Beyond War

BEYOND WAR PASSES ON ITS LEGACY

The National Peace Academy is honored and delighted to have been named one of the Beyond War legatees. Given the alignment of our aims and philosophies regarding creating a “world beyond war” – a culture of peace – this evolution is indeed very much a good fit.

On December 15, 2012, the national/international organization Beyond War announced that, with its broad focus and historical approach to seeking “a world beyond war,” it was no longer needed as an independent organization. It stated that “What is needed is for all organizations to embody the principles of living beyond war in their work, and to collaborate and consolidate in building the new systems in the culture of peace.”

Thus, Beyond War named three “legatees” to receive its assets and to carry on its mission. The legatees are:

Read the full text of the announcement here and listen to the live interview with Beyond War president Elaine Hallmark on Ecotopia Radio KZFR (the first 22 minutes of the recording), “Beyond War: A Legacy of Hope” .

Principles and Practices of Beyond War

Beyond War’s biggest legacy is bringing to consciousness the need for humanity to change its paradigm to one that understands and is based on the principles that:

  • War is Obsolete
  • We are One Interdependent Whole
  • The Means Are the Ends

The implications of these principles lead to personal practices of:

  • Maintaining a spirit of good will towards all (posing no enemies)
  • Resolving conflict without using violence
  • Working together with others to build the world that works for all.

The guiding vision is an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just world. We must learn to live together on our one small planet. The National Peace Academy is honored and delighted to have been named one of the Beyond War legatees. Given the alignment of our aims and philosophies regarding creating a “world beyond war” – a culture of peace – this evolution is indeed very much a good fit.

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