2015 Public Peace Prize Laureate
in the Peace Weaver category
In the PEACE WEAVER category, the laureate is Mabel KATZ, who collected 7 times the number of points required to be a finalist in this category.
Born in Argentina, Mabel Katz is an internationally acclaimed speaker and television show host based in Los Angeles. She is the author of a series of five books about a Hawaiian spiritual practice called Ho’oponopono, the first of which has been translated into more than 20 languages. She delivers seminars to teach individuals how to achieve “inner peace in order to promote world peace.” She has travelled to speak about peace in more than 30 countries and 60 cities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North, Central and South America., and has received a number of awards, including a peace flag from Mil Milenios de Paz in 2012 and Knighthood from the Russian tradition of the Knights Hospitaller for her work with children and world peace.
In 2011, Mabel spoke before the United Nations, launching her world peace initiative, Peace Within Is World Peace, and offering the Flor-de-Lis as an easy tool to access inner peace. The response was immediate, positive, and overwhelming.
She is particularly dedicated to working towards peace in the Middle East, as well as to working with children. She says “We need to start with the children because we cannot allow them to go through what we went through. If they are happy, they will create happy communities, happy schools, happy businesses and happy and peaceful worlds. If they love and accept themselves, they will be able to love and accept others. If they know they do not need to be perfect, but that they are unique and perfect the way they are, they will admire differences, appreciate diversity and respect others.”
“I believe if we are to obtain World Peace in a world where violence and hate exist, we must first find Inner Peace. That’s why our motto is ‘Peace Begins with Me.’ If I am at Peace, the world around me will be at Peace; it is not the other way around…”- Mabel Katz
“I consider that Dame Mabel Katz is a Peace Warrior in this world and through her teachings I truly believe we all can experience Peace inside of us something that cannot be explained with words but something that goes beyond all understanding. PEACE BEGINS WITH ME!”
“Mabel Katz is constantly working to bring peace to the world through her motto “Peace begins with ME”. She inspires people to use the ‘Flor de Lis’ symbol from her peace campaign as a reminder that peace is possible because ‘Peace within IS world peace”. She teaches that the world is simply a reflection of our beliefs, thoughts, memories, judgments and opinions, and if we set ourselves free from them we can obtain inner peace.”
“J’ai participé dans plusieurs de ces séminaires ici en Europe, ma vie a changé depuis complétement, je suis témoin de l’efficacité de sa méthode, je suis heureuse de partagé ça avec vous et qu’elle mérite être nominé ici pour son effort et son travail pour la paix sur tout en Israël cette année. »
“This method has changed my whole life, I have to tell you. Mabel is not a “star”, an actor, a Mother Theresa or a politician but a former tax advisor, one of us, who heard God’s calling, and followed her heart to help us.”