PeaceQuest is thrilled to be supporting this conference organized by Quaker youth! We will be leading one workshop at the Peterborough, ON location and Jamie Swift will be speaking in one of the feature presentatons to be streamed to both locations. All the details about the workshops and itinerary can be found at the Conference Website.
We have made travel bursaries available to all non-Quaker youth seeking to attend this conference!
There is lots of room in the conference and the application window is narrow (due April 1st!), so please don’t hesitate to apply! Travel bursaries are limited, but we will do our best to help everyone who applies.
When: April 24-26, 2015
Where: Sadleir House, Nogojiwanog (Peterborough, Ontario) AND O.U.R Ecovillage, Shaanii’us (Shawnigan Lake, BC).
Why: Youth in Canada, and particularly young people of faith, are increasingly concerned about militarism in our society, and how this affects them. We hope that youth from your community will be able to join us to discuss the presence of militarism in our lives and envision a future where war is no longer an answer.
What: The Youth and Militarism Conference hopes to bring together dedicated and interested youth to discuss and learn about militarism in Canada, to gather wisdom from one another, and to build a common and effective voice to create change. Workshops will cover topics such as:
– Christian Peace Maker teams
– Peacebuilding opportunities and skills
– Community action and event planning
– The criminalization of dissent
– The militarization of police
– The military in universities and schools
– Ties between food systems and war
– Food as a form of resistance
– Restorative justice
– Nonviolent communication
– Countering militarism by cultivating peace
– History of peace movements in Canada
– and more!
Who: This conference, organized by Young Adult Quakers with support from Canadian Quakers, is open to Youth across Canada aged 15-35. We hope that youth from many walks of life and different faith traditions will attend and share their wisdom and experiences with us.
Cost: A $65 conference fee will cover housing and food for the weekend. Travel funding is available for Quaker Youth (provided by Education and Outreach Committee of Canadian Yearly Meeting) and for non-Quaker participants (provided by PeaceQuest).