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Two Peace Projects

Two peace projects; one upcoming, one on-going.

This month I want to promote an event coming up in Manchester next month that Maggie Fox and I and the Manchester and Warrington Local Area Quaker Peace group have been organising. Maya Anne Evans is coming to our Central Manchester Meeting house at Mount Street on 20th May as part of her National speaker tour and we are very excited to be welcoming her. We are billing her talk into our Conscientious Objector's day testimony for peace. We are getting the children and young people at the meeting to have an input and in making quite a day of it. I look forward to hearing Maya speak as I think it will be a great way for people to find out about the realities which war creates for ordinary people and gain some empathy for the innocent people affected by our country waging war with their country. Even if some people don't feel brave enough to partake in activism they can still be a witness to peace by listening to this type of talk and opening their minds to what is going on in the world.

Another peace project that was brought to my attention this month was a Bristol-based charity that works promoting peace and positive identity amongst school age youngsters called “Salaam Shalom”. They were praised by a friend of mine at Coventry Peace House. I checked out their website and it looks very inspiring. Run by Muslims and Jews and working with media and creative arts to deliver extra-curricular workshops in schools and the local community. We could do with a lot more charitable organisations like this one; it's website is: www.salaamshalom.org.uk 

On these positive notes I will leave you all in peace...

Love, Peace and Unity,


Topics: Anti-war action