A GLOBAL ORGANISATION NURTURING PEACE FROM THE 'GRASS ROOTS'
Peace World is the junior-level platform to execute the mandate of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace for promoting the social ministry of the Church in both theory and practice
Peace World emphasises the need for young people to build resilience and discipline, and to see themselves as citizens of the world. With the Peace World, we are forming a new generation of informed citizens, who are given a voice and a chance to initiate campaigns for worthy causes.
Peace World lessons are drawn from the Catholic Social Teaching and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Both have a lot in common. And although embedded in the Catholic tradition, the message communicated during our sessions is denominational neutral.
Conscious of the ‘Peace Badge’ they wear, which gives them status and responsibility, it is expected of our young students to maintain a dignified standard of behaviour at home, in the school and the community.
Knowledge is power, and with knowledge come the skills-set that will stand our young students in good stead in future life, for we believe that the quicker they learn the better.
ABOUT PEACE World
Peace World is an off-shoot of the mandate of the Justice and Peace Pontifical Council that targets young people in the school environment with the aim of promoting the social ministry of the Church in both theory and practice. It is a platform for learning about justice and peace issues as contained in the Catholic Social Teaching (CST), aimed at raising the aspirations of young people to engage with the world around them and hopefully, to make a difference
To raise the aspirations of our young students to engage with the world around them and to make a difference.
To provide a forum for all-round education that enables active participation in social action that will bring about positive changes in society.
We are guided by faith-inspired values in carrying out our tasks:
- Called to be instruments of Peace in our troubled world, we do what we can to promote good-neighbourliness.
- Make our Voices heard in the way society is being organised and so contribute to its sustainable growth for our future.
- Undertake practical acts of love, compassion and friendship to any of the least of my brethren as Jesus Christ asks of us.