• The 1923 Welsh Women's Peace Petition to America

    In 1923, with the horrors of World War 1 having galvanised a  generation against conflict, women of Wales organised an unprecedented campaign for world peace. 390,296 women signed a memorial petition through the Welsh League of Nations Union – 30% of Welsh women – calling for America to join and lead the new League of Nations. This is the story of this jewel from the archive collections of Wales’ Temple of Peace and Health.

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  • David Davies 75  

    On June 16th 2019 – appropriately enough, Father’s Day – it was 75 years to the day since Lord David Davies of Llandinam (1880-1944), father and founder of Wales’ Temple of Peace & Health, passed awayleading thinker in Welsh internationalism who left his mark on the nation in a myriad ways, he died just months before the end of the World War that he had campaigned to avert, and on the verge of the creation of the United Nations that he had worked towards for 25 years. Read his 'Mini-Biography'.


  • #Peace100: Gregynog Festival Lecture, June 29

    Marking the centenary of the post-World War I Treaty of Versailles – signed on 28 June 1919 – this special lecture explores the ‘peace legacy’ of the Davies family of Llandinam, founders of Wales’ unique Temple of Peace; and the extraordinary stories of ordinary people who, over the last 100 years, have shaped Wales’ role in building a better world. Can they inspire a new generation of internationalists?


  • Conscientious Objectors Day, 15 May

    'WCIA Voices' marks 100 years since the (post-war) release from prison of Welsh WW1 Conscientious Objectors, with a review of Dr Aled Eirug's seminal book 'The Opposition to the Great War in Wales', published by University of Wales Press.

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  • 1938 Opening of Wales' Temple of Peace 

    On Nov 23rd 1938, Mrs Minnie James from Dowlais turned a golden key to open Wales' Temple of Peace, on behalf of the war-bereaved mothers of Wales and the world. This short video relives the day through press cuttings.

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  • #Temple80 Events Programme, November 2018

    A month-long programme of events marking WW100, and the 80th Anniversary of the opening of Wales' Temple of Peace: celebrating the extraordinary contributions of ordinary people, who have worked to build a better world.

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  • Welsh Book of Remembrance Online Search

    The Welsh Book of Remembrance from the First World War, a national treasure housed in Wales’ Temple of Peace in Cardiff, has been digitised and is now publicly searchable online at RememberingforPeace.Wales, following a project involving over 150 volunteers across Wales.

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  • The Story of Wales' Book of Remembrance - Blog for #WW100

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  • Wales Peace History Conference, 21-22 Sept 2018 

    Marking UN World Peace Day on Friday 21 September, this event brings together leading academics and activists at Wales' Temple of Peace.

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  • 'Now the Hero': Swansea's powerful memorial of Conflict, Protest, Prose and Performance

    As part of Swansea International Festival's 'Now the Hero' programme of arts and culture events marking the centenary of the end of WW1, 'Wales for Peace' looks at actions of peacemakers past and present, through 7 themes. What in the World do you care about?


  • Wales' WW1 Belgian Refugees Story

    In September 2018, WCIA joined community partners from Wales in Brussels to share some of the hidden histories that have emerged from our peace heritage - and how these may have shaped aspirations for Wales to become the world's first Nation of Sanctuary.   

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  • A Oes Heddwch?

    100 years pursuing peace at the National Eisteddfod

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  • Wales for Peace @ Llangollen International Eisteddfod

    July 2018: 71 years of Peace and Goodwill

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  • Exploring Hidden Histories - Toolkit

    Our 'Hidden Histories' Guide has been put together to guide you through the process of exploring and producing your own projects, with links to useful online references and resources to make it as easy as possible - and to develop fun and transferable skills along the way!

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  • Refugees and Sanctuary

    Refugee Week in June celebrates 'different pasts and shared future'. Explore how Wales has offered sanctuary over the century to victims of conflict from WW1 Belgium, to Syria today - and the campaign to become the world's first 'Nation of Sanctuary'.

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Programme now Ended

Wales for Peace programme activities finished in December 2018. This website is now an archive for work undertaken over the WW1 centenary period from 2014-18 by communities, volunteers and partners Wales-wide, in uncovering the story of Wales' Peace Heritage from WW1 to today. The project aimed to inspire future generations to become active in international issues, and this work forms the foundation of WCIA's ongoing Peace Heritage work, 'History of Welsh Internationalism' research project, Temple of Peace visitor support and heritage volunteer placements, and Academi Heddwch. Visitors can view online the full project record from Wales for Peace activities; archives and collections and digitised materials from these 5 years of activity. 

Hidden Histories: Wales' Peace Heritage


Taking Action: Peace Pathways


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WCIA’s Wales for Peace team bring a wide range of skills and expertise to support volunteers, schools, youth groups and civil society in exploring Wales’ peace heritage.

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The Welsh Centre for International Affairs is leading a consortium of partners that includes organisations from the peace, heritage, academic and youth sectors.