The Goodwill Treaty for World Peace
Since 2007. Over 125 Thousand Physical Signers! 100% Non-political, 100% No Advertising, 100% Privately Funded, 100% Altruistic, 100% Non-religious, 100% Universal Appeal.
The only hope of transforming the world from the 'tsunami of violence' is for each of us to Become the Change We Wish To See in the World. Bryant McGill shows us the way.
~ Dr. Arun M. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
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"We are all committed to greater world peace and support the Goodwill Treaty. Join us."
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STEP #1: Download, print, read, and sign the PAPER VERSION of the treaty.
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Televised Peace SpeechMcGill, U.N. Ambassador, LA Mayor, LA Sheriff and Chief of Police
Congressional AwardCongressional Certificate of Recognition and Commendation
Non-Violence LectureBryant and Dr. Arun Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
What is our intention?
Our mission is to create mass-consciousness focal points, on spiritual and intellectual harmony. This simple, but powerful project, allows those who are devoted to achieving greater world peace, to join like-minded individual creators around the globe in expressing and amplifying their unwavering commitment to spreading the supreme values of compassion and love.
Together, through the power of choice, as creators of great potential, we can create more peace and dignity in the lives of others, by living lives of kindness, compassion and grace. We live in a beautiful world. The simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love, is the great antidote, which overcomes the illnesses of fear and divisiveness.
We declare our intentions, to research, create, enact and support the advancement, to any degree possible, of a world with the personal freedom, and protected human rights, allowing all souls the simple room to breathe, and to blossom as unique and beautiful expressions, of the great human potential for all people to live a life of beauty, safety, dignity and joy.
It is further, our intention to have ALL PEOPLE in positions of power and influence sign this treaty by hand. The ultimate project goal, is to educate people about their own power, and to focus the gathering social currencies of this project, into achieving meetings with social leaders to further inspire those leaders to create a more beautiful world for all people.
MAKE TIME TO CARE. It only takes a second, and instantly converts your desire into action. It gives you a path of action, that if followed, will make a difference. Don't be the weak link, declare your intentions with us now, and be the difference!
Why this is NOT an Anti-War Platform
"End the War!" Which one? There are wars all over the globe. This project is NOT POLITICAL, it is a human cause. We are not at war with nations, we are at war with ourselves. Let us find peace in all forms. Please focus on the positive. Think big. Focus on what you want, not what you don't want.
"I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there." ~ Mother Teresa
How Did you Come Up with the Idea?
I was shocked to discover, that never before in the history of diplomacy and politics on Earth, had a document been brought before all nations to be signed, that simply stated we unequivocally desire world peace. I am not suggesting a document that has any specific actions or concessions, but just a simple statement of intention. This seemed to me like a catastrophic failure toward the goal of greater peace. Declaring our intentions for greater goodwill and peace IS the obvious first step toward attaining those goals. Every journey begins with the first step, and so in 2007 I created the Goodwill Treaty for World Peace--a simple statement of intention.
Your Oath of Intention and Signature are Powerful!
The treaty was born from the philosophy that a simple reminder and oath of intention, could re-awaken in a consciousness, what it already knows deep inside— that the world should be, could be, and will be, a more beautiful, safe and peaceful home for all creatures and people, IF WE CHOOSE. I have always believed, that one person really can make a difference. I AM that person, and so are YOU. There is nothing special, or magical about what I do, or have done. All I have done, and will continue to do, is simply carry a torch of faith, optimism and enthusiasm for a safer and more harmonious world. A passionate fire for a more beautiful world burns within me, and it is that same warmth within you, that will tame the coldness of indifference and cruel apathy.
The treaty has been represented in Italy, Australia, New Zealand, France, Sweden, Jordan, England, America, The Vatican, Japan and many other countries, both privately, and in cooperation with governments, NGO’s and international bodies. Many celebrities, politicians and social leaders have signed the treaty, and our project has been received with open arms, love and goodwill, which is nothing short of an inspiration.
