of the First World Peace
World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Plan
make the Thirteen-Moon/28-day
calendar the universal world standard by 2012 requires
a comprehensive and far-reaching vision. This vision is
known as the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Plan.
The initial stage of implementing this Peace Plan is called
the Great Calendar Change of 2004. The purpose of the Great
Calendar Change of 2004 is to announce to the world that
the new calendar has been established and that a new world
community is now forming around it. The purpose of this
new world community - the Planet Art Network - is to establish
a time of peace to replace the time of war. To promote and
support every detail of this vast and far-reaching plan
for peace and social reorganization is at the very heart
of the Foundation’s activities worldwide.
The Banner of Peace
Roerich Pact and Banner of Peace is an international
treaty signed by India, the Baltic states, and 22 nations
of the Americas including the United States. The Roerich
Peace Pact established an international agreement allowing
any nation to protect its cultural or artistic heritage
with a symbolic banner, the Banner of Peace. Signed in 1935,
this treaty is international law today.
Roerich, shocked by the devastations of World War One and
the Russian revolution in his own country, realized that
the cultural heritage of each nation is in essence a world
treasure. His idea of cultural heritage included not only
the physical remains of earlier cultures, but also the active
creative centers, universities, libraries, concert halls
and theaters of all nations. Just as the Red Cross protects
hospitals, the Banner of Peace was implemented to protect
with the assistance of international experts and lawyers,
the Banner of Peace was praised by many notable figures
during its signing including Albert Einstein, George Bernard
Shaw, and H.G. Wells. The Pact states, "educational, artistic,
and scientific institutions... shall be protected and respected
by the belligerents ... without any discrimination as to
the state allegiance of any particular institution or mission...
these missions may display a distinctive flag (the banner
of peace).. which will entitle them to special protection
and respect..." Thus any site of cultural activity around
the world can fly the Banner of Peace to declare itself
neutral, independent of combatant forces, and protected
by international treaty.
was an artist and traveled extensively through Russia, India,
Tibet, and the United States. He hoped by using a symbol
that represented all cultures no group would feel excluded
from using it. The Banner would have not one but several
meanings, as Nicholas Roerich himself wrote "Let us be
united - you will ask in what way? You will agree with me:
in the easiest way, to create a common and sincere language.
Perhaps in Beauty and in Knowledge."
distinctive Banner, shown above, is three red circles
surrounded by a larger red circle on a white banner.
The banner is a deep red or magenta color to symbolize
the color of our one blood, which is the same for
all peoples. The top circle represents spirituality
and encompasses the truth of all religions, that we
can all unite regardless of our distinct beliefs.
The two circles on the bottom represent art and science.
The circle that surrounds the three spheres represents
culture, the unity of art, science, and spirituality.
of the originators
of the Banner of Peace
the chain of creation each manifestation becomes relatively
passive or active, giving or receiving. Cosmos
affirms the greatness of woman's creative potential.
Woman is a personification of nature, and
it is nature that teaches man, not man nature
- Helena Roerich
there is Peace, there is Culture;
Where there is Culture, there is Peace.
- Nicolas Roerich
symbol for the Banner of Peace can be found in many cultures
and numerous philosophical systems. It can be found on the
coat of arms of the Popes, on Ethiopian and Coptic antiquities,
and stone age amulets. It also appears on Tibetan rings,
Buddhist banners, the Temple of Heaven in Peking and in
the oldest of Indian symbols, the Chintamani, the sign of
in all cultures, the Banner of Peace is the perfect symbol
to bring all peoples together in peace.