Religious objects restoration is not something uncommon, taking into account the local people’s affection of the spiritual world and their commitment to faith. However, when the temple belonging to one religion restoration is by largest part supported by a member of a different faith, then it is something worth of special respect.
The four-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (2012-2015) – designed as a partnership among UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands, the national governments of participating countries and other key partners – is an innovative, cross-sectoral programme focusing on education and peacebuilding.
Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding. Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide. These are inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the world’s most fragile and needy places.
The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation is pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers for the 2016 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, holding November 2-3, 2016 in New York City. The conference is open to the public. To register, please visit theconference website.
The first 6 months – inception phase of the project Divided past – Joint future, we used for preparation and establishment of great atmosphere in our team and among our partners.
Beside administrative procedures and preparation of activities we have worked on establishment of a team and creating a communication strategy to key stakeholders that can increase the success of our project. In March there was a meeting of all 18 partners where we discussed project activities and where we agreed about next steps and cooperation procedures.
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee) is hosting its “2nd Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit” from September 17th through 19th.
At the 2nd Annual Commemoration many of the world’s political and religious leaders, as well as women and youth leaders, will gather.
One approach of HWPL’s initiatives to world peace is to establish an enforceable law that can be adopted by every state. To pursue this goal, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was proclaimed on 14 March, 2016 by the HWPL International Law Peace Committee made up of leading experts, inspired by Chairman Lee’s advocacy and efforts of building cooperation.
Divided Past Joint Future project team participated at Build Peace conference 2016 which was held from September 9-11 in Zurich. This was unique opportunity and place where the peace activists, technology experts, geeks, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors met in order to work together on peace building and reconciliation from different perspective.
It will be a capacity-building event providing transnational transfer of knowledge and experience. We hope that through lectures, workshops, discussion groups and study visits, participating history and heritage educators will be stimulated to implement innovative teaching practices in their classroom and/or museum/site/institute
and to work towards a framework for a common approach for dealing with history.
Participants will improve their knowledge of cultures and get acquainted with new educational contents, services, and methods. Participants of similar EUROCLIO events have signalled afterwards that they felt inspired and stimulated to share with colleagues and students what they learnt and contribute to follow-up events and online community building.