Raising Peace Festival 2022

17-21 September 2022

The Raising Peace online festival is back to celebrate the International Day of Peace, from 17-21 September.

It has never been more important for all of us to come together in support of a peace-full world. The Raising Peace Festival is a forum where together we can learn more about peace in all its forms, from the most personal to peace among nations. It’s also a place where participants can equip themselves to act in support of peace.

Leading off with a day led by First Nations people discussing the Uluru Statement from the Heart and more, our festival will also celebrate the great women activists of Greenham Common, invite your participation in workshops to unlock your own peace practice, and dive deep into matters of security, diplomacy and peacemaking in the Pacific. Then we will join with others in celebrating the International Day of Peace itself on 21 September.

Join us again for a week of learning, celebration and action.

Join our online discussions from 17-21 September 2022

  • Free event, but you must reserve your place via Eventbrite.
  • The event comprises a variety of online discussion panels and interactive sessions, via Zoom

What makes volunteering with us so special?

We see volunteering as a way of achieving social change.

Bringing people from around the world together to do something practical and learn about each other is a great start. As an IVP volunteer you should be ready to ask and be asked; to question and explain your values and those of your society; to share information and to teach and be taught.

Our activities encourage understanding, promote discussion and an appreciation of the problems that different communities face in their struggles for social justice and environmental harmony.







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How Can I Help

Thank you for your interest in IVP. There are so many ways you can help. We are a community of ordinary people making a real difference. Not only do we help others, that sense of accomplishment you feel from volunteering is simply indescribable.


IVP acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their continuing connection to land waters, and we celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.