Peace in my Heart
Peace in this Place
Peace in our Land
And throughout the World
Peace

(The Peace Mantra)

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A very warm welcome to the UK Peace Foundation. We have created this website so as to provide a free (re)source of inspiration and encouragement for all who are interested in cultivating peace.

Our approach to peace is encapsulated in the Peace Mantra, which is displayed at the top of this page. We believe that each one of us has the ability and the responsibility to cultivate peace within ourselves and our communities, and then to radiate it out into the environment, nation, and the whole world. We believe that this 'inside-out' approach makes it much more likely that lasting peace can be maintained. However, this approach is no soft option as it calls for a good deal of patience and perseverance.

We have no merchandise to sell, as our Peace Mantra postcards are free to all who wish to receive them. If you wish to make a donation, as some people kindly do, you can find further details on the Contact Us page. 

You are welcome to print off any of the website material, but if sharing it with others, we ask you out of courtesy to acknowledge where it has come from.

Please scroll down to find the following items:
       What is the UK Peace Foundation?
       The significance of the Foundation's logo
       We are helping two Syrian families at the moment
       Other things we have been doing recently
       We welcome an exchange of experiences and ideas

                                      

bullet point What is the UK Peace Foundation?
We are a non-commercial organisation, free of any political or spiritual bias. Our purpose is to support and encourage all who desire peace, and who want to help bring it into being.

We believe that all of us can take practical measures, however small, to cultivate peace within ourselves, and spread it out into our communities, into our land, and throughout the world.

Our 'inside-out' approach to peace is reflected in the Peace Mantra, which is displayed at the top of this page. It contains the realisation that peace begins with each one of us; we cannot expect others to pursue peace unless we are prepared to set our own house in order. You can read more about the mantra by clicking on the following buttons to the left of this page: The Peace Mantra, Peace in my Heart, Peace in this Place, Peace in our Land, and Peace in our World.

bullet point The significance of the Foundation's logo
Our logo has been created by Pharic. It reflects the twin aspects of the Mantra: the journey within (spiral) and the radiating outwards (like flower petals or sun-rays):-
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bullet point We are helping two Syrian families at the moment
For the past eighteen months or so we have been doing all we can to support two Syrian families who have had to abandon their homes and possessions and flee the country, owing to the civil war. The support we have been able to give has been a mixture of financial help, empathic listening, offering encouragement, and heartfelt prayer. Some of the help has come from generous donations made by various people, including family members and friends, either via the UK Peace Foundation, or to Barrie and myself personally to pass on.

This support has really helped to make a positive difference, but we are ever mindful of the fact that there are literally millions of other people who are in similar need of help.


bullet point Other things we have been doing recently
Since our formation six years ago, we have been
    - offering a series of support sessions for those who are new to meditation
   - creating and distributing freely a series of four Peace Mantra postcards (the latest design came out in 2013)
   - writing to a number of UK politicians and world leaders, encouraging them to continue and deepen their commitment towards peace
   - making donations to various organisations helping to bring together communities torn apart by war or conflict
   - holding a number of activities - such as a sponsored walk and a peace vigil - to help raise public awareness of peace
   - setting up a peace meditation and discussion group (this is not meeting at present)
   - forming links with a number of organisations and individuals who are helping to bring about peace
   - creating and maintaining this website, with much valued professional help from Pharic, and with suggestions and contributions from many parts of the world.

                             

bullet point We welcome an exchange of experiences and ideas
We realise that everyone has their own 'take' on how to establish and maintain peace, and that much can be gained through mutual sharing and dialogue. So p
lease let us know by emailing ukpeacefoundation@live.co.uk  or via the Contact Us page if
   - you would like to give any constructive feedback about this website
   - you have any peace writings, peace 'news', quotations, or recommended books or practices you would like to share
   - you would like to receive some Peace Mantra postcards (these are free)
   - you would like to discuss any issues about meditation
   - you would like to recommend a link (please bear in mind our policy is to forge links only with not-for-profit organisations which are politically and spiritually unbiased)

If the above link does not automatically open your email client, please copy the email address 
ukpeacefoundation@live.co.uk and paste it into another window.
 

You can find out more by clicking the buttons on the left. Many of the pages are updated regularly; in particular it is worth keeping a close watch on the Latest News page.

Thank you for your interest; we hope you will leave this site feeling inspired, encouraged and 'enabled'.

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