2015 Peace Lecture

16 May 2015, 10.30 AM - 16 May 2015, 12.00 PM

Dr Scilla Elworthy, founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct

Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

An event organized by Bristol Quakers
to mark International Conscientious Objectors Day

Peace in a time of hatred: how humanity can evolve when the going gets tough

Dr Scilla Elworthy, founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct will argue that we need a shift in consciousness if we are to solve the global problems we face today. This can only be achieved with a radical revision of values. She will present 10 values or norms that have governed our (western) actions for centuries, and which have contributed to the state of the planet today. Scilla will then offer discussion of the kind of values that enable better decisions – decisions that can get us out of the mess we’re in, giving examples from areas of hot conflict

Biography Scilla Elworthy founded the Oxford Research Group, who work to promote a more sustainable approach to security for the UK and for the world in 1982. After serving as it’s Executive Director for more than 20 years, she moved on to found Peace Direct, a charity supporting local peace-builders in conflict areas. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on three occasions and in 2003 was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize. Dr Elworthy’s latest book is Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that worksher 2012 TED Talk Fighting with Non-violence has now been viewed by over 950,000 people.

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