GREATER MONCTON AREA/NEW BRUNSWICK: 
CENTRES FOR TEACHING PEACE AND PEACE CAFES
 

(Un message en français suivra.)

Inaugural Peace Café evening: Monday, September 12, 2011 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Café Aberdeen, 140 Botsford St. 
Theme: Introducing the concept of Community Centres for Teaching Peace and Peace Cafés in Greater Moncton Area. 
Please join us and forward this invitation to those interested. 
RSVP to Anne-Marie Collette amcollette@peace-education.ca  or call 312-3303

Robert Stewart, director of Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace (“CCTP”) has a vision to see the creation of Community Centres for Teaching Peace and Peace Cafés around the World to help raise Peace Consciousness and reconnect communities.  We are asking for your help to share in this vision through the creation of Greater Moncton Area/New Brunswick Centres for Teaching Peace and Peace Cafés (“GMCTP”). 

Our goals for GMCTP are people and community centred.  Our intent is to assist make the Greater Moncton Area among the best places for people to succeed and among the best places to raise a child, through raising Peace Consciousness and the Intelligences (Social, Spiritual, Emotional and Mental Intelligences).

CCTP brings a Process to support this vision, including: Visioning, Networking, Strategizing/planning, Actioning, Monitoring, Educating, Safe space/venues, Communicating, Practical Experience, Resource raising.

We work in collaboration with existing organizations and offer: Information resources (physical and online library of books, videos, etc.); Inventory of organizations, human resources and regular activities for all ages; Peace Toolkits; Speakers; Life coaches; Healers and alternative modalities for Self help.

We are looking for people and organizations who see the need and wish to work together to make the Greater Moncton Area among the best places for people to live.  We are also looking for existing Cafés and other enterprises that wish to form part of the GMCTP Network.  For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.peace.ca/moncton.htm and contact Anne-Marie Collette amcollette@peace-education.ca and/or Robert Stewart at info@peace.ca

Inaugural Peace Café evening: Monday, September 12 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Café Aberdeen, 140 Botsford St.  
Theme: Introducing the concept of Community Centres for Teaching Peace and Peace Cafés in Greater Moncton Area. 
Please join us and forward this invitation to those interested.
RSVP to Anne-Marie Collette amcollette@peace-education.ca  or call 312-3303

This will be part of an ongoing set of gatherings and information, to be posted at www.peace.ca/moncton.htm .  

[Please note: we are in the process of having all Moncton Centre for Teaching Peace related web site material translated into French.  Assistance with translation would be greatly appreciated, if you know of anyone who might help.  In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience.  Translation will be available at meetings.]


Région du Grand Moncton/Nouveau-Brunswick:
Centres de l'éducation à la paix et Cafés de la paix

Salut!

Rencontre inaugurale du Café de la paix lundi 12 septembre  18h30-20h30 Café Aberdeen, 140 Rue Botsford
Thème: Introduire le concept d'un centre communautaire de l'éducation à la paix et Café de la paix au sein du Grand Moncton.
Réserver votre siège en communiquant avec Anne-Marie Collette  amcollette@educationalapaix.ca  ou en composant 312-3303

Robert Stewart, le directeur des Centres canadiens de l'éducation à la paix a une vision de créer des Centres communautaires de l'éducation à la paix partout autour du monde afin d'aider à augmenter une conscience de paix et de créer des liens au sein des communautés.  Nous vous invitons à nous assister à réaliser cette vision en nous appuyant avec la création des centres de l’éducation à la paix du Grand Moncton ainsi que du Nouveau-Brunswick. (“CÉPGM”)

Nos buts s’allignent avec les besoins des gens et de la communauté.  Notre intention est d’appuyer ceux et celles qui se dévouent déjà à faire du Grand Moncton une des places les meilleures à vivre et à éléver nos enfants, en augmentant la conscience de paix et des intelligences (sociale, spirituelle, émotionelle et mentale).

CÉPGM apporte un processus qui appuie cette vision: visualiser, réseauter,  planifier, élaborer des stratégies, établir des plans d’actions, éduquer, offrir des espaces sécuritaires, communication saines, expériences pratiques, prélèvement de fonds.

Nous travaillons en collaboration avec des organismes locaux et nous offrons: des resources d’information (physique ou une bibliothèque de livres ,vidéos, etc en ligne); répertoire des organismes, des resources humaines et d’activités courantes pour tous les âges, des boîtes d’outils de l’éducation à la paix, des  conférenciers, des accompagnateurs de vie, des guérisseurs de médecine complémentaire et autres pratiquants de modalités alternatives.

Nous sommes à la recherche de gens et d’organismes qui voient le besoin d’augmenter une conscience de paix en région et qui ont le désir de travailler avec nous afin de créer dans le Grand Moncton un des meilleurs endroits à vivre.  Nous sommes également à la recherche d’un Café existant et autres enterprises qui voudraient se joindre au réseau du CÉPGM.

Pour plus de renseignements, visiter  http://www.peace.ca/moncton.htm et rejoindre Anne-Marie Collette au amcollette@peace-education.ca et/ou Robert Stewart at info@peace.ca

 

[Attention: Nous sommes intéressé de traduire en français toute la documentation du site internet du Centre de l'éducation à la paix de Moncton.  Nous sommes à la recherche de personnes qui voudraient nous rendre ce service.  Entre temps, veuillez accepter nos excuses.  Aux rencontres, un service de traduction sera offert.]


