Anzac Day Reflection – Wed, 25 April 2018

The Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign (GCPC) invites the public to an Anzac Day Reflection on Wednesday 25 April 2018 between 10.30am and 11.30am in Richardson’s Lookout – Marrickville Peace Park (cnr Richards Avenue & Holt Crescent in Marrickville 2204). Refer to the map here.

GCPC was formed to confront many of the misconceptions about Australia’s war experience, especially those associated with the Anzac legend. We reject the view that the nation was born at Gallipoli, that our national identity was established in war time and that our national values are military values. Continue reading Anzac Day Reflection – Wed, 25 April 2018

ICAN awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

On October 6, 2017, the Norwegian Nobel Committee stated that ICAN had won the award “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition on such weapons.”1 Continue reading ICAN awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

International Day of Peace event held in Marrickville

Entrance columns in Marrickville Peace Park

This year the International Day of Peace (‘Peace Day’) will be observed around the world on Thursday 21st September. This day is devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

The theme for this year’s Peace Day is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” which aims to promote diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants. Continue reading International Day of Peace event held in Marrickville

UN adopts historic Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

A historic global agreement was reached at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, July 7, 2017 when 122 nations adopted a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, it will acquire legal force once 50 nations have signed and ratified it. Continue reading UN adopts historic Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week observed in Marrickville

Some Sorry Day Walk participants in Marrickville Peace Park.

To observe both National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, the Cooks River Valley Association (CRVA), supported by Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign, organised a walk along the Cooks River on Saturday 27 May.

National Sorry Day is a day that pays tribute to the Stolen Generations and their families. This year it commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home Report which was tabled in Federal Parliament on 26 May 1997. Continue reading Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week observed in Marrickville

Anzac Day Reflective Gathering – 25 April 2017

Peace Park Signage

During an Anzac Day address in 2013, the former Governor of Tasmania, the Hon. Peter Underwood AC, emphasised the following: “All our remembrances and honours are meaningless, unless we also vow to become resolute about peace because that is what those whom we remember and honour on this special day thought they were dying for.”1

In keeping with this memorable statement, an Anzac Day Reflection was held in Richardson’s Lookout – Marrickville Peace Park on Tuesday 25 April from 10.30am to 11.30am. Continue reading Anzac Day Reflective Gathering – 25 April 2017