What we stand for
Peace Mala (The Peace Mala Youth Project for World Peace) is an award winning, non-political, non-religious charitable organisation. We do not support any political party, movement or belief system over any other.
Our aim is to contribute to education for global citizenship by inviting all people to treat each other with respect regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexuality, size, age or ability. Our compassionate wish is for people, animals and the environment to be at peace.
A Peace Mala is a symbolic bracelet that focuses on the Golden Rule. It promotes friendship, respect and peace between people of all faiths and none; all cultures and lifestyles. Its intention is to educate and remind everyone that this rule is recognised by many scholars, teachers and philosophers. It is also universal to all compassionate faiths. Simply stated, it is:
"Treat others as you would wish them to treat you."
This is the central message of the Peace Mala bracelet and youth project. Its intention is to cut through all forms of prejudice, to confront bullying and to celebrate what makes us different from each other. Fourteen spiritual traditions, along with their individual versions of the Golden Rule, are represented on the bracelet.
Pam Evans, founder of Peace Mala, explains:
"As a teacher of World Faiths, I've known about the Golden Rule for many years. In the aftermath of the events of 9/11, when some pupils in my school were being bullied because of their race or religion, I remembered the Golden Rule of all faiths. This inspired me to create the Peace Mala - a symbolic bracelet which would help young people understand the fundamental rule that all compassionate faiths share. I hoped that it would educate my pupils in a fun way and help stop the bullying. To my great joy it did! It spread through the school like wildfire.
When I told members of the different faiths about my idea, they responded very positively and later helped us to launch the Peace Mala project at the WCIA/UNA Wales Temple of Peace in Cardiff, using the Golden Rule as a message of peace for our communities and our world."
Anyone may wear a Peace Mala. If members of political parties, religions or peace movements choose to wear Peace Mala bracelets, this does not mean that Peace Mala automatically endorses their cause or belief system.
Peace Mala stands for total compassion for all beings without exception, and does not takes sides with anyone against anyone else. It is a vision for the future. Wearing the Peace Mala is a promise to help create a better world.
Directors of Peace Mala:
Pam Evans, Norma Glass MBE, Martin Green, Pam El-Hosaini
Here is a selection of links to sites related to the various faiths represented by the Peace Mala. From here you will leave the Peace Mala website. We hope your visit has been enlightening and that you will visit us again soon - go in peace and love.
It is also possible to access links to individual faiths from the Rainbow 1 and Rainbow 2 pages by simply clicking on the relevant faith bead.
World Peace, Human Rights, Compassion for Animals, Environment and Global Issues
Tribal and Native
Inter-Faith and Holistic Spirituality