Newcastle Unity Festival Peace Pledges

On May 23rd Space For Peace joined forces with Mindfulness Based Therapies and North East  Action For Happiness at the Newcastle Unity Festival at Leazes Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.


The Unity Festival is an unique, open air, totally free, Music Festival, set up to proactively challenge, all forms of intolerance & promote Unity in the community.


To promote unity within the community we asked festival goers to make their personal pledge for peace and this is what they said:

I Pledge to make Peace by…..

‘Being more conscious and less sleepy’              ‘Being nice to people’    ‘Breathing in compassion’


‘Finding ways to have compassion for myself in the darkness as well as in light – May I always be loving’


‘Appreciating everything/everyone around me’  ‘Help myself to help others’


‘Being more understanding to other peoples needs and will be volunteering to help the new community I am going to live in soon’


‘To improve my community by volunteering with organisations dedicated to helping the vulnerable’

‘I pledge to be peaceful and not raise my voice and to be kind always’

‘Remembering to thank people more’     ‘Be nice to everyone’

‘Be understanding to others’     ‘No rubbish’  ‘Believing in dreams’

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‘To be understanding of others and bring happiness to those I meet’

‘Debating instead of arguing and to be open to opinion’

‘Listening more to myself and others’    ‘Trusting the universe’

‘Spreading smiles and being as kind as I can’   ‘Trying to love all things without exception’

I pledge to make peace by talking about the little things before they become big things’

11050214_894403773966696_8454395246026747117_n11020214_894404230633317_5473507100858130152_n‘Making people I love happy’  ‘Being nice to people and spreading happiness and joy’

‘Actively taking part in organisations and groups to make this country a better place’

‘Show love, understanding and compassion – Support others’

‘Love each other and make the best of what we have instead of moaning about what we don’t’


‘Appreciating and being grateful for all of the great things in this world’

‘Making sure I always tell my mum and family I love them’

‘Understanding views and opinions made by others’  ‘To appreciate what I have under my nose’


‘Being kind to myself in order to be kind to others’  ‘To be more inwardly and outwardly compassionate’

‘To see the good in all’   ‘To not argue’  ‘Making people smile as much as possible’

‘Caring for my friends, family and others in need’    ‘Speaking and listening Peacefully’

‘Trying not to judge others and knowing peace is understanding everyone is different’

‘Giving to charity and inspiring people to do the same’.

‘To live in the love mindset and protect my rights and boundaries’


Thank you Chris White Photography for the images and support on the day.


☮ World Peace Day Peace Pledges from The Sage in association with World Peace Tyneside ☮

On Sunday 21st September (World Peace Day) we asked how the people who came to the World Peace Day celebrations at the Sage in Gateshead could make peace in their lives and this is what they said:

I pledge to make peace by…Make your Peace Pledge here

  1. Persuading terrorists to follow a peaceful path J
  2. Connection self-others-nature ❤
  3. Tuesday
  4. Be at peace in myself to be peaceful with others. Support inner peace with meditation
  5. Accepting all human beings as such…
  6. Sending out prayers for world peace daily
  7. End to all racism in the world
  8. Supporting Palestinians
  9. Service to others love and peace
  10. Holding love & giving love to all
  11. Being a kind person to others and help the needed
  12. I being kind to people
  13. Finding peace within myself and giving love to all…
  14. Meditation & growing my compassion loving my daughter & family
  15. By praying a ceasefire lasts forever
  16. Loving myself betterWorld Peace Day Peace pledge tree
  17. Help more around the house.
  18. Being kind and compassionate to everyone I meet
  19. Being kind
  20. Having & encouraging peace within me. Let it begin with me.
  21. By being understanding to the people who did not get what they wanted in the ref. I got what I wanted
  22. Campaign to have no taxes used for militarism, but for peace instead
  23. Working to support the U.N. + United Nations Association
  24. Being kinder and less judgemental of people
  25. Accepting other points of view
  26. Spreading more peace, love & understanding
  27. Keeping things simple peace for everyone
  28. Spreading love and peace thoughts across the world
  29. No new development of weapons
  30. Play Star Wars – Only play! Leon, Age 3
  31. Asking for the holy spirit & Christ to be with us forever
  32. By spreading love even when challenged
  33. Opening my heart more and moreWorld Peace Day 2014

Gentoo and Peace One Day in Association with Space For Peace

Gentoo – Summary of Events to publicise PEACE ONE DAY


  1. Football Peace CUP

See poster for details of tournament to be held 19 September.


