Archive | Sydney Peace Prize
22
Jan

Seeds of Peace

by Dr. Vandana Shiva, recipient of the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize  We live in times whose signature is violence –  from the killing of 134 innocent children in Peshawar to the massacres of 2000 by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the 17 in Paris just in the last month. We must condemn this violence. But […]

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05
Nov

Photos from the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize events

On Wednesday 5 November 2014, the Hon Professor Marie Bashir, former Governor of NSW, presented Julian Burnside with the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize, Australia’s only international prize for peace. At numerous events surrounding this ceremony, the community of Sydney celebrated the great contribution of Julian Burnside AO QC to peace with justice, and listened to […]

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05
Nov

Sydney Peace Prize winner Julian Burnside in the thick of battle for human rights

By David Hirsch It’s a good thing peace prizes are not given for results; hardly anyone would qualify. Since 1901 the Nobel committee in Oslo has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to 128 peace laureates.  The award recognises those who have tried, against the odds, to advance the cause of peace in an often violent […]

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25
Jul

Exploring “The Art of Peace” and the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize

What do The Beatles, Bono, Bob Geldof, Billy Bragg, Billie Holiday, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, and Barenboim all have in common—in addition to being musicians and starting with “B”? They have each contributed to peace with justice, and those who are still alive are suitable nominations for the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize. The […]

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