Raising Peace 2021
Action for Peace #20
2021 celebration in Australia
The Raising Peace festival was held from 16th to 26th of September 2021 where 37 events took place via Zoom over the 11 days. There were a variety of topics related to peace, such as disarmament, environment, women, militarisation, healing the past, youth, international diplomacy, cross-cultural understanding, arts, finding personal and community peace, non-violence, education, First Nations and a special session on Afghanistan. There were 100 different presenters and speakers and over 1000 people participated, mainly from Sydney but we also had people tuning in from Malaysia, Philippines, India, Africa and Europe and other places. All the sessions were recorded and are available on the website: raisingpeace.org.au.
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Organised by: International Volunteers for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (NSW), and Independent and Peaceful Australia Network.
Participating organisations: African Women’s Group, AntaR, Architects for Peace, Australia West Papua Association, Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, Australian Network of Museums for Peace, Australians for War Powers Reform, Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development, HandUp Congo, Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, Initiatives of Change/Creators of Peace, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, International Volunteers for Peace, Knitting Nannas, Marrickville Peace Group, Medical Association for Prevention of War, Pace e Bene Australia, Pax Christi, Peace and Conflict Studies Sydney University, Peacifica, PEN Sydney, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Permaculture, Religious Society of Friends NSW, Safe Ground, Soka Gakkai International Australia, Sydney Peace Foundation, Sydney Peace and Justice Coalition, Uluru Statement from the Heart, United Nations Association of Australia, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom NSW, Women’s Reconciliation Network.