WThe weekend of November 10th and 11th was a busy one for World Federalists at a series of events held in Kingston in conjunction with PeaceQuest.
On Saturday, November 10th, PeaceQuest hosted “Imagining Peace: A Vision for Canada,” an all-day peace conference, which included a keynote address by Paul Rogers as well as Rogers being presented with WFMC’s World Peace Award. A reception was held in Rogers’ honour on Saturday evening.
The WFMC Annual Members Meeting was held on the morning of November 11th. A number of new members were welcomed to the Board of Directors, including Scott Cooper, John Daniele, Erika Richter, Laura Schnurr, Zac Myers, and Ian Waddell.
In the afternoon of November 11th, some WFMC members joined PeaceQuest’s event, “The World Remembers: An afternoon for peace,” a special Remembrance Day event marking the centenary of the 1918 armistice. The program was “designed to help participants reflect on the tragedy of war and imagine how we can contribute to building peace in our families, our communities and in the world.” It included a personal reflection from Paul Rogers on the current challenges of peacemaking.
The following week, an interview with Paul Rogers was aired on CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition.PeaceQuest is a non-profit, non-denominational, and non-partisan organization based in Kingston, Ontario that supports and facilitates peace-building initiatives across Canada. PeaceQuest is a project of the World Federalist Foundation.