Ara Pacis Initiatives for Peace is an international not for profit organization dedicated to the human dimension of peace.
Established in Rome on April 21, 2010 under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy and under the auspicies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Municipality of Rome, Ara Pacis Initiatives for Peace offers assistance to governments, local authorities and communities by promoting programs that foster reconciliation and stability through an integrated approach focused on three pillars: peace, security and development.
The symbolic basis of Ara Pacis Initiatives for Peace is the Ara Pacis, an altar erected to the Pax Romana by decision of the Roman Senate on July 4, XIII B.C., inaugurated by Emperor Augustus on January 30, in 9 B.C. The Latin inscription on the south side of the Monument is the political and philosophical testament of Caesar Augustus, who, after having “conquered” peace in the “known world” by force of arms, granted peace to the people, entrusting them with its custody and encouraging them to believe in the possibility of lasting peace.
The inaugural event of Ara Pacis Initiative “rediscovered” the meaning and significance that the Altar of Peace had in the Roman Mediterranean world, which stretched from the Middle East to the Black Sea, and symbolically rededicated it from pax romana to pax humana based on dialogue and understanding.
A world where every human being has freedom, dignity, life and the possibility of self expression in health and safety.
Imagine, promote and practice change in conflict management that leads to the affirmation of new decision-making processes and to shared political and social choices, based on the respect and dignity of every individual and community.
ARA PACIS INITIATIVES FOR PEACE ONLUS
International not for profit organization dedicated to the human dimension of peace
Torretta de’ Massimi – Via della Pisana, 600
00163 Rome RM (Italy)
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