JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENING WITH SCILLA ELWORTHY

23 Feb 2018 - 19:00

Berkeley, CA

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENING WITH SCILLA ELWORTHY

She will share insights from her new book

The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War

7:00 pm, Friday, February 23

Berkeley Friends Church
1600 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA (North Berkeley BART)

Light refreshments will be served

Come hear Scilla Elworthy, a world-renowned, peace practitioner from Great Britain. Dr Elworthy describes 25 proven systems that effectively prevent armed conflict and build peace and security. She documents how we could build the structures and systems for building real peace and security for everyone on the planet at a very small fraction of what the world spends on wars and preparations for wars every year.

1. WHY WAR CONTINUES

War makes a few people extremely rich, and makes billions of people extremely poor. Every year, the world spends about $2 trillion on wars.Those who thrive in war are not only arms manufacturers but also people traffickers, arms smugglers, money launderers, drug dealers.

2. HOW PEACE CAN BE BUILT

This book describes and references at least 25 proven systems that effectively prevent armed conflict and build safety at local, national and international levels.

3. WHAT IT WILL COST

Armed conflict causes massive economic losses every year, yet peace-building and peace-keeping are grossly under-funded. For less than $2 billion a year, we could be more secure than spending $2 trillion a year on wars and preparations for war.

4. WHO CAN DO IT

The book outlines what you can do to prevent violence and armed conflict: 10 actions to take in your community, 14 actions to take nationally and 7 actions to take internationally.

SCILLA ELWORTHY, PhD has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. She founded Peace Direct in 2003 to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas, and was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’. She co-founded Rising Women Rising World in 2014 and advises the leadership of selected international corporations; her TED talk on nonviolence has been viewed by over 1,300,000 people. See: www.scillaelworthy.com

Sponsored by Peace Direct, an international organization dedicated to supporting local people to stop war and build lasting peace. (www.peacedirect.org)

For Questions, contact David Hartsough at Davidrhartsough@gmail.com

 

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