International Volunteer Day | #TogetherWeCan

Hub Cymru Africa is marking International Volunteer Day 2020 by shining the spotlight on one of our fantastic volunteers - Siôn. We preface this with a message from the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. #TogetherWeCan #IVD2020

Peace100: Gregynog Festival Lecture marking Centenary of post-WW1 Paris Peace Treaty

Marking the centenary of the post-World War I Treaty of Versailles – signed on 28 June 1919 – this special Gregynog Festival 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?

Bangor showcases Women, War & Peace Exhibition for International Women's Day 2019

WCIA's 'Women War & Peace' exhibition by internationally renowned photojournalist Lee Karen Stow - accompanied by the 1923 Welsh Women's Peace Petition to America from Wales' Temple of Peace - will be on display in Storiel, Bangor from 1 March to 27 April 2019 

#WW100 Weekend – The Story of the Book of Remembrance

100 years ago this weekend, the world said ‘Never Again’ to conflict, as the Armistice Bells tolled on 4 years that had wiped out a generation.  A nation in agony of grief and mourning braced to rebuild a better world.

A Oes Heddwch? Remembering Peacemakers of WW1 - 17th Nov Event in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Remembering the Conscientious Objectors of the First World War - a one day conference in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd hosted by Liz Saville Roberts MP, on Saturday 17th November.

Merthyr's Peace Heroes - Exhibition Autumn 2018

Cyfarthfa Castle is hosting WCIA's Wales for Peace exhibition from October 5th to November 21st 2018 - with a fascinating timeline exploring Merthyr's own homegrown 'Peace Heroes' such as Henry Richard, Keir Hardie, Minnie James, and local WW1 Conscientious Objectors whose tribunals have been re-enacted on film by students from University of South Wales.  

Wales' WW1 Belgian Refugees' Story shared in Brussels

In WW1, Wales took in over 4,500 Belgian Refugees fleeing the front in Flanders. 100 years later, WCIA Peace Programme Manager Craig Owen shared this story with researchers in Brussels. 

Women, War and Peace Exhibition in Swansea Civic Centre Library

In the 100 years since the first world war, how have women felt the impact of war, and contributed to the search for peace? This is the question that we will explore in our latest exhibition: Women, War and Peace, in Swansea.

Swansea Museum 'Wales for Peace' Exhibition opens as part of 'Now the Hero' Arts Programme

Swansea Museum 'Wales for Peace' Exhibition opens as part of 'Now the Hero' Arts Programme through September

Wales Peace History Conference for UN World Peace Day, 21-22 Sept 2018

The Wales Peace History Conference 2018 @ Temple of Peace, Cardiff marking UN Peace Day, 21st September

The WCIA pays tribute to former Chair Gareth Price

Former Chair of the WCIA, Gareth Price, has died aged 78. Gareth was Chair of the WCIA from 2008-2012 and, prior to that, a trustee for many years.


“A Oes Heddwch?” 100 years pursuing Peace at the National Eisteddfod

“A Oes Heddwch?”

100 years pursuing Peace at the National Eisteddfod

Llangollen International Eisteddfod: A Message of Peace Past, Present and Future

Over the week of 2nd-8th July, Wales for Peace have been participating in the Llangollen International Eisteddfod - exploring the rich 'peace heritage' of this truly international festival of friendship.

Peace Address - Llangollen 2018

Wales for Peace Address to the Llangollen International Eisteddfod

by Craig Owen, Head of Wales for Peace, as Day President on Wednedsay 4th July

Wales for Peace Exhibition Tour launches in Holyhead

June has seen the launch of our final 'Wales for Peace Exhibition Tour, in the Ucheldre Centre Holyhead from 6th June - 8th July 2018.

Learning Pack on Heritage of Wales' International Youth Message of Peace & Goodwill launch at Urdd Eisteddfod, Builth Wells

The Message of Peace and Goodwill is a unique part of Wales' peace heritage as a country. Wales is the only country in the world where young people have been sending a message of peace to young people across the world - every year since 1922.   But what do we really know about the Message, and do we use its power to its full potential? WCIA's Wales for Peace programme, in partnership with the Urdd is launching an exciting new educational pack during the Urdd Eisteddfod this year. 

