Our vision is of people working together to build peaceful communities, helping our society to be more peaceful and so creating a more peaceful world.
Our work is grounded in the Quaker practices (known as testimonies) of peace, simplicity, truth, integrity, equality and the environment.
Peacemakers works for positive peace: more than the absence of conflict but the presence of peaceful beliefs and behaviours, of justice and inclusion as well as non-violence.
We respect every individual and value everyone’s contribution and actively reject discrimination of any kind.
We see education as a means of developing human potential, and healthy relationships as a foundation for learning.
We value quality in all our work and see learning as a lifelong experience. We are always seeking to improve our work, evaluation and innovation is therefore of central importance to us.
We value creativity in responding to the unique needs of each group.
- Our contribution to a more peaceful world is to work with people in different types of communities to create peace through exploring, learning about and practising peace. We have a particular emphasis on working with children and young people, especially in school communities.
- We support people within communities to build, strengthen and repair relationships at all levels.
- We equip them to deal non-violently and creatively with the inevitable conflicts that arise for us all.
- Our work centres on positive peace which is more than the absence of conflict it is the presence of peaceful beliefs and behaviours, of justice and inclusion as well as non-violence.