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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, 03 August, 2016
Bek Brown

As we begin the 25th anniversary conference for Creators of Peace at Caux, 6 women from our global network from Australia, Burundi, Fiji, Norway, Switzerland and Syria will share their reflections on what a 'living peace' means to them. Bek Brown, a member of the Conference Organising Committee, begins by sharing her thoughts on what will make this week of ‘living peace’ so special.

Saturday, 30 July, 2016
Peace Circle group Trinity Washington University

Who is speaking out? Who is stepping up? Who will be a voice for peace in a world of conflict and hatred? Ten women met in June in a Peace Circle at Trinity Washington University to reflect upon what peace meant to them. Trinity students, staff, and faculty from all three branches of the Abrahamic faiths—Jewish, Muslim and Christian—met with other women in the city to tell their personal stories, share their faith, and address their circles of concern about peace.

Friday, 29 July, 2016
Creators of Peace participants in Armenia

Arshaluys Mushkambaryan, who has introduced Creators of Peace to Armenia, had attended Peace Circles in India, at Asia Plateau in 2015 and had felt that her country needs this project on a local basis to help people to overcome inner and outer disturbances and build peace within and around them.

Wednesday, 29 June, 2016

Spread over the weekend of 14 and 15 May, the Peace Circle saw a group of 12 women of all ages, from Sudan, Myanmar and Malaysia, support one another through a programme based on the themes of the Creators of Peace model of Gathering Points, interspersed with story-telling by the participants.

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016

The Creators of Peace team had the privilege of facilitating its first ever Peace Circle (PC) in the Afrikaans speaking Noordgesig area from the 13 – 15 April 2016. Nine unemployed young women attended the Circle which took place at the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.

Tuesday, 21 June, 2016
Engaging women in their role as creators of peace at every level of society

The 2013-2016 CoP International Coordinator team are approaching the end of their Term of Office, and are calling for nominations for CoP women to the roles of President, Treasurer, Secretary, and International Co-ordinators for the 2016-2019 term of office.

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016
Mountain House

'24 heures', a Swiss local paper, has written about the 70th anniversary celebrations of Caux, the Initiatives of Change international conference centre in Switzerland. The anniversary celebrations have kicked off with a photo exhibition that reveals some extraordinary stories.

Thursday, 24 March, 2016

The Creators of Peace team hopes to train 1000 women in Baringo County by the end of 2016 to be creators of peace in their lives and families. This follows the courageous and emotional apology by the Pokot women to the women of the other communities in Baringo County. In November 2015, the 'CoP Baringo Project' was launched in Kabarnet by Peace Ambassador, Mr Kosgei.

Monday, 21 March, 2016
Creators of Peace in Coventry

Creators of Peace ran three Peace Circles in partnership with St Michael’s House, the new base for Coventry Cathedral’s Ministry of Reconciliation, England. Haley Jones took part:

Thursday, 17 March, 2016
Creators of Peace USA

Who could have imagined, that 69 years after the partition of India, two women, whose parents were on opposite sides within the Punjab region, would come together in the United States to facilitate a Creators of Peace (CoP) Circle. Anjum Ali and Kavita Kapur first met through a Creators of Peace Circle in 2015.

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