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Centres & Organisations for Peace

International Day of Peace - every year on 21 September.
Who will you make peace with?


Their objective has been to institutionalise the International Day of Peace on 21 September each year. Throughout the years, millions of people have been active on Peace Day in every country of the world, and hundreds of organisations have carried out life-saving activities in areas of conflict. Peace One Day’s Campaigns and activities in Education, Music, Film, Sport, Dance, Art and Online have proved that the day works.


Interested in encouraging reflection and debate about the interdependent and interrelated nature of all people and the planet. This also involves exploring our links to global issues in our daily lives. For many people this may also include what may be perceived as spiritual links - what it means to be human and to live on this earth.


A website of simplicity and purity, Chinmoy offers inspiration and peace. Chinmoy dedicated his life in the service of humanity and endeavours to inspire and serve mankind with his soulful offerings - his prayers and meditations, literary, musical and artistic works can all be found on his website. Here you can find uplifting lectures and talks by Chinmoy, along with articles on peace, spirituality and yoga, music and positive thinking. Lots of resources to choose from and kind words.


University of St Andrews Digital Research Repository - aims to establish and maintain a forum committed to advancing critical theoretical understandings of the development of responses to conflict and the construction of peace. In particular it aims to interrogate the relationship between conflict and the forms of 'peace' being created in conflict zones mainly in the developing world today.


The 'Tim Parry, Jonathan Ball Foundation for Peace' - promotes the understanding, management and non violent resolution of conflict and is a British based charity created by the parents of 12 year old Tim Parry and supported by the parents of 3 year old Jonathan Ball. The foundation works with young people and children, victims of political violence, and former military and paramilitary combatants, including former adversaries.


Aims to bring young people together with Nobel Peace Laureates to tackle the toughest issues to do with the planet, such as basic needs, access to water, basic rights, social justice and human security. Their mission is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.


Promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights since 1981. They believe that lasting transformation of conflicts cannot be imposed from outside, but must be based on the capacity and desires of local people. Their work is based on the principles of non-partisanship and non-interference in the internal affairs of the organisations they accompany. They are also an organisation that makes decisions by consensus.


Registered in the UK as an educational charity. They aim to empower young people to be the change they want to see in the world. They support young people around the world to produce books, musicals, educational materials, workshops and training courses on their major generational challenges such as climate change, peace, human rights, poverty, and sustainable development.


Networks local peacebuilders to build lasting peace and aims to stop conflict and save lives. Their work is coherent and based on what they believe is needed. They support, promote and publicise the work of local peacebuilders, as they believe it is critical their message is heard and their knowledge shared.


The Peace Museum in Bradford, explores the events and history of people and organisations that have worked to promote peace, non-violence and conflict resolution. It aims to help build a ‘culture of peace’ in the here and now.


Campaigning for peace since 1934 and is the oldest secular pacifist organisation in Britain.


Brings together hundreds of key religious leaders every five years to discuss the great issues of our time. Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace. Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth.


Spirit of Peace was set up in 2008, and is a rapidly developing UK based charity, with a heartfelt vision to foster greater peace and equality in our global society. We work with renowned international peace partners, towards the creation of a culture of nonviolence and peace. The main thrust of our peace work is in the UK, with a special focus on peace in The Middle East. Our work is people-centred and heart-centred, recognising that, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi: ‘We must be the change we wish to see in the world’.


Has the world’s largest university centre for the study of peace and conflict. The Department has a staff and student body of more than 400 people and a world-class reputation for peace research. Courses on peace studies can be found through this university where students can gain an understanding of the emergence, nature and significance of Peace Studies as a distinct field of academic enquiry.


Is a group (sangha) of young people who want to heal and transform their society, because we know that each of us has the capacity to live in an awakened way, to a lead a life in harmony with one another and with the earth. We are inspired by the teachings of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh and meet twice a month for 'Afternoons of Mindfulness' and organise meditation flash mobs in Central London. We welcome young people aged 16 to early 30s to practice with us in our Afternoons on Mindfulness.

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