Signatures

We look forward to having your support in this visionary yet practical idea for declaring a ceasefire and an end to all religious and ideological wars currently raging on planet earth. We hope to organise a special Interfaith Peace Treaty Signing ceremony involving global religious and philosophical dignitaries in Jerusalem once enough people have signed, with other signing ceremonies on other continents.

The Treaty has been opened for signature on April 22 2015. To add your name to this list please send an email to either iipsgp@educationad.net or iipsgp@gmail and a covering note, explaining about your own vision for peace and why you support the Interfaith Peace Treaty. Please read it in full first before signing. Or add your name and a comment at the end of this Signatures page. So far the following have signed:

Dr Thomas Clough Daffern PhD – philosopher, historian, poet, teacher, archdruid and author of the Interfaith Peace Treaty

International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy

Swami S.A.R.P.V.Chaturvedi – Hindu Swami and philosopher

Sri Ramanuja Memorial Trust

Multifaith and Multicultural Mediation Service

Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Middle East

Commonwealth Interfaith Network

Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Britain and Ireland

Order of Peace Poets, Bards and Druids

International Philosophers for Peace and the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide

Centre for Peace Policy Research

Global Green University

Golden Gate Project

Professor Alexander Chumakov – Russian Philosopher and academic teaching global studies

Russian Philosophical Society

David Allan – South African and UK peace networker, artist and musician

International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy – South Africa

Almira Rzehak – Bosnian-American philosopher and peace thinker

International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy – USA

Nicola Hague – Media Director, International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy

Nicolò Aurisano – Italian environmental engineer and student

Corky Quakenbush – Aikido Master, philosopher and film maker, Los Angeles

Caitlin Mathews – Druidess, shaman, healer, author, teacher, philosopher, Oxford, UK

Jai Shankar – Bard of Malvern, Worcestershire, UK and Istanbul, Turkey

Toro Garland Marcella – artist, designer, educator,  British Columbia, Canada

Robyne Maria Macmillan – Druid elder of the Druid Order of Herne, Wiltshire, UK 

Afha Negus, – Director, Indigenous People’s Organisation of South Africa 

Francesca Dell’Ova – Italian coordinator,  International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy

Rev. Dr. Lynne Sedgmore PhD  C.B.E.  – educator, interfaith minister, philosopher, leadership strategist, academic, Glastonbury, U.K.

Muzzammil Cadir – Islamic educator, interfaith worker and peace thinker, Sri Lankan Coordinator for  International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy

Kevan Manwaring – Bard, storyteller, author and Bard of Hawkwood, founder of the Circle of Bardic Chairs, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

Bharti Jain – Jain educator, trainer and consultant in women and youth empowerment, peace thinker and practitioner, founder of Udaan Bharti Sky Foundation, Rajasthan, India

Ajay Singh – philosopher, educator, peace thinker and author of Agilia: Mother of All Sins, India

Gila Haron – academic, educator, meditator, spiritual light worker, Kabbalist practioner of Judaism, Coordinator of  International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy in Israel

Leonard Saul Blumenthal,  B.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University  graduate student in Water Conflict Management and Transformation at Oregon State University, and a seeker of Self transformation through the occult sciences 

Rev. Dr.  Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths, Executive director of the Council of Christians and Jews from 1984 to 1988;  co-founder of the Three Faiths Forum and Patron of the International Interfaith Centre, Oxford, author of Pilgrimage of Hope: One Hundred Years of Global Interfaith Dialogue (1992), Anglican Priest – Oxford, UK

Dr Lila Moore – Artist film-maker, screen-choreographer and theorist,  Advanced Research Associate at the I-Node of Planetary Collegium, Greece, Plymouth University, UK.  Initiator of The Cybernetic Institute, an educational planetary platform for the exploration of technoetic arts and consciousness. Lecturer in Spiritual Cinema, BA programme, Department of Mysticism and Spirituality, Zefat Academic College, Israel.

