Month: September 2017

Huffington Post: Why Women Should Be At The Forefront Of Preventing Radicalisation And Extremism

An excellent report by Will Baldet writing for the Huffington Post: “It is impossible to overstate the importance of involving female voices when discussing radicalisation and terrorism. It is shameful that this should need to be restated, yet so many debates on these issues involve patriarchal, unelected community leaders while those women who do become…Read more »

How do we equip our children to learn about peace?

We’ve seen what happens when children learn about peace. Making sense of the world is hard enough when you’re an adult. So how do we equip children to make sense of it, without spoiling their innocence and their sense of hope? It’s a challenge parents and educators deal with every day. And when evil and…Read more »

The aims of #WeStandTogether in Greater Manchester

These are the aims of the #WeStandTogether Greater Manchester campaign in more detail. 1) Get peace studies onto the curriculum of every school in Greater Manchester Let’s stop violence before it starts. No one is born to hate. Violence is taught. But peace can be taught too. We are already in talks with Greater Manchester…Read more »

Families who lost loved ones in the Arena ask everyone to stand together

A number of the families of those who died at the Arena are also involved in our #WeStandTogether campaign. Here’s what they had to say: Sam Jones’, Nell’s older brother says he believes it is something the 14-year-old would have wanted to be involved in herself. The schoolgirl was known for her kind-hearted personality, and…Read more »

#WeStandTogether – launches in Greater Manchester

#WeStandTogether – help us teach kids about peace, fight hate crime and celebrate kindness Today (Monday 25th September) we launch We Stand Together, a campaign for a more peaceful Greater Manchester. We want to give every child the chance to learn about peace and how to solve problems without violence, to fight against hate crime…Read more »

Advice to those affected by the Manchester attack

The Survivors Assistance Network provides free, practical and emotional support to anyone who’s been affected by a terrorist incident.  One week on from the Manchester attack, the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is reminding people of the support available and issuing guidance to professionals The network provides specialist support for all those in…Read more »

Women take centre stage at International Day of Peace celebrations

Women’s Conference at Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation on International Peace Day: Thursday 21st September 2017. Leading women will take centre stage at the Women for Peace conference at the Warrington based Peace Centre. Speakers include eminent campaigners and academics. The event will close with a speech from Tabitha Morton who was the Women’s Equality Party…Read more »