Stories of Peace

Our world is made of stories, they are the glue that holds our communities together. Our stories reflect who we are, how we see the world and what we believe is possible in future.

Stories of Peace aims to help create a more peaceful future, by sharing inspiring stories of people who are who are living their passion for peace, in Aotearoa/New Zealand and around the world. Stories of Peace is a dedicated project of the Disarmament & Security Centre. The website for this project can be found here:

Peace education

Mount Roskill Grammar School is one of the most ethnically-diverse schools in New Zealand, with pupils from over 70 countries. For 24 years, they have had a peer mediation service, training students in peaceful conflict resolution as part of a school-wide philosophy of restorative justice. They also have a wide range of student-led social justice initiatives. This is their Story of Peace.

Nuclear commander turns nuclear weapons critic

Commander Robert Green (British Royal Navy, Retired)

Commander Robert Green spent 10 years navigating nuclear attack aircraft in the British Royal Navy. Now retired, he has spent decades studying the theory and strategy of nuclear defence from his unique, insider's perspective. He now believes that nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence have no place in any rational, moral or civilised defence strategy. This is his Story of Peace.

Reverend George Armstrong and the Peace Squadron

The Reverend Dr. George Armstrong has spent his life working for peace and social justice. He is an Anglican Priest based in Auckland, Aotearoa / New Zealand. 

In the 1970s and 1980s, George established and helped to lead the Peace Squadron, a citizen protest movement that opposed and disrupted the visits of nuclear armed war ships to New Zealand. This contributed to the broad social movement that helped create a nuclear free New Zealand in 1984.

Inspired by the actions of Quakers in the USA, the Peace Squadron filled New Zealand’s harbours with protest vessels of all shapes and sizes, seeking to block entry by nuclear warships.

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This project was generously funded by PADET:
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