Christian Geerdes – peace thinker, expert on Jain philosophy, publisher and scholar of comparative spirituality, editor of website herenow4U.net, Germany

Carla Geerdes – engaged in innerterrestrial and personal peace, publisher & editor of Herenow4u.net to assist mankind to move towards the next level of consciousness, Germany

Rev. Feargus O’Connor – Unitarian minister, Golders Green, London, UK  

Rachel Bibby – artist and spiritual explorer, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Karen James – spiritual healer, lecturer in complementary therapist and therapist, Druidess, Surrey, England, UK

Vesna Krmpotic – spiritual visionary, author of “Virtues of Truth” and 88 other books including poetry, fiction, essays, short stories, novels, plays, and anthologies, which have been translated into English, Italian, German, Slovenian, Russian, LIthuanian and Slovak; poet, author of 109×108, a book of 11,664 poems 3000 pages in length; author of the first Anthology of Indian literature in Yugoslavia; nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature by the Croatian Society of Writers;  pioneer of interfaith spirituality in the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia

Relja Petkovic – researcher, educator, administrator, explorer of interfaith spirituality, Belgrade, Serbia

Felix de Rosen – political science graduate (Harvard), spiritual explorer and world traveller, musician and sound artist

Morgana, Wiccan High Priestess (Lesley ten Siethoff-Boocock) –  International Coordinator for PFI /  Pagan Federation International, Chair of Stichting Silver Circle / Foundation, The Netherlands

Mike Stygal – President, The Pagan Federation, Community liaison officer for Pagan Federation London,  London, England, UK

Ilana Wetzler – spiritual adventurer, Jewish mystic, South African-British interfaith explorer, trainer and educator, expert in group dynamics and leadership training, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Dr. Kshama Pandey – Hindu, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, expert in peace studies and peace education, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. India

Joy Angelthorn –  Spiritual practitioner, psychotherapist, conflict resolution expert,  Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner,  New Forest, England

Fiona Almelah – visionary artist and painter, Jewish mystic and spiritual practitioner of universal wisdom teachings, South Africa and UK  

Arabella Gilleney –  Anglican Christian, universal spiritual wisdom seeker, gardening therapist, carer, Poole, Dorset, England and Brittany, France

Marwa Barbeche –  Muslim Student, Algeria, North Africa

Dr Eva Zerovnik, PhD. Biochemoist, cognitive scientist, Research Scientist at the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljuibliana, Slovenia

Ivan Barry – Universal spiritual wisdom practitioner, Mental health support worker, specialising in voice hearing management, international expert on complementary management of psychiatric syndromes, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Dorit Bar –  Universal wisdom seeker, Israel, teacher and workshop leader on conscious sexuality and loving relationships and the rebalancing of masculine and feminine energies for a time of planetary crisis

Dr Sohan Lal Gandhi – Dual PhD in Social Science from the Universidad Central de Nicaragua/Universidad Azteca, PhD in Religious Studies from the Intercultural Open University Foundation; MPhil, MA, B.Ed;    President, Anuvrat Global Organization (ANUVIBHA), Jaipur (India);  Organizer, International Conferences on Peace and Nonviolent Action;  Editor, ANUVIBHA REPORTER, a quarterly journal of ANUVIBHA;  Secretary General, Pt. Madhusudan Ojha Institute of Vedic Studies and Research;  Hon. Professor of Peace and Nonviolence Studies, Intercultural Open University Foundation, NL;  South Asia Coordinator, Global Green University, UK – A Member of the Working Team for India for the Institute of Jainology, UK, Jaipur, India

Dipannita Maria Bagh – MA (University of Calcuta), BA (University of Calcutta), Diploma in Buddhist Studies (University of Calcutta), BA (Hons) in Political Science (University of Calcutta), universal peace thinker, philosopher and social scientist,  Calcutta, India  

