Peace Heritage: Celebrating Wales’ links with the World

WCIA’s work is strongly rooted in Wales’ long heritage of grassroots internationalism, and WCIA’s guardianship of Wales’ National Temple of Peace and Health. Founded in 1938 as Wales’ memorial to the fallen of WW1, and opened on the eve of WW2, the Temple was built to ‘drive’ a national mission for Wales to build a better world for future generations – through the League of Nations, United Nations and international cooperation. Learning from and building on our heritage remains as relevant now as ever.

Quick Links:

Temple of Peace

  • Temple of Peace History
  • Temple Tours (and virtual Temple Tour guide)
  • National Garden of Peace
  • Temple Archives & Collections + Catalogue
  • Temple Library + Catalogue
  • Temple Friends – support group
  • Heritage Volunteering and Placement Opportunities

Wales’ Peace Heritage

  • History of Welsh Internationalism
  • WW1 era 1910-1920
  • WLNU era 1920-1946
  • UNA Wales era 1946-1973
  • WCIA founding years 1973-1997
  • WCIA post-devolution 1997-present
  • CND Cymru, 1981-present
  • Heritage of Global Learning
  • Heritage of International Volunteering
  • Heritage of Environmental Activism
  • Heritage of Global Development
  • Organisational Histories
  • 2020s: a new decade for Welsh Internationalism

Current Peace Heritage Projects

  • Welsh Women’s Peace Appeal Centenary, 2023-24
  • WCIA50 and Temple85 Anniversaries, Autumn 2023
  • Dolen Cymru Lesotho Link 40 Anniversary, 2024-5
  • Welsh Churches Appeal Centenary, 2025-26
  • History of Welsh Internationalism Research project, Aberystwyth University
  • Community Toolkit for exploring Hidden Peace Histories
  • Wales Peace Schools Scheme
  • Temple of Peace Volunteering & Student Placement opportunities
  • Temple Volunteers homepage