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Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in General News

Culture of Peace – Press Release

October 11, 2011

Culture of Peace – Press Release

Each day media sources display our troubling world, filled with stories of violence, war and disappearing resources – all of which tend to support and condone a culture of war.  Our own country has migrated from a country known for peacekeeping to now openly acting in combat roles.  This is part of a worldview leading to a culture of war.  Yet quite a different scenario is possible when we adopt a positive set of principles inherent in a culture of peace.  The world with a culture of peace would be a fair place, where humans are central and democracy prevails.  Can we move to this worldview as recommended by Douglas Roche, renowned parliamentarian, diplomat, UN representative, and educator, in his book The Human Right to Peace?

The upcoming nine session discussion series on working toward peace as a human right will address three key areas – the culture of war, the culture of peace, and changing our attitudes.  The first three speakers are Dr. Walter Dorn, representative to the United Nations for Science for Peace, Dr. Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg – researcher on environmental health, and Drs. Barbara Birkett and Douglas Alton from the Nobel Peace prize winners – The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1985).

This program is offered by the Voice of Women for Peace and Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga.  The Culture of Peace program will be offered at the Unitarian Congregation’s Great Hall, 84 South Service Road, starting Wednesday October 19 at 7 p.m.  For more information and to register go to:  www.uucm.ca or contact 905-278-5622.  A nominal program fee is optional.

Come and discuss how to change the world!

 

For information:

Carole Berry, 905-790-6983