The London Peace Network is LBFN’s social lab for peace. To mark the International Day of Peace 2016, we made a beautiful film showing London’s places of worship as open and welcoming, not closed and fearful. The film was part of the Mayor of London’s #LondonIsOpen campaign. View the film here:
The London Peace Network was brought together by LBFN to support the Olympic Truce and to encourage local peace-building activities during 2012. It was one of only twenty groups nationally to be awarded the Truce Inspire Mark by London2012. Download the government’s report here.
LBFN was a member of the Foreign Office’s Olympic Truce Stakeholder’s Group 2011-2013 and the FCO supported our UK-Pakistan Minority-Majority Project, strengthening civil society in both countries and linking diaspora groups in the UK with active groups in Pakistan. Our film “Pakistan: the Pride & the Promise” was chosen for the Royal Society of Arts’ Pakistan Calling initiative and the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP and Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP spoke at the London event in March 2013.
The main focus is the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September each year. Local Islamic centres, synagogues, churches and other places of worship and community organisations open their doors and invite visitors to exchange messages of peace.
Flyers from 2013 can be downloaded here – the 2014 flyers will be available soon.
Flights for Peace saw participants flying across the Thames last year and we hope this will take place in 2014, too.