Reflection & Development
How do you create peace? This question stands at the heart of ARK. War and violence come too easily. Bombs, guns, bullets, battleships ~ we human beings build and use them without a second thought. Creating peace, however, is much harder. The ARK Global Coordinators drafted this revised mission statement in 2018 to move them forward in their quest to become peace builders: GO TOGETHER 2019 and beyond.
Architects – Relationships – Knowledge
ARK, an international FAMILY,
builds bridges of trust to promote peace.
Mission Statement 2019
This mission statement is central in defining the objectives for the two-week summits that have met twice in Guatemala, twice in Minnesota, once in Bethlehem and most recently at Macalester College in Minneapolis, USA, focused on global citizenship. Participants gathered to learn about the unique history of each country, the cultural, religious, socio-economic – political diversity that defines them and the current critical issues that need addressing NOW, TODAY! ARK countries are:
- United States (Minneapolis & New York City)
The purpose of the Mission Statement, “ARK, an international FAMILY builds bridges of trust to promote peace“, is a powerful reality. The relationships between a person and another human being is what creates and allows peace to take root and flourish. ARK is a FAMILY bonded together in their diversity to allow peace to flourish.
ACTION AGENDA 2019 AND BEYOND: GLOBAL CITIZENS
ARK will work with global partners to development ACTION AGENDA 2019 AND BEYOND with strategies and solutions that are urgently needed to build bridges of peace in their personal lives, families, communities, nations and the entire global family.
THE ARK FAMILY IS TRAINED AND PREPARED
TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE AS THEY
WORK TOGETHER WITH OTHERS TO TRANSFORM
THEIR LIVES, FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES, SCHOOLS AND
WORKPLACES INTO PEACE ZONES.