Mankind Aims for World Peace Through One Minute of Silence

    Global Campaign Wants to Attract Millions of People

    NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Millions, if not billions, of
people throughout the world will hold still for one minute on Saturday
November 28th, at exactly 15:00 hours GMT, for world peace. This is the goal
of the Dutch organisation Minute-of-World-Peace, which launches a campaign in
133 countries today to ask for people's attention for world peace.
    It must set-off a chain reaction, persuading as many people in as many
countries as possible to participate. Its first aim is to create awareness.
"If world peace is to be created in the future, it is important that people
think about it. If this minute can catch people's thoughts, it will have its
effect in the future," initiator Hans Brugeman explains.
    Another goal is to actually create a minute of world peace. "The strength
lies in the simplicity, because it is easy to participate. Suppose everybody
knows about it and holds still for one minute, if even soldiers remove their
finger from the trigger for one minute. Then there actually would be world
peace, for almost the entire population of earth for the first time," Brugeman
    Despite all armed conflicts in the past decades, people still aim for
world peace, a survey among 1100 visitors of the website shows. 96% of people place world peace in
their top ten greatest wishes.
    The first press release is distributed to 250,000 journalists and 4,000
news websites in 133 countries. Furthermore, all the people who receive the
message are asked to send it through to their family and friends. The
organisation seeks ambassadors who want to coordinate and stimulate the
campaign in their own countries. Also, people are asked to organise events in
their own countries, like placing stones with a message of peace. These piles
could be monuments of peace for people to gather at on Saturday November 28th.
    This date is chosen on purpose. It is shortly after the world
commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall. The organisation hopes to give all
participants the same feeling of freedom and peace that was aroused by that

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For further information:

For further information: Hans Brugeman of Minute-of-World-Peace, tel:
+31(0)24-8489947 or mob: +31(0)6-13993225

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