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Dona Nobis Pacem

posted on 4th June 2008 under Habits

My regular readers know my saying: ‘Make Blogs not Wars’. Again this year, I take this opportunity to join BlogBlast for Peace – The Fourth Launch! – As I strongly believe that blogging empowers people and want to give my share:


So what has Peace to do with Blogging? To me it’s simple:

Peace: Is something the world achieves by understanding each other in mutual trust for equal opportunities. Uncertainties develop scepticism and fear, while knowledge makes sense, openness, acceptance and leads to dialogue. The more we know about each other, the smaller the world becomes.

Blogging….: to quote myself again: ‘….. Connecting people’, as we in Blogsphere share our daily life, our thoughts, ideas and experiences – from our own perspective – from our part of the world. We share knowledge and by that we are breaking down cultural, religious and other barriers.

The Peace Globe Project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere – The flame became a passion – The passion became a movement – and I want to be a Passionate Participant!

Some say we should teach the worlds leaders and politicians how to blog. I don’t know if that’s a good idea – I mean at least some of them have made enough of a mess of things already. I would say we, the people, we bloggers should do it: Proving that blogging empowers us to make a better world. Each of ours posts is small steps, but when hundreds – thousands – say millions, moves in the same direction; who could stop us then? – For the very best course!

It’s Mimi Lenox who hosts this movements and you can read all about it, how to participate and how to do you share on her post here. So bloggers all over the world:
Make Blogs not Wars!

79 Responses to “Dona Nobis Pacem”

  1. Brenda says:

    Thanks for mentioning this resource. I had not heard of it, but many of my “blogging buddies” and I have been asking the heady question, can blogs unite the world? Having said that, I just found your blog through Blog Catalog today and I do think the sharing you do here … where I can visit you and your part of the world, that leads to understanding and understanding does lead to unity!

  2. Jo Beaufoix says:

    Hee hee, I love your globe. Make blogs not wars indeed. :D

  3. Thank you for your comment on my site. Peace to you and yours.

  4. Strider says:

    I agree totally Renny. All our efforts combined is a formidable force for peace.

    Blogs we do…wars we shoo! Vrede!

  5. TorAa says:

    Hi, my dear friend
    peace can only be obtained by mutual respect.

    PS. I think I’m grain by grain will come back to normal activities. And we did swim in the fiord this afternoon. It’s blogged. Hurray

  6. Ginnie says:

    To Peace, Renny. To Peace!

  7. Travis says:

    Well said.

    Peace to you and yours!

  8. Cassie says:

    What a great idea! I read blogs written by people from around the world, including Iraq and many other places where there is war and I’ve learned so much. When we understand each other, we humanize each other and then it’s harder to kill each other in a war.

  9. Happy Peace Day, Renny! :D

  10. SwordMama says:

    Peace and hugs from Charleston, S.C.

    It is so true how blogging can help us all understand each other a lot more and break down the cultural barriers. Awesome Peace Post!

  11. Patti says:

    I agree that we need to try to understand people from all across this spinning globe we live on. Blogging is a perfect way to work on that.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Renny. Hope you have a wonderful “Day After” Blogblast for Peace Day.

  12. Gretchen says:

    I agree, if everybody blogged al the time there’d be no time for bad stuff. Blogging is very time consuming.


  13. So excellent!
    I don’t think I have ever had a reader from it!

  14. Thank you for visiting my blog. It is always nice to meet other Peace Bloggers. I hope we can stay in touch!

  15. Trish says:

    Great quote you wrote.
    Beautiful globe and thanks for your message of peace to the world.

    My Peace Post

  16. Hi Renny! Your Peace Globe is perfect! :) I love this project, don’t you? And I am sooooooo looking forward to meeting you in Sept/Oct!

  17. Zhu says:

    A really good concept! I think you’re pretty good with people, a good diplomat but also a realist one. I vote Renny for the Presidency of Norway!

    Wait a sec… does Norway has a President in the first place? :lol: Oh, I’m bad!

