Inform, Inspire, Engage
The American Museum of Peace (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 a renewed commitment to the universal principles that promote peace.
AMP tells the stories of Americans’ contributions to peace, their vision and their values, emphasizing that peace is not only about opposing war, it is affirming of qualities, attitudes and actions that create peace on a personal, interpersonal, national and global level.
AMP exhibits and programs inform, inspire and encourage us to find opportunities to create greater peace in our lives everyday – for peace is ours to choose. We must choose peace now if we are to create a more perfect union and a more peaceful world.
Government founded on a moral theory,
On a system of universal peace,
On the indefeasible hereditary Rights of Man,
Is now revolving from west to east…
It…promises a new era to the human race.
AMP and the New American Narrative
The way in which a nation’s story is told – the parts of its history that are repeated, taught to school children and committed to memory – contributes significantly to the self-understanding and shared vision of that nation’s people. If we base our view on the evening news, it might appear that the history of the United States is the history of discord and war. But throughout the history of America, there has been another ever-present and profound dynamic – often overlooked – that promotes peace…..(continue reading)
Ghandi often said, “an eye for an eye leads the whole world blind.” Better to keep our eyes open as we search for more effective means of achieving justice while countering the cycle of violence. At the international level as in intersocial relations, nonviolence provides answers to many of our most pressing questions.