India Peace Centre as an Inter-religious Centre for Justice and Peace initiatives was founded by Dr. Mathai Zachariah (1945-2012), former General Secretary of the national Council of Churches in India, on the belief that the chances of Peace as an experience of life can be enhanced by promoting the culture of dialogue and mutuality with a spirit of ever widening understanding.
Driven by this conviction and the Centre strives to engender among the people understanding and appreciation of diversity, to catalyse peace with justice, development with dignity for all; and to harmonize human attitude with the ethics of nature. Apart from the regular peace and conflict training the Centre organizes series of discussions on a number of vital national issues, such as harmony between communities, equitable economic justice, dealing with civil strife, Dalit issues, climatic change, globalization and culture, nuclear peace and symbiotic living.
Initiated by the national Council of Churches in India and supported by the National Council of YMCAs in India, the YWCA of India, Gandhi Peace Foundation and Catholic Bishops Conference of India, the centre has been dedicated to the cause of Peace and Justice among the people in India.
A vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. Our vision is to ensure hope in India and to work and create a world of abiding peace which is the fruit of justice with a beginning of a new creation.
OUR STRUCTURAL CONTOUR
Our assemblage or ashram which is the Public charitable trust registered in 1988 was established to foster contacts and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, with the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife. Our ashram was constructed in the way to promote the ethos of traditional Indian ashram, in Nagpur. Bulk of the projects and other programs are toted in Nagpur, while the other curriculums are marched in the others parts of India.
Our assemblage is marked with arrays of amenities such as library, an office and a conference room and a well configured infrastructure. It is very well quoted that “No one can whistle a symphony, it takes a whole orchestra to play it”. Similarly, we have a committee of three to four members working consistently to patronize peace and calmness. We also pact in the spheres of permitting education for peace, co-ordination, program initiatives, study and research