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Review for The Radiant Peace Foundation International Inc, St Petersburg, FL, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I have known about Radiant Peace for years but, until recently, always from a distance. I kind of knew (or at least thought I did) what it was about but never really thought much about it. It seemed like every year I would hear about some kids projects on Radiant Peace and how wonderful they were and how many they were. But I was removed and detached from the actual projects and imagined them to be just more kids art stuff . No doubt some were nice and interesting but most were undoubtedly childish and of primary interest to the parents and teachers.

Then I went to the International Museum of Radiant Peace. And returned several times. To say I was surprised and impressed would be an understatement . The projects on display there are as real, heartfelt and insightful as many of the exhibits I’ve seen in some of the world’s finest museum. To think that kids can not only comprehend but express so many different aspects of Radiant Peace is humbling. I realized how stuck we adults get in trying to understand much less practice what should be a basic and vitally important message – peace. That it can be demonstrated in crayons, pictures, words and mixed media by people commonly under 12 years old is incredible.

I think the Radiant Peace Museum is a treasure of the world. It brings the Radiant Peace message outside the realm of the schools, parents, teachers and practitioners. It allows us to recognize and re-connect with one of the most important and fundamental concepts of humanity. We need each other and we need to live in harmony with one another and the world. I’m sure my understanding of Radiant Peace is still imperfect but the Radiant Peace Museum allows me an unparalleled opportunity to explore and understand it’s power and message. I wish there were one in every city.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing kids reflect on and express their feelings about peace

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to become more widely known

Role:  General Member of the Public & I visited the International Radiant Peace Museum.