Peace Day, Living Peace
Towards an inclusive peace
23 – 26 July 2017

Towards an inclusive peace

23 – 26 July 2017

 

In an age of increasingly complex debates about terrorism, racism and inequality, there are many ways that fears and extremes lead to violence and conflict. It might be easy to lose sight of what an inclusive, sustainable peace looks and feels like, or how to take steps towards it – personally and as communities.

Many of the issues facing the world at this present time seem intractable, with little hope of resolution through traditional approaches. We know that often the best solutions come from the grassroots and as a result of deep listening and transformed relationships. We need to find hybrid approaches to bring top-down and bottom-up actions together.

Come to hear and share stories from around the world of people who are bringing peace alive in difficult circumstances, discuss what it takes to cultivate a vibrant peace, and explore how you can play a renewed role in nurturing narratives for peace where violence and fears are replaced with hope-filled action.

The forum will provide three days of working sessions, creative conversation and personal reflection. These days together will enable participants to come up with everyday peace indicators that help us to rethink our work for peace and inspire us to transform the stories we tell in a more inclusive and reflective way.