The UNAC Hamilton has collaborated with the City of Hamilton to create a Peace Garden near Hamilton City Hall. The project will include public seating, a variety of plants and flowers, and the installation of a granite engraved with multi-faith symbols. More information to come soon!
The UN celebrates Human Rights Day every December 10, and this year the UNAC Hamilton is holding an event to celebrate. Human rights are the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which is why we pride ourselves in celebrating Human Rights Day this year. Click here to find out more about this years Human Rights Day event!
Ray Cunnington is a resident of Dundas who was a founding member of Culture of Peace Hamilton, is a member of the Department of Peace Initiative and the UNA Canada Hamilton Branch Board – to name a few of his involvements in peace and social justice over the last decade and a half. At 94, Ray established the United Nations Culture of Peace Fund with the Hamilton Community Foundation, at 95 he received the Hamilton Burlington YMCA Peace Medal and this year he has self published his thoughts in a book entitled Towards Less Adversarial Cultures.
Ray is optimist about the human ability to change – or in his words “I am biased in favour of humans”. In his book, it is strongly suggested that ordinary people will swing the balance back to a more cooperative, less violent, society. For many of us who have been inspired by Ray, he is a living example of the impact one person can make.
Those interested in purchasing Towards Less Adversarial Cultures can visit Amazon.