    Seriously, I think you do a good job of practicing your blogging for peace philosophy ;-)

  18. Mike golch says:

    Peace be with you my friend that I only met in cyber space.thank you for visiting me on my site so i tryurned the favor.
    i hope that you are haveing a great day.That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  19. Eve says:

    Thank you very much for stopping by to visit my blog. I like your blog for peace very much. What a wonderful concept – to get millions of people talking about peace. I’d love to turn on the news and see a report that the blogosphere had gone to peace for the day. It’s something to work toward. Since I’ve been blogging I’ve made friends with people from all over the world and discovered that we are so much more alike than we are different.

  20. Wonderful thoughts! Blogging does make the world seem smaller, doesn’t it? It’s so wonderful to see that we can join together as one…from Norway to Texas! Peace to you.

  21. Hello Renny,
    I really like your very positive post! It is so easy to get mired down with gloom when thinking about peace, but yes, we CAN make a difference. It is us, not the politicians who must make the changes. Thanks for your message and peace to you from the United States!

  22. Thanks for the visit from Norway, My wish for you and yours is worldwide peace during you lifetime, I would like to see the same thing, they need to hurry up.

  23. Ralph says:

    Amen to understanding each other in mutual trust…to equal opportunities. My latest globe is the third one I’ve don so far, and is the best. Although trying to find the best free picture edit software that works easily is not easy. You get what you pay for, I guess.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. if i may, your written English is superb. many years ao when Europe, I was amazes at the number of people who spoke excellent English, although not their first language. Better than most Americans fluent in any western European language.

    Nice site. I’ll return. Peace!

  24. Jamie says:

    This is beautiful. Thank you for coming by. It was good to have greetings from Norway and know that the globes are spreading around the globe.

    “Words have power … If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.”

    Tom Stoppard

    May we all say together: PEACE

  25. turnbaby says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  26. Kimmie says:

    Make Blogs Not War …I really like that! Your post was inspiring, thank you for sharing. May Peace be with you and your family today and always. Thank You for visiting my blog today. It is my first time blogging for Peace. It feels good.

  27. Jeff B says:

    From Oregon, US to Norway. We speak with one common voice. Peace!

  28. Margo Moon says:

    Love your thought of small steps along the very best course, Renny.


  29. Shannon H. says:

    “Make Blogs! Not War!” I love it!!! Peace to you and your family!

  30. Thomma Lyn says:

    Peace and love to you and yours!

  31. Mickey says:

    Peace ,Love and Rock ‘n Roll!!

    Purrs Mickey ,Georgia & Tillie

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like your globe and the saying.Maybe from the same generation ;)
    Peace to you from Canada

  32. ghee says:

    Peace to all Mankind!

    thank you for giving me an opportunity to join you guys!!
    keep up the good spirit,Renny!


  33. Carver says:

    Excellent post! Dona Nobis Pacem

  34. Anndi says:

    Excellent saying Renny! Peace to you and yours.

  35. Wonderful post, Renny. As Mimi knows so well, we can’t promote peace enough, and you’re an especially fine advocate.

  36. Bud Weiser says:

    Well done and great effort. Peace to you and those you love…

  37. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for visiting mine. Peace to you and all of Norway!

  38. Lee says:

    Well said, Renny. As another blogger said in their post, “when leaders move from the love of power to the power of love” the world will be much better off. Peace!

  39. Autumn says:

    Peace to thee…

  40. DrillerAA says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog “BrainFreeze”.

    All we are saying is, give peace a chance.

    May you have a peaceful day today.

  41. Vixen says:

    Great post. I love “make blogs not war”. It is perfect.

    Peace and blessings to you.

  42. Lux says:

    Thanks for visiting my peace globe, Renny – I love that saying!!! :)

    Peace to you,

  43. storyteller says:

    Thanks for visiting my Peace Globe and Blog Blast at Sacred Ruminations and leaving the link back here.. I’ve enjoyed seeing what everyone shared today after posting different globes & blasts on each of my blogs this morning. Love the slogan on yours! Great to see everyone focused on peace for the day!!!
    Hugs and blessings,

  44. julia says:

    I agree that thousands of bloggers all heading in one peaceful direction is a powerful thing.

    Very nice to meet you! Peace to you on this hopeful day.

  45. Ramona says:

    Peace to you too! Wish the “make blogs not war” was the way of the world.

  46. Ganeida says:

    Love the saying. That’s quotable.

  47. So nice to meet you and see your peace globe! I went to Norway on my honeymoon and loved your country. Thanks for visiting.

  48. EBT says:

    Let there be PEACE on earth and let it begin with us!