Dr. Santinath Chattopadhyay, India, Vice-President, World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), Vice President, International Philosophers for Peace and the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide (IPPNO), author of The Universal Man 1987,The Spiritual Man 1993, Freedom (Ed.) 1988, World Peace (Ed.) 2005, Swami Vivekananda: His Global Vision (Ed.) 2001, Vivekananda: A Neo-Perspective 1995,Violence & Non-violence: A Global Perspective 2010.Understanding Vivekananda : A Sesquicentennail Exploration 2013. Rediscovering Rabindranath 2013. Global Philosophy : An Intercultural World Order 2013, Vivekanda : A Quest, 2013;  Calcutta, India

John Matthews, author and expert on Druid and Celtic mysticism and esoteric history, specialist on the Arthurian tradition and the Grail mysteries;  he is an historian, folklorist and author. He has been a full time writer since 1980 and has produced over ninety books on the Arthurian Legends and Grail Studies, as well as short stories and a volume of poetry. He has devoted much of the past thirty years to the study of Arthurian Traditions and myth in general. His best known and most widely read works are ‘Pirates’ (Carlton/Atheneum), No 1 children’s book on the New York Times Review best-seller list for 22 weeks in 2006, ‘The Grail, Quest for Eternal Life’ (Thames & Hudson, 1981) ‘The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom’ (Element, 1994) and ‘The Winter Solstice’ (Quest Books, 1999) which won the Benjamin Franklin Award for that year. He has taught at (among others) the Temenos Academy in London, St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and at the New York Open Centre, The Omega Centre, and the University of Seattle in Washington. He has also worked in collaboration with the Joseph Campbell Foundation and Lorian Association. He lives in Oxford, UK.

Sheikh Shaheed Satardien,  Imam and Islamic philosopher, holds degrees from various colleges and universities in Cape Town (South Africa), Madeena and Makkah (Saudi Arabia), Dublin (Ireland), and the Global Green University (Scotland). He is active in promoting and propagating peace and harmony, justice and equality, and the spiritual and social well being of people the world over. He has been successful in building bridges between different cultures and civilizations as a staunch champion of human rights and dignity since his youth in apartheid South Africa. Sheikh Satardien is a respected, and world renowned professor, and a peace and human rights activist. He has been able to mobilize communities on a global scale in his peace and dialogue activities, seminars, workshops, lectures, articles, Da’wah missions and conferences. His “Train the trainer” programs in Africa and Europe have created moderate deradicalised Muslim communities that live in peace, harmony and understanding. Presently he is building peace among immigrants and gangsters in his “Don’t Hate – Debate” programs. He has been honored with accolades and awards for his peace building efforts, his philanthropic ventures, and his educational development initiatives especially among the poor and down-trodden. In 2003 Sheikh Satardien was honoured with the Ambassador of Peace award as the editor of the Friday Times. He also was chosen as the Muslim Moral Philosopher and was awarded the Visionary of Peace Prize by the Education for Peace Foundation. He divides his time between Dublin and Capetown, South Africa

Colin Archer, Secretary General, International Peace Bureau, Geneva, Switzerland; humanist, philosopher, peace thinker and peace activist

Dr. Anuradha Bhattacharyya, PhD in English Literature from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, INDIA, awarded in 2005. She has worked on Freud, Lacan and Peter Weiss. Assistant Professor at Postgraduate Govt. College, Sector-11, Chandigarh. Author of One Word, The Road Taken, The Lacanian Author, Twentieth Century European Literature – a cultural baggage, Lofty – to fill up a cultural chasm, Knots and Fifty Five Poems  

Isabella Wesoly (B.A), artist and cultural entrepreneur, Catholic Christian and truth seeker, poet, member of the Order of Peace Poets, Bards and Druids, London

Liz Murray, Druid elder, Vice Chair of the Council of British Druid Orders, author and mystic, London  

Murali Thumbi, Singapore, Hindu,  professional in the construction field working on safety, health and environmental protection for many years; since 2014 full time interfaith campaigner promoting interfaith harmony and peace, and especially the World Peace Tower project (see http://www.almightyworldpeacetower.org/about.html)