It is so refreshing to see social and thought leaders with public responsibility, who are still able to think and act without publicists, managers and overseers. These are people who take the responsibility to say, this is my oath, this is my signature, and even if we don’t know how to create it, even when we do not have all the answers, even if it seems impossible, no matter what, this is what I stand for, and this is what I believe. That courage, optimism and leadership is beautiful to see in this world today. So each time I meet with someone who signs the treaty I feel such gratitude. I think to myself, I am proud of you, and I am blessed that I can witness another soul exercising their unique power, to declare before all people, that they believe, like little children, in the power of LOVE, to transform the world. I believe in that power more and more every passing day.
The Time to Act is Now! Sign the Treaty.
We may not be able to change the world overnight, and I have no fantasies of creating a utopia, but trust with me, through faith in possibility, that we can make some difference, and no matter how slight that difference is, it will be a resounding triumph for humanity! We are now taking that document before the kings and common citizens of the world, where we will open our hearts and implore their deepest consideration, and they will be changed. What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? I would raise awareness and champion the reality that greater goodwill and peace is not only possible, but impossible to stop, for as Victor Hugo wrote, 'There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.' The time has come. We can, will and ARE creating a ripple, that will traverse the globe, carrying with it a message of hope through oneness. Every life is precious. Let us subdue the ravages of our baser-self, and aspire to the higher calling of exalting joy through compassion, for that is the one true purpose of humanity. Join us now, and become that great calling.
Notable Treaty News
Congressional Certificate of Recognition and Commendation
In 2009 McGill and the Goodwill Treaty Project received a Congressional Certificate of Recognition and Commendation from the United States House of Representatives, during the 111th Congress, 1st Session in Washington, DC., where McGill was formally acknowledged by the nation’s top representatives who applauded McGill’s, “highly commendable life’s work”, and his humanitarian achievements, “as the founder and Goodwill Ambassador at Large to the Goodwill Treaty for World Peace.”
Mayoral Humanitarian Award from the Mayor of Pompeii, Italy
In 2009 McGill's Goodwill Treaty project received an official mayoral award from the mayor of Pompeii, Italy, and from his Excellency, the honorable Mikael Al Jamil, Archbishop of Lebanon.
Official Humanitarian Citation from State of Connecticut
In 2008 McGill was honored by the State of Connecticut, and by dozens of representatives and senators 152 at the State Capitol in Hartford, by way of an official citation from the Connecticut General Assembly in recognition of Founding The Goodwill Treaty for World Peace, saying, “the State of Connecticut offers its sincerest congratulations to Bryant McGill, and affirms your effort and acknowledges your accomplishment. We are indeed grateful for your service and exemplary work. The entire membership extends its very best wishes on this memorable occasion and expresses the hope for continued success. Given this 1st day of October 2008 at the State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut.”
Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
In 2009 Bryant's Goodwill Treaty for World Peace, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. A group of university deans, college chancellors, professors, university department heads, state legislators, and Emmy Award winners have come together to lay the groundwork, culminating in the Nomination. Over 100 people and projects a year are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. And while we know that receiving a nomination does not confer any official status or title whatsoever, and that it can be very easy to receive a nomination, we are still grateful people cared enough about the treaty project to make that wonderful gesture.
Tribute to Goodwill Treaty by Patriarchal See of Antioch, Lebanon
In early 2008 McGill’s group met in Italy with his Excellency, the honorable Mikael Al Jamil, Archbishop of Lebanon of the Patriarchal See of Antioch, who paid a tribute to the Goodwill Treaty for World Peace, extending an invitation to the Holy See, Vatican.
Meet the People Behind the Projects
Founding Goodwill Ambassadors and Treaty Signers
After one year of organizing the project, I then met in person with Matt Damon, Susaye Greene, Ben Affleck, Don Cheadle, Montel Williams and Jason Alexander. I asked them to sign-on to the Goodwill Treaty launch, and the rest is history.
