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Programmes 2012

The Foundation wants to promote and enable as much discussion as possible within our families

and communities about peace-building stories.

Join a Peace Story Circle in your area.

Peace Story Circles invite any adults who are involved with parenting, caring or working with children of all ages to become a part of a regular monthly meeting group to explore how peace-building stories can be shared with them. Each month a new story will be discussed and ideas shared in relation to how it might be used with children. The TLP peace-building elements will help guide the discussions.

At each meeting-

  • you will also be encouraged to bring along your own favourite stories

  • we will explore together how stories can be shared in many different ways

Community bookshops and libraries supporting the programme will provide a continually updated list of stories that will be either available for purchasing or will be able to be borrowed. This list will be continually updated and made available as a download at the TLP website. The website will also provide opportunities for further sharing of ideas and experiences via Peace Story Forums.

We also hope to develop Peace Story Circle groups in schools and community libraries for young people interested in exploring peace-building novels. Please let us know if you think your school library of community library would be interested in hosting a Peace Story Circle for either adults or young people. We also want to hear from bookshops that would be interested in supporting the programme in your area.

Return to this page if you are interested in joining a Peace Story Circle group near you. Venues, dates and areas will be updated and listed here. Please register your interest by emailing us. We will begin operation in late July 2012 in Adelaide South Australia.

Peace Story Circles

Venue: Marion Cultural Centre Library  

287 Diagonal Road   Oaklands Park  South Australia


Tuesday 16th October
Tuesday 20th November
Tuesday 18th December

Times: 1.30 pm or 6.45 pm (monthly meetings)

Register your interest by emailing us at TLP.


Peace Story Circles have been inspired by the international work of Dolly Parton and her initiative for encouraging reading in under 5 year olds titled Imagination Library ( and the Peace Circles work of Helen Mills and Jean Brown in Australia and their involvement with Initiatives for Change ( 

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Begin building your own collection of peace-building stories or buy them as gifts for the children you love.

ŠThe Teaching and Learning for Peace Foundation July 2012

The Foundation is endorsed as a non-profit income tax exempt charity. Incorporation Number: A37614 ABN: 15592837505

April 2012 (last update)

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