Our vision...

To inspire a new generation of internationalists through learning from Wales' peace heritage... the individuals, communities and movements who have championed Wales' peacebuilding role in the world, from the First World War to today.

Peace Mural by artist Laura Sorvala, capturing young people's discussions around issues of war and peace at the launch of the Wales for Peace project on Remembrance Day, 11th November 2014.

Why 'Wales for Peace'?

In 1922, the very first Message of Peace and Goodwill was broadcast by the children of Wales to the rest of the world. It contained a straightforward wish – a world where there is:

"no need for any of us, as we grow older, to show our pride for the country in which we were born by going out to hate and to kill one another”

Today, the horrors of war are still at the forefront of people’s minds, from the centenary commemorations of the First World War to the devastating conflicts in Syria and elsewhere. The children of Wales have yet to see their wish fulfilled, and the pursuit of peace has continued to be an important part of the nation’s story in the last 100 years. Our project, Cymru dros Heddwch / Wales for Peace, will shed light on this story, addressing one previously unanswered question:

In the 100 years since World War 1, how has Wales contributed to the search for peace?

Working with our experienced partners, schools and youth groups groups, and volunteers throughout Wales, we will support local communities to explore their heritage. Our travelling exhibitions will bring together elements from the whole project, as wee seek to tell the story of Wales and peace from 1914 to the present day.

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Our Team

WCIA have brought together an expert team of peace builders with diverse skills and backgrounds to lead the Wales for Peace project.

Meet the Team

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Our Partners

Wales for Peace is a partnership between 10 of Wales' leading organisations, with a mission to explore and share our peace heritage. 

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Remembering for Peace

We will digitise Wales’ national Books of Remembrance for the two World Wars, and support people to uncover the stories behind the names...

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The Peace Builders

The Peace Builders of Wales have been musicians and poets, pacifists and conscientious objectors, politicians and community leaders... 

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Peace Now

We will engage people in discussions about how conflict and peace have shaped Wales today. We will work with multicultural communities...

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Future Generations

We want to inspire a new generation of internationalists through heritage to work for a peaceful future, and will use Wales’ peace heritage...

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