Few things are more emblematic of the tenuous nature of world peace than nuclear weapons. In an instant, these missiles can completely obliterate all of the work that countless government officials and peace activists have put in to ensure a more harmonious world.
However, one California company is working to use pieces of these weapons to share messages of peace and harmony. Artists at From War to Peace are using discarded copper wiring from old nuclear weapons communication systems to create jewelery that shares a message of hope for a conflict-free future, according to the Santa Barbara Independent.
Paul Orgen, who founded the venture, told the news source that he got the idea from an Old Testement saying that suggests individuals turn their swords into ploughshares as a way to put an end to war. To further its mission, the company dedicates 20 percent of its proceeds to local peace-based charities.
These are the types of efforts that Ilchi Lee says could eventually bring about world peace. He often advocates that individuals become more involved with spreading peace throughout their own communities.