It's been just over a month since Peace Partners gained UK registered charity status and it feels as like a lot has happened since then. This quarterly newsletter is to update you on our current projects.
As always we thank you for your continued generosity, interest and support and hope you enjoy reading our latest news.
Waves of change
Peace and Sustainability Forum
2 July 2016 at The Crystal, London
Make it Happen, Make it Matter event on July 2nd at The Crystal Building in London -- a peace and sustainability forum that will be a great way to meet others who share the same vision and commitment. We would love to see you there!
This will be a highly interactive event that will include a plenary session with keynote speaker, workshops, discussions and entertainment. There will be opportunities for networking, visiting a sustainable cities exhibition, hearing about the pioneers and change makers and discovering how you too can make a difference.
Abi Patrick, Partners' recently appointed social media manager, has written about our Blog Competition as a guest writer on the US based 'Heart of the Matter' blog.
"With so many countries at war these days, civilians caught in the crossfire, escalating climate change, and the increasing amount of people not having an adequate supply of food or water, it would be fair to say that the goal of achieving peace on Planet Earth seems to be moving further out of our reach. And while many people may assume that peace will never be achieved, there are quite a number of us who continue to do everything we can to make it happen .... "
Read her article in full on 'Heart of the Matter'
***Please Note: Since the Newsletter was published this role has now been filled.***
New Role - Partnership Manager
This new role is about strengthening existing partnerships and creating new connections, and requires someone who enjoys all aspects of communication.
For full details visit our website or download the role description and skill requirements here .
Help make a difference. Your talents, enthusiasm, and energy are what make it all work, so come join us!
Oldham 'Mayor of Peace' inauguration
Peace Partners' partner Oldham Peace Talks have advised us the exciting news that Wednesday 18th. May saw the inauguration of councillor Derek Heffernan as Mayor of Oldham. Already appointed Oldham's first 'Champion of Peace', he said "I would like to be known as 'Mayor of Peace' for this great borough. Oldham council was the first local authority in the UK to sign the European Pledge to Peace. Wherever I visit I will take that message with me. You put Oldham at the forefront and we need to stay there. We will join other cities and nations seeking to create a 'culture of peace' in Europe."
Read the full Oldham Evening Chronicle report here
Peace Education Programme (PEP) Developments
Over the coming months the process of starting and running a Peace Education Programme will be streamlined and simplified so please keep an eye on the TPRF website for new information.
The PEP is a wonderful resource that can help human beings have the opportunity to discover personal peace. The course of 10 workshops has a well-devised curriculum, quality supporting materials and clearly stated objectives. It is easy to facilitate and is now being discovered online by organisations that can apply to facilitate it themselves for their staff or clients.
As well as the 10-session Peace Education Programme, a new programme of ‘PEP Supplemental Material’ is now available. This PEP Supplemental Material has shorter videos than before and was done as a response to the many requests for shorter videos for those who have difficulty concentrating, including: people in rehab centres, the sick or elderly in hospitals or residential centres, cancer support centres, and young people, under 18. Information is not yet available on the website so please contact the PEP help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org
A further programme called PEAK with similar themes to PEP will be ready later in 2016. This course has been designed to be continually updated with new content and conveniently accessible to anyone who wishes to explore a deeper understanding of human potential. Register your interest here.
The Prem Rawat Foundation 15th Anniversary Year
Peace Partners are pleased to support the programmes of The Prem Rawat Foundation and offer their congratulations on 15 years of inspiring and successful work. The Prem Rawat Foundation's Anniversary Appeal has so far reached 81% of it's target. You can donate via Peace Partners here:
A new online video has been released as part of this appeal. Watch the latest news about the Food for People facility in Nepal and how they've extended their work following last year's devastating earthquake here:
Different ways to donate
ce Partners is now a listed charity on eBay in the UK.
This means that whether you buy or sell, you can support our projects through your transactions. Charitable gifts on eBay are collected by PayPal Giving (itself a UK registered charity), who can also claim Gift Aid on Peace Partners behalf when the donor is a UK taxpayer. Peace Partners would receive 100% of the donation.
For more information visit:
eBay UK for Charity
How it works for buyers, sellers and Charities
the PayPal Giving Fund
Something to tell your friends about ... happy online shopping!
Gift Aid it
Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. As a registered charity we can claim 25p from the government for every £1 that you donate and it won’t cost you a penny! Read more
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