The summer of 2012 saw a burst of peace-making activities, building on Olympic and Paralympic values and open to all. We are building on the amazing sweep of enthusiasm built up that year.
We are all involved in building communities of trust. Some of us are faith-based, some of us include people of all religions and none and some of us are not faith-based. We want to encourage local groups to participate in their own way, widening the circle of participation to include as many communities as possible.
The London Peace Network was awarded the Truce Inspire Mark by London 2012.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said:
‘The London Peace Network is encouraging religious, multifaith and peace-making groups across the capital to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as the London Boroughs Faiths Network, we are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in peace-building activities and to leave a rich legacy into 2013 and beyond.’
The Network worked in partnership with government departments and public bodies during 2012-13 and we would like to develop these activities in future.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office – twinned activities here and in Pakistan. It is hoped that we’ll include similar work with groups in Sri Lanka, Ghana and Jamaica.
Department of International Development – assisting with our twinned projects and would like to work with us in future. The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development spoke at our Pakistan-UK London event in March 2013.
London 2012 – which awarded the Truce Inspire Mark to the London Peace Network
Get Set – LOCOG’s school’s programme
Our network is broad-based, informal and includes organisations which bring Londoners together and promote peace.
London Boroughs Faiths Network (Convener)