Today, the Normandy Chair for Peace hosted a historic global launch of the Good Stories Movement at the Kalayaan (Freedom) Hall of the Philippine Consulate in New York City. Present in this happy event were diplomats, members of the media, the academe, judiciary, civil society, international Eco-Advocates, and more.
“Maybe you and I cannot do great things. We may not change the world. But we can change the story of the world If we change the storyline.”
The Good Stories Movement aims to change the narrative from negative to positive, from bad to good, and from sad to happy. To be highlighted are stories of people around the world who are taking care of the Life-Sources of Land, Air, and Water – the LAW of Life. Also known as the ‘Environment.’
The memorable moment was a cooperative effort of the prestigious Elisabeth Haub Law School of Pace University, the International Center for Environmental Law (ICEL), the Indigenous Lenape People of the State of New York, the University of Peace, the Normandy Chair for Peace, the Filipino community, and other international organizations.
Together they are looking for stories of people and communities who dare to care for the LAW of Life, stories of humans living in harmony with Nature. Their stories will be submitted to international organizations for appreciation and global gratitude. Good stories have the power to inspire and set hearts on friendly fire.
Concerned people from around the world also filed a Petition to the United Nations for nations to unite. They plead for a sea of controversy in Asia to be transformed into the ASIA MARINE PEACE PARK. It is a real-life example of the truth that …
“We will have peace on Earth When we have peace with the Earth”.
Prof. Emilie Gaillard
Normandy Chair for Peace