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Raising Peace Festival Returns – Focuses on Voice to Parliament Referendum

“For four days from 21-24 September we are bringing you a series of speakers and workshops discussing the ever more important topic of how we can contribute to a peaceful world.”

Ten days until Raising Peace 2023 – An Online Event!

The Raising Peace online peace festival returns to celebrate the International Day of Peace for 2023.

For four days from 21-24 September we are bringing you a series of speakers and workshops discussing the ever more important topic of how we can contribute to a peaceful world.

We will be exploring:

  • Personal peace: How can you cultivate peace in your own life?
  • Public peace: What can we do to create more peaceful communities?
  • Political peace: Getting involved in shifting the political discource around peace and conflict

Our First Nations Stream this year focuses on the coming Referendum on the Voice and the Uluru Statement as an instrument of peacemaking. We continue to explore the march to militarisation. But we will also take time to celebrate the great work on peace being done from around the country.

Check out our agenda above! In addition to our festival, some of our friends including the UNAA, Wage Peace and others are having their own events around this time. You can learn about their events on the Raising Peace Peace Calendar, which we are updating regularly.

All Raising Peace Festival events are free to attend, but we welcome donations to support our work. You can donate via our website here.

For four days from 21-24 September we are bringing you a series of speakers and workshops discussing the ever more important topic of how we can contribute to a peaceful world.

    • Thursday 21 September, 7PM (AEST): The Festival opening updates us on the Road to the Referendum. Featuring presentations from the Yes23 campaign and an Acknowledgement of Country from Uncle Shane Charles.
    • Friday 22 September, 2 PM: Peace action takes many forms. In Working for Peace around Australia we will explore three: alternative dispute resolution in remote communities, the peace movement in Ballarat and the brilliant Knitting Nanas.

Working for Peace around Australia we will explore three: alternative dispute resolution in remote communities, the peace movement in Ballarat and the brilliant Knitting Nanas.

  • 22 September, 4.30PM: UNAA presents an update on the Women, Peace and Security and Youth, Peace and Security movements.
  • 22 September, 7PM: A new movement of Global Women for Peace was recently launched. This is your chance to learn and connect!
  • Saturday 23 September, 10.30AM: We are Unpacking the Statement from the Heart. More than just the catalyst for the Voice, the First Nations call from Uluru is an opportunity for restorative justice for all Australians.
  • 23 September, 4PM: We dig into the encroachment of military interests into our schools and universities, as we explore the disturbing issue of Minors & Missiles.
  • Sunday 24 September, 4PM: The festival comes to a close on Sunday evening with A Multifaith Meditation on Peace.

Click below to register and check in on our website and social media for any program updates. Our online calendar also lists a number of events from our friends, also celebrating the International Day of Peace.

Register here: https://raisingpeacefestival2023.eventbrite.com.au/

Register for the Raising Peace Festival here

 

 

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