Sept. 4, 2011
-- Helsingin Sanomat, the premier newspaper in Helsinki, Finland ran a series of vignettes on Sunday September 4, 2011 as part of its commemoration of the events of September 11. The series included an article "Lawyer Accepts Responsibility for World Peace". The article resulted from interviews with attorney Lawrence R. Gelber, who, with his wife Rita, founded the I Declare World Peace project in May 2010. Publication caused an immediate postive upsurge in interest in the I Declare World Peace project.
"We were pleasantly surprised at the warm and supportive comments we have recieved" Gelber said. Gelber noted that the I Declare World Peace project (descirbed fully on its own web site) is actually a global art experiment , which though motivated by the tragic events of September 11, was directly inspired by the famous art installation in 2005 of "The Gates" by noted artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
Gelber, a New York based securities lawyer and General Counsel to I Declare World Peace, Inc., explained: "Just as The Gates consisted of orange flags planted in the ground in Central Park in New York City, we are hoping to plant the affirmation 'I Declare World Peace' in the consciousness of humanity, as internal thought-flags of peace."
Anyone can participate easily in the project as described at www.ideclareworldpeace.org because there is no cost, no registration or any other obstacle to participation, Gelber noted.
Helsingin Sanomat is the largest circulating newspaper in Scandinavia.
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The world's largest art project in history, explained fully at http://www.ideclareworldpeace.com
. The I Declare World Peace project is designed to promote global peace consciousness.