Helping people to lead more meaningful & peaceful lives

Organisations, Campaigns, Centres & Festivals

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

Brighton Peace and Environment Centre is 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.

Foundation for Peace - 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.

Leamington Peace Festival aims to promote peace and equality between people and nations while living in harmony with the environment. The Festival is an opportunity for local artists, campaigners, community groups. It is self-funded by donations from stallholders and run by a small group of volunteers who meet monthly from October to June. New members are always welcome to join.

Little Big Peace Event is a free annual festival 
in Streatham, South London. celebrating 
the idea
 and culture
 of peace.

Peacejam 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. info@peacejam.org

Peace Brigade International has been 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.

Peace Child International is 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. europe@peacechild.org

Peace Direct - 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.

Peace Museum - 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.

Peace Pledge Union has been campaigning for peace since 1934 and is the oldest secular pacifist organisation in Britain.

Peace School - seeks to survey the world through a Jesus-centred, Christian understanding of Shalom (peace). The school aims to provide a welcoming environment for people of any background or faith who want to explore the rich and fulfilling understanding of the Christian vision of peace.

Religions for Peace 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 - Jane Ozanne of Spirit of Peace writes: ‘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’. This is a challenging prospect, but every step we take towards peace is significant, however small. Many people, on experiencing our work and events, describe these as transformational and life-changing. Work includes restoring hope that peace is possible, through visits from our international partners and supporting the work of international peace-builders to bring about nonviolent solutions in areas of conflict, especially the Middle East and raising public awareness of positive initiatives.

The Good Retreat Guide by Stafford Whiteaker is online and also a publication where you will find dozens of places to find peace and spiritual renewal all over Europe and beyond. Interesting, wonderful, different, and exciting places to relax, explore your inner awareness, and practice your spiritual beliefs. You can also read about going on a retreat, about different kinds of spiritual practices, how to meditate, and much more. The Good Retreat Guide

University of Bradford - 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.

Wake Up London 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.