The Pledge to Peace was established 10 years ago - on the 28th November
A main speaker at the Royal Victoria Dock event was Richard Outram, from the Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum. Some of the first organisations to commit to the Pledge in the UK came from Oldham, including the Council and a number of schools. To date more than 50 signatories have joined the Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum, to help foster mutual collaboration and growth. You can catch up with their latest news by following their Facebook page: facebook.com/OldhamPledgeToPeaceForum, and you can read a copy their special 10th anniversary issue of The Oldham Peace Times here.
Especially impactful in shaping Peace Partners team’s enthusiasm to take part in the Pledge's call to action, was a special presentation about it at the Gladstone Room, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster in June 2014. The keynote speech was given by Prem Rawat, who also answered questions from the invited audience. You can watch his talk here:
Despite the curtailing of activities of all kinds as a consequence of the global pandemic, Sunday the 28th of November is surely a day of celebration for all those who desire a world rooted in the values of peace and well-being. Indeed, and especially at this time, the opportunities for an expanded an adoption of the Pledge in the years to come seem almost limitless.
Read our activities report to the Pledge Secretariat for 2020/21 here.