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Living Peace Conference Closing Day 2016
Creators of Peace
Engaging women in their role as creators of peace at every level of society

Creators of Peace

Living Peace, Creators of Peace, logoThe Creators of Peace (CoP) initiative was launched in 1991 at the Initiatives of Change conference centre in Caux, Switzerland by the Hon Anna Abdallah Msekwa of Tanzania, a respected politician and leader of her country’s women’s organizations. In her inaugural speech, she urged everyone to 'create peace wherever we are, in our hearts, our homes, our workplace and our community. We all pretend that someone else is the stumbling block…Could that someone be myself?'

CoP is now a global network of people working on different continents through Creators of Peace Circles, workshops, personal encounters, community building activities and international conferences - Caux, Switzerland '91 and '94, India 2001, Uganda 2005 and Australia 2009. A delegation attended the UN Women's Conference in Beijing (1995). In 2016, the 25th anniversary of CoP was celebrated in Caux through the 'Living Peace' conference.

Upcoming training

Creators of Peace at Caux – Peace in Practice

Monday 7 August 2017 (evening ) to Saturday 12 August 2017 (morning)

What does it mean to be an effective peace creator? What skills can we develop to help us listen and understand each other more fully? What resources do we need as individuals and as teams to build sustainable Creators of Peace programmes? What ways might we share stories that help create peace?

A follow-up to 'Living Peace' (conference 2016)

For more information, please visit http://www.caux.ch/training-offers o e-mail: creatorsofpeace@iofc.org

Current News

Wednesday, 05 October, 2016
First Creators of Peace Circle in Sri Lanka

The first two Creators of Peace Circles in Sri Lanka took place in the Northern Province in the first two weeks of September 2016. The ground for these Circles was prepared by two Sri Lankans, Shashika and Wimarshana, who have been trained over the past two years in India through working with the programme IfL (Initiatives of Change for Life). They returned to Sri Lanka in July to work for the healing and reconciliation of their war–affected country.

Friday, 23 September, 2016
‘One for all and all for one’. Women power showing the way.

Following the two days Tools for Change training session in Timor Leste, the participants attended two separate programmes - Creators of Peace for 13 women and Initiators of Peace for 11 men. Here is a report of the Creators of Peace workshop.

Friday, 23 September, 2016
Patrick Santa Maria

Following the two days Tools for Change training session in Timor Leste, the participants attended two separate programmes. Dr Robert Chen, Haridas and Patrick Santa Maria took on the challenging task of conducting the Creators of Peace session for men - one of the first times that such a programme was conducted for men!

Sunday, 18 September, 2016
Peace One Day

Some suggestions to inspire us to take action in support of the International Day of Peace, a day dedicated each year by the United Nations to the cessation of violence.

Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

The call to CoP was to facilitate a Peace Circle (PC) for 15 men, between the ages of 17 and 44 years from 6th - 8th June. They came from different Coloured (mixed race) communities in and around Soweto. The hope was that the PC could support their recovery and healing journey also equip them with methods and tools to grow spiritually and to walk the talk.

Tuesday, 13 September, 2016
CoP International Coordination Team 2016

At our Annual General Meeting held at Caux on Sunday 7 August 2016, the following women were elected to share leadership and responsibility for the strategic direction, governance and administration of Creators of Peace.

Friday, 09 September, 2016
Living Peace Conference Closing Day 2016

The 25th anniversary of Creators of Peace was celebrated by 200 plus participants from 43 countries at the 'Living Peace' conference held in Caux, Switzerland, from August 4-10 2016. From the start all were invited to search for clues to living peace. It was suggested that the new story for the world can result from individuals and communities applying those clues to their own lives in the practice of peace.

Thursday, 01 September, 2016

'In the middle of wars, pain and sadness there is a place, a programme and a woman who are providing hope, love and enthusiasm for life'.

Monday, 29 August, 2016
Eighth Peace Circle in Brazil,15-17 July, 2016

With great diversity of ages, jobs and life experiences, 11 women got together for a new Peace Circle in Sitio Sao Luiz, base of Initiatives of Change in Brazil. All with a common interest: building personal peace to take it to their surroundings afterwards.

Thursday, 04 August, 2016
Alisi Waqainabete

"I believe that young women who are going through dark days of neglect and depression can overcome their problems if they see past the pain and understand that how you feel about yourself is what you allow yourself to feel." Reflections on Living Peace by Alisi Waqainabete from Fiji

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