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Raising Peace April news: Our last podast episode (for now)

Dear friends


We are delighted to bring you the sixth and final episode of series 1 of the Raising Peace podcast! This one is rather special for us, as instead of hearing from other people, this time we are telling our own story.


From its beginnings in 2020 with a small group who had a shared desire to ‘raise peace’ and bring together like minded people, this episode offers a surprisingly uplifting and energising insight into what happens when you build a community founded on shared values and mutual support.


How did the idea come about? What does ‘Raising Peace’ mean? And what effect has it had on the Raising Peace network members? More than just learning and sharing a lot about peace, for many members being part of Raising Peace has itself been a peace journey. Make yourself comfortable and have a listen.


You can subscribe to the podcast by searching for ‘Raising Peace’ in your preferred podasting app, or you can listen on our website. You can also download the episode directly here.

Notice of IVP AGM 2024

Dear IVP Member,

The 28th AGM of International Volunteers for Peace will take place on Thursday 23 May 2024, between 6:30 and 8pm. An agenda and other meeting papers will be circulated ahead of time.

At this meeting, a narrative report and annual financial report will be formally presented; and a new Executive Committee will be voted in. Nominations for any of the positions of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and five committee members should reach up to the time of the meeting. Likewise any matter members may wish to raise.

Stephen Horn

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Becoming deeply involved with SCI

A Long-term Volunteer Story By Morgana Jolin-Thomas

Becoming so deeply involved with SCI wasn’t what I planned. I had just spent four years at university studying Economics, specialising in international economic relations so my brain was full, to the point of exploding, with the hard realities of global politics and power. I had begun my studies full of enthusiasm; I had this huge feeling inside me that with just a little bit of effort, I could solve the world’s problems. I soon became immersed in a world of economic theory, profit motives, multinational corporations and conflicts over resources. Hundreds of years of history put the state of the modern world into context. I came to realise that I wasn’t the first person to have the bright idea to try and sort out this mess.