Day 9: The Power of Silence

Dear His Holiness, Pope Francis, President Barack and Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham.

I write each one of you in the midst of my vow of silence for Lent.  I believe that I have figured out a way to have the each nation in this world come together in one solitary moment of peace and silence.

Currently, the United Nations, has one International Day of Peace for a global ceasefire.  My mission is to get the United States to declare individual days of ceasefire for each and every nation and strategically arrange them, back to back, in an effort to create an International Filibuster for Peace.  It is doable.

If you remove the 15 most war torn countries, all we would have to do is save a max of three people from dying in even the 16th most war torn country.  In other words, we could string together 181 straight days of peace by saving 525 lives.  If this event were publicized, broadcast on television and played on Facebook as an Alternate Reality Game both online and off, backed by corporate sponsors, we could achieve something truly special.  

My vow of silence for PeaceCraft.Us  - One Nation at a time, one day at a time, 196 days in a row.

My vow of silence for PeaceCraft.Us  - One Nation at a time, one day at a time, 196 days in a row.

Think of it as a 196 straight day filibuster for peace.  Live Aid meets The Olympics meets the filibuster meets PokemonGo.  All we need is some influencers who can help promote this idea and make it happen.  I have taken a vow of silence, sacrificing my voice during Lent in the hopes that my "words" will be heard even louder in this call for peace.  You can read more about the concept at www.PeaceCraft.Us 

I hope that you will consider lending your support to this unique and actionable opportunity for peace.


Brian Mannix

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