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Author: Ruth Tidy

The power of one peace activist in Pakistan: Sail’s story

Have you ever been a situation you wanted to challenge, but did not know how? When you live in a violent, conflict affected area, the stakes are even higher. Yet here is the story of Sail, one young man who has changed minds and prevented extremism in his community.

“Let’s build, let’s believe, let’s be together”

Heartbeat is a group of young people, Israeli and Palestinian, who have come together to create music and understanding and learn to trust those they have been told to fear. In a place where most young people’s experience of ‘the other side’ is guns, violence and hate, at Heartbeat things are different. These young, inspirational people want to change the current situation – together.

The power of regular giving

As we enter our tenth year of building peace around the world, we know that one of the keys to our success is receiving regular monthly donations from our supporters. These are vital, for three reasons.

Despite insecurity and illness

Despite insecurity and the looming threat of Ebola in DR Congo, Centre Résolution Conflits continue to risk their lives to help people affected by conflict.

Cycling crazy

Next month Duncan MacIntyre and his three friends will cycle from Ypres to Verdun, in remembrance of World War One, and to raise money for Peace Direct.

Get on your bike for peace

Cycling for peace seems to be the trend at the moment and we hope this trend sets in. Last month, supporter Sharon Cowan cycled from Cambridge to Edinburgh to raise money for our work, and next month Duncan MacIntyre and his team are cycling from Ypres to Verdun to pay remembrance to WWI and fundraise for Peace Direct.

We have lift off!

We’re all very excited in the Peace Direct office with the launch of our Crowdfunding campaign today. This is a new venture for us and we’re aiming to raise £7,000 for our Voice of Image project which is helping young people to rebuild communities in post-war Sri Lanka – through photography.

Imagine peace: a children’s drawing competition

Last Sunday was International Children’s Day, an occasion to celebrate and promote the rights and wellbeing of children. To recognise this, we are running a drawing competition – Imagine Peace – so children can share their vision of peace with everyone. We would love you to join our initiative.

“Through Voice of Image, I feel I am bringing change to the world.”

Next month we’ll be launching a Crowdfunding initiative to raise crucial funds for Voice of Image – our photography project in Sri Lanka. The project works with young people to give them opportunities to explore their communities and discover who they are – through taking photographs.