Zone of peace

Zone of peace refers to a site with sacred, religious, historic, educational, cultural, geographical, or environmental importance, which is protected and preserved by its own community. It is not merely a “Demilitarized Zone,” but a sanctuary that operates within ethical principles of nonviolence, and free from weapons, acts of violence, injustice, and environmental degradation. The recognition of the Zone of Peace expresses commitments on the part of its community, governmental authority and, if appropriate, religious leadership, to preserve the peaceful integrity of the designated site. Its custodians, members, participants, and visitors exemplify mutual respect and nonviolent behavior while on the site, and share their resources for furthering peace and cooperation. (Sec. 5(dd), R.A. No. 11188)