Peace Partners organises two taster events in Croydon
Peace Partners organised two Peace Education Programme taster workshops in Croydon in December 2019. Participants came from a variety of towns and cities in the UK representing a range of organisations, including individuals who were considering hosting the course.
Chrissie Waite, who facilitated the workshops, said 'It was wonderful to meet with people who are considering hosting a Peace Education Programme in their own charitable organisation or community group. Here we are during reflection time working on activities which helped us to focus on the themes in question on the two afternoons: Appreciation; Inner Strength; Self Awareness; and Clarity. A heartfelt and meaningful experience was had by all. Thank you to all attendees and volunteers for a wonderful couple of afternoons, I'm sure there'll be more!"
Watch talks from the Waves of Change 'Practice Peace' forum
On the International Day of Peace, Saturday 21st September, some 70 people from various backgrounds and organisations attended the Waves of Change ‘Practice Peace’ forum at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls in South London. The day long event was hosted by Peace Partners in association with The Tutu Foundation UK and Youth Futures.
Here, we have a selection of talks from the event, with Elijah Mochia and Gennoria Miles talking about their experience with the Peace Education Programme and a panel discussion.
Panel conversation chaired by Dr. Desai Mitesh
Peace Partners is the recipient of a National Lottery 2019 Community Fund Award. One of the many projects it has been able to help support through the award is the Get Creative with Peace initiative organised in Brixton, south London by Celebrate Life Events (CLE). CLE host regular cross-community and musical celebration events in London which have a focus on creativity and peace. CLE held its initial Get Creative with Peace workshop in April 2019 and you can read about the event on CLE’s website celebrate-life.co.uk/get-creative-with-peace.
Following its success a further five of these interactive workshops were hosted during the summer, made possible in part by significant funding from Peace Partners’ Lottery Award.
The workshop was developed to be used with teenagers, especially in London schools and youth centres, as well as with other community groups and was piloted as a means of introducing people to the internationally acclaimed, Prem Rawat Foundation Peace Education Programme.