Futuring Peace Submission 2020
The One Heart Treaty rituals
1. Leaders maintain peace with mindfullness by syncing their hearts through controlled breathing
2. Leaders & citizens maintain mindfulness throughout the conflict cycle to minimise tension
 Williams, M. The Science Behind BreathSync.  Zaccaro, A., & Piarulli, A. How Breath-Control Can Change Your Life.  Although heart and breathing rates are not directly correlated, breathing affects heart rate. The One Heart ritual uses this connection to symbolise syncing hearts on both sides of one conflict, through aligned breathing.
The Treaty of One Heart was a semi-finalist in Futuring Peace 2020——a competition calling for designers and futurists to create speculative artefacts that evoked novel futures of how to better sustain peace, run by the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and Design Futures Initiative——by Damien Lutz, a UX Designer, sci-fi author, and tech blogger in Sydney, Australia.