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Date: 07/10/2020   MEDIA RELEASE Parish Council makes Pledge to Peace Lib Dem Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani welcomed the decision of Saddleworth Parish Council to back the international Pledge for Peace, making Oldham the only place in the UK where the Borough and Parish Councils have signed up to the pledge. The Pledge to Peace is an international commitment for any individuals or organisations “to encourage projects and actions promoting peace in its most universal meaning”. Developed by the Percosi Institute, an independent charity in Italy, it has been signed by individuals and groups all over the world. Councillor Al-Hamdani, who brought the motion, said: “Most...

Report delle attività  degli ultimi 12 mesi del Saddleworth Peace Group:  Like so many organisations, Covid 19 has had an impact on several of our regular activities.  However here is a synopsis of the last 12 months. 9th November 2019 - We held what is becoming a regular commemoration of all people affected by wars. A well-attended group heard readings from several speakers and saw the laying of a wreath of white poppies by the Peace Pole in St Chads Gardens in central Uppermill. 26th January 2020 – We held our regular Holocaust Memorial Day vigil. We were, once again, joined by representatives of Oldham Theatre...

Dave Shuck, Mas Lab Partnerships, comunica quanto segue:   Please find below, links to the various initiatives that we have been involved with throughout 2019 when we staged numerous events that were filmed and broadcast through various media, such as Peacecast.tv. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDVZK-QspN0   Migrant X Kidder College  https://www.inspireyou.vision/inspire-you-peace-concert   Peace Cruise Wolverhampton. Unfortunately, the Pandemic has limited our opportunities to build on this but as a group of organizations, we continue to work together preparing for a lifting of restrictions. https://www.inspireyou.vision/  https://www.maslab.co.uk/   http://www.midlandspeacemakers.co.uk/   We are also promoting the peace pledge to organizations and councils as we go. ...

We are holding a peace assembly run by our school council. We are talking about togetherness and looking at the Syrian refugee video clip on the UN peace website. We are closing the assembly by having a minutes silence whilst ringing bells to represent the peace bell. We have also read in every class the day the world fell silent and we have all made a peace flag like the children did in the book. ...

Peace Partners is a UK registered charity whose mission is: a world where all human beings have access to sufficient clean water, nutritious food and personal peace. At the beginning of the year in Central London as part of our activities to raise awareness on the subjects of personal peace and conflict resolution, we hosted a screening of the documentary Inside Peace to a capacity diverse audience.  Inside Peace tells the story of a group of Texan prison inmates who embarked on a journey of personal self discovery and chose to break the cycle of negativity while in prison.   The film follows their journey after release as they negotiate...

In this last year, the Forton Group have actively contributed to the following initiatives: Celebrating the World in London: an event of music and inspiration from the diverse communities in London.  The organisers invited the Ambassador for Peace, Mr. Prem Rawat to attend and present a keynote speech.  He also met a smaller group of people to discuss issues related to peace education, notably around crime prevention and rehabilitation.  Prem was presented with a ‘Peace Basket’ – a traditional Rwandan gift symbolising peace in the home, generosity and prosperity. Forton’s role was to facilitate planning and support preparation.   Throughout the year...

On the occasion of the International Peace Day, "The Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum" communicates its Annual Report and Action Plan Sept 2017- Sept 2018  [caption id="attachment_13975" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Oldham Peace Plan - Sept 2016-17[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_13982" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum - 2017 - 18 Peace Plan[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_13983" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum - Annual Report to the AGM - 21 September 2017[/caption]...

PEACE IS POSSIBLE: Wars, terrorism and militarism will not go away unless we make it happen Vijay Mehta is an author and peace activist. He is Chair of Uniting for Peace and founding Trustee of Fortune Forum Charity. The Sunday Times described him as a “longstanding activist for peace, development, human rights and the environment, who along with his daughter Renu Mehta has set a precedent for striving to change the world” [...

CelebrateLife Events are delighted to be screening the multi-award winning documentary Inside Peace in celebration of International Day of Peace, 21st September 2017. We are supporting The Little Big Peace festival in Streatham as well as being included in Streatham Free Film Festival. The screening will be at Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, London SW16 2BF. It follows the lives of four inmates doing hard time in a Texas prison as they embark on a journey of personal discovery. The film follows them on their release as they try and integrate back into society and make choices that will keep them out of prison. The film is touching and...

Dopo la terribile atrocità terroristica di ieri presso la Manchester Arena,  Cllr Derek Heffernan (Sindaco di Oldham e firmatario del Pledge o Peace) desidera trasmettere un suo personale messaggio ai Firmatari del Pledge to Peace: " A seguito della vostra decisione di firmare la Dichiarazione europea 'Pledge to Peace', oggi è ancora più importante continuare il vostro lavoro per la pace. Ai vigliacchi, come il bomber alla Manchester Arena, ieri sera, non può essere permesso di vincere. I nostri valori, i vostri valori, devono prevalere. Il bomber ha mirato ai giovani in un momento di loro massima vulnerabilità, mentre si stavano divertendo.   Ciò è certamente segno di insensibilità...