Weeramantry International Centre For Peace Education and Research

Linked with Judge C. G. Weeramantry – Sri Lanka, with Arms Control Today,
and with Arms Control Association.

Promoting Peace Through Intercultural Understanding“. Founder and Chairman of the Board: Judge Christopher Gregory Weeramantry. The Centre is founded on the philosophy that peace education is the most urgent need of the hour if the world is to be saved from violence and war. Misunderstanding and cross cultural ignorance are the root causes of war, and an urgent program of peace education is the only means of averting a global catastrophe. To this end the Centre has launched a series of projects ranging from school level to the level of professionals and academics both nationally and internationally. Established as recently as 2001 the Centre already has a substantial record of achievements as well as an ambitious program of future activities. (text).

Activities; one exemple – Multicultural Youth Camps: Youth camp for fifty, (50) children from multi-ethnic and multi-religious backgrounds was organised in association with the Institute of Integral Education, Piliyandala August 2002. Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim children were taught about each other’s cultural traditions for two days, placed in each other’s houses for five days and brought together again for two days. This was a great success and the children have expressed the view that they are friends for life. (text and photo).

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