THE THEORY OF 3ft Of Peace™
After 9/11, founder Deborah Greene, took a film crew throughout the Northwest and spoke with students about their current state of mind and how to process their new reality after the attacks. Many insights emerged but one moment stuck with her and shifted the work she would do from that point on. One small boy said, “How can I fix what you all can’t fix? World Peace is too big for me.”
It was in that moment that the Theory of 3ft emerged. Can we all learn to cultivate our own 3ft of Peace? If we each foster a more peaceful existence personally, can we bring our own peace to the world engaging with more care and respect? Our programs and initiatives grew from this inquiry.
There is a power in the action of each individual and cumulatively, it can change the world.
"Now more than ever, every additional voice of peace can bring a shift towards a much needed calm in the current dialogue. Now more than ever, we may be just one voice away from a new world... and a new beginning." -Deborah Greene
OUR STATE OF PEACE is a documentary series, traveling with filmmakers from around the world asking: How do we each create a peaceful existence and aren’t we more likely to come to each other in peace if we are experiencing more peace individually? The "3ft of peace" speaks to our own personal 3ft circumference and the energy we bring to the world.
With over 200 peace blogs from 25 countries already filmed, this summer we will continue to create a dynamic, human tapestry of our current state of mind by criss-crossing the country and traveling to over 30 states. Filmmakers will also be joining us abroad in London, Pakistan, the Middle East, and at refugee camps in Germany.
Please see our first couple of installments below representing over twenty countries, stories from the conference Wisdom 2.0 in San Francisco, and coming soon our series from our trip to Pakistan. We will be updating our Peace Blogs from around the country as we travel during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions as well.
OUR STORIES OF PEACE
OUR STORIES FROM WISDOM 2.0
GRIEF & LOSS