Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace

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Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace

The Association is a worldwide community of dedicated individuals in civil society, business, and government who give support to their governments or societies to significantly invest in the development of infrastructures dedicated to the prevention of violence in its physical, structural and cultural forms through the peaceful resolution and transformation of conflict, and to facilitate the creation of a Culture of Peace. It shall pursue the following aims:

  • To collaborate with and support civil society, governments, and businesses to build peace infrastructures* around the world that facilitate and reflect the emergence of a global Culture of Peace;
  • To enhance its network’s capacity to support campaigns and other efforts for the development of peace infrastructures;
  • To increase understanding among all stakeholders globally about the need for peace infrastructures.

*Peace infrastructures may range from, for example, ministries of peace to local peace councils to academies for peace.

The vision of the Association is the following:


A world where human beings embody a Culture of Peace as all people as well as government, civil society, and business organizations join to promote and practice it through infrastructures for peace.

Website: http://www.mfp-dop.org
Members: 65
Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2013

5th Global Alliance Summit Communique

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape

Cape Town ~ 6 October 2011

Global Alliance – A Platform for Infrastructures for Peace

 

The Fifth Summit of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace: Ubuntu in Action was a resounding success, from the Opening Ceremony featuring a keynote address by Sonja Kruse - the Ubuntu Girl, and performances by the Siyazama Cultural Group, to dynamic panel discussions led by expert peace practitioners. The South African Peace Alliance was chosen to host this year's Summit as a reflection of South Africa’s ability to overcome adversity and civil conflict, an achievement we celebrate as an organization, by which South Africa inspires other nations. With this Summit the Global Alliance expanded its mission to support the establishment of infrastructures for peace at all levels - local to national, regional and global.

The Global Alliance Summit was endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and US Congressman Dennis Kucinich, whose powerful words for peace resounded among those gathered at the Auditorium of the University of the Western Cape.

Representing civil society, academia and government from 19 countries and all 5 continents working toward peace infrastructure in their home countries, the Global Alliance Summit delegates and panellists included Ela Ghandi, former member of the Parliament of South Africa and granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi; Karen Barensche, Executive Director of the South African Peace Alliance; and many other leaders in peacebuilding organisations, peace education, conflict resolution and grassroots activism. Outcomes of the Summit include the formal incorporation of the Global Alliance and the selection of its first Board of Directors – a true turning point in the history of the six-year old organization. Highlights of the six-day event include a Storytelling for Peacebuilding workshop, meaningful conversations facilitated through World Cafe methodology provided by Symphonia Leadership Development, the employment of Lekgotla – a traditional form of community dialogue, significant involvement of over 50 inspiring youth, a powerful presentation by the African Alliance for Peace, conversations on peace economics, sharing personal experiences of NGO and government collaboration in peacebuilding, a tour of the Robben Island Mayibuye Archives, and expressions of Ubuntu in action - celebrating local and regional solutions, grounded in traditional ways of dealing with conflict.

The Global Alliance is proud to support the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award presented at the Summit Closing Ceremony to honour Nelson Mandela for his contributions to peace in South Africa, recognizing him as a leader in international peacebuilding.

Website: www.mfp-dop.org

Karen Barensche, Executive Director of the South African Peace Alliance

Phone: +27 82 6411 418

Email: karen@sapeacealliance.org.za

Mike Abkin, Co-President, Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace

Email: mike@nationalpeaceacademy.us

Mayra Gomez, Co-President, Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace

Email: mayragomezp@gmail.com

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Started by Okumu Thomas. Last reply by Okumu Thomas Jan 10, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by Corina Simon on December 23, 2011 at 6:55am

CANADA NEWS: Bill for Department of Peace In Parliament

Dear Friends and Supporters,
 
fyi - thought you would find a comprehensive report below by colleague Koozma Tarasoff on the tabling of Bill C-373:  "An Act to Establish a Department of Peace in the Federal Government" of interest. The bill was introduced in the new Parliament for first reading by NDP MP Alex Atamanenko.  It was seconded by Green Party MP Elizabeth May and Liberal Party MP Jim Karygiannis. Attached also is the joint press release that was put together by three MPs and released at their press conference at the Hill on 30 November. Please feel free to spread the news to your friends and networks. Regret any cross-postings.
 
