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Peace Mala

We offer Peace Mala Workshops to primary and secondary schools, youth groups and faith communities. A Peace Mala is a symbolic double rainbow bracelet consisting of fourteen coloured beads, each of which represents a different faith or spiritual tradition.

workshops for schools and young people
with the support of Near Neighbours
for schools and young people

The Peace Mala promotes friendship, respect and peace between people of all cultures, lifestyles, faiths and beliefs. Its intention is to cut through all forms of prejudice, to confront bullying and discrimination, to support human rights and to celebrate what makes us different from one another. It is a vision for the future, and wearing the Peace Mala is a promise to help create a better world.

Peace Mala workshops offer a chance to explore faith traditions through the Golden Rule shared by all world religions, ‘treat others as you would wish them to treat you.’ As each coloured bead is threaded, the golden rule is read out and there is an opportunity for comment and discussion.

Participants are offered the chance to debate issues such as ‘what is peace’ and to consider their own spiritual path. Peace mala is for all people of all faiths and none.

Each workshop lasts around two hours (or shorter, if preferred) and is led by our trained interfaith facilitator, Rev. Fujo Malaika. We can provide additional volunteers to assist in the workshop if necessary. The usual cost is £60, plus an additional £30 for each Peace Mala kit.

Check the What’s On page for the upcoming events and workshops.