This just-released issue of ANS focuses on the topic of “Peace and Health.” I believe that nursing can significantly influence conditions the
promote peace. In fact to reach for an ideal of high-level wellness and health for all, understanding and creating peace is an absolute necessity. The articles in this issue of ANS stand as a signal that within the nursing community, this potential does exist. Nursing
scholarship and research contributes to understanding relationships between peace and health, and evidence that can be used to build family-wide, community-wide, nation-wide and even world-wide possibilities for peace. I hope that as a reader you will be inspired to join these authors, and many others in the nursing community to build a science, and a practice, that promotes peace!