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“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

Those of us who make-up INSPIRE know that peace-making isn’t easy. It only flourishes when we are willing to let go of our fear, dedicate ourselves to deliberately finding common ground and seek to understand one another, so when troubles arise, we pursue dialogue and reconciliation.

INSPIRE launched on Friday 9th November 2018 in venues across the UK; a call to action to create a movement of change for young people who not only learn from the past but choose to courageously engage with the present so that the future can be different.

Thank You to all those who took part in INSPIRE Events in 2018. We hope that your experience will motivate you to look at Remembrance in a new way

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Resources

If you are a student or a staff member looking to build peace in your community or if you are a teacher wanting to support whole school spiritual, moral, social and cultural development or you want curriculum ideas,INSPIRE can help!Our resources page contains ideas for Teachers and Community groups who are looking to explore peace building within their schools or communities.They feature resources from Oasis and our partner organisations.To access the resources please follow the link below

INSPIRE Resources
Oasis 9 Habits Resources

We are working with partner organisations, who are known internationally as leaders of peace and reconciliation. Our partners include: Corrymeela, Coventry Cathedral, Facing History and Ourselves and The Quakers. You can find out more about these impressive organisations below

Inspire events

THE QUAKERS IN BRITAIN

The Quakers in Britain Peace Education programme helps children and young people develop the skills and understanding we all need to be peacemakers. Quakers recognise that there is ‘that of God in everyone’, and this leads us to renounce violence and work actively for peace. We work with educators, volunteers and partners to develop and share creative resources and practice.

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FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES

Facing History is an international professional development organisation, supporting teachers to help students make essential connections between the past and their present, by exploring issues of identity, belonging, and bias. Our work encourages students to think critically, igniting inclusive conversations to address how we can build and nurture a society free from racism, religious intolerance, bullying, and hatred. Providing one-on-one teacher training, alongside workshops, seminars and webinars, we work with 1,800 teachers across the UK

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CORRYMEELA

Corrymeela is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. It began in 1965 by Ray Davey a former chaplain in World War 2 and a group of students from Queens University. Corrymeela began before “The Troubles”, promoting tolerance between people of differing backgrounds and beliefs. Corrymeela offers space for an analysis of the underlying dynamics of conflict, fracture, scapegoating and violence that we see across so many spheres of our world today.

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WALES FOR PEACE

In the 100 years since World War 1, how have people in Wales contributed to the search for peace? Managed by the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) and funded by HLF, the Wales for Peace project is supporting schools, communities, volunteers and partner organisations across Wales to uncover hidden histories of conflict and peace, and making the links with current affairs affecting peace today and for future generations.

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COVENTRY CATHEDRAL

Coventry Cathedral is one of the world’s oldest religious based centres for reconciliatation. Coventry Cathedral’s inspirational story of reconciliation continues as the Cathedral ruins designated a memorial to civilians killed, injured or traumatised by conflict worldwide. We seek to educate and raise awareness of the continued impact of war, to reflect on these issues through prayer, pilgrimage and call for positive change.

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