Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The January Newsletter is now available. Come and check it out! Download
The last two months were full of events important to the work of IPB and its partner organisations. In the end of November, the board and council members of IPB met in Cyprus, hosted by one of the three recipients of the Seán MacBride Peace Prize, namely the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research & the Home for Cooperation. We were given the opportunity to learn more in depth about the rich and dynamic history of Cyprus and we saw first hand how inter‐ communal peace building projects are carried out and how people live by the principles of peace education.
In the beginning of December IPB was able, together with the support of its partner organisations and individuals, to publish an appeal in the Guardian that called for defence of the INF Treaty. Just a week later, Helena Maleno, the second recipient of the Seán MacBride Prize in 2018, was able to travel to Barcelona to receive her well‐deserved prize that honoured her work as a human rights defender and activist for migrants’ rights.
This edition of the newsletter also includes a must‐read opinion piece, written by Ingeborg Breines on “Martin Luther King: It is non‐ violence or it is non‐existence”; the new advocacy guide of one of IPB ́s closest partners, Pax Christi International; a summary of Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security ́s upcoming projects and much more.
Last but not least, we would like to take this opportunity to thank every individual and organisation that contributed to IPB´s projects in 2018 through sharing ideas and the workload or by sending donations. Regardless of the type or size of contribution – it was always greatly appreciated. And just as we needed your help last year, we depend on everyone´s support this year, too. So please share our newsletter, the posts on our social media platforms, invite friends and organisations to become members of IPB or maybe just make a small donation.
We hope you enjoy reading!
With our warmest wishes,
Coordinator at IPB