Liz Weeks trained as a nurse at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, then resigned to participate in a musical review that travelled India on the invitation of Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of the Mahatma. She is a Creators of Peace facilitator and has run Peace Circles and IofC training events in the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
Liz’s early experiences of IofC included travel around the world with the musical reviews ‘Sing Out Australia’ and ‘Anything to Declare.’
With husband Alan Weeks, she spent a total of three and a half years in Papua New Guinea, supporting the process toward independence. (Alan was later involved in ‘Track 2’ diplomatic negotiations in the peace process between Papua New Guinea and Bougainville during the 10-year conflict from 1988 to 1998.)
As a Creators of Peace (COP) facilitator, she has been part of COP Peace Circles and training in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. She has played various roles as a host and community member of IofC centres in the UK and Australia, and as a kitchen manager catering for up to 600 people at IofC summer conferences in Switzerland.
Liz was a carer for her father for 14 years, and is a proud mother of a son and daughter, and a delighted grandmother of five. Happily married for nearly 37 years, Liz has worked through bereavement after a rare lung disease unexpectedly took her husband.
She has found the practice of ‘inner listening’ has given her security, stability and direction in her life. She enjoys cooking, singing, walking and Scottish country dancing, and continues to learn about life through her grandchildren.