Thank you for wanting to know more about peace-building stories. We suggest that you explore the free sample stories provided- Where’s Willy Whalley and Amir and the Twenty Sheep. If you feel that the stories resonate with you then you might want to share them with others (ie children, family, friends). Please consider reading other stories by beginning with each story’s synopsis. Stories can then be downloaded and printed.
Don’t forget to download your free copy of the Story Guide- Opening Hearts Opening Minds. This guide will help you when you share stories with children and young people because it presents peace-building ideas around which you can focus any follow up discussion about the stories.
There is no deliberate political or religious intent. The stories present simple but universal understandings exploring personal development, positive relationships, sustainability, the purpose of life, hope and peace and many more peace-building ideas. The idea behind their presentation is to promote discussion and exploration in relation to the relevant life issues that unfold every day and impact upon every aspect of our existence. The stories endeavor to support open and responsible interactions and discussions by engaging and respecting different opinions and possibilities. The stories hopefully will get you and the children and young people in your lives thinking about peace-building possibilities.
The stories can be used in any appropriate constructive and positive peace-building context. (Please refer to the disclaimer). Perhaps you are a mother or grandparent wishing to have positive, uplifting bedtime stories to share with your children or grandchildren. You might be a father or youth worker who wants to develop positive attitudes in relation to care and compassion and helping them appreciate other’s opinions and rights. School teachers might choose to use the stories for classroom discussion in relation to personal, environmental or ethical issues. Certain stories might highlight relevant issues that you personally are presently exploring in relation to your own personal development or are concerned about in relation to world events.
Some stories will inherently promote discussion with others in your world whether they are adults or children. Other stories will have ideas accompanying them that might help stimulate thinking and sharing of opinions and ideas. Please allow your imagination to be seeded by the varying themes!