World Cafe Conversation

To gain momentum and to identify strategies to ensure a larger and successful Stakeholder Design Summit, to understand the vision of the National Peace Academy, and to draft action steps, we invited the greater community to a larger event held at the Portsmouth Public Library. Approximately 75 individuals from a wide range of peace education and peace action communities gathered in World Cafe style to dialogue about how we can grow a community of peacebuilders.

Our World Cafe Questions were:

Appetizer:What is important to you about being a peacebuilder and how does that relate to the definition of peace as expressed by the Earth Charter?

Entree:What strategies can we use to nurture a culture for peace in the Seacoast?

Dessert: What can we do to build momentum toward forming a Seacoast Peace Academy?

The Seacoast Peace Academy 2013