People interested in the work of Peace Partners may be interested to hear about the Peace Education Programme course being organised by Peace Education Cornwall in Penryn, Cornwall starting on 3rd March.
We are pleased to provide the following information forwarded by Peace Education Cornwall.
Peace Education Programme comes to Falmouth University at the Penryn Campus
Starts Tuesday 3rd March 2020
One hour course for 10 weeks - FREE!
About this Event
Discover personal peace and your own resources for living. This course will run every Tuesday starting Tuesday 3rd March 2020, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Location: The Daphne Du Maurier, Seminar Room N, Penryn Tremough Campus.
This is a FREE 10 week innovative, self-awareness programme developed by The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF). The course enables you to discover your own innate tools for living. Each week you will be shown a different video on subjects such as Hope, Clarity, Inner Strength, Choice and the possibility of personal peace. Time is provided afterwards for reflection and/or expression. The Peace Education Program is non-religious and non-sectarian, and is a powerful and effective way to awaken an individual's personal understanding of themselves and of life.
For additional information and directions visit the course event page:
For information about Peace Education Cornwall visit:
Read a previous news item about their work here:
We are pleased to announce a major fundraiser event called CATCH US if you can! This will be an exciting social fun day out for all levels of drivers (16yrs +). Participants will be racing in teams of three in a 90 minute endurance race. But you do not have to be a racing enthusiast to attend, spectators are very much welcome. The ticket price for both drivers and spectators includes a barbecue with vegan and vegetarian options.lick here to edit.
All racers, £120.00 per person, (early bird option up until April 1st is just £99.00 pp) spectators £20.00 per person. The barbecue is included in the price.
If you want to book you can go direct to the Registration site. Or you can find out lots more on www.racefortheheart.net where you can also book. This is going to be the most fun day out of the year, and with racing enthusiasts likely to be booking their places early on, we advise you to book your place now to get your early bird discount.
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Here are some participants’ comments:
- I understand that moment when the penny drops. Something comes along and makes you smile inwardly
- There’s a lot of truth in what Prem said about not knowing when you’re in a dark place. And then the light comes on
- Everything Prem said resonates with me on a personal and professional level.
Some more comments:
- It’s a beautiful day but you have to be able to see it
- Life is not about pain and suffering
- It’s a relentless choice every day
- I wish I had found this a long time ago
- The PEP was great, I really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the forthcoming sessions.
Project Manager Lorraine explained to Peace Partners how the library PEP came together.
Lorraine teaches a weekly yoga class at the library, donating all yoga payments to LFE Community Library funds. During a meeting with the chairperson of the trustees, Lorraine explained about the peace education programme and asked if the library would like to run a PEP, a proposal went before the trustees and it was agreed. Soon a team of 6 of us were running a 10 week PEP course, Suki and Peter took turns to facilitate, John with expertise in audio visual, Sylvia note taking and refreshments, Jackie helped with contacts and preliminary preparations. Everyone who participated or helped, enjoyed it immensely. This PEP came together with a feeling of ease, goodwill and grace. The whole team was honoured to be a part of it and the joy of running it is a lasting memory.
For enquiries about a forthcoming Leicester PEP please email: email@example.com.
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.
Each of the five interactive workshops included video clips of peace ambassador Prem Rawat’s simple message, alongside activities, reflection and creative expressions through poetry and art. The guest facilitators were selected especially for the specific audience of each workshop. Overall 137 people attended, and a number of attendees came to several of the workshops.
That the workshops were a real success can be gauged by some of the comments of the participants themselves: ‘Absolutely amazing.’ ‘Absolutely brilliant, I loved it.’
‘Every human being deserves at least one lesson that shows them they are creative.’ ‘The videos really made me reflect.’ It was completely different to anything I’ve been to before.’ ‘It was really freeing, I’m
leaving really uplifted … so thank you.’
Roni, one of the CLE organisers said, “Participants and facilitators seemed to really enjoy the message in the video clips and being able to express themselves in a creative way, as did the volunteers!”
As one of its partners CLE shares with Peace Partners a commitment to help address the problem of youth violence in cities across the UK. Peace Partners’ Director Juli Hammersley says of the collaboration, “Peace Partners is delighted to support this initiative, which is awakening a real and vibrant hope in the lives of young Londoners and the wider communities of which they are a part.”