  1. Dubmire School

Event to take place with Dubmire school. An artist has been engaged to work with the children in order to create a ceramic plaque about peace. Each class will make a section and the whole will be put together and unveiled 19 September. There will then be a fun day for the children who have supported POD each year. We can no longer have the planned balloon release (due to environmental/ecological reasons). However, 4 doves will be released by The Head Teacher, a pupil, Police officer and a Gentoo rep. The event will commence at 11.00a.m.



  1. Tom Urwin House, Silksworth, Sunderland

A tea party for residents provided by Youth Almighty, and re-siting of the Peace mosaic made last year, into the garden to create space for peace. This takes place on Sunday 21 September.


  1. Pallion Community Garden

The “secret” garden at Pallion is to have an area for peace. There will be a tea party to launch this and pupils from Highfield school will sing songs at the event. Residents will be asked to write their  pledge for peace and these will be placed in a time capsule to be buried in the garden. The exact date for this is still to be determined.


  1. Gentoo is organising an event in conjunction with Town End Farm Residents Association. This will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 18 September. There will be a tea party, a Peace quiz and a children’s choir. We are also planning to show a video of POD featuring Jeremy Gillie in order to increase awareness.


  1. 6. A Peace garden at Moorsley/Peat Carr to be launched on Friday 19 September. There is to be a war memorial and some seating provided. Free materials have been donated.


  1. Cherry Tree Gardens extra care scheme. A social event has been organised by Gentoo to take place on Friday 19 September, p.m. There will be peaceful peaceful music and a quiz.


  1. Gentoo has arranged for Albany School, Washington, to run a painting competition around Peace. The winning designs will go on display in Perspex cases in the local play park to replace some previous pictures that need replacing. We will also run a session around peace to show Year 5 children have the same qualities as famous peace leaders. Exact dates to be confirmed.


  1. Photo Competition

Gentoo is running a photo competition open to both staff and customers. Photographs must depict “peace”.

10. Staff events

Gentoo staff will also take part in a Peace quiz at lunch time on 21 September. There will be some meditation and holistic therapy sessions available for staff during the week leading up to 21 September.



Meadowell Connected Summer Fayre Peace Pledges

On Tuesday 12th August at the Meadowell Connected Summer Fayre we asked the wonderful people of Meadowell in North Tyneside how they could make peace in their lives and this is what they said;


I pledge to make peace by….

Be happy

Feeding the birds

trying to smile

Freedom to be me

meditating daily, keeping calm and always seeing the best in people

at home on your own

not trying to kill my brother!


caring for the elderly

helping out

trusting my neighbours

being asleep

trying not to shout and being more friendly

listen to music

being very nice

saying sorry to my mum

saying hello to my neighbour

smiling at everyone I meet

arguing less

to be good

people should be safer

love is the sign of peace

being a good little sister

being a good boy

not try to hit my brother when he annoys me

make a birds nest

to smile more

being friendly

make what was once free, free again

no more wars and everyone to be happy


Preston Park Peace pledges 2014

On Friday 8th August 2014 Space For Peace attended Tristar Housing’s annual family Funday and asked what people would do in their world for peace, here are the pledges from the lovely people of Teeside;

Be Nice to People

Everyone being happy

Not arguing with my younger sister

Not fight with my sister

Listening more and talking less

Be good by helping mam and dad in the home

Helping more around the house

By being nice to my family, friends and neighbours

Don’t argue all day

Be kind to my Nanna Mary

Spend more time playing with my son

Appreciating what I’ve got

Making people happy

In my bed when I’m asleep

Not argue with my family

Smile ALL day

Be nice to my brother Mason

Helping all those who need my assistance and using my positive attitude all day

Not being judgemental of autism

I will be nice to my sister

Being nicer to my friends and family


Make my family happy

Be calm

Being grateful and content

Newcastle Pride Festival 2014


Together with World Peace Tyneside we asked festival goers at Newcastles Annual Pride Festival for their visions for peace and to make their personal pledge for peace in their community.

Visions for Peace-


1) So that everyone in the world can love who they want, believe what they want without prejudice.

