The Peace and You Movement is a civil movement, apolitical and with no religious affiliation. Its objective is to prompt all segments of Society, citizens and collective organizations - civil, religious and government - to pay attention to the critical question of social peace and harmony. In this way, the Movement hopes to accelerate the building of progress in all forms supported by accepted universal notions of ethics, of good customs, of rights and solidarity, as a means of eliminating arbitrary exclusions and to promote social richness, life and balance by peaceful coexistence.
This is not a movement against anything in particular, but rather, a movement in favor of peace, goodness, order, and fraternity, to name a few.
The Peace and You Movement came to life in 1998 through Divaldo Pereira Franco
's initiative. A renowned medium, with more than 200 psycographed books, Divaldo was the founder of the Pathway to Redemption Spiritist Center and the 'Mansão do Caminho'
(Mansion of the Way). Orator and conferencist, Divaldo has participated in more than 13,000 events, in Brazil and in 60 countries worldwide.
The Movement takes place once a year, on December 19th, a date that is close to the Christmas celebrations. Its goal is to expose the public to the Movement's objectives and encourage the public to come out and participate. For this to happen, a marketing campaign using all means available (the press, TV, internet, expositions, interviews, meetings, etc.) helps disseminate information.
The first Peace and You in the world happened in 1998 in the presence of 5,000 people at the Praça do Campo Grande, Salvador, Bahia - Brazil. On the year after, 10, 000 people participated. Today, more than 25,000 people participate. More recently, the Peace and You movement has spread out to other cities in Brazil as well as in other countries (United States, Spain, Portugal, France). Read more