMP remembers those men and women of peace who have come before us.  Appreciating their vision, drive and determination, AMP presents their stories, the examples they modeled and the lessons they learned and taught as they lived and worked with compassion and conscience to promote peace.

AMP is a place to explore the attitudes and attributes of peace, a place that extols the principles and practices that foster peace.  AMP is a place that encourages us to see the 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.

Make your tax-deductible contribution to AMP via PayPal: Donate to AMP or mail your contribution to:  American Museum of Peace, The Towers #1106west, 4201 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20016.

The American Museum of Peace (AMP) Inc. is incorporated in the District of Columbia and registered as an educational 501(c)(3) organization:

  • To honor those who have lived to fulfill and extend the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to all;
  • To extol the principles and practices that foster compassion, cooperation, civility and peace.
  • To kindle a desire to foster peace at home and around the world.
  • To advance the possibility of peace for current and future generations.

Your tax-deductible 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.


We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.

Howard Zinn (1922 – 2010)

Do you know these Americans?  AMP celebrates their commitment and contributions to peace.  Visit the AMP exhibit link, A Legacy of Peace, to learn more about Americans who helped to foster peace at home and abroad.

Do you know these peace landmarks?  To learn more about these and other sites, visit the AMP program link, AMPeaceTours. If you are in Washington, DC be certain to go to DC-AMPeaceTours.


AMP Update: December 2014 Report

Incorporated in Washington, DC in October 2012, the American Museum of Peace (AMP) received its 501(c)(3) designation as an educational non-profit organization one year ago in December 2013.  During this past year..(continue)


AMP 2014 Programs
Actress & 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 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.

Lucretia Mott (1793 – 1880)

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.

Lucretia Mott (1793 – 1880)


AMP Celebrates International Jazz Day!
 If lots more of us loved each other,
We’d solve lots more problems.

Louis Armstrong  (1901 – 1971)
(click to hear Louis Armstrong)

In November 2011 UNESCO and the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz designated April 30th a day to appreciate the role jazz has played in fostering peace, dialogue and respect around the world. (…more)

AMP's International Jazz Day - Washington, DC 2014 Concert Program Poster

…Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and by happy. Everybody longs for faith.
In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone towards all of these.

Martin Luther King,Jr. (1929 – 1968)



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)



Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

Ronald Reagan  (1911 – 2004)


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