The peace that the world knows today may not be ideal, but is a good start compared to the two great wars of before. This form of peace that we are experiencing today is the result of actions that many men and women have taken over the years.
Whether it is by simply helping the neediest as the Prem Rawat Foundation does, or by further action such as speaking at world summits and educating world leaders like Prem Rawat does, peace is the result of a long work that each man does,
Here are 5 actions for peace by men
1. Devote your life to the fight against poverty like Mother Theresa
Religious with the sisters of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, she left for India in 1929, where she became a teacher, before devoting her entire life to the poor and sick. She gives classes to street children, opens schools in the slums and treats the dying.
Strengthened by her media coverage, the nun who rubs shoulders with all the greatest in this world, from Lady Di to Nancy Reagan, received the Nobel Peace Prize in October 1979, which she accepted, "in the name of the poor".
2. Strongly defend human rights like Chirin Ebadi
His Nobel Prize, received in 2003, gave new light to his fight. In 1974, she was the first woman to be appointed a judge in her country, Iran. In the grip of the 1979 revolution, she was forced to leave her post but continued to campaign for the advancement of her country and for women's rights.
In 2001, two years before the award, she founded the Center for Human Rights Defenders in Tehran. Initiatives that make more than one cough in his country, especially when they are the work of a woman.
3. Defending peace from an early age like Malala Yousafzai
The story of this adolescent girl has moved the world. The 11-year-old girl made herself known by testifying to her childhood life under the Taliban in a blog published on the BBC. First under a pseudonym, her true identity will then be revealed but will lead to a tragic event. After school, Malala is the target of an assassination attempt.
A bullet passes through her head and neck but, plunged into a coma, the teenager survives and emerges unharmed. The media coverage of this story then enabled Malala to become a standard bearer for the right to school. On July 12, 2013, when she was only 16 years old, she appealed to the UN for education for all children.
4. Defending peace in politics like Barack Obama
In 2009, just a few months after his election, Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Not because he was the first African American in the White House, but "for his efforts to strengthen cooperation among peoples and international diplomacy," in the words of the jury in Oslo.
5. Defending peace at the cost of several years in prison like Nelson Mandela
After fighting for years against apartheid, as a lawyer or as the head of the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962 by the South African police before being sentenced to life in prison. Throughout his captivity, he refused to give up the anti-apartheid struggle but was still released after 27 years.
To close this long and silent fight, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and the following year became the first black president of South Africa.