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Email: info at ATLANTAcityofpeace dot org
Petition closed: THANKS FOR VISITING
Between 2003 and 2005 courageous social activists from Atlanta City of Peace collected over 2,000 names on a petition towards the goal of amassing over 10 MILLION names worldwide so city leaders would be convinced to rename the world's busiest airport after three globally respected peace builders. Their audacious dream failed because they were unable to locate and engage powerful civic & business leaders, plus funding pros and public relations pros. In many ways, we have seen transformation happen hundreds of times, and once it begins it picks up speed. We have a dream that still lives. It is not dead. It is just simply delayed like a futuristic Spaceplane, on standby, at a future Spaceport for Peace. We welcome your connection and ideas. Good works unite us all and bring us nearer to our highest calling so we may all better celebrate the many wonderful traits we share in common.
2003-2005 Synopsis: The very first decade of the new millennium was given a beautiful and perfect name: "The United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010)." Mahatma Gandhi still proclaims "IF we are to teach real peace in the world... we must begin with the children" and his Sesquicentennial (150th) arrives in 2019. Dr. King still proclaims "We ignore Gandhi at our own risk" and President Carter still proclaims: "The efforts of Martin and Coretta, although not appreciated even at the highest level of government, have changed America." Upon this U.N. Decade initiative's completion, more than 1000 peace organizations worldwide were supporting it, and the GKC International Airport initiative was one of them. This old link below, from the "Decade for a Culture of Peace" site references our efforts with a 2005 Report (note: it lists an old abandoned contact email that cannot be updated, but new contact info is in the other link further below.
2003-2005 Archived Petition Summary Report on U.N. site
NEXT Steps and 2006-2010 Synopsis: Birthed out of the tragic and temporary failure of this historic GKC-Airport initiative were two new audacious dreams for a brighter and more abundant future for all: 1) On January 30, 2006 when Coretta Scott King died (same day of the month as Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, Jan 30) many had experienced a huge loss and recognized an immense void in our great city. To help others better celebrate Mrs. King's inspiring life and legacy, the actual term, brand and ideal name for a future global capital of peace -- "Atlanta: City of Peace", Inc. (ACP) --- was incorporated with the Georgia Secretary of State; and later 2) In August 2008, the U.N. "Decade for a Culture of Peace" had assembled over 888 organizations worldwide and this created a veritable Light Bulb Moment which influenced the birth of "The Declaration of Peace Millennium" (Years 2000-3000) that was authored and published on 08/08/08, the same amazing date that "ONE WORLD ONE DREAM" was broadcast worldwide at the Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony at 8:08 PM. This Official Slogan was originally offered to the Committee planning Atlanta's 1996-Centennial Olympic Games and it was authored by Mr. George Hirthler, an inspiring Atlantan who was not directly connected to GKC or ACP. However, Mr. Hirthler's book (https://CoubertinTheIdealist.com) is amazing and it is deserving of a major Hollywood producer to transform it into a blockbuster Feature Film.
2010 ACP Archived Photo of Founders & Cofounders + ACP organization info on U.N. site