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Spirit of Peace Bring & Share Community Supper

Fair Shares - What's a Community Time Bank?
How you can be part of it?

Monday 10th October 2016
7pm-9pm

The Friendship Cafe, Chequers Bridge, Painswick Road,
Gloucester GL4 6PR

What are time banks and how do they fit into our world of community building and opportunity? The first "time bank" was started by Fair Shares in the UK around 18 years ago. Gloucestershire is part of that initiative and has always been at the forefront of the timebanking movement.

Starting at 7pm on Monday 10th October, Gloucester based Fair Shares Time Broker Reyaz Limalia is guest speaker at the next Spirit of Peace community Bring & Share Supper at The Friendship Cafe, Chequers Bridge on Painswick Road, Gloucester GL4 6PR

Reyaz says, "Timebanking is a tool that brings people together. They exchange their skills and experiences helping to build on the strengths of the community. Please come along and find out how we have developed timebanking in Gloucestershire and how it's affected the lives of those involved. We will also have time for questions and discussions".

The evening is organised by UK registered charity Spirit of Peace in partnership with the Friendship Cafe Community.

Contributions of vegetarian and alcohol free food and drink for the supper are much appreciated. Everyone is welcome.

Admission is free but donations supporting the ongoing local and international peace work of Spirit of Peace are appreciated.

For more information: Neesa Copple (local coordinator) Tel: 01453 759 689 or Mobile: 07837 403 854 or email neesastroud@gmail.com.


Spirit of Peace Community Meal at Friendship Cafe

23rd May 2016

Peace ambassadorsWe had another inspiring meeting at the Friendship Café. Members of the community of the Grange, Newnham on Severn, came to celebrate and share their 'gold award' as Peace Ambassadors. The process has taken three years, supported by the Asha centre and Spirit of Peace. The prevailing mood of the ceremony was one of great joy and celebration. Each member of the community stepped forward and talked passionately and often movingly about their journey towards their award and why they believe they are truly Peace Ambassadors.

"because I bring love to all I meet", said one

"because I see beauty in everything and everyone", said another

One just reached out her arms and embraced the whole room, a gesture that was far more eloquent than a thousand words.

For me, the most poignant was a woman who talked about her work to combat hate crime against those with learning disabilities. She and some friends from the community speak on the radio and go to schools in Stroud and Gloucester to talk about the personal impact such abuse has had on their self esteem and confidence. "It was so good to be heard" she said to me.


Civil-isation - It's all about respect..

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Founded on the fundamental right of all to the dignity of respect, click here to learn more and become an advocate for this important work.


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