In her final novel, “When Thoughts Will Soar” (Der Menschheit Hochgedanken), Nobel laureate and 19th century peace activist Bertha von Suttner writes of the power of specific ideas and stories to traverse time and space, to soar from one culture and era to another, and provide the “motive power” for the work of human uplift. However, fragmentation and the fragility of memory cause these ideas and stories to remain largely unknown, their motive power consequently squandered.
Join us for the 6th annual Bertha von Suttner Master Class (July 3rd/4th, 2019) as we replace fragmentation with connection, and forgetfulness with remembrance. This year’s class will focus on the unearthing of specific important Peace through Laws stories of 1919: The International Congress of Women at Zurich, The Paris Peace Conference at Versailles and Korea’s non-violent, democratic uprising of March 1, 1919. Additionally, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi, a sub-theme of these year’s class is alternative non-Western perspectives of Peace through Law.
Please join us at the Peace Palace Library in The Hague (on July 3rd), and at the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft (on July 4th), and trace the red thread of positive history and the Peace through Law Movement from 1919 to today.