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Monday, January 29, 2007

Peace Philosophy Centre and 2007 Plans

On January 1st, the new year 2007 started, and so did Peace Philosophy Centre.

Peace Philosophy Centre

  1. facilitates learning for peace and sustainability.
  2. creates space for leadership and growth.
  3. encourages open dialogue and equal participation.
  4. invites diverse opinions.
  5. involves people with all backgrounds.
  6. promotes peace through arts.
  7. supports peace by peaceful means.
  8. believes world peace and personal peace are inseparable.
  9. networks with like-minded people around the world.
  10. holds love, passion, well-being, trust, fun, and spirit as its core values.

In each or our events and projects, we have 'Peace Philosophers.' A Peace Philosopher is somebody who shares her/his knowledge, experience,and passion with participants. Peace Philosophers are with us to learn from us as much as we learn from them.

Here are Peace Philosophy Centre's or P-Phil's confirmed projects for the Year 2007, and we will add many more as we go along!

  • 'Peace Philosophy Salon' to be held on the second Saturday of each month (January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9,September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8 - no meeting July/August) 'Salon' is an informal meeting where we talk about various current issues such as peace, environment, food, and education. We may watch relevant videos. We do not have a specific 'Peace Philosopher' at our Salons, i.e. everyone is a equal contributor to the meeting. Sometimes we collaborate with other organizations in planning the Salon. Call 604-619-5627 for details.

  • We continue to support BAYT, or Bringing Asian Youths Together. On February 16th, BAYT will host a screening of the film Japan's Peace Constitution at UBC.

  • Promotion of composting and cleansing of our environment using EM, or Effective Microorganisms, as our approach to tackle the climate change.

  • Starting in March, we will screen the documentary film 'Annyong Sayonara' at different locations in Vancouver and beyond.

  • Peace Boat will come to Vancouver on May 18 and 19. I will board the Boat as a guest facilitator from Acapulco, Mexico on May 10. In Vancouver, we plan to facilitate a welcome-event for the Peace Boat participants, in collaboration with interested peace organizations in Vancouver.

See here for the details of the upcoming events.

If you would like to participate in events of Peace Philosophy Centre activities or get involved in any way, please email

Love and peace,

Satoko Norimatsu :)

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