PEACE CHARTER 2018-11-21T12:34:15+00:00

Create your pledge to start making a difference

Individuals can achieve so much, by acting as a role model and an inspiration to others, we believe everyone has the ability to be change agents; it’s not just the great and few among us but every individual every day that makes the big difference.

How can you make a difference? The INSPIRE Peace Charter underpins all that we are seeking to achieve. By signing the Charter, as a school, youth group or an individual, you are taking a vital first step to building peace.

DOWNLOAD THE CHARTER

We want you to use the values in the INSPIRE peace charter to create your own shared pledges for action by encouraging young people to work collaboratively to discuss and debate peacebuilding. This gives an opportunity for young people to discuss issues in a considered way, showing respect for others’ ideas and points of view.

Shared pledges could be created as a Student Council, youth or community group or as a whole school. A tool to help you do that can be found here and a useful ‘How do I get involved’ diagram can be downloaded here.

PROJECT IDEAS

Once you have created your shared pledges you can look on the resource page for ideas on projects that will help you turn your pledges into actions. You can also read stories from other young people and schools about what they have done and the impact they have had.

CREATE A PLEDGE

We want you to use the INSPIRE peace charter to create your own pledges to enhance work that has already been achieved, by encouraging students to work collaboratively to discuss and debate peacebuilding. This gives an opportunity for Students to discuss and debate issues in a considered way, showing respect for others ideas and points of view. The process of developing a contract will also support Student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development equipping them to be thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in wider society. A resource to help you with contracting can be found here.

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GET PROJECT IDEAS

Once you have created your shared pledge you can look on the resource page for ideas on projects that will help you turn your pledges into actions. You can also read stories from other schools about what they have done and the impact they have had.

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HOLD AN EVENT

We want you to start these discussions and share your pledges, projects and ideas by holding an INSPIRE peace building event. Find out more about holding an event here.

A useful ‘how to get involved’ diagram can be downloaded here.

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 to explore peace building and to 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 host a peace building event in your civic centre or town hall, including young people to share their work and hopes and aspirations for your towns and cities.

#Peaceisnothistory

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

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EVENT