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Peace Fund Appeal

Please consider contributing to our 2012 Peace Fund Appeal. Contributions made will go towards the work of Pace e Bene in Australia which is promoting the spirituality and practice of nonviolence in our communities. Gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible! Payment Details: Cheques can be made out to Pace e Bene Australia, and sent […]

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(National) Nonviolent Leadership for Interfaith Peacebuilders 2012

Applications are now open for this highly anticipated and incredible program that Pace e Bene Australia are offering in 2012. You can find all the information at the Project website.

Kathy Kelly Tour

Pace e Bene Australia is proud to announce that Kathy Kelly as the 2011 Inspirator.  Kathy will be touring Australia speaking and leading retreats – for more information and tour dates, head to the tour website.

Melbourne Peace Events Coming Up

7am Sun 20th March – 10am Mon 21st March (Melb times) Afghan New Year Global Day of Listening (Time for Australians to talk is 12midday Sun ) International Phone Link up Join at http://globaldayoflistening.org/DayOfListening_Schedule_.html Monday 21st March, 5-7pm (+8-9.30pm) Solidarity Vigil with Afghanistan Action On the 21st March, the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, with international […]

The Waihopai Ploughshares take issue of New Zealand spy base to court

The jury trial of three Ploughshares peace activists, Adrian (Adi) Leason, Peter Murnane and Sam Land is being held in Wellington, New Zealand this week. People are coming from around New Zealand and Australia to support them and to give voice to the issue behind their trial—the need to close the Waihopai Spy Base and […]

Interview with Gene Sharp

I am a huge fan of Gene Sharp, Director of the Albert Einstein Institution and the world’s leading scholar of the politics of nonviolent struggle. He literally wrote the book on the topic! How someone who’s books have been used as training manuals for democratic revolutions and other nonviolent campaigns of worldwide significance has been ignored […]

Obama’s Nobel War speech: What if?

What if Obama had made a study of the few places nonviolence was tried against Hitler (like in Denmark) and successfully halted Hitler’s armies and saved the lives of 7,000 Jews? What if instead of merely quoting the Balkans, Obama made a real study of the nonviolent movement “Otpor!” that brought down Slobodan Milosevic? What if Obama fought terrorism by taking the billions in his war budget (which exceeds that of George W. Bush), and invested it in grassroots community development, health care, and education in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq (and at home)?