Report from Stockholm Dialogue Event

We had a great event last week, with researchers, investors, impact investors, SDG activists, a bank and a wide range of other stakeholder types represented. The aim was to share the journey that we at Re Equity Partners have taken over the last four years from the idea to create a fund to invest in regeneration and peace to the investment framework we have today.

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On International Womens’ Day – Swedish Writer Elin Wägner

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

Practicing Peace Dojos

 

Co-found of the Art of Hosting, Toke Moeller, has been developing what he calls Practicing Peace Dojos.

In Japanese, dojo means, “place of the Way” and place for two activities:  a training ground for learning specific techniques of an art and as an arena for individual self realization and growth.

The Peace Dojos promise to be a powerful tool in promoting peace around the world and helping people connect their desire for peace with their actions.

The Peace Dojo builds on the Art of Hosting which is presented in this video.

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Peace Cafés

The town that found a cure

Writing in the Guardian, George Monbiot describes how the Somerset town of Frome saw a dramatic fall in emergency hospital admissions since it began a collective project to combat isolation. The case offers lessons for us all how we can contribute to creating a culture of peace.

Read the article here.

 

The case has attracted the attention of the health services, as explained in this report. (pdf)