15/08/2018 - Published by


World Peace Day Event 2018

Earlier this year the US Embassy kindly hosted two dialogue sessions at Wychwood House, the residence of the Deputy Chief of Mission Lew Lewkins.  A US and UK collaboration took place between the One Strong Foundation, Boston US and the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, Warrington UK, and at the second session was kindly supported by our Peace Foundation partners, Victim Support.

The second dialogue looked at the potential to create an international network of survivors of terrorism who whilst looking to cope and recover could also take a role in the prevention and resolution of violent conflict and supporting others who have shared similar experiences or may do so in the future.

We decided to widen the dialogue into a conference and the Peace Foundation offered to host an event to coincide with the UN International Peace Day 2018 (Friday 21 September).  At this event, we intend to bring speakers together in a themed conference that will stimulate thinking and action to create the international network.

We are pleased to announce the arrangements for our conference:

Survivors for Peace

an International Peace Day conference

Friday 21st September 2018 | 10:00-16:00 BST

Admission | FREE by ticket only

Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre, Peace Drive, Warrington, WA5 1HQ, England

The 21st September is the United Nations International Peace Day ( World Peace Day 2018 ).  This year the theme of the day celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The Universal Declaration states that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” These elements build the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

Terrorism and violent conflict challenges that declaration.  Twenty-five years ago terrorists attacked Warrington killing three-year-old Johnathan Ball and 12-year-old Tim Parry.  The parents of Tim started a movement for peace, establishing a Foundation and Peace Centre, with the aim that victims of terrorism could become survivors of terrorism and bring about real change through their advocacy and teaching.

On International Peace Day, we are calling upon people affected by terrorism to come together in solidarity to uphold the “Right to Peace” and to announce plans to create an international network of survivors who will campaign and work for peace.

The conference will take place at the iconic Peace Centre and will feature speakers and contributors.  Details will be announced on 21 August 2018 but you can book tickets now – to secure your place BOOK TICKETS HERE

This event will be communicated on social media – join the conversation and promote the debate using the hashtags:

#peaceday

#forpeace

Link posts to @peacecentre

Have you or someone you know been affected by an act of terrorism at home or abroad?  The National Survivors Assistance Network provides free practical and emotional support to individuals and families affected by a terrorist incident.  Click here for more information

This is a World Peace Day 2018 event organised by the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation