International peace is a tantalizing idea, that was sparked by my time shared with a wonderful little girl named Shamma. Shamma’s story is sad but inspiring as her struggle is a true testament to how selfless acts are capable of giving others peace, peace provided to those who have never know or seen its meaning, but only dreamt it. Shamma entered my life from the state of Palestine, her and her family both tormented by Israeli Human Rights Violations, she suffered burns as an infant but has fought through the struggles and it has paid off. This year the Palestinian Child Relief organization, was able to help bring Shamma to the United States to receive expert care for her horrific injuries.
Shamma’s hardships, as well as the hardships many others all over the world endure, have directly inspired me to organize and found The International Peace Organization. The aim of our group is simple but very meaningful, we aim to bring resources and care to those amidst crisis, conflict, and need. Our group is composed of individuals with proven international leadership and knowledge we are a non-profit organization with the intentions to devote ourselves to the betterment of others. We were established in Ohio but have divisions in New York and Washington D.C. as well. We encourage everyone to follow us and support us on our mission to strive for peace.
Our Mission Statement and Goal:
FOR AS LONG AS ARMED CONFLICT AND CIVIL UNREST CONTINUE TO KILL AND DISPLACE MILLIONS OF MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN IN THE 21ST CENTURY, IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR BOTH PRIVATE CITIZENS AND GOVERNMENT ENTITIES TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY.
THE GOAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE ORGANIZATION IS TO HELP THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, AND POLITICAL INSTABILITY, AND IN DOING SO, PROMOTE THE CAUSE OF GREATER GLOBAL STABILITY. WE VIEW A PROACTIVE PEACE PROCESS AS NOTHING LESS THAN A MORAL IMPERATIVE, AND SHARE COMMON CAUSE WITH THE EXILE, THE REFUGEE, AND DIASPORA COMMUNITIES AROUND THE DEVELOPING WORLD.
THE IPO BELIEVES THAT ONE NEED NOT SEE THE PAIN IN A VICTIM’S EYES TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE MOST BASIC REMEDY TO THEIR ILLS RESIDES IN THE RESOLUTION OF REGIONAL, POLITICAL, AND RELIGIOUS CONFLICT.
PEACE IS OUR MISSION, AND WE SEEK TO ACHIEVE IT THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIALOGUE, THE EXTENSION OF AID, AND HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS TO IMPROVE DISADVANTAGED AND VICTIMIZED PEOPLE’S OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE.
TODAY, THE IPO RECOGNIZES THAT FEAR AND VIOLENCE ARE THE GREATEST IMPEDIMENTS TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF OUR CAUSE, AND PLEDGE THAT WE WILL TIRELESSLY ENDEAVOR TO ONE DAY SEE TO THEIR ABOLISHMENT. ALTHOUGH THE CHALLENGES TO OUR MISSION ARE GREAT, WE HAVE FAITH THAT TIME, TALENT, AND TREASURE ARE MORE THAN CAPABLE OF ADDRESSING THE CRISES OF GLOBAL HUMAN SUFFERING.
Ty Pannell (Founder), Christian Hornig (Co-Founder), Daniel Ward (Co-Founder)