The text of the bill c-373 can be accessed on the Parliament of Canada website at the link:
 http://www.parl.gc.ca/LEGISInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mod...
 
Comment by Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW on November 11, 2011 at 4:41pm

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Thanks for your time and efforts at building Peace on Earth.

 

Michelle Rosenthal, LMSW

 

Comment by Corina Simon on October 18, 2011 at 4:02am

5th Global Alliance Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace, South Africa, Cape Town

Comment by Tara Ruttenberg on September 5, 2011 at 11:44am

Wamkelekile! Welkom! Emukela! A warm Ubuntu welcome to you!

 

On behalf of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace and the South African Peace Alliance, we invite you to attend our Fifth Global Summit - October 2-6, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

We are thrilled to announce that over 25 countries will be represented:

Brazil * Canada * Costa Rica * Germany * Ireland * Italy * Japan * Malawi * Mozambique * Nepal * Netherlands * New Zealand * Nigeria * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * Romania * Rwanda * Senegal * Slovenia * South Africa * Sudan * Switzerland * Uganda * United Kingdom * USA * Zimbabwe

 

Latest Program News: The Summit Closing Ceremony will feature the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award presented to Nelson Mandela!

 

Join us in Cape Town to connect with global peace practitioners and renowned experts in international peacebuilding. We have an inspiring program lined up, with star performances, cultural visits and keynote presentations from globally respected peacemakers and scholars.

 

Register Online: www.mfp-dop.org

 

See group profile for more information.

 