Anne Helene Wirstad, Norway (Nordic Textile Design, Transition Norway, Nordic Samvirke Solutions. Norwegian light worker and philosopher, eco-activist and New Age thinker)

Susan Leybourne MA, (Northampton, England, UK)  currently a PhD student,(University of Wales, Lampeter), Former Pagan Chaplain of the University of Leeds, Served as Pagan Chaplain to HM Prison service, served as Leeds Theosophical Society lodge President, Arthur Findlay College Lecturer,  religious historian, psychic, international lecturer,  researcher and broadcaster, educator. 

Amanda Caza Radcliffe, B.A. Limousin, France, Esoteric Christian, Bishop in the Gnostic Catholic Christian Church, expert in comparative world spirituality and the transpersonal psychology of religions, freemason, seeress and wisdom weaver of light and peace through beauty

Dr. Ian R. Fry RDA PhD, Gowanbrae, Victoria, Australia, Honorary Postdoctoral Associate, University of Divinity, Interfaith Research and Dialogue Consultant, Chair: Commission on Living Faiths, Dialogue and Community, Victorian Council of Churches, Joint Chair: Working Group of the VCC and Islamic Council of Victoria, Member: Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust, International Advisory Panel , World Intellectual Forum, the Executive Board, Australia Sri Lanka Council, Founding Secretary: Jewish Christian Muslim Conference, Former General Manager, The Times of Papua New Guinea

Prof D. Swaminadhan,  Engineer, Technologist, Educationist, Researcher and a planner; Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad – Director, Swaminadhan Research Foundation (DSRF), Co-Chair, World Intellectual Forum (Hyderabad, India), Member, Planning Commission, Government of India, Chairman of the National Steering Committee on these Technology Development Missions, UNESCO Chair professor in MGNIRSA, Member, National Advisory Council (NAC), Government of India

Marko Hren,  founder/Director of Upasana, an inter-faith, pagan Slovenian body which promotes and teaches natural faith philosophies and practices, scientific approach and comparative religious findings resulting from multidisciplinary, perspective . Helped found the  Ljubljana Peace and Noviolence Center in the 1980’s, initiated the Peace Research Institute and the “Campaign for Slovenia Without An Army”; also initiated peace treaties amongst individuals in former Jugoslavia, and established a multicultural center in a former Yugoslav army headquarters in Ljubljana. leader of Slovene peace and nonviolence movement in Slovenia in 1980ies, founding director and member of board of founders of the Peace Institute in Ljubljana, founding director of Metelkova multicultural center, editor of spiritual monthly Acquarious  paper, and the democratic opposition quarterly Independent Voices from Slovenia. Has published over a dozen of books on issues related to  peace politics, conflict resolution, spirituality and social justice and delivered numerous lectures globally.  He founded and serves as chair of the board of cosmological society UPASANA www.upasana.si. He was amongst the founders of the Association of Slovenian natural belief www.staroverci.si.  He   was  elected as member of National Council for a Dialogue on Religious Freedoms in Slovenia in 2016.   In his professional capacity, he serves as senior public servant, consultant to the minister for development in the Government of Slovenia. For a mandate from 2007 till  2012 he served  as a national Slovenian focal point for EU Sustainable Development Strategy and represented EU at the UN CSD during Slovene presidency in 2008. Today, his portfolio at the Governement of Slovenia involves responsibilities for coordination of Slovene Smart Specialisation strategy focusing on sustainable technologies and emerging sciences. Before the war in Yugoslavia in 1991, he prepared a PhD thesis at the University of Ljubljana  comparing cosmologies of Essenes, Pythagoreans, Jains and nonviolent esoteric Christians in middle Europe, including natural faith treasures in Eastern Europe and Balkans. The war in the Balkans postponed his work on this subject for couple of decades. In 2017 he co-organised and moderated a first scientific symposia in Slovenia on the remainders of colonial age in Slovenia, on Slovenian Christianisation and the survival of its traditional pagan faith.

