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An update from Nepal: September 2020

Thanks to all of your kind donations to our Go Fund Me campaign we were able to send some immediate financial support to the community in Dang, Nepal. We have received an update from Bhola Ji and we wanted to share his message of thanks with you all… Dear Joan ji and friends of Australia, […]

Children’s Peace Home update

The orphan children of Children’s Peace Home, Dang are painting their newly built hostel. How nice!!! They are homeless but not hopeless; they have terrible history but a beautiful future too. Thanks sent from Dr CM Yogi for the wonderful support.

Nepal Trip 2018

Joan O’Connor has recently led a group of 11 people from GCP around Nepal to introduce them to the programs and distribute resources to the Shanti Sewa Ashram, three schools and the Children’s Peace Home under the direction of Dr Chintamani Yogi. “I am delighted to have led this group of amazing volunteers around our […]

Cultivating Values in Children

Article by Dr Chintamani Yogi Our dream is children. Dedication of our whole life is for the children. Every parents want to see their children happy, healthy and prosperous. Even animals are dedicated for their children. Its the system and ideals of a nice family. We get love, blessing, care and nurture from our parents […]

More news from the girls home in Nepal

Works continue on the girl’s home in Nepal and more progress has been made over the past couple of months. It’s wonderful to see the building taking shape and to witness the community coming together to create this important space for young Nepali women.  

Girls Home Update

Bhola has sent us another update on the building of the Girls’ Home. More incredible progress has been made and we are so grateful to all those who have contributed towards this project! Namaskar from CPH Dang! We are axpecting that the Ground floor will be finished in 15 days time then painting and wiring […]

Another building update from Nepal

The buildings are really starting to take shape now – amazing progress has been made on the Girls Home. Thanks again to Bholanagth Yogi for sharing these images with us. 

Thanks from Nepal

We received some lovely messages from Nepal this past week and had to share them with you all! Bholanagth Yogi has sent his gratitude and thanks to all the wonderful supporters who are contributing to the building of the new Girls Home in Nepal and has shared these heartfelt messages of thanks from some of the girls […]

An update on building works in Nepal

Thanks to the generous contributions from our community there have been some great advancements in the building works for the new Girls Home in Nepal. Our thanks to Bholanagth Yogi for sharing some images with us.

What peace means to children

Today is International Day of Peace so what better time to reflect on what peace means to our future generations… Being kissed goodnight At least one hug a day Getting Dorothy back The angel in my heart A warm bed to dream in Using your voice for good Sending all soldiers home to their families Knowing […]

2016 Reconciliation Peace Walk

GCP and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield held their 2016 Reconciliation Peace Walk yesterday in celebration of Reconciliation Week. It was a privilege to have Margaret and Bonny Brodie lead the Peace Walk across the Jervois Bridge to Laterlare Park where Margaret gave a welcome to country and shared her story.  More than 1500 people attended this […]

Peace is Personal Exhibition Launch

GCP proudly opened our inaugural Peace is Personal art exhibition launch at the Black Diamond Gallery in Port Adelaide on Sorry Day in Reconciliation Week last week. The exhibition is filled with wonderful paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs from artists of all ages; each one of them a fitting and personal response to peace. We’d like to extend a huge thank […]

Peace is Personal Exhibiton

The inaugural Peace is Personal exhibition will be opening next Thursday May 26th, at 11am at Black Diamond Gallery. Please join us, we’d love to see you there!

Peace is Personal

These senior students at Gilles Plains Primary School are sharing their initial ideas about what peace is personal means to them. They drew a representation of the visual that came to mind when they thought about the concept of personal peace. A collation of their ideas will combine to produce 2 original artworks for the […]

GCP announces their Incorporation

GCP founder Joan O’Connor is proud to announce the official incorporation of Global Communities for Peace Pty Ltd, effective from 29th February 2016. After much discussion the decision to undertake the lengthy process of incorporation was made in 2015 and we are pleased to have finalised this process prior to embarking on work for our planned events for 2016. Our […]

GCP wins Australia Day Award for best community event of the year!

Article by Janet Taylor, Port Adelaide Enfield Council Global Communities for Peace are proud to host an annual Peace Walk event for Reconciliation Week with the support of Port Adelaide Enfield Council. In 2015 we began the event with the official launch of the second book in the “Stolen” series, which highlights loss of culture for the Aboriginal community. The book […]

Dr Yogi visits HVP Dang, Nepal

Dr Yogi has recently returned from a visit to the children of HVP Dang with messages of peace and hope as they reflect on their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Their faces speak volumes, such a hopeful and happy group, our thoughts are with them all.

Exciting news from Dr Yogi in Nepal

Today I would like to share a very good news with you all about further development of grand land project of our Peace Service Center/Ashram. You all know that now Nepal is going through a hardest time of the history, very painful daily life for all; especially for the Earthquake victims… but we cant solve any […]

Thank you

As 2015 draws to a close we wish to thank all our peace partners for their ongoing support and valuable expertise in making this world a better place for our children and young people to thrive and become the future peace ambassadors for our world. In 2016 our aim is to continue to develop respectful partnerships […]

Training, Development and Mentorship Program

GCP Founder Joan O’Connor is currently working with a university team, delivering a training, development and mentoring program to visiting fellows from Mongolia and Indonesia. The women are all leaders who were chosen from their communities and are discussing gender equality, women’s empowerment and entrepreneurial leadership in the workplace, through the Australian Asia/Pacific Fellowship Program.  

2016 Peace Walk Planning

We’re excited to announce that 2016 Peace Walk event planning has begun, with the addition of a new initiative called the GCP “Peace is Personal” Art Exhibition, leading into Reconciliation Week and culminating with the Peace Walk on June 1st 2016. Stay tuned for more info!