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Peace Week Activities

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Sunday August 10 7-9pm The Music Centre of Christchurch. Gold coin. 140 Barbados Street (Beside the Basilica)

Peace Offerings 2003 / He Tukunga Rongo Lincoln University presents a celebration of Peace work of the past, present and future in Aotearoa/ Otautahi and the issue of how we can strengthen the links between Peace, Justice and the Environment with keynote speakers Hon. Marian Hobbs, Dr. Kate Dewes and Pauline Tangiora. Contact montgomr@lincoln.ac.nz or perssol2@lincoln.ac.nz 03 3899 377

Hiroshima Nagasaki Exhibition “Remember and reconcile with our past to make our future a Peaceful one.“ This is the message of this touring exhibition urging nuclear abolition and the recognition of the importance of Peace.

The Business of War Peace Action Network (PAN) presents a forum on globalisation, war and the military system with Murray Horton (Cafca, ABC, Gatt Watchdog): “What is behind America's drive for war and Empire” and Leigh Cookson (Arena and Gatt Watchdog) on “Economic globalisation and war”

Hiroshima Day Lantern Floating Ceremony. Everyone is welcome to this public Commemoration featuring speakers, music and poetry. Bring Your own lantern to float down the Avon River, or float one of The Lanterns provided in this moving candlelit ceremony. A commitment to secure for all humanity a peaceful future.

NVDA Workshop Building on the philosophies of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr and Te Whiti O Rongomai. What is Non – Violent Direct Action? Learn more during this workshop by Moana Cole and support local activist Dan Rae.

“Bringing down a Dictator” Video Screening An excellent documentary of how an incredible campaign of non-violent protest spearheaded by a student movement swept away the decade-long dictatorship of Slobodan Milosovic.

Creative Peace Concert All are welcome to this concert featuring leading singers, poets and musicians from Christchurch celebrating Peace through various creative pieces. “Just as all destructive acts are acts of war, so all creative acts are acts of Peace.”

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