What We Do

Atlanta Peace Trails (APT) is a map booklet of Peace Poles "May Peace Prevail On Earth"™, Peace Gardens, and Peace Monuments around the greater Atlanta area. To encourage walking, biking and riding the mass transit system called MARTA, the team of Carla Smith - Atlanta City Council Member for District 1, Dr. Gail Lash with TourismForPeace.org, Andrea Kay Smith with PartnershipsInPeace.org, and Don Grant with CraftLLC.com, has produced this booklet.

NEWS FLASH:

NEW See 20th Anniversary Peace Wall celebration September 18, 2016 at 3:00pm at 1117 Euclid Ave in Little Five points 30307 from 1996 Summer Olympics.

We are continuing to plant & dedicate Peace Poles in Atlanta. Check out Peace Poles page to see the latest ones.

Atlanta Peace Trails Booklet

Booklet Cover

Please download the map booklet as a small (2.5 MB) pdf file from this link, or as a high-resolution large (40 MB) pdf file from this link
Adobe's Acrobat Reader for pdf files can be downloaded here.

Purchase a printed booklet @ $15 each from this order form

Purchase book "Peace Trails Atlanta: A Model for the World @ $25 each from this order form  (Projected published date is June 2010)

History

peace pole at HQ We have currently documented 50 Peace Poles, Gardens, and Monuments in greater Atlanta. Peace Poles have been planted at places like Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Little Five Points, FCS Urban Ministries, Atlanta Friends, Hillside Chapel, Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore, Simpsonwood Center, East Lake Commons, High Meadows School in Marietta, Champion Theme Middle School in Stone Mountain. and Columbia Middle School in Decatur. Peace Gardens and Monuments are featured at Five Points MARTA station, Woodruff Park, Carter Center, MLK, Jr. Center, Piedmont Park, and more.

Background

Bradford, England created a Peace Trail map of their city which was given to Atlanta from Dr. Peter van den Dungan, a Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University.

In 1990 when Andrea planted her first Peace Pole, she took a picture of the group who planted it, and then sent it to the World Peace Prayer Society. They used that photo on their brochures and promotional material for ten years. It fulfilled a dream which Andrea had that one day, one of her photographs would go around the world. This picture did just that.

Get Involved

Buy a Peace Pole at worldpeace.org and plant your own Peace Pole! Make a Peace Garden. Celebrate International Day of Peace each year on September 21st. Make Peace a part of your life, in little (and big) ways each day. Walk the Atlanta Peace Trails with your family and friends. Encourage your school, church, and community organizations to plant a Peace Pole, or make a Peace Garden. Envision a world at Peace. Order our new book "Peace Trails Atlanta: A Model for the World" ($25), a hard copy, expanded version of the APT online booklet, featuring entertaining, uplifting first-person stories of personal peace journeys through Peace Poles, Gardens and Monuments (including a poem from Yoko Ono). Also included are a list of Peace resources, sample ceremonies, fun activities, and more!

Benefit

Be part of making history! When you plant a Peace Pole, create a Peace Garden, or install a Peace Monument, we will list it online as an updated page for the APT booklet (An online form to list new Peace Trails will be posted after the booklet comes out). When children and adults think, speak, and act in peaceful ways, community life gets better. You and your community benefit when the "Peace Trails Atlanta" book is discussed, the APT are walked, or a Peace Education program is held in your community, school or organization. Sponsor our team to present a Peace Education program or assist you in designing your customized Peace Curriculum for your church, community, or organization.

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