The Festival of Spirituality and Peace, which runs this year in Edinburgh from 6 - 29 August 2011, seeks to reawaken the heart of the Edinburgh festival for people who, ten years after 9/11, want to work together for a peaceful future. The director, Donald Reid, introduces its main theme.
A workshop has been used in Cuba and other countries to get children involved in active peacemaking, reports Sarah Kim. Working in tandem with the United Nations, the Global Network of Religions for Children uses a curriculum that focuses on four ethical values: respect, empathy, reconciliation and responsibility.
The annual One World Week (OWW) has been running since last weekend and is due to end on Sunday 24 October 2010. It draws together hundreds of local civic groups, development agencies, churches and faith groups to look at how the world we share can become a more just, peaceful and sustainable place – and how the often violent divisions among its people can be overcome.