If we are to reach real peace
in this world, and if we are to
carry on a real war against
war, we shall have to begin
with the children.
The Original Book | Children's Peace Initiatives
The original Colours of Freedom Project began as a response to
September 11, 2001. Canadian artist Joe Catalano offered a
collection of his art as a book, featuring his painting "Colours
of Freedom" and the poetry of Donna Penrice, to raise funds
for children's peace initiatives.
The book was launched September 10, 2002 at an inspiring,
poignant ceremony at St. Paul's Basilica, Toronto - a church
that serves a diverse community of people from 33 countries.
Musicians, entertainers and speakers representing Islamic,
Jewish and Christian faiths joined together with 500 guests to
share their visions and desires for peace, in a magical,
unforgettable evening of sincere, hopeful celebration.
The Colours of Freedom Children's Peace Initiatives Fund
was off and running with hundreds of books sold through
the launch event.
Colours of Freedom, now a foundation, is devoted to the
development and implementation of programs that bring
children together in dialogue, exchange of ideas, culture and
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