‘The Business Plan for Peace – Building a World without War’
Dr Scilla Elworthy
Wednesday 11th. April 2018
Quaker Meeting House King Street, Hereford HR4 9BX
Stalls & Refreshments 7pm Talk 7.30pm Admission Free – Donations invited
Organised by the Millichap Peace Fund,
Hereford Quaker Meeting Registered charity no 1134528
Scilla Elworthy has devoted her life to Peace Building. She was the founder of the Oxford Research Group, a non-governmental organisation she set up in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, for which she was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. She served as its executive director from 1982 until 2003, when she left that role to set up Peace Direct, a charity supporting local peace-builders in conflict areas. In 2003 she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize. From 2005 she was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson in setting up The Elders. She is a member of the World Future Council and in 2012 co-founded Rising Women Rising World, a growing, vibrant community of women on all continents who take responsibility for building a world that works for all.
Her talk will outline practical and proven steps which would lead to a peaceful world and ways in which we can all play a part.
“Dr Scilla Elworthy has always inspired such hope in my world. Her insights spring from a deep faith in people, a faith founded on years of research and deep thinking about how we resolve conflict without war.” Sir Mark Rylance