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.


Current News

Saturday, 20 September, 2008
Peace Circles discussion group

Following a series of four women's Peace Circles in Kenya (October 2007 and May 2008) a group of 23 women took part in the first Peace Circles re-union at the St Mary's Pastoral Centre in Nakuru on 17th August. Peace Circles are part of the Creators of Peace programme of Initiatives of Change. They involve small local groups working through material specially designed to deepen friendships and understanding of each other and of their peace-building capabilities. The reunion brought together graduates from the workshops to talk about the impact of Peace Circles upon their lives and to discuss new ideas.

Friday, 25 July, 2008

In May and June 2008 the third Creators of Peace circle in the Solomon Islands took place in the capital Honiara.

Sunday, 29 June, 2008

On 27 June, 1908, 100 years ago, a young American Frank Buchman experienced a spiritual awakening which led ultimately to the worldwide movement now known as Initiatives of Change. It also issued in other extraordinary consequences – including directly contributing to founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. From Los Angeles, Jay Stinnett researches the link:

Tuesday, 17 June, 2008

A six week Creators of Peace Circle has just been held in Adelaide

Tuesday, 20 May, 2008
Peace Circle participants in Oxford

At our Peace Circle in Oxford (31 October to 5 December 2007) we were a group who had come together through a chain of links and friendships. We were all interested in peace, on many different levels. Between us we covered a wide range of backgrounds, ages and experience.

Wednesday, 14 May, 2008

The first of the two Creators of Peace workshops ended yesterday, the 13th May 2008. Eleven women from around Kenya, from various professions (Ngo sector, women’s organizations…) attended the three day session.

Monday, 25 February, 2008

‘Peace circles’ where quiet conversations influence, educate and inform women’s judgment as they mother the next generation and the birth a new nation.

Tuesday, 04 December, 2007

Tehmina Siganporia and Jean Brown write about their Creators of Peace experiences in Sudan.

Tuesday, 04 December, 2007

A personal reflection by Tehmina Siganporia, International Coordinator of CoP

Tuesday, 04 December, 2007

Part one - South Africa - a personal reflection by Tehmina Siganporia, International Coordinator of CoP