Online Raising Peace Festival – 20 to 24 September 2023

Registrations are flowing in for the online 2023 Raising Peace Festival which celebrates the International Day of Peace. We hope that you can participate in this event.

For five days from 20-24 September, the festival will feature a series of speakers and workshops that discuss how we can effectively contribute to a peaceful world.

  • Wednesday 20 September, 1.00pm – 2.30pm (AEST): Wage Peace – ‘Listening for Peace’, an interactive session of listening, responding and imagining together, based on Wage Peace’ s new podcast, Peace Pod.
  • Wednesday 20 September, 7.00pm to 8.30pm: Wage Peace – ‘Listening for Peace’ – repeat session.
  • Thursday 21 September, 7.00pm – 8.30pm : The Festival opening updates us on the Road to the Referendum. Featuring presentations from the Yes23 campaign and an Acknowledgement of Country from Uncle Shane Charles.
  • Friday 22 September, 2.00pm – 3.30pm: Peace action takes many forms. In Working for Peace around Australia we will explore three: alternative dispute resolution in remote communities, the peace movement in Ballarat and the brilliant Knitting Nanas.
  • Friday 22 September, 4.30pm – 5.15pm: UNAA presents an update on the Women, Peace and Security and Youth, Peace and Security movements.
  • Friday 22 September, 7.00pm – 8.30pm: A new movement of Global Women for Peace was recently launched. This is your chance to learn and connect!
  • Saturday 23 September, 10.30am – 12.00pm: We are Unpacking the Statement from the Heart. More than just the catalyst for the Voice, the First Nations call from Uluru is an opportunity for restorative justice for all Australians.
  • Saturday 23 September, 4.00pm – 5.30pm: We dig into the encroachment of military interests into our schools and universities, as we explore the disturbing issue of Minors & Missiles.
  • Sunday 24 September, 4.00pm – 5.00pm: The festival comes to a close on Sunday evening with A Multifaith Meditation on Peace.

Click below to register and check the festival’s website and social media for any program updates. The online calendar lists a number of other events that also celebrate the International Day of Peace.

Don’t forget to register!


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