Comment by Anup Pradhan on April 25, 2010 at 8:06pm
Hi, This is Anup Pradhan From Nepal
Comment by Dr. kamal kumar saha on February 2, 2010 at 10:01am
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2009-BANGLADESH
THE WORLD PEACE MISSION BANGLADESH HAS CELEBRATED INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2009 SUCCESSFULLY THROUGH CONFERENCE AND FIRST PEACE AWARD CEREMONY IN BANGLADESH. DISTRIBUTE MESSAGE OF SECRETARY GENERAL(UN).
THIS YEAR WPM HAS CELEBRATED 2009 ORGANIZED LARGE-SCALE PROGRAMS IN BANGLADESH.WPM HAS PROMOTED AND INVOLVED DIFFERENT GO,NGO,LOCAL COMMUNITY AND DEFFERENT LEVEL OF PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2009.
WPM HAS CELEBRATED INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2009 THROUGH CONFERENCE AND PEACE AWARD CEREMONY IN DHAKA. THE CONFERENCE TOPIC WAS “WE MUST DISARM”. DR.KAMAL KUMAR SAHA, CHAIRMAN OF WORLD PEACE MISSION, BANGLADESH PRESIDED OVER THE CONFERENCE.THE CONFERENCE WAS ADDRESS BY CHAIRMAN OF BANGLADESH HOMOEOPATHY BOARD, GOVT.OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH, DR. DILIP KUMAR ROY AS THE CHIEF GUEST. DIALOGUE ON CULTURE POLICY, CHAIRMAN, MR. MUSTAFA ZAMAN ABBASI, FORMAR VICE-CHAIRMAN, WORLD SCOUT COMMITTEE, MR. HABIBUL ALAM BIR PROTIK, OFFICER-IN-CHARGE,UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION CENTER-DHAKA, MR. KAZI ALI REZA, SECRETARY GENERAL, HOMOEOPATHIC GRAGUATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION BANGLADESH, DR. ASHIS SHANKAR NEOGI ADDRESS THE CONFERENCE AS SPECIAL GUEST.
DR.ASHIS S. NEOGI SAID, WITHOUT NEGOTIATION WE CANNOT MAKE PEACE IN THIS WORLD. WE HAVE TO SETUP OUR MIND TO MAKE PEACE AND POSPERITY.
MR.KAZI ALI REZA SAID, IT WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED BY THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 1981 AS A DAY OF GLOBAL CEASEFIRE AND NON-VIOLENCE. BANGLADESH HAS REMAINED DEEPLY COMMITTED TO THE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF THE UN SYSTEM AND HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE REALIZATION OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSES OF UN TO PROMOTE PEACE IN THE WORLD.
MR. HABIBUL ALAM BIR PROTIK SAID, ONLY A GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM WITH EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR FORCE BANGLDEASH EFFORTS TO MAKE PEACE DURABLE. IF ANYONE MAKE PEACE IN HIS/HER FAMILY, WORLD WILL BE PEACEFULL.
MR.MUSTAFA ZAMAN ABBASI SAID, OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS AND OUR CONTRIBUTION IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA OF THE UN SPEAK FOR OUR UNFLINCHING COMMITMENT TO PEACE.
CHIEF GUEST DR. DILIP KUMAR ROY SAID, REFERRING TO FOOD INSECURITY ALONG WITH THE EXTREMELY NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND OIL, GOLD ETC PRICE HIKE WORLDWIDE. THSES ARE NEW CHALLENGES TO STABILITY, WHICH IS THE PRECONDETION OF PEACE AND SECURITY.
DR. KAMAL KUMAR SAHA SAID FOR ENSURING DISARM GO, NGO AND DEFFERENT LEVEL OF PEOPLE SHOULD WORK TOGETHER. HE ALSO SAID BUILD UP STRONG PLATFORM BOTH NATIONAL AND INATERNATIONAL LEVEL AND EXCHANGE KNOWLEDGE AND NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR HUMAN FUMDAMENTAL DEMANDS AND ITS WISE USE. HE THANKS TO UNITED NATIONS AND ESPECIALLY THANKS TO SECRETARY GENERAL MR. BAN KIM MOON FOR ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING.
TEACHERS, STUDENTS, SCOUTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS, JOURNALISTS AND DEFFERENT LEVEL OF PEOPLE ATTAINED THE CONFERENCE. NATIONAL TV MEDIA TELECAST THE PROGRAM AND NEWSPAPER COVERAGE THIS PROGRAM.
THE WORLD PEACE MISSION BANGLADESH GAVE 12 CATEGORY FIRST PEACE AWARD 2009 IN BANGLADESH. FOLLOWING:
1. DR. DILIP KUMAR ROY, CHAIRMAN, BANGLADESH HOMOEOPATHY BOARD, GOVT. OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH.
2. MR. MUSTAFA ZAMAN ABBASI, CHAIRMAN, DIALOGUE ON CULTURE POLICY.
3. MR. HABIBUL ALAM BIR PROTIK, FORMER VICE-CHAIRMAN, WORLD SCOUT COMMITTEE.
4. PRICIPLE MD. SHAHIDUL ALAM
5. DR. ASHIS SHANKAR NEOGI
6. MR. HARUN UR RASHID, PLANNING EDITOR AND SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, EKUSHEY TV.
7. MD. ALI MILON, VICE-PRESIDENT, VOICE OF AMERICA FAN CLUB BANGLADESH.
8. MUHAMMAD SHARIFUL ISLAM, PRESIDENT, NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION SOCIETY.
9. MD. MOMANUR RAHMAN BHUIYAN, FOUNDER MEMBER SECRETARY, WORLD PEACE MISSION BANGLADESH.
10. MD. SHAMIM HOSSAIN, FOUNDER SECRETARY GENERAL, WORLD PEACE MISSION BANGLADESH.
11. MD. SAIDUZZAMAN, FOUNDER MEMBER, WORLD PEACE MISSION BANGLADESH.
12. IMPISA OPEN SCOUT GROUP.

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN WPM

DR. KAMAL KUMAR SAHA
CHAIRMAN
WORLD PEACE MISSION
.

E-MAIL: worldpeacemission2003@yahoo.com
Comment by Eileen R. Borris on January 4, 2010 at 4:56am
I am starting a blog for this month on forgiveness. If you are interested in the subject and/or have a forgiveness story you would like to share including a story dealing with forgiveness and genocide, civil war, etc. please join in on the dialogue.
Comment by Sohail Mahmood on November 8, 2009 at 5:08pm
glad to join this group
we strive together for world peace
Comment by Dr.Rajendra KC on August 28, 2009 at 7:32am
Hello, Dear Sir and Madame, this is Dr. Rajendra KC, from Nepal PhD association. I would like participate in this program. please let me know the details of the programs and it cost. thank you so much for your cooperation
Comment by Joseph Dida HALAKE on April 10, 2009 at 12:25pm
I look forward to sharing and benefiting from this forum. I am a CEO of an education and development NGO in Kenya that plans to upgrade current skills training facilities into a peace institute for Kenya and the region. I would appreciate ideas on the development of programs. Contacts of individuals or organizations outside this network is welcome .
 

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