Permanent Peace
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Effect on crime
Effect on growth
Effect on governmental performance

What are the other benefits?

The first large gathering of
peace-creating experts:
December 1983

Stress in the collective consciousness not only fuels terrorism and war. It also breeds crime, economic instability, and governmental incoherence. By reducing social stress, large groups of peace-creating experts have been shown to profoundly benefit society in each of these areas.

Reduced crime: The relationship between peace-creating groups and reduced crime has been verified repeatedly. The first published study covered 24 U.S. cities, and was eventually expanded to include 160 cities and 80 Standard Statistical Metropolitan Areas, comprising almost half the U.S. urban population. Significant demonstrations have also been held in capital cities around the world— including Washington, DC, Manila, and New Delhi. DETAILS >

Improved economic performance: Economic growth depends on the “investor climate,” “consumer confidence,” and other aspects of a nation’s collective consciousness. Many studies have shown that large groups of peace-creating experts, by reducing stress in the collective consciousness, improve economic performance. For example, a powerful seven-year study showed that increased attendance at a peace-creating group was associated with sharp reductions in the Misery Index (the combination of inflation and unemployment). DETAILS >

Enhanced governmental performance: In the Vedic explanations, if a nation’s collective consciousness becomes more harmonious and coherent, then the government will mirror that harmony and coherence in its decisions and actions. For  example, an eight-year study based on data gathered independently by the Zurich Peace Project showed that higher attendance at a large peace-creating group was associated with more positive and harmonious actions by the governments of the United States and the Soviet Union. DETAILS >

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“I have been following the research on peace-creating groups as it has developed over the last twenty years. There is now a strong and consistent body of evidence showing that this innovative approach provides a simple and cost-effective solution to many of the social problems we face today. In my view, this research is so strong that it demands action from those responsible for government policy.”
Huw Dixon, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, York University, England