The Role of Children in Peacebuilding with Moyra Irving and Dot Maver
What moves inside when you hear, “The adults of the world can no longer be trusted to safeguard the future of our planet.”? The words eerily echo the voice of environmental activist, Greta Thunberg. Yet, a children’s book fictional character, speaking about the greatest Call for Peace in human history, was simultaneously appealing to young people around the world to form an enormous Human Shield to prevent weapons of destruction from ever being used again. Listen in to the fascinating story of how the children’s book, Amelie Trott and the Earth Watchers, came to be written.
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Dr. Dot Maver is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. Dot is a co-founder of the Global Silent Minute and is a founder and board member with the National Peace Academy USA, Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. and Garden of Light. Her work in education, politics and grassroots community organizing is focused on applied peacebuilding utilizing a shared responsibility and shared leadership model. She is a speaker and facilitator focusing on the spirit of cooperation and creating the conditions for a Culture of Peace.
Moyra Irving is a healer, writer, storyteller, and Creative Writing teacher who lives in Central England. Her writing career began with a collection of short stories, one of which led to the creation of The Extra Guest*, and end-hunger charity partnered with Oxfam and SOS Children’s Villages. She has also published two non-fiction guides to daily retreat: Take Me to the Mountain and Fiery Love. However, it wasn’t until Amelie Trott came into her life that she discovered the unparalleled joy of writing for children. Moyra is now committed to supporting the new wave of exceptional young people currently flooding our planet – those brave young change-makers who are forcing us to reconsider how we live.
In 2004, she co-founded the Centre for Spiritual Growth & Healing in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK, which includes a Free Healing Clinic
Moyra also loves cats, starry nights, days by the sea and, more than anything, writing stories for the child in us all. Amelie Trott & The Earth Watchers, published by Dixi Books is her debut children’s novel. Her sequel, Amelie Trott & The Mark of Triandor, is currently in progress.
*All royalties from Amelie Trott & The Earth Watchers are dedicated to The Extra Guest.
Amelie Trott & The Earth Watchers is available from all on-line bookstores