Thomas John Palekkududy –  St Thomas Christian from India, Director, of Partnership and Policy at the Non-Violence Project Foundation, India; Chairman at Dharma Bharathi Foundation, Trustee-in-charge at Navasrushti Academy of Integral Leadership, National Coordinator, Disciples of Christ for Peace at Disciples of Christ for Peace, Former Sr. Officer (Secrtl.) at Coal India Limited, Lives in Vazhakulam (India’s Pineappple city), Kerala, India (originally from Ayavana, Kerala, India) , activist with the Indian non-violence tradition and believes that Christ requires active non-violence from everyone on planet earth so we can build the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven, and that the secret for this outcome is peace education, scholarship and research being prioritised worldwide.

 

 

 

 

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  1. I, Jamieson Lee Hill, appointed Bard of Malvern in 1994 in the town of Malvern during a Celtic laurel crowing ceremony, hereby sign and support the Interfaith Treaty as Bard of Malvern and Member of the Order of Wandering Peace Poets in this year of the Goddess, Friday May 1st, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.

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  2. I, Leonard Saul Blumenthal, holder of a B.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University and current graduate student in Water Conflict Management and Transformation at Oregon State University, and a seeker of Self transformation through the occult sciences, hereby sign and support the Interfaith Treaty as student of international relations, conflict management, and the occult sciences on Tuesday May 5th, 2015, Los Angeles, California.

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  3. I am honoured to be invited to sign this Treaty which sums up so many aspirations of the interfaith movement and the hopes I have expressed in my books ‘A Heart for the World’ and ‘Beacons of Light.’
    I pray that this initiative will be blessed by the Holy One and contribute to lasting peace, justice and human rights for all people, comfort to the hungy and suffering and reverence for our beautiful planet.

    Please add my name as a signatory

    (Rev Dr ) Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths

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  4. I whole heartedly agree with the very important considerations of this treaty and fully agree, that as a living species of Planet Earth no matter what our beliefs are, we should vector ourselves towards celebrating difference and learning what it takes to collaborate creatively together to finally put an end to the stupidity and waist of life that is human war. Remember the children, for they are our future now.
    Joy Angelthorn – Celebrating the Spirit of Life and Living Soul. MALA Magical Art of Living Alchemy
    PHIT Psychosomatic Health & Intelligent Transformation.

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  5. This is a brave and fine idea which every person in the world should know about and have an oportunity to sign.

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  6. John Matthews, historian, author, Druid, shamanic teacher, lecturer, peacekeeper.

    A fine and great idea that everyone should subscribe to.

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  7. I will imagine this to achieve the greatest possible potential at the fastest possible time. Greatest gratitude to those behind it and supporting it. I will do by best to do as much as I can to urge in on towards the common goal of World Peace. Envisaging it, believing and trusting it is here with the deepest faith. Love&Light, Anne Helene Wirstad (Nordic Textile Design, Transition Norway, Nordic Samvirke Solutions)

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  8. On a behalf of Cosmological society UPASANA – free spirit, and on behalf of the Academy of natural faith research – STAROSLAVOV HRAM, I, Marko Hren, co-founder and chair of UPASANA and STAROSLAVOV HRAM in my full capacity and plenipotentiary, agree with the text of the Interfaith Peace Treaty and sign under the text. UPASANA cosmology gave birth to the well known Ljubljana Peace and Noviolence Center in 80ies of the previos century, initiated the Peace Research Institute and the campaign for the SLovenia Without an army; we initiated peace treaties amongst individuals in former Jugoslavia, and established a multicultural center in a former Yugoslav army headquarters in Ljubljana. Upasana cosmology is a transversal inter faith, inclusive cosmology itself, we promote and teach natural faith philosophies and practices, scientific approach and comparative religious findings resulting from multidisciplinary, cross-disciplinary state of the art research.

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