2) Peace is an abstract perfection-

Serenity among all sans colour

Smiles abound and encapsulates time

The brilliance of togetherness like entwined vines

Poverty ceases, all men hear same good cries…

The world’s creeds agree, disagree and let be

The wildlife we see in tune with our hearts

And of course, the environment more alive

3) Hope, Love, Family, Friends, Pride!

4) Peace for Myself

5) No political control, to be free and peaceful

6) Stress free and happy

7) Peace is love for all, happiness and friendship

8) Let peace begin within

9) Liam age 9-

No fighting

No more war

No discrimination

10) Until all are free no one is free. Stand together, hand in hand, for the future of all.

11) The chance for everyone to believe what they believe without having to worry.

12) Everyone is happy

13) Trying not to argue with my brother as much

14) Peace is a better place to live in, you can’t live in peace with war #anti-war!

15) For people not to judge or assume, get to know and love. As if they don’t understand instead of backing off. Life is life, Love is love, It is all the same no matter what!

16) To live in a happy world, be prejudice free and to love whoever xxx

17) My vision is for a world without discrimination allowing people to not stress.

18) My vision is a world without judgement, discrimination and hate, my wish is equality

19) If there are no weapons, there should be no war

20) I hope that love will show no end, gay, straight or bi. I love my life lets hope everyone else love theirs too xxx


Pledges for Peace-


I pledge to make peace by…


1) Leading functions, growing food on allotment, and taking a peace paper to our local weapons establishment

2) To support people fulfil their potential

3) Caring, sharing and treating other as I would like to be treated myself

4) Supporting the peace movement

5) Having more patience

6) Encouraging others to stop and look at each other as we are

7) Having the inner courage to apologise more

8) Making others happy

9) Listening to and accepting others!

10) Not supporting violence

11) Not judging anyone! J

12) Visiting family more

13) Can only make it on a Monday/Wednesday?

14) Promoting equality and understanding for all x

15) Believing we are all equal in the world!

16) No more war

17) Preaching the need for cordial existence amongst my neighbours

18) Accepting people for who they are

19) Complimenting everyone

20) Being aware of social equality

21) Not to shout when things go wrong

22) Loving my family and friends no matter what!

23) Being calm

24) Accepting everyone and not judging people-x-Spread the peace

25) Is to love each other

26) Being mindful of the brave journey my daughter is taking

27) Being with family

28) Appreciating the love of my family and friends

29) Supporting friends and family in decisions/embracing things I have no control over

30) Be nice to everybody I meet J

31) Uniting the world

32) Helping those less fortunate than myself

33) Changing views on transsexual people

34) Ensuring equality and diversity for all

35) Meditating

36) Make a person smile

37) Making others smile and be happy

38) Trying to stay calm and listen more

39) Allowing people into my own life. Supporting no violence

40) Doing nowt

41) Smoking more marijuana

42) Listening and being a friend

43) Hugs and kisses for everyone (translated from Catalan)

44) Spreading the ❤ xoxo

45) Showing a kind word and friendly smile

46) Not judging people

47) Helping people to appreciate the simple things that don’t always cost money

48) Stop getting angry

49) Ensuring equality and diversity for all

50) Promote the creative

51) Not forcing my beliefs on others

52) Continuing to be the best person I can be!

53) Be kind and thoughtful to others and help whenever I can xx

54) Don’t lash out

55) Everyone having equality J

56) No more war

57) Being aware of world peace issues

58) Continuing enjoying Social Media

59) Being a better person to everybody not just friends

60) Giving more time outside of work

61) Helping sexuality equality

62) Accepting everyone for who they are

63) I be happy to find my Dad

64) Accepting everybody for who they are

65) Grasping every opportunity to try and make a positive difference


Newcastle Green Festival Peace Pledges

Over the weekend of the 7th and 8th June 2014 in the well-being area of the Newcastle  Green Festival Space For Peace and World Peace Tyneside asked the people of Newcastle what they would do for United Nations Peace Day on 21st September and this is what they pledged;

Please let us know your favourite and what you will do for peace in your community

