Martin Luther King Peace Committee

Welcome to the homepage of the Martin Luther King Peace Committee.

We started as a collaboration between some Christian chaplains at Newcastle’s two universities, and now draw in people from various walks of life in the city and region. We share a common desire to honour the legacy of Rev Martin Luther King, Jr. by building cultures of peace.

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Martin Luther King in the UK

Resources to help schools mark Dr King’s historic 1967 visit to the UK by reflecting on his enduring challenge to us today.

 

Snippet from the Roots and Wings designed poster‌‌‌

World War 1 Christmas Truces

Resources to help schools, churches and civic institutions commemorate the December 1914 Christmas truces

 

Meetings

Public Meetings

Working with local groups including Newcastle Stop the War, Unison, mosques and churches, we hold joint public meetings to challenge militarism and urge our government to pursue world peace by peaceful means.

The Team

Training young peacemakers

Training young people from around the world in nonviolent peacemaking.‌

Benfield School

Peace Studies Day

We work with teachers at Benfield School to run an annual day of workshops and plenaries entitled 'making a difference in a violent world'. This helps students explore the moral geographies of peacemaking today.

 

Martin Luther King

Monthly meetings with prayers for peace

We hold small monthly meetings to discuss, think, reflect and pray about peace and the activities of the Peace Committee.

 

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Christmas Truces Play

Full text, with all stage and set directions, for a Keystage 2 Christmas play about the December 1914 Christmas truces.