A Peace Education Programme (PEP) for veterans and their supporters is being hosted by Peace Talks Manchester at lunchtime on several Fridays in December, January and February in central Manchester.
The course will be held at:
the Nexus Art Cafe, 2 Dale Street, Manchester M1 1JW
(opposite Vinyl Exchange)
Friday 1pm - 2pm:
14th, 21st December
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th January
1st, 8th, 15th 22nd February
entry is free
The purpose of PEP is to help participants discover their own inner resources - tools for living such as inner strength, choice and hope - and the possibility of personal peace.
The course, which is non-religious and non-sectarian, is based on the talks of Prem Rawat, an international speaker on the subject of personal peace. It is facilitated by volunteers and consists of weekly videos, each focusing on a particular theme.
Download and print the PEP flyer (with full details) here.
If you know of any veterans or their supporters in the Manchester region who might benefit from this peace course, please let them know about it. If you require more information then email the Peace Talks Manchester contact Alan Wickham at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not necessary to attend every session.
If you are a part of a group or team which are already working with veterans in the region and would like to learn more about the benefits of PEP please email Alan.
Alan told Peace Partners that the motivation behind the Manchester PEP was in part "an awareness that whilst this year was the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and there was a lot of publicity about it in the media, there is a real need to find more solutions to the personal issues facing veterans of such severe conflicts, and that peace education is a tool that can really help."
The Peace Education Programme is a Prem Rawat Foundation initiative and is being increasingly used in a variety of contexts. Find out more here.