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Braavoll Peace Park wants to shine some light on the esteemed intrinsic properties which all religions, including humanism, share; these being the fundamental values which are cornerstones for human beings existence and development – such as unity in diversity, righteousness, equality, respect, acceptance, love and so much more.
The purpose of the Peace Park is to create a spiritual space in time, where visitors can pursue inner peace whilst experiencing the true beauty that lies behind all religions. Here visitors can come to experience and then understand the principals which underlie interpersonal peace and the importance of being in harmony with nature. The park will highlight aspects of peace from many faiths and religions within the same area.
The park's development will be founded by the people which at any time wish to be of help, be it with practical work, expertise in various fields or economically.
Representatives from the Peace Park Braavoll was present when HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus was awarded Blanche Majors Reconciliation Price of Peace House Risør 13 June 2012.
The event was organized by Travel for Peace (Aktive Fredsreiser) where Blanche Major is the protector and a "tidsvitne" - although she survived Auschwitz she lost her entire family during the Holocaust.
(Picture borrowed from Aktive Fredsreiser's homepage)
Lions Club Moland gave us in April this year (2012) three beautiful benches, which now all has been given a token place in the park.
Here are the benches - this is not, however, their respective place in the park.
Saturday the 21st of April; Opening of the children's art exhibition "Peace seen thorugh childrens eyes"
Det var et hundretalls mennesker som hadde møtt opp denne dagen, og sammen vandret alle oppover ”fredsstien” hvor den offisielle åpningen av utstillingen skulle skje. Helga Lid Ball holdt en fantastisk åpningstale og ordføreren klippet snoren som offisielt åpnet utstillingen. Tegningene ble beundret av alle, og stolte barn fant ”sine” tegninger og fikk også T-skjorter med ”sin” tegning. Tegningene er også trykket som postkort som er til salgs fremdeles.
Universal Peace Federation, en verdensomspennende fredsbevegelse, har nylig utnevnt Mariann Aalvik grunnlegger av Fredsparken Braavoll som en av tre ”fredsambassadører” i Norge. Seremonien fant sted i Oslo i 13. desember 2011.
30th november 2011 was a rainy day but also the day we were honored to get a visitor from the Navajo Nation; Edmund Chiccarello from New Mexico was visiting Arendal due to his affiliation with the Red Cross' "alternative christmas party" titled Krafttak for ett samfunn. Here he was participating in the final element "Drumming for Peace" organized by Olav RedHeart Ramirez Husby from Trondheim.
An inspirational seminar, organized by the Peace Park Braavoll, was on the 4th of June 2011, held in Arendal Cultural House (Arendal kulturhus).
Four representatives from the Peace Park Braavoll had an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the 2nd of November 2010.
Representatives from the Peace Park; #4 from the left, Mariann Aalvik, Brit Weisz, Åse Moen together with Dalai Lama and to the right in the back Jostein Aalvik.