My name is Peter Kasser. Welcome to my personal web-site!
This site is dedicated to the cause
of peace - and not just any kind of peace but WORLD
World peace is a great subject. And
a very worthy cause indeed. In fact it is just about the
worthiest and most noble endeavour that the human spirit can set
out to pursue - and the most rewarding aim that humankind can
ever hope to reach.
Personally I am a very strong
believer in world peace. In fact I am a hundred percent sure
that humankind will eventually reach such a state that we can
then call "world peace". And not only that: I am also sure
that such world peace is not very far away: in my opinion world
peace is just „round the corner"!
For the first time in our history we
find ourselves in a situation where all the basic problems that
oppose peace could easily be overcome within a matter of a few
years only. These „basic problems" are not weapons of war, or
armies - although they certainly belong to the overall picture
of peace - but much more fundamental questions that go to the
very heart of our human needs. These are questions like hunger,
illiteracy, distribution of wealth, equal opportunities, human
rights, child abuse, oppression of all kinds.
In the past, such problems have been
papered over again and again, on a very superficial and „local"
basis: They were addressed and „solved", sort of, whenever an
urgent need for action was asked for in view of disastrous
catastrophes or imminent threat of great violence.
Today, humankind is ready for an
overall solution, on a global scale.
Obviously, peace won’t simply come
about just like that. We all have to work for it in order for
peace to happen. It is in this sense that I ask you to view this
site: as my modest personal contribution to the human quest for
Launched in February 1998, this project aimed at giving a more
detailed definition of what peace really means. We all know that
peace is „more than the absence of war and violence" - but what
See the end-result of the general inquiry, at
This projected was completed by middle of May 1999.
Global Peoples Convention
The project, launched in the summer of 1999, was originally
meant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Global
Peoples Convention ever held, in December 1950, in Geneva,
Switzerland. This idea was eventually abandoned, however, due to
an astounding lack of support from assorted peace activists and
The page Global Peoples Convention shows the details of the
original project, and the
that stood behind the idea of commemorating the 1950-event, and
of launching a new endeavour in the same direction.
The pertinent question of how the world should be governed in
future - as well as the questions of
linguistic representation in such world government - are
still of highest interest.
What’s more on this site?
Well, if you want to know more about
myself, how about checking the page
Peter Kasser. It shows you just
who I am, where I live, the books I've written - and if you are
well-versed in German language you can even read excerpts from
my books (yes, they are all written in German!)
Then, I’ve begun a very nice page
Words of Peace - not too many entries, so far, but
still - if ever you come across some nice sayings about peace
yourself: how about sending me a message by e-mail? I would
appreciate a lot, and see if I can include it on that page!
And, finally: what’s a web-site
Links? I have a great collection
of peace-related links, both from international institutions,
from various international and national organizations, and from
individuals. Check them out, and let me know if you have any
other suggestions for more links!
For any comments or suggestions,
please contact me by e-mail, at
info (at) peace.ch
Thanks for your interest - and now,