  49. Jamie says:

    “Words have power … If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.”

    Tom Stoppard

    May we all say together: PEACE

  50. CountryDew says:

    Love the sentiment! Peace to all.

  51. Sanni says:

    …. and your saying ROCKS, Renny – I love it!
    Love and peace to you and yours :-)

  52. mokki says:

    Great movement, Renny! Here is my contribution:

    Peace! Paz! Rauha!

  53. chuck says:

    Of course, yours is original and meaningul too – how cute and wise you are. *lotsalovies*

  54. Akelamalu says:

    What a great post and a great Peace Globe! Peace to you my friend.

  55. Skittles says:

    Wishing you, me, all of us, peace.

  56. Tammy says:

    Peace to you and to all the people of the world!

  57. Lori Hahn says:

    Here’s to our larger voice being heard.

  58. Raven says:

    Make blogs, not war! May it catch on. Peace.

  59. Max Coutinho says:

    Hello Renny,

    This is such an interesting concept! What you are suggesting us is the highest form of diplomacy on earth: well done :D!
    I agree that blogging not brings people together but also brings down the boundaries the keep humans (and humanity) apart. And it also makes us see beyond appearances, religion, nationality, age, societal behaviour….

    Wishing you a great week!

  60. barbara says:

    Hi Renny,
    Greetings from France !
    Great saying; “make blogs and not wars “; that’s why we are all here. Each one of us, bringing something positive and sharing.
    Have a wonderful BlogBlast day !

    Good to see you Barbara!
    Thanks for your share too and I wish you the same!

  61. Ivanhoe says:

    I’m very interested to see how many globes will be there by the end of the day. I hope Mimi’s site won’t crash… :o) Have a peaceful day and let love rule!

    Me too – its so exciting!
    Same to you and everyone else!

  62. picturing says:

    nice peace post….

    thanks for drop at my peace post.

    Thanks – also for returning the favour!

  63. Karen Jo says:

    I love your sentiment of “make blogs, not wars” and agree completely that more understanding of each other throughout the world will make the world a better place. Peace to you and all you love.

    Glad you like my saying and the meaning behind it!
    Also good to see you – Thanks!

  64. Let there be peace.

    Well said – always great to welcome new visitor!

  65. Speedcat says:

    Hi Renny!! Looks like this is getting off to a great start. I like the “make blogs not wars” ;-)

    Peace to Norway, and everywhere!

    Hi Eric!! Yea, great start and its moving on in a lovely way!
    Peace to all!

  66. Mar says:

    Very well said, Renny!! Peace, love and blogs.
    Happy Wednesday to you.
    My globe is posted ;)

    Glad you agree and good to see you on board too – great Globe from you Mar ;)

  67. Gattina says:

    I fully agree with you and say PEACE and LOVE !!!

    Thanks – great to see you participating too !!!

  68. Good for you!

    and for all mankind!

  69. laketrees says:

    you make a wonderful ambassador for Peace Renny !!!!
    have a peaceful sleep…you deserve it !!!!

    Thanks Kim – and I do like to be an ambassador for a course like this you know !!

  70. Lifecruiser says:

    Truly great said! Glad to see you participating this year again too.
    NOW mine is up too – that one you saw were only a pre-announcing of the blogblast :-)

    Peace bro’
    *making the peace sign*

    Great to see you on board too!
    Peace sis’

  71. Comedy Plus says:

    Well done my friend, well done. Have a peaceful day. :)

    Thanks Sandee – looking forward to read yours too!

  72. Shinade says:

    Hi Renny,
    I just simply had to come by and see your post. Oh we still have a while before we post but I have mine ready to go.

    Great post Renny!! You did a beautiful job.

    Well, we have to pull out again and I must get off of the pc.


    Thanks – Looking forward to your contribution too Jackie!
    I have to pull out too – to get some sleep :-)

  73. Mimi Lenox says:

    Priceless. And it is my first June 4th post to read. We still have 6 hours in the United States ’til midnight. When I saw the sight of this very first post I got chills…..the global spirit and effort is amazing.

    Peace to you and yours,

    Thanks Mimi and you know I feel its an honour to be a part of this great initiative!
    I took advantage of living in a country a bit head of you – all for a good course!
    Peace to you and yours too!


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