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. 

Check out the details here: 

April Peace Focus Gathering

June/July Creators of Peace Circle

 

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

 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
Thursday, 21 December, 2017
CoP - Personal Reflections

In March 2017, Clara, Indriani and Carrie, three students enrolled in a Masters course in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, attended their first Creators of Peace (CoP) Circle. Manu Granados, CoP national administrator in Australia, caught up with the three friends eight months later, to find out what impact their involvement has had on their lives and their studies.

Thursday, 09 November, 2017

In 2016, Creators of Peace (CoP) celebrated its 25th anniversary as a global network of women in peace building. Jean Brown served as an international coordinator for 23 years, and developed the approach that today is being applied by individuals in communities around Australia and in over 40 other countries. Kirsty Argento, volunteer coordinator at IofC Australia, interviewed Jean before participants at the Asia-Pacific Regional Gathering that took place in Taiwan in 2017.

Thursday, 21 September, 2017
The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe poster

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe started out as a successful theatre production in 2011, developed by Australian director Ros Horin. The stage performance featured four women from four African countries telling the true stories of their experiences of sexual violence. A film about the making of the stage show premiered in 2016.

Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Sydney peace circles story

A clinical psychologist and campaigner, Aberash (not his real name) fled his home in Burundi when his anti-corruption work brought death threats. At a Creators of Peace Circle in Sydney, he found a chance for healing.

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