Creators of Peace

Creators of Peace (CoP) is an international women’s initiative started in 1991. It challenges women everywhere to:

  • Share responsibility for their part in the perpetration of conflict and in its resolution

  • Engage in the creation of peace at every level of society

  • Break the chains of hate and revenge

  • Build networks of forgiveness and friendship across racial, religious and social divides.

These goals are the focus of Creators of Peace Circles, small community gatherings of women who work together through specific material designed to deepen their friendship and understanding of their peace creating capabilities.

Creators of Peace is offering a chance to take part in CoP Peace Circles in Melbourne in February and June 2018. 

 

The CoP Peace Circles run for two-and-a-half-days, and you would need to attend all sessions over that time, as they are designed to be consecutive. The venue is at Armagh, 226 Kooyong Road, Toorak, Victoria 3142.

 

The February CoP Peace Circle runs from Friday evening, 23 February to Sunday afternoon, 25 February. The opening session takes place from 7-9 pm on Friday, and includes refreshments afterwards. It continues on Saturday and Sunday, runing from  9-5 pm each day, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. To express interest in attending the February 2018 CoP Peace Circle, and for more information, please leave your details here: https://goo.gl/forms/78DpfbEv9KEG0dqf2 or contact kirsty.argento@iofc.org or on (03) 9822 1218.

 

The June CoP Peace Circle runs over two weekends, with the opening session taking place from 7-9 pm on Friday 22 June, the following session from 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday 23 June, and the final session from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday 30 June. The full-day sessions will include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. To express interest in attending the June 2018 CoP Peace Circle, and for more information please leave your details here: https://goo.gl/forms/3d2ov7GFvKxi1CgB3.

Creators of Peace

 

Images by Shoshana Faire

For the latest news and information regarding CoP, please visit our international website.

There is also a Facebook page for Creators of Peace in New South Wales. 

For information about opportunities to participate in Peace Circles around Australia, or find out more, please email Creators of Peace.

Browse through our latest newsletter here: 

CoP NSW Jan-March 2018 Newsletter

 

 

 

Latest News
Monday, 12 October, 2009
Creators of Peace panel

The 5th Creators of Peace International Conference took place in Sydney, Australia, 30 September – 4 October. A programme of Initiatives of Change, Creators of Peace is a women’s initiative which challenges and empowers women to become active peace-makers. It works partly through the methodology of ‘Peace Circles’ which have been trialed or established in 25 countries around the world. This conference brought some of these women together.

Thursday, 20 August, 2009

170 women have now registered for the Creators of Peace (CoP) conference Creating a Culture of Peace - what will it take? (Sydney, 30 September - 4 October). Read more >>

Thursday, 02 July, 2009
Ann Njeri in Indonesia

Susan Macaulay, the Founder of AmazingWomenRock.com, met Ann Njeri at the Initiatives of Change Tools for Change conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2009. It was a moving and transformational experience. The article, with the heading "Long Live Islam", shares the conviction of Ann Njeri, a Christian from Kenya.

Wednesday, 01 July, 2009
Peace Circle in New Zealand

Within the two first weeks of June, two Creators of Peace workshops took place in New Zealand. Starting from 6 June, participants to the two day workshop were welcomed by Glenys Wood at the IofC Centre in Lower Hutt. The second workshop was held at the Mercy Spirituality Centre in Auckland.

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