The local press in South Australia recently picked up the community building potential of the Creators of Peace Circles. The following article from the Messenger Press, was sent in by Jean and Bek Brown who, with other friends, are currently running a number of introductory gatherings around their city of Adelaide.
The fifth Parliament of the World’s Religions took place in Melbourne, 3–9 December 2009, with over 6,000 from 200 countries representing all the world’s major faiths. Part religious festival, part pageant, the Parliament was above all a massive conference and meeting of hearts, minds and spirits.
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.