Conscientious Objectors Day 2018: Exploring ‘Objection Then and Now’ in Swansea Valley

A new learning resource on objecting to conflict has been launched alongside a thought-provoking exhibition in a Swansea Valley school, as Wales remembers those who took a stand against World War One on International Conscientious Objectors Day, May 15th.

Peace Exhibtiion at Llyn Brenig Visitors Centre over Easter

Wales for Peace is excited to open our first location for the final touring exhibition, at Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre in Cerrigydrudion, on the Conwy / Debighshire border.  The 'Whole Story' display will tour eleven locations in eleven towns across Wales, either side of 11.11 - the centenary of the Armistice that ended WW1. 

Heddwch Nain Mam-gu: Gwynedd Women launch peace campaign on International Womens Day

A world-wide campaign is being launched by a group of Gwynedd women to commemorate thousands of women who signed a peace petition following the First World War. The ‘Heddwch Nain/Mam-gu’ (Grandma’s Peace) launch will be held to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th of March, with a photography exhibition and workshops at Oriel Caffi Croesor, Croesor, Snowdonia.

Remembering our Mothers - Caernarfon Events

On November 10th and 11th, members of the Cymdeithas y Cymod with the support of Wales for Peace met in Caernarfon, to remember the women peace builders of Wales. There were 70 people together over the two days. As well as remembering their relatives lost in the war, they remembered the depth of the loss to their grandmothers.

Remembering for Peace, the women of North Wales moved by war

On November the 10th and 11th, members of Cymdeithas y Cymod, the Fellowship of Reconciliation in Wales will be meeting in Caernarfon to remember. As well as remembering their forefathers and grandfathers who were killed during wars, they will be recalling the depth of the loss suffered by their grandmothers. As a result these women deeply desired to create a world without war.

Welsh Book of Remembrance now searchable online from Remembrance Day 2017, after two years’ effort by volunteers

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 BookofRemembrance.Wales, following a 2 year project involving over 150 volunteers from communities across Wales, working with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and National Library of Wales and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Attitudes to Peace Survey

Wales for Peace Volunteer, Trystan Cullinan, has developed an Attitudes towards Peace survey for people across Wales and beyond to complete. 

'Women, War and Peace' Exhibition Launches for Summer at Senedd in Cardiff Bay

In the 100 years since the First World War, how have women in Wales felt the impact of war, and contributed to the search for peace? This is the question that WCIA's 'Wales for Peace' project explores with the world-renowned photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, in our latest exhibition: Women, War and Peace. The exhibition will be on display in the Senedd from August 8th 2017 to the end of September.

How are we Doing? Mid-Term External Evaluation praises ‘Wales for Peace’ Heritage Innovation

An external evaluation at the halfway point of the Wales for Peace programme has reported positive findings to WCIA and HLF – along with useful learning towards focusing work more deeply to deliver maximum impact through 2017-19.

Fighting for Peace: IWM Exhibition on Peace and Protest

WCIA Review of 'People Power: Fighting for Peace' Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum until 28th August 2017, and panel debate on the role and direction of protest in the UK.

Llangollen International Eisteddfod marks 70th Birthday celebrating Peace Heritage

In 1946, Welsh composer Gwynn Williams and British Council official Harold tudor set about organising Wales' first international festival of music and culture, with a mission to 'heal the effects of war' and promote intercultural celebration. Today it has grown to become a truly global event, attracting 5,000 performers a year from 50 countries.

Remembering for Peace: Book of Remembrance at Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey

 During July and August 2016, the national Book of Remembrance for WW1 will be exhibited at Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey in partnership with the Wales for Peace project, to coincide with the Eisteddfod coming to Anglesey for Summer 2017.

Belief & Action Workshop, Lampeter - 17th May 2017

Ffion Fielding, Wales for Peace Exhibitions and Engagement coordinator will share some of the stories that are coming to light, as well as introduce some of the digital tools that we are using to bring together Wales’ peace heritage. 

