COMMUNITY 2017-11-28T11:35:52+00:00

Help INSPIRE build community cohesion

If you are a young person or a youth worker looking to find innovative ways of building community cohesion, initiating social action projects or tackling issues around inclusion, extremism and social isolation, INSPIRE can help.

INSPIRE wants to use the centenary of the ending of WW1 as a means to use this special moment in history to reflect and then act so that we can learn from the past to create peace today!

To start with, we are asking individuals and youth groups to sign up to the INSPIRE Peace Charter. We want you to debate, discuss and negotiate the charter’s values, asking the sometimes-difficult questions concerning the global issues we face.

We want you to use the values in the INSPIRE peace charter to create your own shared pledges for action to help you develop practical peace building initiatives in consultation with your young people.

You can look on the resources page for ideas on projects that will help you turn your pledges into actions and you can read stories of peace from young people and schools to see the impact they have had.

Read the INSPIRE Peace Charter here and find out how to use it to create shared pledges and project ideas in your community.

We want you to start these discussions now so that you can share either your pledges, projects and ideas by holding or being part of an INSPIRE event on 9th November 2018. We will continue to add to our resources page where you can access materials from the nation’s leading peace and reconciliation organisation.

We know that by standing together, empowering resilient young people who seek to listen and understand, who pursue dialogue and reconciliation, we can create communities of peace and inclusion!

Why not hold your own event?

We are inviting anyone who has the vision, creativity or initiative to take part! We want as many people as possible to hold INSPIRE events on this day to use the unique opportunity of remembrance to commit to working towards peaceful integrated communities and to celebrate what can be achieved together. There are no rules, be as creative as you like but we want to hear from you if you are planning on joining the movement!

We will be creating a guide with ideas and resources for the event itself including ideas for what you can include, a suggested running order, ways to reach out to young people in your community and how to promote your event.

If your are intending to hold your own event, please do let us know and we will add your to our nationwide map and send you our inspirational events guide, packed with ideas and suggestions to make sure your event is a success.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EVENT

No matter who you are – get involved today!

Schools

If you are a school, why not work with neighbouring schools (not just those within your organisation!) to hold a joint assembly and invite local community members to take part.

Community Leaders

If you are a youthworker or faith leader, why not consider collaborating with your local schools or hosting them in your place of worship that day to mark Armistice and showcase the work young peace builders are doing in your community.

Civic Leaders

If you are in a positon of civic responsibility (police, Local Council or Children’s and Adult Services etc.) why not consider bringing different community groups together and hosting an event in your civic centre or town hall, including young people to share their work and hopes and aspirations for your towns and cities.

#INSPIRE2018

However, more importantly we want you to share your plans, photos and videos from the event on the day by using the hashtag #INSPIRE2018 and by sharing your work, ideas and shared pledges with us.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EVENT