- Bryant McGill, Founder and Goodwill Ambassador (@BryantMcGill)
- Susaye Greene, Artist, Humanitarian and Singer from "The Supremes" (@susaye)
- Matt Damon, Actor, Humanitarian and Activist
- Ben Affleck, Actor and Activist
- Don Cheadle, Actor, Humanitarian and Darfur Activist
- Montel Williams, Television Talk Show Host and Activist
- Jason Alexander, TV and Film Actor
- Bryant McGill, Founder and Goodwill Ambassador (@bryantmcgill)
- Jennifer Young, Goodwill Ambassador (@JenniCreatives)
- Susan Young, Goodwill Ambassador
- Susaye Greene, Goodwill Ambassador, Singer from "The Supremes" (@susaye)
- Lily S. Giraud, Goodwill Ambassador, U.K.
- Owen Cotter, Goodwill Ambassador (@SciFiction)
- Antonia Tosini, Goodwill Ambassador, Italy (@antoniatosini)
- Shaun Berbert, Goodwill Ambassador
- Francenis Milena Diaz, Goodwill Ambassador, Columbia
- Natassia "Linn" Malthe, Goodwill Ambassador, Beverly Hills / Hollywood (@NatassiaMalthe)
- Wawi Amasha, Goodwill Ambassador, Kenya / Beverly Hills (@MamiAfrika)
- Burton Danet, Ph.D., Goodwill Ambassador, Yale Alumni / ABC4All
- Elise Ballard, Goodwill Ambassador (@eballard)
- Jennifer Pastiloff, Goodwill Ambassador (@JenPastiloff)
- Jaclene Nicole BenShimon, Goodwill Ambassador, USA
- Tudor Daniela Monica, Goodwill Ambassador, Romania
- Monica Zuniga Jimenez, Goodwill Ambassador, Mexico (@casimogirl)
- Liz Lieu, Goodwill Ambassador, Las Vegas / Los Angeles (@LizLieu)
- Mikki L. Padilla, Goodwill Ambassador, USA (@iamMikkiP)
- Camille Udan, Goodwill Ambassador, USA
- Caitlin O'Connor, Goodwill Ambassador, Beverly Hills / Hollywood (@Caitlin_OConnor)
- Robert Sturman, Goodwill Ambassador (@RobertSturman)
Goodwill Ambassadors of the Indigenous People's Grand Council of Peace
- Adam "Yellow Bird" DeArmon, Goodwill Ambassador, Indigenous Peoples
- Barry "Kicking Bear" Byers, Goodwill Ambassador, Indigenous Peoples
Goodwill Treaty Directors (Ambassador Apprentice Program)
- Leo Sonneveld, Goodwill Treaty Director, Germany
- Rommy Wuhe, Goodwill Treaty Director, Nigeria
- Pradeep Sapkota, Goodwill Treaty Director, Nepal
- Billy Yasin, Goodwill Treaty Director, Ghana
- Jean-Claude Kamwenubusa, Goodwill Treaty Director, Burundi
- Yuel Bhatti, Goodwill Treaty Director, Pakistan
- Paul Sadera Kilelu, Goodwill Treaty Director, Kenya
- G. Suresh Kumar, Goodwill Treaty Director, India
- Reggie Salazar, Goodwill Treaty Director, USA
- Eddie Boston-Mammah, Goodwill Treaty Director, Sierra Leone
- Muddu Yisito Kayinga, Goodwill Treaty Director, Uganda
Honored Goodwill Ambassadors and Treaty Signers
- Dr. Arun Gandhi, Activist and Humanitarian, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
- David Newman, Musician, Chant Artist and Yogi (@DavidDurgadas)
- Her Divine Grace, Dadi Janki, Leader of Brahma Kumaris & World Spiritual University
- Snatam Kaur Khalsa, Kundalini Yoga Musician and Peace Activist
- Gurmukh Khalsa, Kundalini Yoga Master, Sikh and Humanitarian
- Bibi McGill, Activist and Lead Guitarist for Beyonce
- Verdine White, Musician from "Earth Wind And Fire"
- Larry Johnson, 3X Grammy Award Winning Lead Singer from "The Temptations"
Past Ambassadors Recognized for Significant Contributions
- Lesley Barton, Goodwill Ambassador, Chicago
- Yvonne R. Davis, Goodwill Ambassador, Connecticut
Events, Education and Activities
The Goodwill Treaty holds various meetings and events throughout the year in order to perpetuate peace consciousness across the globe. These events and speaking engagements bring together like minded individuals who have recognized their creative abilities, and wish to use them to advance peace on a worldwide scale. They also help create awareness of the present day challenges we face as a global community, and assists us in developing solutions, based on love and compassion.
