INSPIRE is a project for young peacemakers. 100 years after the end of World War I, we want to inspire a new generation, not only to prevent war but to build peace.The project culminates in November 2018, but we’re keen to engage schools and young people throughout 2018. We’d like your help with that.
There are three ways to get involved, all focusing on how we build peace:
- a Charter for schools
- Remembrance events and
- an award
The charter (download here) is a commitment for an individual, and perhaps their school or youth group, to commit to working for peace, whether that means challenging the arms trade or confronting racism in their own community. The charter comes with a pledge to take action plus lots of resources and ideas for young people to do just that. We’d love you to encourage schools and youth groups to sign the charter. Their peace work will be celebrated in national award hosted by BBC Radio, which will showcase examples young people acting as peacebuilders or ambassadors for peace. Who will you nominate?
During Remembrance 2018, the centenary of the end of WWI, there will be youth-led INSPIRE peace events at key venues around Britain, including Friends House in Euston, London. These events will look back to reflect on the victims of wars past and then forward to how we build a peaceful future. To find an event or plan your own, get in contact.
INSPIRE is a collaboration between Quakers in Britain, Corrymeela, Coventry Cathedral, Oasis Trust, and Wales for Peace.
This film features Steve Chalke talking about the vision behind INSPIRE and how you can get involved.
Resources are available here to support schools.