The 2020 Programme - The Culture of Peace

The 2020 Programme - The Culture of Peace

RISING sees its role as the global source of inspiration for leaders, academics and practitioners in their three-stranded efforts to initiate, make and develop peace, both between nation-states and at grassroots community level.

The Culture of Peace theme recognises that in 2021 Coventry will be the ‘UK City of Culture’.

In 2020 RISING’s aim is to explore the culture of peace as an integrated approach to preventing violence and violent conflicts, based on:

  • Cultural expression and appreciation
  • Free flow of factual information
  • Intercultural dialogue 
  • Respect for different faiths and worldviews
  • Security and disarmament
  • Women in leadership
  • Economic and social development
  • Gender equality
  • Participation in democratic processes
  • Respect for human rights
  • Education
  • Good governance
  • Protection of the environment
  • Restorative justice

In 2020 at the RISING Global Peace Forum in Coventry (11th-13th November), RISING plans to showcase the culture of peace successfully being implemented in the following geographical areas: Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. Particular fields of interest already identified include in faith, journalism, leadership and business. For more information visit: 

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