MONCTON CENTRE FOR TEACHING PEACE PROJECT SUMMARY

My name is Bob Stewart.  I am a Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant, new to Moncton.  I am also Director of Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace ( www.peace.ca ) and initiator of Peace Cafés across the country ( www.peacecafe.ca ).  I am interested in doing a feasibility study on the creation of a Centre for Teaching Peace in Moncton, following our Peace Café model (but more encompassing).  For my partner Anne-Marie Collette, coming to Moncton is returning home. (More about us can be found at the link to 'Managing Team'.)

I see this as a Moncton Resource Centre (with informational and human resources, training, etc.) to help people with their Self development, empowerment, and to help with our community’s development.  It would provide the space for people to come together, explore what we can do individually and collectively to help in our evolution.  It would attract organizations and people involved in development, life skills coaching and the healing arts.  It would be a resource for the other communities of New Brunswick as well:

THE MONCTON CENTRE FOR TEACHING PEACE ("MCTP") manifests the strategy "Thinking globally, acting locally" for building a better community and world, by advancing peace consciousness and a Culture of Peace through education and service learning. This speaks to our approach of engaging the public (and any institutions interested), raising public awareness, increasing citizen involvement, building connections, catalyzing dialogue, personal growth – all topics of interest of MCTP. This is part of a Canada-wide initiative.  For more information, see http://www.peace.ca/moncton.htm  

We have temporary office space in Moncton at 236 St. George, Suite 10, while we are looking for more suitable space. 

I believe this is an amazing and very positive initiative, and would love to share thoughts on what is possible in Moncton.  It is our practice and intention to work in collaboration with other organizations, not duplicate services, and seek to delineate roles and responsibilities.  We wish to be seen to “walk the talk” and model the Culture of Peace of which we speak.

A number of years ago, I learned how much I had to learn to be more successful in life, relationships and career, and find peace, despite my formal education and training.  For many of us, it seems like our society, school systems and parents did not teach us some of the most important things to succeed in life (no fault of our parents – no one taught them).  It also seems like stress has become the major dis-ease today.  I have spent the last 15 years on the path of learning, informing and empowering people and organizations to be more successful (however they measure success for themselves).  And while I have lots of my own thoughts, I also believe that the wisdom exists within Moncton to evolve higher individually and collectively.  In fact, I believe each Member of the community has a unique piece of the puzzle to bring to the party, and is to be honoured for that.  So my hope is to create spaces where people can come together to share information, develop their visions, plan ways forward, inspire action and help “build people”.  People building people, following a self-help model with mentors.  We wish to collaborate with existing organizations and people (i.e. enhance and not duplicate), akin to a Barefoot University (eg. http://www.barefoot-university.org.za ).

In preparation for making Community Connections, I have started to develop an inventory of organizations and people in Moncton that I think would be supportive of this initiative, which I copy at the following link http://www.peace.ca/mctpinventory.htm .  If you are interested to discuss this initiative or know of others that should be added to the list, please let me know.  I used the term “Peace” (while many may not self-identify as a “Peace” organization or person) because of my background and I believe it is a good description for me for the time being.  Personally, I believe the vast majority wish for peace in their lives, communities and world but may not know what they can do about it, and I see an important role to help as visionaries and guides on the path to Peace.  (In fact, at Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace, we use the Inukshuk as our symbol as guides to safe passage.)

I visualize my role is to act as a catalyst and facilitator to advance the idea of Centres for Teaching Peace and/or Teaching Peace in Moncton and beyond, providing process assistance based on past experience at Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace (for a summary, click on link), while honouring and empowering individual contribution and autonomy.  I can help create the spaces, help plant seeds, and what works best will grow.

Thank you for your consideration.
Bob Stewart
(403) 461-2469
Email stewartr[at]peace.ca
 


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"How will the Moncton Centre for Teaching Peace and Peace Café work structurally?”

“How would you differentiate the Moncton Centre for Teaching Peace as compared to the Community Peace Centre?”

“What is Bob Stewart’s role, inspirations and motivation in this?”

“What is the vision of the programming side of MCTP, and time line?”

What are the initial "House Rules" you envisage to hold the space safe, and the guidelines of the Culture of Peace Program you refer to?

What is our relationship with "GOD"?“ “To what extent, if any, is Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace and the Peace Cafés a religious or spiritual organization?”  

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)"Moncton Centre for Teaching Peace and Peace Cafe - What is the Big Idea?"

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)"Who Wants Peace and Coffee in Moncton?" - 45 minute video explaining Peace Cafes (It is actually called "Who Wants Peace and Coffee in Calgary, Albert?" but you will get the idea of how this brilliant idea works in your Community.) 

 

OTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Times & Transcript newspaper article January 20, 2011 - "Community Peace Centre will help make a Difference"

Times & Transcript newspaper article January 26, 2011 - "Ideals of Peace Centre are Positive for Community"

Participant Survey - What would you like to see with the Moncton Centre for Teaching Peace and Peace Cafe?

Preliminary Inventory of "Peace" Organizations and People in Moncton and area - there are a lot of "us"

Preliminary Bibliography of "Peace" Literature of New Brunswick - to come

Next Steps and Discussion Forums held January 20 - 24, 2011

Our Managing Team  

Help Wanted: Moncton Centre for Teaching Peace Director Job Description

Help Wanted: Translation of Peacebuilding Materials

Raising Peace Consciousness through Peace Education - a powerpoint presentation, including summary of Peace Tool-Kit http://www.peace.ca/raisingpeaceconsciousness.pptx  

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Cultural Creatives - Welcome to the Team

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Discussion Reports from Open Space Workshop held May 29, 2011

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) Our Training Videos: Overview Part 1 and Part 2