Author Haydn Anthony
Haydn Anthony is a Peace Emissary through her Foundation, Great Hearts Afire, an organization dedicated to peace. She is a mediator, author and fine artist who has exhibited her paintings in galleries and museums internationally.
Haydn has created peace projects worldwide beginning with her work for the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action campaign during the Viet Nam War. She designed the original POW/MIA flag and has produced a video tool for veterans suffering with PTSD. Peace project locations have included the U.S.A, Africa, Egypt, Sinai, Mexico, Israel, Jordan and the former Soviet Union.
In October of 2012, the peace project called Bright Heart Children, was unveiled by the Vice President of Uganda during the country’s 50th Jubilee. This is an educational program that teaches children to be peacemakers, establishes a foundation for character building and instills values. The program is multicultural and inclusive. It is offered in schools and organizations and can be learned at home through the Bright Heart Children books. It is available worldwide.
Haydn believes that peace can come only through the actions of peaceful people. She states that:
“If we do not make a concerted effort worldwide to educate children in right values and practices, we will experience continued conflict. Children need a simple guide based on universal principles that will prepare them to be happy, useful and peaceful world citizens. I have created the Bright Heart Children books with this intention.”
Haydn Anthony, Peace Emissary, Great Hearts Afire Foundation