To inspire a new generation of internationalists through learning from Wales’ peace heritage… the individuals, communities and movements who have championed Wales’ peacebuilding role in the world, from the First World War to today.
Why ‘Wales for Peace’?
In 1922, the very first Message of Peace and Goodwill was broadcast by the children of Wales to the rest of the world. It contained a straightforward wish – a world where there is:
“no need for any of us, as we grow older, to show our pride for the country in which we were born by going out to hate and to kill one another”
Today, the horrors of war are still at the forefront of people’s minds, from the centenary commemorations of the First World War to the devastating conflicts in Syria and elsewhere. The children of Wales have yet to see their wish fulfilled, and the pursuit of peace has continued to be an important part of the nation’s story in the last 100 years. Our project, Cymru dros Heddwch / Wales for Peace, will shed light on this story, addressing one previously unanswered question:
In the 100 years since World War 1, how has Wales contributed to the search for peace?
Working with our experienced partners, schools and youth groups groups, and volunteers throughout Wales, we will support local communities to explore their heritage. Our travelling exhibitions will bring together elements from the whole project, as we seek to tell the story of Wales and peace from 1914 to the present day.