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Cymru dros Heddwch / Wales for Peace

Date joined: 17/04/15


Wales has a long history of peace movements and internationalist activism, and ‘Wales for Peace’ explores how people have contributed to the search for peace from WW1 to today. For stories behind these collections, explore WCIA's resources on:  

Wales' Peace Heritage  - Peacemakers Hidden Histories  - Wales' Temple of Peace & Health  - Women's Peace Appeal Centenary 

- Hidden Histories Toolkit for volunteers & community groups.



- Temple of Peace digitised Archives & items

- WLNU Welsh League of Nations Union reports

- Women's Peace Appeal to America

- WCIA Founding Years

- Youth Peace & Goodwill Message

- CND Cymru Archives (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)



Interwar Peace Movements: Welsh League of Nations Union (WLNU) Archives (BACKGROUND – see WLNU Archives Home):  

- League of Nations keyword search;

- WLNU Annual Reports 1922-46;

- Women's Peace Appeal & Campaigns (1923+);

- Youth Peace & Goodwill Message and international youth responses

- Churches Peace Appeal to America (1925-6);

- Aberystwyth IFLNS Peace Congress (1926);

- Spanish Civil War (1925-6);

- Peace Ballot (the 1935 'Public Declaration on Armaments');

Temple of Peace & Health (BACKGROUND – see Temple of Peace and Peace Garden) :  

- Temple of Peace keyword search and Artefacts

-  Temple Architecture & Design, 1928-38

- Foundation Stone Ceremony, 1937, 1938

- Temple Opening, 23 Nov 1938

- WNMA (Wales National Memorial Association)

- WCIA Founding Years, 1973+

- Temple 50th Anniversary, 1988

- Wales' National Garden of Peace, 1988+

- Peace Garden Construction, 1988+



Working in Cooperation:  Welsh League of Nations Union 1920s-30s, Temple of Peace: Architecture, 1937 Foundation of Temple, 1938 Opening of Temple, United Nations Association (UNA) Wales, 1988 National Garden of Peace, 1988 Temple50 Anniversary, Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) 1980s Newsletters

Inspiring Youth & Future Generations: Urdd Neges Heddwch / Peace & Goodwill Messages, Responses from Youth of the World

Building Solidarity: League of Nations, Town Twinning, Freedom from Hunger Campaign, Anti Apartheid, Dolen Cymru Lesotho Link, Wales Africa Links,

Championing Equality: 1923-4 Womens Peace Petition to America, 1926 N Wales Womens Peace Pilgrimage, Women's Activism in WalesGreenham Common Anti-Nuclear Protests, BAME Rights, Windrush, LGBT Rights

Offering Sanctuary to Refugees: Belgian Refugees (WW1), Basque Refugees / Spanish Civil War (1930s), WW2 Evacuees, Jewish Refugees (Holocaust), Refugees in Wales.

Opposing Conflict: Conscientious Objectors; Harry Riding Collection (Newport), CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), Anti War Movements

Remembering War: WW1 Book of Remembrance (regimental pages), WW1 Soldiers StoriesWar Memorials, WW2 soldiers, Remembrance

The Wales for Peace project started from 2014, exploring how the people of Wales have contributed to the search for peace in the 100 years since WW1. WCIA continue to support community groups and volunteers in uncovering Wales’ rich peace heritage, with a Hidden Histories Toolkit available for organisations Wales-wide.

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