Speaking and Presentations
Our leadership has spoken on peace, and non-violence around the world at top universities, corporations, and with diverse groups, from the Los Angeles Mayor's Office, to the United Nations, and with Dr. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Our leadership travels the world and meets regularly with the world's top spiritual, social and political leaders, and local leadership such as such as governors, mayors and community volunteer groups. The project goal is to meet with social leadership around the world, and to inspire all to create a more beautiful world for all people.
Non-Violence Awareness Activities
Although each event never follows the exact same routine or outline, there are usually two areas which are touched upon during each occasion:
- The Goodwill Treaty: A private treaty that focuses our collective intention on creating spiritual and intellectual harmony throughout the world.
- The Peace Prize: An award which recognizes and supports peacemakers for their efforts in creating a world full of goodwill and harmony.
Some of Our Event Activities Include
- treaty signing at peace rallies, activism gatherings and music concerts
- peace discussions at yoga festivals and yoga studios
- non-violence, non-hazing and anti-bulling discussions for campus and fraternities
- treaty signing parties and social gatherings
- celebrity events, parties and publicity enguagements
- non-violence and anti-bulling events
- media guest expert on creating peace
- appearances at community and religious centers
- meeting with mayors, governors, social leaders and legislative bodies
- fund-raisers for the Peace Prize Charitable Trust
Education and Children
As peace conscious adults, one of our main roles is to teach the next generation about their inherent beauty and creator powers. On the one hand we are responsible for making the world a better place to live for our children, but on the other hand if we do not educate them on what it means to live in peace through practical means, there will be no one to maintain and further the peace process, once we are gone.
Today our children are surrounded by challenging environments at school and sometimes home. We hear about it all the time, the violence and bulling in schools, and self-destructive attitudes our youth has towards the state of our world. The only way out of this vicious cycle is to provide our children with the tools and leadership to reinforce compassionate behavior.
We provide various projects and mentoring programs to help children cultivate compassion and direct their energy towards the universal goal of community and world peace. Through theGoodwill Treaty, children are given the opportunity to immediately take action, participate and awaken to their internal creative powers and personal choices.
Ultimately, they learn about the true meanings of peace:
- To never hurt anyone on the inside or outside
- Compassion and friendship towards all
The Goodwill Treaty is one such project, which allows our youth to be apart of a community whose aims are the betterment of all. This gives them a sense of belonging and nourishes a positive attitude towards themselves and others. Just by knowing they are signing along with all the other people who have signed before them (world leaders, sports stars, Hollywood stars, etc.) lets them know that they matter. This in turn helps them realize that everyone matters. They then begin to understand that we are all just part of one big family, and what affects one of us, affects us all.
It is important to note that all children from various backgrounds, socio-economic conditions and with special needs are allowed to participate in all of our projects and programs. One of our aims is to facilitate the maturation process, in order for today’s youth to grow into responsible adults, while at the same time allowing them to retain that child-like curiosity and wonder, which is so important to the creative process of bringing about global harmony. Our programs are designed in such a way as to to assist the development of peace consciousness in children, no matter where they come from or what challenges they presently face.
High Schools, Colleges and Universities
As part of our mission to educate young adults on the necessity of global peace, we often visit Colleges and Universities, in order to discuss how to end senseless behavior and bring about an environment of amity.
