May The World Live In Peace


- is a non-profit organization based in Ohio, USA, and serving a national and international constituency. It was started in 1984 as an outgrowth of the international program of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation. It is today completely independent from the Foundation.


The mission of CrossCurrents is to build a more peaceful, less violent, world.

Citizen diplomacy is the core "tool" of CrossCurrents International Institute. How can we expect a more peaceful world until people learn to know each other, listen to each other and respect each other? Nothing happens until people talk with each other.


CrossCurrents International Institute seeks to help people in United States have a greater awareness of other countries, cultures, religions and economic systems. Likewise, CrossCurrents seeks to help people in other countries have a better understanding of United States. It is important for people to begin to understand the finite nature of our planet, that we all live together and that we are all neighbors. Indeed, all travel on our small planet is really within our "local neighborhood".

Examples of projects sponsored by CrossCurrents include:

- Citizen diplomacy in different countries
- International conferences
- Sudan medical relief project
- Maji Mazuri Center in Kenya
- Subodhi Institute for youth leadership in Sri Lanka

CrossCurrents sponsors programs that bring together people around the world, build bridges of understanding, learn and share information, foster new connections and overcome boundaries created by fears and greed.



- is superimposed on the globe, shows arrows pointing in opposite directions. This is intended to symbolize the exchange of information and communications across boundaries. The wavy lines in the logo are symbolic of the ebb and flow of the natural world that impacts all human beings---the ocean currents, the seasons, the environment, and the sustainability of life on this planet.

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"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Website by Jeff van den Bosch