Celebrating the Message of Peace and Goodwill from the Youth of Wales to the Youth of the World

Equality for Young People is the theme of this year’s Message of Peace and Goodwill from the youth of Wales to the World, which will be broadcast from the Urdd Eisteddfod 2017 in Bridgend from 29 May - 3 June.

Belief into Action: Exhibition on the resistance of war

BELIEF AND ACTION: Exhibition explores resistance to war and questioning your conscience in the First World War and beyond.

The Welsh National Book of Remembrance on display at Narberth Museum

The Book has recently been ‘on tour’ and arrives at Narberth Museum on 9th February as the basis of a Remembering for Peace exhibition and programme of events. These will tell the story of the Book and some of the names within it, as well as developing some of the stories specifically relevant to Pembrokeshire.

Remembering for Peace: The Book of Remembrance at Narberth Museum

Remembering for Peace: the Book of Remembrance goes to Narberth Museum 

BELIEF AND ACTION: NEW exhibition explores resistance to war

Exhibition launch and first installation in St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd 5th – 13th November.

Youth take over Caernarfon for ‘Peace in Action’

Enterprising skills day puts young people in leadership of Wales’ Peace Heritage

Call out for volunteers as Poppies: Weeping Window comes to Caernarfon

Wales for Peace are recruiting a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver a world class visitor experience to everyone who visits the Poppies: Weeping Window sculpture during its time in Caernarfon – and to help with a broad programme of community events.

WW1 Conscientious Objectors - The impact on individuals eg poet TH Parry-Williams

Find out who were the Conscientious Objectors of Wales and uncover the impact being a CO had on the poet T H Parry-Williams.

'Dear Little Welsh Mother' - peace builders uncovered

“My Dear Little Welsh Mother…” hidden peace builders uncovered. Discover more about Mrs Tudor and Miss Williams of Caernarfon.


Wales Remembers those who stood against the First World War

Wales remembers those who stood against WW1: a trial copy of the ‘Pearce Register’ of Conscientious Objectors will be launched on the Eisteddfod field at Abergavenny on 4th August 2016

Temple of Peace tours

Join us for a guided tour of this historic building in Cardiff city centre, and find out about the role the Temple of Peace has played in the history of Wales' Peace Heritage since World War 1

#Somme100: Remembering for Peace

1st July 2016 marked the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. WCIA's #RememberingforPeace exhibition in Cardiff's Temple of Peace enables visitors to view Wales' WW1 Book of Remembrance, hear soldiers stories', and considers the lessons 100 years on.

#MoreinCommon: Temple of Peace marks life of Jo Cox MP

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs is moved to be able to host #MOREINCOMMON, a festival of action to celebrate the life of Jo Cox MP this Wednesday.

Women's Peace March 1926 Remembered at Penygroes

Penygroes Women's Peace March - Dilys unveils plaque1926 Women's Peace March remembered at Penygroes

90th Anniversary Exhibition of Aberystwyth Peace Congress

HH-aberystwyth conference crop.jpgWhen the League of Nations Conference came to Aberystwyth 1926 - An exhibition to tell the story.

Urdd Eisteddfod, Flintshire 30th May - 4th June 2016

Join Wales for Peace to celebrate the Story of the Message of Peace and Goodwill - and shape the future of the message.

Rhyl and Wales welcome to Belgian refugees WW1 lecture

Discover more about the welcome to Belgian refugees in Wales and Rhyl - public lecture 24-5-2016 by C Declercq and A Vitti.

Flintshire Memorials Lecture at Bodelwyddan Exhibition

 Moving Flintshire war memorials lecture at Bodelwyddan exhibition launch.

Bodelwyddan Remembering for Peace Exhibition

Remembering for Peace Exhibition at Bodelwyddan Castle from 30th of April to the 19th of June with opening and lecture on Flintshire War Memorials on 30th of April.

Report on 'Opposition to WW1' lecture by Rupert Gude

Enthusiastic response & discussion following lecture on 'Opposition to WW1 in Britain' lecture

Opposition to WW1 in Britain - a community lecture

road to peace posters

A community lecture organised by Wales for Peace dealing with the divergent opinions in the Opposition to WW1 in Britain will be held at Y Morlan, Aberystwyth at 2pm 16th of March 2016.

