Football is the world’s game, the beautiful game, the people’s game. Football is uniquely capable in the world of sport and entertainment to unite people via a collective passion: it has global reach; and, football is accessible, not discriminating by income, physical size, or sex.
Football is reflective of its people. We describe a national football team’s style with the same adjectives that we describe the people of the country itself - usually - or at the very least, this will be an entertaining thesis of Peace Football Club to explore. When our national teams win or lose against a rival, we are confronted with a direct comparison of styles and systems, oftentimes a comparison with historical significance. Sometimes this can be divisive, or worse, violent.
You should be upset when your rival beats your team because everything that you and your people are has just been bested - sort of - but you should know that however heated the football match, it is a game, not war - and there is no place for violence or hatred on or off the pitch.
Peace is a continuous challenge, to say the least. Nationalism, racism, sexism, class warfare, human rights violations, gang violence, wars, and religious crusades are all too common. Some even touch the world of football and sport with alarming frequency.
Peace Football Club seeks to leverage our collective passion for football and the inherent ability of football to bring people together on the field and off:
- to promote peace and understanding through the symbolism of the peace sign and the awareness generated by an entertaining, insightful and educational challenges and contests, campaigns, content and peace prizes; and,
- to build a global community of millions of supporters of the Peace Football Club mission