Invest in Peace
On September 21 2011, the International Day of Peace, Act for Peace released its report Invest in Peace: Opportunities for Australia
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A collection of poems about refugee character. The author has been a friend of the Karen people of Burma for several years. Their struggle for peace and freedom, rarely mentioned in the media, has been long and continues. Many Karen have been cruelly treated and displaced from their villages. Some have moved to border camps and others have recently resettled in Australia, the USA and other Western countries.
These poems trace this journey, focusing on a people’s amazing inner strength, loyalty and rich culture in the face of oppression.
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At the Scene of the Crime: Essays, reflections and poetry on East Timor 1999-2010
Pat Walsh is a much-respected and creative activist who has been involved for 40 years in support of the people of East Timor/Timor Leste. This has included working in East Timor during the first ten years of its independence, especially as a key participant in the CAVR reconciliation commission. While focussed on Timor Leste, the book addresses a wide range of issues, including reconciliation, forgiveness, human rights, the role of the church, historical justice and memory.
Pat received the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day 2012 Honours Awards.
The book is published by Mosaic Resources at https://mosaicresources.com.au/; phone (03) 9470 6650. Cost: One copy costs $29.95, with a 15% discount when ordered via this website, plus postage of $3.50 (one book); $7 for 2 or more books and no postage for orders of $200 or more.
Nine Thousand Nights
Refugee Stories from Burma: A People's Scrapbook
Act for Peace's partner, the Thai Burma Border Consortium, is proud to present this book which tells the stories of Burma's refugees. This unique publication, authored by many hundreds of people, collects together a rich array of insights, memories and images to provide a deeply human and intimate portrayal of the life and experiences of refugees from Burma over a quarter of a century. Many individual stories here may move, outrage, enlighten, or surprise the reader — collectively, the perspectives of so many contributors come together to provide a rare "peoples'" glimpse into an extraordinary place and a period of history that will one day pass and be gone. Copies of the book are now on sale for $30, with proceeds going to support our work with Burma's refugees.
To order your copy today, call us on 1800 025 101.