If it would be helpful in creating sacred space, light a candle or chalice. Surround yourself with the materials for making a peace pinwheel (Activity 4).
Think about people you know who have had direct experience with war, either in the military or as a civilian. Expand your thoughts to include people you do not know, elsewhere in the world, who are suffering as a result of war.
Consider your own prayers or hopes for peace in our world. If you have particularly angry feelings about war, try to let these go and allow yourself to be filled with a peaceful spirit. Holding in your heart all the people whom war has touched, create a peace pinwheel