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Global Movement for the Culture of Peace

Call for Information and/or RSVP at 508-753-4172 or 508-245-6843 

Institute for Global Leadership 15th Anniversary Fall Events—RSVP by 10/30 to Virginia Swain at 508-245-6843 (more information in link)

Read the Media-Culture of Peace Press Release8-20-2013.pdf

Read the GMCOPFinal Invitation.rtfd/Culture of Peace Invitation.pdf

The Culture of Peace Initiative Events (2007-2008)

(click here for more information on the initiative or to read the 2007 press release)

November 13-14, 2007: Launch of the Initiative: Presentations by Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former United Nations Under-Secretary General, The Least Developed Countries


Read Ambassador Chowdury's Address, Building a Culture of Peace.


Tuesday, November 13, 1:00- 3:00 p.m: Building a Culture of Peace. North-South Auditorium, Student Center, Worcester State College. For information, contact Dr. Carlos Fontes at; 508-929-8716.


Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 p.m: Culture of Peace: The Need of Our Time. Worcester Committee on Foreign Relations. Worcester Club, Oak and Elm Streets, $30 includes dinner and presentation. For more information, contact Hank Rose at or 508-791-0761 by November 9.


Wednesday, November 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m: Building a Culture of Peace, Zecco Performing Arts Center, Anna Maria College. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Boover by November 9 at or 508- 849-3431.


Other Initiative Events:


November 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m: Why Mission Statements Matter, Virginia Swain at Fallon Clinic, 640 Lincoln Street, Worcester. Sponsored by the Worcester Learning Group. RSVP by November 25 to


December 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m: Culture of Peace Café and Silent Auction, Bancroft Room, First Unitarian Church,

90 Main Street, Worcester. Introducing “Men Who Cook for Peace: Nonviolence, Respect, Tolerance, Solidarity and Environment.” Facilitators: Michael Halperin, Director Customer Service Excellence, Fallon Clinic, and Virginia Swain. For more information, go to Please bring food and drink for community meal. RSVP by December 2 to 508-753-4172, ext. 3. Click Here to download and print the flyer.


Saturday, January 5, 2008  1-5 PM: Imaging A Culture of Peace in Our Neighborhoods and the World, First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester. Free and open to the public. Reinaldo Rivera, US Department of Justice and Dr. Michael Britton will be the speakers at this interactive intergenerational event for people 8-108. RSVP to Virginia Swain 508-753-4172 ext 3.

January 9, 2008, 4:30-7:30 PM: A Culture of Peace in Our Neighborhoods Café and Silent Auction: Inviting Families to Dialogue and Cook for Nonviolence, Respect, and Care for the Earth. All Saints Church, 10 Irving Street, Worcester, Free. Bring food and drink for a community meal. RSVP to Virginia Swain by January 8, at 508-753-41723 ext 3 or, or go to Click Here to read the flyer.

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 7-9 PM: Why Mission Statements Matter, Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester. Free. An interactive workshop to explain the importance of a personal mission statement as an important way to bring focus to your deepest dreams and yearnings about your life and work.  RSVP to Virginia Swain at 508-753-4172, ext 2.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 5:30-8:30 PM: Building a Community of Worcester Residents Committed to Change. Fallon Clinic Training Center, 640 Lincoln Street, Worcester. We will be using World Cafe for A Greater Worcester Community Building Change Café for people interested in positive change. The meeting is free for members and $20 for nonmembers; food is included.


February 20-22, 2008, Wednesday-Friday: Designing and Implementing Interventions to Reverse and Revise Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Peace: Connecting Climate Change, Peace, Human Rights and Universal Values. 777 United Nations Plaza, New York City, NY and the United Nations; $495 with $25 materials fee. RSVP by January 21 at 508-753-4172 with $195 deposit. Balance due February 5. Visa and Mastercard Available. Checks should be payable to the Center for Global Community and World Law, 210 Park Avenue, Suite 299, Worcester, MA 01609-2246. For more information, Click Here.


March 31-April 5, 2008, Monday-Saturday: Introduction to Interfaith Dialogue on Religion and Conflict: Untangling the Roots of Conflict. A facilitated discussion and webcast of this regional conference of the Trinity Instituteto be held at Anna Maria College. Time TBA. Contact Virginia Swain at 508-753-4172, ext. 3 or


Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 5:30-8:30 PM: Immigration with a Heart Cafe': Dialogue to De-politicize Immigration and Give it a Human Face. Fallon Clinic Training Center. Space limited- Early RSVP requested! Call Virginia Swain at 508-753-4172. More...


Tuesday-Wednesday, April 22-23, 2008: The United Nations and the Harmonization of Nations Times TBA. Call Virginia Swain at 508-753-4172.


Saturday, May 3, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM: Writing a Personal Mission Statement, Higgins Conference Center, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester. Participants will reflect on their core gifts and talents and form a one-sentence mission statement to articulate how they can make a difference in their life and work. An opportunity to begin the process of living your dreams. $95 for program; RSVP by February 15 with full payment. Call Virginia Swain at 508-753-4172.


Friday, May 9, 2008: WCAA-TV Televisions Show "Imagine Worcester," featuring Ambassador Anwaral K.Chowdhury with Worcester Youth. Times TBA.

Special Events of Ambassador Chowdhury's Visit, Saturday, May 8-10, 2008: Press Release

Thursday, May 8, 2008:  Arts Evening and Reception with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury at DZian Gallery, 6:30-8:30 PM, RSVP to Lisa Johnson at 508-284-8259 or More...

Friday, May 9, 2008: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury speaks on Building a Culture of Peace:
  • Nelson Place School, Worcester
    Algonquin High School, Northborough
  • St. Mark’s School, Southborough






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