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No sustainable future without peace

No sustainable future without peace

You’ve probably heard the expression “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors so much as borrow it from our descendants.”  And you’ve probably heard it in the context of the environment and climate change.

But it applies also to the way in which we get on together.  As the Middle East and parts of Africa show, multi-generational hatred becomes engrained – institutionalised – and is handed on to following generations.

As many people have pointed out, the human race has no sustainable future without peace – and the teaching of peace starts early.

The guest this week In Conversation with Noel Cheer on Face Television is Christina Barruel who is the National Trainer of Primary and Secondary Cool Schools programmes.
"In Conversation with Noel Cheer", Face Television, Monday July 8th at 7:00pm, repeated on Tuesday July 9th at 12 noon.

Face Television, the home of public broadcasting, is found on Sky Television Channel 83 and can also be received in the Auckland region on UHF Channels 41, 42 and 52.  It is also live-streamed on  The website carries programme schedules.   Some recent episodes of In Conversation can be viewed at

"In Conversation with Noel Cheer" receives funding from New Zealand on Air.  This has enabled us to introduce viewers to over 260 New Zealanders on Air (as well as visitors to New Zealand) during more than six years of unbroken weekly public-interest broadcasting.


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