I pledge to make peace by…               DSC_0038

  1. Promoting the  Peace Day on Facebook.
  2. Developing my understanding of others.
  3. Taking time to be grateful for all I have.
  4. Being less angry.
  5. Meditation and yoga.
  6. Being helpful and kind to people.
  7. Cultivating unity in diversity and creating harmony and trust through sharing.
  8. Doing something for the needy.
  9. Speaking none violently.
  10. Making peace with my brother.
  11. Smiling                                                   smile for peace (609x640)
  12. Being kind to others.
  13. Being more positive.
  14. Celebrating living and connecting to others.
  15. No more poverty.
  16. Being calm if someone provokes me.
  17. Caring for others and helping in whatever way possible.
  18.  Meditating twice a day and raising a boy who is loving and peaceful.
  19. Giving more respect and love to people on the planet.
  20. Leading more peace dances.                                    cropped-s4p-logo1.jpg
  21. Music! Always.
  22. Sending out good vibes to the universe.
  23. Being happy.
  24. Meditating for peace.
  25. To make everyone happy.
  26. Giving money to poor people in Africa.
  27. Honouring and respecting myself and others.
  28. Being kind to others and spreading love wherever I go ..
  29. Loving each other, not judging xxxxxx
  30. Praying in the early morning.                       DSC_0023
  31. Loving people.
  32. Writing songs about peace.
  33. Being kind.
  34. Being considerate and more accepting x.
  35. Loving myself. Loving my others.
  36. Being kind to everyone.
  37. Being friendly to unfriendly customers.
  38. Being peaceful in my being.
  39. Being calm when I feel frustrated.                     DSC_0022
  40. Helping those around me.
  41. Tolerance and compassion to all.
  42. Giving and receiving love and being open hearted.
  43. Being peaceful.
  44. Walking and dancing.
  45. Saying yes more.
  46. Try and make friends with people.
  47. Meditating and enjoying life to the full.
  48. Making more people happy.
  49. Being nice to others and passing on help I receive.            DSC_0021
  50. Being mindful for myself and of others.
  51. Encouraging active approaches to listening to others across the health professions.
  52. Making someone feel special.
  53. Being more mindful of other people’s opinions and actions.
  54. Not living in fear.
  55. Be kinder.
  56. Doing random acts of kindness.
  57. Sending Reiki to Mother Earth and all who live on her xxx
  58. Treating everyone the same.
  59. Thinking more positively.
  60. Making someone smile.                                       DSC_0019
  61. Forgiving even when it seems impossible.
  62. Being more open minded and smiling more.
  63. Making a new friend.
  64. Being open to everyone and sharing a smile every day.
  65. Smile to everyone!
  66. Being a good listener.
  67. Talking about things honestly when there is a problem to resolve it.
  68. Laughing and loving more.
  69. Smiling more.
  70. Don’t shoot anymore people.                                  DSC_0018
  71. No war.
  72. Listen to others and be patient.
  73. Practising acceptance of all.
  74. Planting, sowing, harvesting.
  75. Making joyful music and dancing from my heart.
  76. Give peace a chance in the world’s harmony.
  77. Spreading the word of being open minded.
  78. Be kind to everyone and include myself.
  79. Taking up meditation.
  80. Spreading my peace to all.                                          DSC_0017
  81. Bringing unity and oneness to all humankind.
  82. Being peaceful.
  83. Love to all.
  84. Being more open minded and considering more than one view point.
  85. Meditating.
  86. Communicating peacefully with people in my life.
  87. Be kind and make people happy.
  88. Removing suspicion among one another.
  89. Exploring.
  90. Talking about peace to whomever I meet today.                              DSC_0016
  91. To choose love and not fear. To spread positive love, I will smile at everyone I see on this day.
  92. Making as many people as possible aware of peace.
  93. Spending more time listening to people.
  94. Smiling and caring.
  95. Chanting mantras.
  96. Pregnant couples using hypnobirthing.
  97. Sharing my happiness and success to brighten others’.
  98. Reducing inequalities, making the richer help the poorer.
  99. Do not chatter.
  100. Starting at home.                                              DSC_0015
  101. Example. Respect, love, connect, gratitude.
  102. Finding my peace within – sharing with out.
  103. J
  104. This is what it’s all about. Here in Newcastle the New(castle) Enlightenment, the New(world) Enlightenment, one New(species) Enlightenment.
  105. Sharing, learning and sharing again.
  106. Spreading heart intelligence to help people make peace with themselves.
  107. Be nice to (sibling).
  108. Playing Didgeridoo
  109. Chanting mantras
  110. Sharing my heart generously with others
  111. Teaching my class bout day of non violence