Skip to content

#WagePeace: Time to change the world

2013 September 20

By Jessica Murrey

nepal wpWe have the power to change.

Between the violence in Syria and Egypt, the mass shootings in the US, the 1 in 3 women that face sexually based violence worldwide– we have to do more to end violence.

We can no longer afford to sit in the shadows and have peace be a wistful yearning of our hearts or sweet prayer on our lips. Peace isn’t something you just wish for– it’s something you wage. In honor of International Peace Day, Search and our friends from across the globe are taking action for peace, finding constructive solutions to the problems that plague us.

We are making the choice, in our daily lives, to respond with understanding, patience, and thoughtfulness to our conflicts. We are choosing to forgive instead of retaliate.  To count to ten instead of erupting in anger. To humanize each other instead of demonize. We are choosing to start the change within ourselves with the aim of changing the world.


So join us! Tell us where you wage peace by using the hashtag #WagePeace!  Whether it is in your relationships or in your country, share where you #WagePeace on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you want to make sure we see it, tag us on Facebook (Search for Common Ground) or use our handle for Twitter and Instagram: @SFCG_.

#WagePeace_GUI Guinea DC-office.jpg IMG_0104 IMG_5403 IMG_5867 WagePeace - Port Harcourt 4 wagepeace indonesia 2 Angola-girls DRC-Wage-Peace Jos-Girls


For more photos and fun, check out our Facebook page, click here!


Jessica Murrey believes media is powerful tool in changing the world for the better.  She studied journalism and international relations at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and worked in broadcast television, forming messages of awareness and prevention against domestic, drug and child abuse.  She is currently the new media coordinator at SFCG.


No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS