Believe in seven

Every religion and culture assigns a special place to the number 7. The Jewish Torah and the Christian Old Testament recount that God rested on and sanctified the 7th day, and in the Roman Catholic belief, there are 7 sacraments. Of course, the 7 Deadly Sins and the 7 Virtues that are well known in […]

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A city reinvented

Manchester has reinvented and regenerated itself. The most visible example of this regeneration is the new, fantastic and futuristic-looking architecture of the Media City development around the old docks, along the enormous Ship Canal, which allowed container ships to reach Manchester via the port of Liverpool. At the same time, many of the valuable old […]

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A new Renaissance city

Manchester is truly a Renaissance city. What a pleasant surprise it was to visit England’s first industrial city, which has been able to reverse years of decline. After decades of neglect during the last century, it has reimagined itself as a new, vibrant urban experience. What a turnaround!

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Flower Power at City Hall

Sean Morris will present this floral symbol for Peace to the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor June Hitchen, when she returns from an official trip. On a different note, the book “If the Mayors Ruled the World” by Professor Benjamin Barber is a very interesting vision of how the world could be run by grassroots […]

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Mayors for Peace

On 7 June, I was pleased to present the Flower Power /Make Love not War sign with our second, more durable, artificial flower version to Sean Morris, Principal Policy and Research Officer at Manchester City Council and Secretary of the NFLA (Nuclear Free Local Authorities). I learned about the Cities/Mayors for Peace movement with was […]

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Happy 7 Wonders Day

On 7 July (07.07) the 7 Wonders Day I like to encourage people to be active — in every sense — not only to celebrate the officially elected New 7 Wonders of the World, but also to come up with their own ideas of wonders. On this day I invite everyone to become active in […]

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Manchester hosts the CND symbol

On our first day in Manchester, June 8, I was pleased to hand over the floral symbol to the elders of the Manchester Quakers a peace-loving Christian congregation that originated in England in the 17thcentury. They were hosting the CND symbol that day in the park in front of their community house across the street […]

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Seven everywhere

When people are asked to choose a number between one and 10, the most popular choice is 7, all over the world. 7 is a number that appears in nearly every facet of human life. Here are just a few examples: 7 is the number of periods (or rows) of elements on the periodic table […]

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Seven is the one

When Philon of Byzantium declared the Ancient 7 Wonders, the then-known world was very small, spanning around the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Today, of course, we are aware of the 7 continents that make up the globe—our known world is much larger than that of 2,000 years ago. Should this mean that there […]

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Leave your mark

As with the New 7 Wonders of the World, by participating in the 7 Symbols of Peace campaign you will also help create Global Memory, 7 things that everyone can and will remember in the future! Global Memory will get a proper home: The Home of Global Memory a high-tech amphitheater shaped and dimensioned after […]

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