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Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail 

Lifting up peace heroes - for the next generation to learn how everyday people can succeed in making the world less violent and more just. Supporting peacebuilding through  Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and our peacebuilding partners.

Support Katherine Josten in the Peace Heroes Trail 2022



William Ross

Great to see children around the world enjoying art that promotes peace.


Mike O'Brien


Katherine Josten

Founder/director of

the Global Art Project for Peace

People joined together with a clear intent have an incredible power to change the world.


Katherine Josten is founder/director of the Global Art Project for Peace, a multi-cultural celebration of peace and diversity with 160,000 participants in 97 countries.

She was a UNESCO Prize nominee in 2002.

Why Katharine Josten is a peace hero

Katherine Josten founded and directs the Global Art Project for Peace.

She is also an artist, educator, and speaker whose work inspires personal and social evolution through creativity.

Her paintings are included in museum collections and have been shown in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions.

The idea of the Global Art Project is as simple as it is profound — to create world peace through art.
 — The Boston Globe

The idea “We Are All One” expressed in Katherine Josten’s art is made real in the world through her Global Art Project for Peace. Her Project gives people in local communities an opportunity to join together to form a cooperative global community.

“3,600 people in nineteen countries participated in the first exchange. I was only planning to do it once—but after that first exchange many artists wrote to me asking me to do it again and if I did, they wanted to help spread the word in their area. So it’s become a biennial event—happening every two years—for over twenty years! There have now been 160,000 participants in 97 countries on seven continents. And we have about 200 Regional Coordinators around the world helping to spread the word in their area.

People joined together with a clear intent have an incredible power to change the world. The best part of the whole experience for me has been the incredible people with whom I’ve been in contact. It’s a wonderful feeling to be in touch with so many people who operate from the heart, who really care about the world and understand that they have the power to create its future. The Global Art Project for Peace exemplifies in concrete form: we can be different and unique, yet act together as integral members of one living organism-our Earth.”

— Katherine Josten

Josten has lectured and led workshops around the world. Her postcard book, Visions of Global Unity: Inspired Images from the Global Art Project is sold at the United Nations Bookshop/NY.


                Web links to reputable sources with more information about peace hero

Global Art Project for Peace websites:                    www.GlobalArtProject.org


Artist website:                                                                   https://katherinejosten.com/about/bio/


Video of peace hero

Katherine Josten speaking about Global Art Project:         https://youtu.be/OlkX7fDTjHw

Thank you for supporting peacebuilding and the Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail! 

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