Planting for Peace is an environmental initiative aiming to spread the message of peace and harmony.
Launched to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of one of the world’s greatest icons of peace, Mahatma Gandhi, the project reflects and encourages concern for the environment and for peace in all communities by planting Peace Trees, Peace Gardens and even Peace Forests.
Celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s universal message of Ahimsa (peace and harmony)
Bring together communities through shared Peace Planting Projects
Help the environment and reduce global warming
We hope that community groups, faith groups and inter faith groups across the UK will take part by planting peace trees across the country. You can find out more about how to get involved by clicking here. November to March is the best time to plant many types of trees so the Inter Faith Week (10th Nov - 17th Nov) and the National Tree Week (23rd Nov - 1st Dec) are both great times to come together to join the movement.
2nd October 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and has been declared by the United Nations as the annual International Day of Non-violence. The 'Planting for Peace' Initiative is officially supported by Religions for Peace, The Indian High Commission, Harrow Council, and OneJAIN community of 30 organisations. The core principle of the Jain faith is ‘Ahimsa’ meaning love and respect towards all living beings (including humans, animals and the environment).
'Planting for Peace' is an initiative of Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care, a 10-care charitable programme of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur UK, a Jain faith-based charity and a member of the OneJAIN network. Shrimad Rajchandra, a remarkable jain philosopher and poet, after whom the organisation is named, was considered as the spiritual guide of Mahatma Gandhi.