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Humanity for Peace – Rally:
Sunday, August 6, 2023, 1:00 pm – 4:00 PM
Location: Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th street & 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Humanity for Peace – Requiem Concert:
Sunday, August 6, 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:00 PM
Location: The Unitarian Church of All Souls at 1157 Lexington Avenue at East 80th Street, New York, NY

The concert will be free and open to the public. Free-will donations to defer costs are welcome.

Individual Endorsements
NEVER AGAIN! - Katherine N
I am declare my support to a new security and development architecture. - Thomas B
I wholeheartedly endorse the Rally for Peace, an event that aims to bridge divides, foster empathy, and build a harmonious world for generations to come. - Antonio K
As a believer in the power of dialogue and compassion, I stand behind the Rally for Peace, where diverse voices can come together to find common ground and mutual respect. - Sophia F
The Rally for Peace represents a beacon of hope, reminding us that we can overcome differences and work together for a more peaceful coexistence. - Brittany K
Let's come together at the Rally for Peace, where we can reaffirm our commitment to creating a global community that values peace and rejects violence. - James C

Join Us in the Global Rally for World Peace and an End to All Wars!
Date: August 6th, 2023 Location: Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY
Bringing Together Humanity for a Future Free of Conflict

Humanity for Peace, a global movement dedicated to promoting harmony and eliminating violence, proudly announces its monumental rally for world peace and an end to all wars. This historic event will be held outside the iconic United Nations (UN) Headquarters in the heart of New York City. Join us as we unite nations, ignite compassion, and advocate for a future where conflict is replaced by understanding and cooperation.

Mission Statement

The danger of nuclear war has escalated to a point that no thoughtful person on the planet can ignore it any longer. Yet, in this atmosphere, there are still some who think there should be more weapons, more sanctions and who think that a nuclear war can be won against Russia. It is very clear that those who have provoked the war, and continue to escalate it, do not care about the lives of the people of Ukraine or any other nation on the planet for that matter. This is NOT acceptable to those of us who care about the well being of ALL of humanity —Those who do not wish to see the human race wiped off the face of the earth.

We, the citizens of the world, therefore bring together all of our forces for peace, as a unified coalition above ideologies, to stop the unfolding escalation towards nuclear war. We refuse to let humanity perish at the hands of insanity.

We will join our forces August 6 to show our respect for those who lost their lives in the unnecessary and genocidal nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan by the United States. On such an occasion, we remind humanity that nuclear war should never be fought and can never be won, that it is the final and biggest crime against humanity, and this sentiment must become the dominant voice in the world.

A Call to Action

The rally serves as a powerful call to action, reminding the world that peace is not merely an abstract ideal, but an urgent necessity for humanity’s survival and progress. It aims to engage people from all walks of life, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, or faith, to stand together and demand lasting peace.

Open Letter to Friends, Enemies, and People Who Have No Idea Who I Am,

I write as an American who has lived mostly in Hiroshima since 1984 to beg you to attend the Humanity for Peace gathering at the UN on August 6 this year from 13:00 to 16:00. I’m writing because I suspect many of you will look at the list of sponsors and speakers and decide you have something better to do because you don’t want to be associated with some of these kooks. I suspect you think some of them are quite crazy or puppets for Putin or too pacifistic or not pacifistic enough or funded by the CIA or the State Department or the Kremlin or Beijing or Ploughshares or ICAN. Some may even have competed with you for a grant or a lover or maybe insulted you at a public forum. So I am begging you. Just for August 6, 2023, from 1 to 4pm, don’t let it matter. Don’t let anything matter other than standing against nuclear annihilation.

I would be with you if I could, but I’m writing from Hiroshima where there are 300 peace groups and hundreds of thousands of people who care deeply about peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons but where peace people never do anything together because they have “differences.” Some people like certain people while others don’t and, instead, like other people because certain people are too radical, possibly even communist, or not radical enough, possibly even shills for the nuclear industry because they believe nuclear power is OK, or maybe all things nuclear are bad but American bases are a necessary evil, or American bases must go, but Article 9 must stay, or Japan should be a normal country or the Japanese are all peace-demented or A-bomb survivor trees are the best way to promote peace or A-bomb survivor trees don’t grow fast enough given the imminent danger we are in.

I have no idea what you have planned for August 6, but please make sure that it includes standing in front of the UN from 1 to 4pm. Humanity for Peace needs a million people there. Humanity needs to frighten the police and the UN and all the rich people in New York. Humanity needs them thinking that millions of humans are scared of what is happening and will vote against anyone who says even one kind word about using nuclear weapons in Ukraine or Taiwan or anywhere else. Nuclear war is humanity’s red line. Don’t even think about it, you $$$$$$$$!!!!

It will do no good to have a few thousand people standing in front of the UN while a few thousand more are vigiling at Ground Zero and a few hundred more are listening to great speeches in Riverside Church. Humanity is being tested. Will we learn to cooperate enough to keep our planet habitable or will the last Russian and the last American die shooting at each other? If we don’t start cooperating soon, we will be extinct by 2050, according to Nature, the magazine. If we end up going extinct this century, it will be because peace people can no longer cooperate enough to get a million people into one place even to stop nuclear war and even in New York.



Steve Leeper

Chairman, Peace Culture Village

Former chairman, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation

Former US rep, Mayors for Peace

Unite. Inspire. Transform.

Humanity for Peace firmly believes that sustainable peace can only be achieved through unity, inspiration, and transformative action. The rally will provide a platform for renowned leaders, activists, and influential speakers to address the audience, sharing their wisdom and vision for a world free from the ravages of war.

Join the Movement

Humanity for Peace warmly invites individuals, organizations, and communities to participate in this extraordinary event. Together, we can make a resounding statement, urging world leaders to prioritize diplomacy, cooperation, and non-violence. Let our collective voice echo through the streets of New York City and resonate in the hearts of every global citizen.

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