International Women's Day: Remembering Wales' Peace Builders

On International Women's Day, 8 March 2016, Wales for Peace are spotlighting the central role women of Wales have played in the search for peace - and in preparing to mark the 90th Anniversary of the (May 1926) North Wales Peace Pilgrimage, WCIA are launching a call for communities and individuals to share 'Hidden Herstories' of peace. 

Marking the Centenary of Conscription: Lecture on Objection to WW1 in Wales

On March 2nd 1916 - centenary of military conscription for WW1 - Aled Eirug gives a public lecture in Aberystwyth exploring Welsh opposition to the First World War, and decisions of conscience and choice.

Transcription workshop: Glamorgan Archives, 4th March - volunteers needed!

The work of transcribing the 35,000 names listed in the National Book of Remembrance for the First World War is well underway, and the next workshop will take place at the Glamorgan Archives, Leckwith, Cardiff on Friday, 4th March, 10am - 4pm.


Belgian Refugees in Wales: Calling Hidden Histories

Wales for Peace in partnership with the David Davies Memorial Institute at Aberystwyth University have launched a call to gather together the 'hidden histories' of over 4,500 Belgian Refugees for Wales became home through the First World War - stimulated by a public lecture by leading experts on the topic, Christophe Declercq.  

Belgian Refugees Lecture, 17th February 2016, Aberystwyth

Belgian Refugees in Wales in WW1 and relevance today - Christophe Declercq 17th Feb 2016 Lecture, Aberystwyth.

Heritage Collection Goes Public at Open Day

Public to record the history of soldiers from WW1 and the peace heritage of Wales.

Your chance to register.

'Remembering for Peace' Exhibition opens in Aberystwyth

The Remembering for Peace exhibition takes place at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth from 16 January - 9 April, 2016.

Looking forward to 2016: Remembering for Peace and uncovering hidden histories

A seasonal opportunity to uncover family and community history and make a New Year’s resolution to engage with the Wales for Peace project in 2016. What is the impact of war, and what has Wales done for peace? 

Poppies to be 'centrepiece for Peace' at Caernarfon Castle for 2016

WCIA's Wales for Peace project are delighted to have been successful in a joint bid with Caernarfon Castle, CADW and the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum to bring the iconic Tower of London Poppies to Wales for Remembrance Day 2016.

White Poppies in Aberystwyth - The Story

Cllr Alun Williams explains how Aberystwyth Town Council showed leadership in preparation for Remembrance Day 2015

Successful Schools Conference 2015 Remembering For Peace

High Praise for Students at Wales for Peace Schools Conference

Launch of 'Digital Act of Remembrance' and call for volunteers

The World War One Welsh Book of Remembrance is to be made accessible online, with the help of volunteers across Wales who are invited to be part of the Wales for Peace project’s ‘modern day act of remembrance’ with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and National Library for Wales.

#RememberingforPeace - Programme for Remembrance Day 2015

Wales for Peace marked Remembrance Day 2015 with an ambitious programme of partnership events, encouraging #RememberingforPeace - and bringing the WW1 Book of Remembrance to public view for the first time in 75 years.

Remembering the fallen yesterday and today

Cardiff, 11 Nov 2015

Wales Peace Institute publishes militarisation report

National Eisteddfod, Montgomeryshire, August 2015 

International Volunteers inspire Wales' Peace Garden

UNA Exchange have this August been hosting volunteers from around the world for a 2 week 'peace camp' in Cardiff, during which - as part of the Wales for Peace project - they are developing the Garden of Peace.

"A Oes Heddwch?": Peace at the National Eisteddfod

National Eisteddfod, Montgomeryshire, August 1-6 2015

Urdd Eisteddfod Launches involvement in Wales for Peace

Caerphilly, 27 May 2015

A Different Take on Remembrance - Pierhead Project Launch

A Different Take on Remembrance, as New 'Wales for Peace' Project Launches

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