Welcome to the ministry for peace website
ministry for peace is an organisation working for the creation of structures within government, e.g. a Ministry for Peace, to transcend violent conflict, together with an independent civil society body working alongside it.
To work for peace is to work to transcend violence. The fundamental aim of a Ministry for Peace is to reduce violence, both in the UK and internationally.
We believe that peace is a subject like others, with theories and practices - somewhat like medicine. This is indicated, for instance, by the fact that there are now 800+ peace research institutes, 15,000 researchers and 450 academic peace studies programmes worldwide.
PUBLIC EXPENDITURE CUTS
We have produced two short films to-date, offering alternatives:
1. Imagining how money saved from the cancellation of the Trident nuclear missile system could be used instead to increase the basic State Pension:
TRANSCEND MEDIA SERVICE - Solutions-Oriented Peace Journalism
Read Johan Galtung (the father of peace studies) and other Transcend thinkers on
Galtung's New Year peace wishes for the world
A first in Parliament
An historic debate on conflict prevention - the first ever - was held in Parliament on February 9, 2010. All three of the Co-Chairs spoke, Simon Hughes,MP, John McDonnell MP, (Co-Founder of ministry for peace) and Gary Streeter MP.
Following the General Election the APPG on Conflict Issues has been re-started with the same three co-chairs.
To follow the activities of the APPG please go to: http://www.conflictissues.org.uk/.