Our Mission

Colorado Peace Museum is dedicated to researching and promoting stories of peace activism in Colorado and the world.

As an educational organization, Colorado Peace Museum's volunteer contributors research individuals, collectives, organizations and institutions in Colorado and around the world that have taken courageous actions to create a Culture of Peace. Such individuals are identified, researched and awarded the designation of "Peace Hero" by Colorado Peace Museum. Collectives of individuals who have, combined, worked to create a culture of peace or resist violence and injustice are likewise recognized with a "Peacemaker Award." Organizations leading their field in taking progressive actions to promote a Culture of Peace are recognized by Colorado Peace Museum with a "Peace Ally Award."

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We aim to promote a culture of peace in our families, communities and cultures through art, education and outreach.

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The United Nations further describes a Culture of Peace as based on "respect for life, ending of violence and promotion and practice of non-violence through education, dialogue and cooperation;" "respect for and promotion of all human rights and fundamental freedoms;" the "commitment to peaceful settlement of conflicts;" "efforts to meet the developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations;" and "adherance to the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, solidarity, cooperation, pluralism, cultural diversity, dialogue and understanding at all levels of society and among nations."