We all share a common project: Peace. We can start from ourselves and explore peace with ourselves, peace with each other, peace with the Earth and peace with the future. You are welcome to join us, as an individual or to bring your business or organisation into the project.
Peace Partners in association with Youth Futures and the Tutu Foundation UK are celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace on Saturday 21st September with the next in its series of ‘Waves of Change’ events.
The aim of this special event is to help make peace a possibility at the national, community and individual level.
Speakers will will share the work they are doing in partnership with communities and organisations around Croydon and South London, and aims to inspire new initiatives and forge new partnerships that will continue to make peace possible.
The day will be in two parts. You can attend the morning session, the afternoon session or the whole day.
Please save the date in your diaries for what promises to be an engaging and inspiring day. Event details will follow shortly.
The Waves of Change forum ‘Peace Gangs and Conflict Resolution’ at the Croydon Festival of Peace last June focussed on peace education:
A group based in the Netherlands, called The Weather Makers, are rolling out an ambitious plan to turn the Sinai desert green. Apart from stabilising weather in the region and possibly an even wider area, the initiative hopes to bring livelihoods to the area, reducing the risk of conflicts among the troubled people who live in the area. The project literally has biblical proportions as it is the site of what ancient scripts refer to as the land of milk and honey.
The factors underlying conflict are often structural and outside the control of the average citizen. Many factors lie beneath the surface and interact. What is visible is often just the conflicts. However, it is those who are suffering who have a chance to do something about it.
Celebrate Life Events are planning a series of Creative Peace Workshops at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, London. The sessions combine themed video clips on the topics of peace, choice, personal wellbeing and self discovery, with time for reflection, activities and creative expression.
Today we celebrate and appreciate Elin Wägner, peace activist, author and suffragette who promoted peace on earth, peace with the earth and peace with ourselves. Toward the end of her writing career, Elin Wägner also became more involved in matters relating to the environment. At the end of Väckarklocka, 1941, possibly her most influential book, she lists the basic needs of humanity, such as clean water and unpolluted air and soil. Väckarklocka can be classified as an eco-feminist work long before such a concept even existed. Elin Wägner’s environmental concerns predate Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring from 1963 and also permeate her concept book Peace with the Earth Fred med jorden, 1940. Continue reading →
We did the following thought experiment: we replaced the word growth or economic growth with peace in excerpts from statutes and statements from some main global organisations. Take a look. Is it in improvement? Maybe you agree with us that Peace is the thing we need to focus on! Continue reading →
Invest in Peace joined the conference Towards an Inclusive Peace, in the Caux Palace, Switzerland the first week of July this year. As a personal take-away I felt I got a lot clearer, I cannot attribute it to any one of the excellent presenters and trainers, the parts became more than the whole. This article shares my emerging understanding.
If business as a discipline is to develop away from extractive practices we need to develop a mathematical language to help economists and policy makers model alternative approaches. Modelling – using both standard business calculations and simulation tools like those developed by Steve Keen – can help decision making at the level of the individual firm and policy level. We propose that adaptations of the Cobb-Douglas Equation can be used to help those doing macro-economic modelling of the sustainable economy. We hope this article contributes to knowledge.