1925 Welsh Churches Peace Appeal – Video Project

Over Spring 2023, WCIA volunteers are exploring the story behind the 1925 Welsh Churches Peace Appeal to America, the memorial to which is held in the Temple of Peace Library but has only recently been uncovered. The original campaign built on the momentum of the 1923-4 Welsh Women’s Peace Appeal, for which over 2023-24 a substantial centenary campaign is being spearheaded in partnership with Academi Heddwch, WCIA and others.

The story of the Churches Appeal in contrast has remained relatively unexplored to date, but from Spring 2023 WCIA have partnered with Cytun, the Churches in Wales network, with a view to working together to involve faith communities Wales-wide in marking the 2025 centenary of the Churches Peace Appeal through not only unveiling the story, but exploring present day peace and interfaith cooperation bewtween Wales and the world.

Over Spring 2023, Cardiff University placement Abby Craig-Jones will be drawing together a series of resources from WCIA’s archival collections, to create a short film that can be used to mobilise interest in the Churches Appeal Centenary campaign over the year ahead. This page has been set up as a ‘resources page’ as this work comes together.

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