What is a Peace Mala?

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A Peace Mala is a symbolic double rainbow bracelet that promotes friendship, respect, and peace between people of all cultures, lifestyles, faiths, beliefs, and none.

Peace Mala focuses on the Golden Rule: "Treat others as you would wish them to treat you". Its intention is to educate and remind everyone that this rule is recognised by many scholars, teachers and philosophers.

Each coloured bead represents a spiritual path.

The central bead represents the wearer who may or may not have a spiritual path.

Running through the Peace Mala is a simple thread which holds all the rainbow beads together. This may be called the Golden Thread of Spirituality which connects us all through the love in our hearts - acknowledging the Golden Rule and our spiritual unity opens up the pathway to peace.

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The first and final knots holding the double rainbow together embody lessons about empowerment and responsibility. The final ‘toggle’ bead represents unity, harmony and peace.

Peace Mala cuts through every type of prejudice and celebrates what makes us different from each other. Wearing a Peace Mala is a promise to help create a more compassionate world.

Using Peace Mala Educationally

The main educational aims are:
  • Education for global citizenship through the promotion of understanding, respect, friendship and peace between all communities, cultures and enlightened compassionate faiths.
  • Supporting human rights, tackling bullying and all forms of prejudice.
  • Raising awareness of issues of global interdependence and encouraging active compassion by learners that will lead to positive changes locally and globally.

Peace Mala encourages everyone to learn that diversity is to be celebrated and without fear. Bridges of peace can be built between faith communities and diverse cultures when people are prepared to listen to each other. Our world will be a better place when we learn to keep the Golden Rule that all faiths and spiritual paths share.

The importance of making a Peace Mala from a kit

Peace Mala education pack
interfaith hands Peace Mala

Part of the process of discovering the vision and message of the Peace Mala is the actual task of making it and then wearing it. As the Peace Mala bracelet is made with the tying of the first and final knot, and the threading of 15 symbolic beads, one discovers, learns and remembers.

For children, the bracelet and its coloured beads appeal in a visual and tactile way. This is especially important for children who may have learning difficulties, but it is equally important for children and adults of all abilities.

Peace Mala workshop lesson with Revd. Fujo Malaika and St Malachy's Pupil Chaplains Manchester
Peace Mala workshop lesson with Revd. Fujo Malaika and St Malachy's Pupil Chaplains Manchester

Peace Mala workshop lesson with Revd. Fujo Malaika and St Malachy's Pupil Chaplains Manchester

Welsh actor Michael Sheen with pupils of Catwg Primary School Neath Port Talbot

Welsh actor Michael Sheen with pupils of Catwg Primary School Neath Port Talbot

Wear your Peace Mala bracelet with pride, remember the Golden Rule and help to create a more compassionate world.

Wear your Peace Mala bracelet with pride, remember the Golden Rule and help to create a more compassionate world

Peace Mala Accreditation

Peace Mala is totally inclusive in its approach. With Peace Mala Accreditation everyone is encouraged to engage in exciting activities which remind us that we are all inter-connected and need each other.

It is important for young people to learn that the diversity of the human race should be celebrated and not feared.

More information about our accreditation process is available here or from the Accreditation section in the navigation menu at the top of the page.

Educational Materials

Making and wearing the Peace Mala will give youngsters an opportunity to take part in this wonderful project for world peace.

It will also introduce young people to our plural community of diverse cultures and faiths.

Young people can learn that communities filled with colour and difference, make life more interesting and exciting.

Information on how to purchase our educational materials is available here or from the Accreditation section in the navigation menu at the top of the page.

Help our Symbolic Doves of Peace Travel the World

Please consider becoming a sponsor and guardian of one of our fourteen little symbolic doves of peace.

As our doves travel the world, we hope that those who receive them will raise awareness of the work of Peace Mala with schools, youth groups and community groups in their area and with people they meet. Schools and groups who engage with our project for world peace can become Peace Mala Accredited and join our growing global community. The travels of our doves are being tracked on our interactive world map. Photos of our doves 'in situ' are being posted by supporters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Your financial support and friendship will also help the future of our charity become more financially secure into the future.

Let us all be instruments of Peace, Hope and Healing. Together we can make a difference.

Learn about this wonderful project here or from the Awareness Raising section in the navigation menu at the top of the page.

Founder of the Award Winning Peace Mala project for World Peace

Pam Evans is the founder of the Peace Mala. She is an honours graduate of the University of Wales and is an experienced teacher of World Faiths. Pam worked for over twenty years as Head of Department of Religious Studies in a Carmarthenshire school in West Wales.

Pam is committed to inter-faith dialogue for peace. She sees this as a vital process in the current world climate of fear and misunderstanding. Her creation of the Peace Mala was certainly born out of the 9/11 disaster but was also influenced by personal experience and witness of intolerance and prejudice.

Disclaimer

Peace Mala is a non-political organisation. We do not support any party, movement or belief system over any other. Our aim is to contribute to education for global citizenship, by promoting respect, understanding and peace between communities, cultures and enlightened compassionate faiths.

Peace Mala supports Human Rights, confronts bullying and all forms of prejudice. Our compassionate wish is for people, animals and the environment to be at peace.

Anyone may wear a Peace Mala. If members of political parties, religious groups or peace movements choose to wear Peace Mala bracelets, this does not mean that Peace Mala endorses their cause. Peace Mala stands for total compassion for all without exception, and does not take sides with anyone against anyone else.

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