Awarding Australia’s international prize for peace

1c789c8e-539f-41f7-a800-4e979a79ebc5“Conversations in Peace” – be inspired by the world’s leading voices on peace, justice and nonviolence

This volume includes the groundbreaking Lectures of the first 14 recipients of the Sydney Peace Prize (1998-2011), including Nobel Laureates Muhammad Yunus and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former leader of Amnesty International Irene Khan, the Indian novelist Arundhati Roy, environmental scientist Dr. Vandana Shiva, indigenous leader Patrick Dodson, and the inimitable academic activist Professor Noam Chomsky.

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Peace with Justice

We advocate for peace with justice - recognising that to achieve true and lasting peace, we must, beyond ending war and violent conflict, address deep injustices and structural inequality.

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Why a “Sydney Peace Prize”?

By awarding an international prize for peace, Sydney recognises leading peace makers, celebrates their inspiring achievements and learns about peace, justice and nonviolence.

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19
Sep

Missy Higgins, Senator Patrick Dodson and Professor Gillian Triggs join Naomi Klein at Sydney Town Hall

We invite you to join us for the 2016 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony, and the spectacular Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner. On Friday 11 November at 6.30pm Sydney will come together at Sydney Town Hall to celebrate the awarding of the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize to award-winning author, journalist, and activist Naomi Klein. Naomi […]

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14
Sep

Diaspora Symposium: Refugees & Asylum Seekers’ Discourse Event

Sydney Peace Foundation is proud to support and invite you to: Diaspora Symposium: Refugee & Asylum Seekers’ Discourse NSW Parliament House Tuesday 11 October 2016, 5:30pm – 8:30pm The Symposium provides an opportunity for artists and poets to use avant-garde arts and poetry to explore critical feminist perspectives on social justice and human rights. The value of […]

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30
Jun

Naomi Klein on the racism that underlies climate change inaction

On 25 June, 2016, The Saturday Paper featured an edited excerpt from Naomi Klein’s Edward Said Lecture, discussing the racism that underpins the lack of action on climate change. Naomi Klein is the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize recipient. Tickets for the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony, and the Peace Prize Gala Dinner, are on sale […]

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14
Jun

Naomi Klein criticises lack of global action on climate change after Sydney Peace prize win

This article first appeared in The Guardian on 15 May. Written by Paul Karp. Author and social activist says political action on climate change was lacking ‘and nowhere more so than Australia’ The Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein has criticised Australia’s climate change policies after winning the Sydney Peace prize for her work […]

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