Some of the main points we touch upon are:
As with all of our other programs and projects, each student is given the chance to come forth and state their intention for world peace (starting with peace in their school), by signing The Goodwill Treaty. This little act alone stimulates on-campus solidarity and helps everyone realize how meaningless and injurious bullying and hazing really are. It is a stepping stone, that opens up important topics on violence and peace, and cuts down the barriers between students and administrators (faculty). These on-campus discussions help promote and eventually provide a truly holistic environment, in which our future leaders can learn and develop as human beings.
We realize that the Internet has created a universal environment where people from various walks of life can exchange ideas and information on a massive scale. We also recognize its potential for bringing about radical change in worldwide consciousness, especially where global amity is concerned. That is why our activities extend to cyber-space, as well. As part of our campaign to educate children on the hazards of hostile thoughts and actions, we continue to create opportunities where children may gather and learn about how to behave when interacting on the World Wide Web.
For years, Bryant McGill has recognized the influence the Internet has had on today’s youth. That is why he wants to put an end to any misuse of this potential peace enhancing vehicle. He is an outspoken candidate on the dangers of bullying and more specifically cyber-bullying, and has appeared on a front-page cover story of the Wall Street Journal, relating his expertise with social-media, non-violence and protecting people from identity theft and cyber-bullying.
Prisons and Gangs
We believe that it is never to late to make peace apart of one's life. No matter what a person has done in the past, there is always a chance to change. That is why this mission extends its support towards prison inmates and gang members alike.
We feel that the best way to eliminate violence and social injustices is through changing the perception of those engaged in such activities. By providing education, open discussions and allowing inmates and gang members to take part in constructive projects, an atmosphere of reconciliation and peace is created. This allows for transformation and healing to occur at the deepest level of their being.
We never judge anyone by their race, color, gender, social status or what they have or have not done in the past. Our only criteria is that everyone who takes part in the our holistic activities be willing to become a good human being, and help others do the same.
We promote peace in prisons and amongst gang members by:
- Encouraging inmates and rival gang leaders to sign The Goodwill Treaty
- Formulating workshops, speaking engagements and open forums that focus on compassion and non-violence
In this way, they will begin to understand, through practical means, that there are people out there who care about them, that we are all part of one large family (global community) and that they too have the creative power to change themselves and the world.
A Few Other Notable Signers
The Goodwill Treaty for World Peace, has been signed by over 125,000 individuals from all over the world. Many notable figures have signed onto the project, such as Dr. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Matt Damon, Her Divine Grace Dadi Janki, Ben Affleck, Don Cheadle, Gurmukh Khalsa, Jason Alexander, Snatam Kaur, Montel Williams, Charles Barkley, Dave Mason, Raymond 'Ray' Romano, Tim Russ, Richard Hatch, John de Lancie, Brent Spiner, Virginia Hey, Chase Masterson, Herbert Jefferson, Jr., and Dean Haglund, Rod Roddenberry, George Noory, Chet “Juice” Lemon, Larry Johnson, The Temptations, Earth Wind and Fire, Susaye Greene of the Supremes, Celtic Woman, Mutabaruka, David and Mira Newman, Victoria Stilwell, Hope Dworazyk, Jeff Rector, Bob Picardo, Jim Smith, Ed Gale, Garret Wang, Carel Struycken and thousands of others.
Applications for Leadership Roles
Press and media: All national interview requests should be made to the email address on the front page. All local interview requests should be made to to the Goodwill Ambassador closest to you. See the directory below for details.
Are you a good communicator, capable of doing media interviews and a serious networker? Can you passionately articulate how and why we will change the collective mind and empower individuals? We are looking for numerous regional Ambassadors for every country in the world, every state and every major city.
Potential Goodwill Ambassadors, who wish to represent the treaty project must be of good moral character. Candidates must be poised, articulate, accessible, willing, and able to communicate our message, objective and philosophies in depth. You must have strong communication, grammar and writing skills. Ambassadors must be willing and comfortable conducting interviews with the media and press services. If you believe in this project, meet the requirements above and would like to apply, contact us at the email address provided on our home page and send us an introduction, a brief bio, and your resume/CV.