There's no finer way to celebrate John Lennon's birthday than to support some of the good causes
that he and Yoko Ono dedicated themselves to when John was with us, and that Yoko continues to
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization started in 1961, the same year that
John and the Beatles started to make an impact in Hamburg and Liverpool. Human rights were at
the heart of many of the campaigns led by John and Yoko in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Amnesty International helping in Kyrgyzstan
Yoko continues to be an ardent supporter of Amnesty International. In 2007, Amnesty and Yoko
collaborated on the album "Instant Karma" that featured multiple musicians performing John
Lennon songs to raise money for Amnesty's "Save Darfur" campaign. The album is being reissued
in celebration of John Lennon's birthday.
Yoko Ono runs a very interesting website called "Imagine Peace" that presents news about many
different good causes that Yoko supports. It is updated very regularly and features links to
projects and charities dear to Yoko's heart that honor the spirit of John Lennon.
On the Imagine Peace web site, Yoko says, "let's work together to save this planet. Since
destiny is created by first imaging what destiny we want for ourselves, we should Imagine Peace
in a big way with total conviction."