“The First World War was a tragic and unnecessary conflict.”
John Keegan, The First World War – National Bestseller
We stand on the brink of an incredible opportunity. From 2014-2018, the entire world will have a unique window of time when we’ll be able to reflect on how to learn from history and move toward a better future.
100 Years Ago (1914-18), a war began that taught us how quickly and carelessly humanity and life can be destroyed.
The Centennial of World War One provides us with a chance to honour the memory of the brave who fought for the freedom we enjoy today. The hundredth anniversary of WWI is our chance to learn from the mistakes made by the leaders a century ago, mistakes that led to massive bloodshed and unnecessary violence.
On June 28 1914, two gunshots changed the course of modern history and brought the world to the brink.
Newspaper Article about Assassination of Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, the direct cause of World War One (Source: http://blog.utc.edu/news/2014/06/lupton-library-exhibit-assassination-beginning-wwi/)
Starting on June 28 2014 and continuing to November 11th 2018, we are calling on people pursuing peace around the world to unite in action, ensuring it will never happen again.
We are calling on you to join our movement for Harmony Over War.
Harmony Over War (HOW) is an innovative social initiative that combines student activism with live music, media, poetry, visual and performance art as well as other forms of creative expression in a global campaign to promote planet peace in the historical context of world war.
HOW is a collaborative movement for global peace and a mission to make history relevant today. We strive to heal the world through creativity and nonviolence.