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Celebrating 35 years of Peace Education

CPEF brochurepub (2) finalPeace Trails, school exchanges, peace history conferences, dvd’s and study guides are just some of the many project that have been funded by the Christian Peace Education Fund since it was established in 1982.

Set up by Pax Christi to support its own peace education work the Fund also wanted to ‘promote peace by means of meetings, lectures, seminars, the production of books and publications and lots more besides.’   All of this work will be celebrated at a gathering to be held in London on 2 November and hosted by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, National President of Pax Christi.

In 1985 the Fund supported an exchange visit of sixth formers from Leeds on a visit to Belfast.  David Jackson, the teacher who coordinated the visit said, “They emerged from their short visit with some appreciation of the reality of sectarian conflict and its effects on families… they had a more empathetic approach to all those caught up in violence”. A Cambridge Peace Trail was created in 2013 by Pax Christi member Arn Dekker.  “It has been successful and many visitors to Cambridge, as well as local residents, have used it to learn about people of peace and social justice who have a connection with this city.”

Celebration Brochure

Celebrating the Christian Peace Education Fund

2 November 2017, 5.15 – 7.30 pm

Cathedral View, St Vincent Centre

Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL

 

 

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