Ottawa Peace Talks
As an international research and education institution, the Centre’s mandate is not only to produce research and analysis, but also to disseminate these knowledge products and make them relevant to different fields of practice. To meet this objective, the Centre regularly organizes public events to start the conversation around what makes societies more inclusive.
Organized under the theme, “Let’s build peace through diversity”, the Ottawa Peace Talks on April 19th aims to inspire reflection and discussion about how respect for diversity can promote more peaceful, inclusive societies, both in Canada and globally. This event marks the first time the Peace Talks are held in Canada. Speakers from diverse backgrounds will share their personal experiences, stories and ideas to highlight the importance of building peace through broad and diverse participation. The Ottawa Peace Talks will also look at the role of individual Canadians, and Canada as a whole, to support greater inclusion for peace at home and at the global level. Register to watch the livestream here.
Twitter campaign: What is pluralism?
What does “pluralism” mean? Many people may be hearing this word for the first time and wondering what it means. Is it an academic concept? Is it a synonym for diversity? Why is it such an important international issue? How does it impact my life? Pluralism is contextual and the answers to these questions will vary from place to place and from person to person. The Centre is interested in hearing from people from all over the world.
As we launch the Award, we want to hear from you. What do you think pluralism is? Using the Twitter hashtag #mypluralism, tell us in 140 characters or less what this word means to you. Be creative, get inspired and share your vision of a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world.
Selected tweets will be displayed at a high profile event at the Centre later this year and featured on the Centre’s website and social media platforms.
Make sure to follow us on Twitter @GlobalPluralism to participate in this campaign and keep up to date with the Centre’s activities and events.
New Global Pluralism Award announced.
Building inclusive societies requires great effort, but often comes with little recognition or support. The Global Centre for Pluralism (the Centre) has launched a new Global Pluralism Award to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of organizations, individuals and governments who are tackling the challenge of living peacefully and productively with diversity.
The Award is part of the Centre’s ongoing efforts to learn about successful and innovative approaches to pluralism, share information about best practices and support examples of pluralism in action.
“The Centre aims for the Award to recognize the impressive work being done around the world to support more peaceful, prosperous and inclusive societies,” said John McNee, Secretary General of the Centre.
Nominations are being accepted until August 31st 2016. The first three awardees will be chosen by an international jury of prominent experts and will be announced in early 2017.