Our Peace Programme/ PeaceJam at Jersey Live
The Beaulieu Action Group (T-Bag) join with PeaceJam Winchester to showcase PeaceJam at Jersey Live
What a weekend at Jersey Live!PeaceJam came to Jersey with the aid of Melissa, Eleanor and Emma of the Beaulieu Action Group and Luke, Peter and Cecilia of PeaceJam Winchester. Another initiative facilitated by the Rotary Club of Jersey’s Peace Island Programme.
It all started last March, when the Beaulieu Team visited PeaceJam UK’s Winchester conference. The amazing weekend, hosted by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, inspired the Beaulieu team to form their own action group and to invite the Winchester PeaceJam Team to come and spread the word to young people in Jersey at Jersey Live over the weekend of 5th 6th September.
A huge amount of interest was generated and the Beaulieu Team (T-Bag) will be following up these contacts shortly. Rotary will do all it can to help them develop their Group and is already planning to help as many as 10 Jersey Students to attend the 2016 PeaceJam conference in Winchester.
It has just been announced that the Nobel Peace Laureate hosting the 2016 PeaceJam conference will be Oscar Arias Sanchez former President of Costa Rica.
The next initiatives in the Peace Island Programme are:
- The Annual Student Peace Debate on 2nd October 2015 in the States Chamber. Under the chairmanship of The Chief Minister students from all 9 of the island’s secondary schools will speak to two subjects, one international and the other domestic but both to a common theme. The international topic will be the movement of people such as between Africa and Europe and how to deal with the problems created; the domestic topic will be what their view is of a growth in the Island’s population and what should be the policy response.
- Community Meetings with organisations who have indicated their support for the five Rotary Peace Principles and wish to work together to help the island community achieve them. The Five Rotary Peace principles are:
Respect for the life and dignity of every person, without discrimination or prejudice
Rejection of violence in all its forms and towards all people
Resolution of conflict among people within local and global communities
Reconciliation of differences and the pursuit of harmony
Freedom of expression and cultural diversity.