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Peace Event Sarajevo 2014

Dear Madam / Sir,

Dear Colleagues,

Dear Friends of Peace,

In 7 days the largest international peace gathering of the year will begin, bringing together reflections on and analyses of the political situation with the current challenges and actions regarding peace and the threats to peace all around our world.

Over 190 workshops, the Round Table discussions, the Peace Assembly and the opening and closing events will all deal with a range of aspects of creating peace in the face of global challenges such as climate change and food crises. They will discuss the topics of violence and oppression, with the aim of developing alternatives such as non-violence and civil conflict resolution and then ensuring their political acceptance – in spite of the political culture worldwide which almost exclusively relies on war and violence.

Together with affected people from the region we want to continue the process of dealing with the terrible war in and over Yugoslavia. Here we also hope to learn lessons for our local and global peacework.

A selection of events and actions will also serve to allow us to express our solidarity with the victims of the devastating flooding in the region.

The diversity of cultural events characterising the peace event ranges from interesting exhibitions through workshops to cultural challenges and open air concerts. Culture is inseparably connected to our commitment to peace.

A youth camp will lend its own substantive and action-oriented character to this commitment, providing a large discussion forum for young people from Europe and beyond. There are still places free!

Colourful, varied, international and pluralist – our peace event will bring together history and current affairs, analysis and action.

The chances for international dialogues and encounters are varied and will include the people from Sarajevo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Whitsun 2014 - it is well worth visiting Sarajevo from June 6-9!

For further information, more details of the plans, and an overview of the abundance of events, please visit the website:

www.peaceeventsarajevo2014.eu

Not yet registered? The please register now! Quickly and easily at www.peaceeventsarajevo2014.eu/registration-peace-event-june-2014.html or by e-mail to: registration@peaceeventsarajevo2014.eu.

Then you will be informed of all the current news and you help the organisers to solve the considerable logistics of an event such as this festival.

If you still have questions, please contact: info@peaceeventsarajevo2014.eu

It really is worth participating in this huge demonstration of our desire for peace and our rejection of war and violence. It is worth helping to bring about the breakthrough we need towards a culture of peace!

Peace and disarmament demand movement – June 2014 in Sarajevo is the place to act for peace.

Hopefully together with you!

We hope to see many of you reading this letter in Sarajevo,

Kristine Karch (Network No to war – no to NATO),

Lucas Wirl (INES),

Reiner Braun (IPB/IALANA),

and everyone else who is also actively contributing to the international organisation of the peace event Sarajevo.

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