Peace Partners is proud to be a part of the National Lottery 25th anniversary celebrations, and to be able to support a project like Get Creative with Peace which is making a difference in the lives of young, as well as not so young, Londoners.
Watch a short video review of Peace Partners highlights of 2019, and read about some of the detail in the report below.
A live-streamed event held at the newly refurbished Fairfield Halls in Croydon, with attendees such as the Deputy Mayor of Croydon, Maddie Henson and the Imam of Croydon, went down well on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2019.
The aptly named ‘#practicepeace’ event was filmed by Peace Partners and live-streamed via PeaceCast.tv. On the day, participants were invited to sign their own pledges for peaceful lives and activity, while Croydon’s Deputy Mayor and the Imam both signed the Bruxelles Declaration Pledge to Peace in order to make Croydon a ‘peace town’. The Pledge to Peace is coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pledge to Peace and the Percorsi Association, an Italian non-profit organisation committed to bringing the topic of peace to the forefront of public discussion and institutional action.
Many inspirational speakers spoke at ‘#practicepeace’ including Addy Mumumie, CEO and founder-director of Begin2Sports Group Ltd. She spoke about how she came to set up her own sports organisation following her family’s interest in sport, and seeing a gap for young people after coming to the UK. Also ‘Uncle Errol’ McGlashan and Gennoria Miles, both residents of inner London, gave wonderful renditions of their astounding and inspirational poetry.
Other speakers included Ella Matheson of the Tutu Foundation, talking about her campaign for a government Ministry of Peace, which was followed by an encouraging peace mediation for event attendees. Kheron Kenado of the Ubuntu Roundtable project did some interactive activities to help us to get to know each other and break down barriers to communication. All in all the day was hugely positive and there was a great energy in the room.
CEO of Peace Partners, Juli Hammersley said, “This is the kind of day that inspires all of us, where like-minded individuals come together to celebrate peace in a welcoming space. It is a massive step for Croydon to sign this declaration and has been marked by an enjoyable and memorable event. Hopefully some great connections were made at #practicepeace and we hope to hear more positive steps being taken forward in the name of peace. The fact that our event was live-streamed and people were watching and commenting from Tasmania, for example, is awesome to everyone at Peace Partners and beyond.”
For more information, you can still view the live-streamed event at either PeaceCast.tv or on the Peace Partners YouTube channel.
TPRF recently provided $100,000 worth of food, water, medicine and medical care to victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
The hurricane hit on 24 August 2019 and had sustained winds of 185mph, making it the strongest storm ever to hit the island nation. Over 60 people lost their lives and more than 70,000 were left homeless.
From donations to TPRF, the charity was able to support thousands of survivors with nutritious food, clean water and emergency and ongoing medical care.
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported this campaign and is making a difference to people in need. You can read more about the contributions towards the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian at TPRF’s website.
St Mungos is a UK homeless persons charity. Homeless Diamonds is an arts magazine published three times a year by people living or working in St Mungos hostels in London. Gennoria Miles, an attendee of the Peace Education Programme course hosted by the charity's Recovery College, contributed this article to the summer 2019 edition of the magazine:
Read the latest copies of the magazine online:
Peace Partners in association with Youth Futures and The Tutu Foundation UK
celebrated the United Nations International Day of Peace at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Watch the first in a series of short videos from the event, a synoptic view of the day's activities:
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has posted an article on their website about the Practice Peace Event we hosted on 21st September, the UN International Day of Peace.
In celebration of the U.N. International Day of Peace on September 21, The Prem Rawat Foundation’s U.K. charity partner, Peace Partners, hosted an event that featured a variety of artists and leaders who explored how the Peace Education Programme can play an innovative role in addressing youth violence and other problems. Read a report below from Peace Partners Director Juli Hammersley about the Waves of Change event, plus watch a video recording of it. Thanks to everyone who made this event a success!
Some 70 people from various backgrounds and organisations attended the Waves of Change 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. The aim of the event, as summarised by Dr. Mitesh Desai, the day’s chairperson, was “to reflect on how peace can become a reality for us as individuals, for our families, in our communities, and indeed for countries across the world.”
Read the rest of the article on the The Prem Rawat Foundation website here.