Peace across cultures, peace through cultures
Cultures are shared meanings, values, attitudes, perspectives and beliefs among groups of individuals in a social context. Cultures are not innate to being human, but are nurtured through our community and society. We are not only influenced by our environment but also influence our cultures if we become agents of culture. This can be achieved through learning about other cultures and by welcoming others to learn about our own cultures. In this globalized world, we must foster understanding, inclusiveness and respect of cultural differences and embrace diversity. We must first understand our own culture and society, learn about others, and be open minded and accepting of other cultures. Preservation and respect of differences, multiple cultures and perspectives enrich our lives. As cultures are shared meanings and values, let peace be the culture that unites us all.