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2018 International Essay Contest for Young People: “The Change I Want to Make.”

The responses are considered, based on personal experiences, and, inspiringly, many of these young people write of their projects, already begun – these essays are not wishful thinking but examples of positive change in action.

Part 4. Empathy, as these essayists have shown, grows out of personal experience, and can heal negative perceptions, provide support and transform lives.

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Liz Mackley
Healing

2018 International Essay Contest for Young People: “The Change I Want to Make.”

The responses are considered, based on personal experiences, and, inspiringly, many of these young people write of their projects, already begun – these essays are not wishful thinking but examples of positive change in action.

Part 5. Our societies can become dysfunctional for so many reasons, on a continuum from lack of day-to-day communication through to civil war. Essayists share their thoughts and personal experiences, and the important role in healing of every individual.

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Liz Mackley
Equality

2018 International Essay Contest for Young People: “The Change I Want to Make.”

The responses are considered, based on personal experiences, and, inspiringly, many of these young people write of their projects, already begun – these essays are not wishful thinking but examples of positive change in action.

Part 3. Essayists reflect on issues of equality for women and the LGBT community. How their personal experiences fit within their national, or global, context.

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Liz Mackley
Social Equity through Education and Knowledge Sharing

2018 International Essay Contest for Young People: “The Change I Want to Make.”

The responses are considered, based on personal experiences, and, inspiringly, many of these young people write of their projects, already begun – these essays are not wishful thinking but examples of positive change in action.

Part 2. Essayists share their thoughts on excluded groups and how to include them, in order to create better societies, through education and knowledge sharing.

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Liz Mackley
All is One

2018 International Essay Contest for Young People: “The Change I Want to Make.”

The responses are considered, based on personal experiences, and, inspiringly, many of these young people write of their projects already begun – these essays are not wishful thinking but examples of positive change in action.

Part 1. On Earth, all life is one - humans cannot survive without the non-human. Essayists share their thoughts on how to protect other species and the environment.

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Liz Mackley
One Korea ~ One World

The World Peace Event was held in the Republic of Korea on 27th October 2018 and streamed live, for a worldwide audience to take part in a Global Synchronised Meditation. The border between the two Koreas is, as James Twyman put it: “One of the most disputed places on Earth, and is therefore, one of the most important places on Earth for us to inspire Peace.”

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Liz Mackley
May Peace be in Korea

To understand a country, or countries, it is important to know their story - how they came to be where they are today. Understanding leads to compassion, and reconciliation. Here we give a brief history of Korea, showing how empire building and the Cold War divided the peninsula into two separate countries.

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Liz Mackley
Armistice Day

One hundred years on from the armistice that ended the First World War, how has our world changed? Most of us, living in the United Kingdom, may feel that we live in a time of Peace. But is this true?

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Liz Mackley
Gratitude to Fungi

The first flush of autumn fungi, are, themselves, starting to decay, but whilst the mild weather continues, there are still lots to be seen. From tiny caps on delicate stems, to brightly coloured moulds, to clusters of frilled mushrooms blooming out of deadwood, to classic toadstools – broad and squat, parasoling the leaf-strewn ground. Fungi, neither plant nor animal, are in a Kingdom all of their own, and essential to all life on earth.

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Liz Mackley
Providing a Place of Love and Peace

Allanton World Peace Sanctuary hosted a group from the Scottish Guardianship Service for a weekend in September. This service supports unaccompanied minors and refugees, arriving in the UK on their own, who could feel isolated and frightened.

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Liz Mackley