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24 November 2006


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Tom Pouncey, an Ackworth School sixth form student, describes the PeaceJam conference in Denver, USA

Recently, I was offered the chance to attend a conference in Bradford, headed by a Nobel Peace Laureate
  • Despite the frankly cringe-worthy name of the group that had organised the event, PeaceJam, I felt that it would be worth it simply to hear Mairead Corrigan Maguire speak on her actions in Northern Ireland, a decision that I felt was vindicated

  • PeaceJam was an organisation founded in America ten years ago by Ivan Suvanjieff and Dawn Gifford Engle, who felt that the best way to encourage the world's youth to aim for peace would be to have Nobel Peace Laureates to speak to them, to act as examples, and to show that, in many cases, the Laureates were simply people motivated to take action for a cause they felt was important
  • Students were also asked to work on a project that would work to promote peace in their area

  • Tom Pouncey

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