Integrating "Peace" and "Arts"
Integrated Peace Arts is a nonsectarian, nonprofit 501c3 organization that employs the principles common to the major world religions, profound philosophies, and psychology to help people become happier and more effective in their day-to-day lives. We provide programs, outreach, and education consistent with this mission.
People make thousands of small decisions every day. Shopping, eating, planning our finances, taking care of our families, protecting our safety -- all of these activities can be harnessed to create a better world.
Acting in the best interest of everyone ultimately leads to a better result for ourselves, and leads to improvements in personal happiness. We can learn to be happier by applying this principle to our daily decision-making process.
Jon Kabat-Zinn said "The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." It is our mission to teach people how to make mindful decisions regarding the seemingly small daily issues. It is not in the grand gestures that our world will change, but in the thousands of everyday actions of each one of us.
Integrated Peace Arts integrates "peace" - the inevitable result of making better decisions for all of society - with "arts" - the actual activities of daily life where these decisions are made, the "art of living".
Since Integrated Peace Arts does not espouse any one faith, the organization acts as a place where people of different beliefs can work together to make the world a better place. Such an open stance allows for people of different faiths and ideologies to learn how to work together in harmony, avoiding such conflicts as we see in the Middle East, for example.
Through our own daily activities as an organization of diverse viewpoints, we model the change we wish to see in the world.