Globalisation Cafe university of Liverpool Hosts a book discussion talk on 'The Economics of killing'
On 4th of march at the Rendall House Liverpool University Globalisation Cafe hosted a talk by Vijay Mehta on his book 'The Economics of Killing'.
The meeting was chaired by Dr Phillip Leech, Teacher in International Relations who introduced Vijay to the audience. The event started with showing the film 'Change the World' which was followed by a 20 minute talk by Vijay exploring the core messages of the book.
Then the event was opened to the audience for Q&A session. Some of the questions asked by the students were humanitarian aid and poverty reduction, space race, nuclear weapons, Arab Spring, tug-of-war between US, China and Japan, Economics of Global Governance and much more. A video recording of an interview took place after the event in which vijay answered some of the questions asked by Dr Leech which will be posted on the globalisation website www.globalisationcafe.com
Manchester Model United Nations Society hosts a Book discussion talk at the University place Manchester on 27 February 2014
The book discussion event started at 5pm in university of manchester. Heena Mohammed President of the Model united Nations Society introduced Vijay to the audience which was a large gathering of more than 100 students.
The meeting started with showing the film 'Change the World' followed by a 20 minute talk by Vijay examining the core themese of the book. A vibrant Q&A session followed the event which included questions on Iraq and Syria war, reforms of the UN, globalisation and non-violent actions to stop wars. A great networking event. Vijay was accompanied by his wife shanti to Manchester.
Clare Politics Society Cambridge Hosts a Book Discussion on The Economics of Killing
On the evening of Tuesday 18 February Clare Politics Society University of Cambridge hosted the book discussion with Vijay Mehta as the keynote speaker. The event took place at Elton Bowring room Clare College Cambridge.
The event started with Adam Terry President of the society who introduced Vijay to the audience. After that the film 'Change the World' was shown to the audience followed by a talk by Vijay for 20 minutes.
This followed with a vibrant Q&A session in which students asked questions about jhow to contain violence in a non-violent way, war in Iraq, Hitler and Second World War, trade rigged towards the rich poeple, TAO and World Arms Trade. Afterwards networking followed by cheese and wine.
Newcastle-Under-Lyme School Hosted a Book Discussion on The Economics of Killing
On 13th of February Vijay Mehta along with Shanti (Vijay's wife) went to Newcastle-Under-Lyme school, North Staffordshire UNA Youth for a book discussion event. It was heartneing to note so many youth, students, parents and teachers in the audience.
Vicky from UNA Youth introduced the event to the audience and reminded them that she had heard the talk of Vijay at Concorde College event hosted by UNA Shropshire. She was so inspired that she requested Vijay to come and give a talk to our school at Newcastle-Under-Lyme School.
Barry from UNA Shropshire introduced Vijay to the audience and said that Vijay had written an inscription to the book The Economics of Killing when he signed his copy of the book. In the inscription Vijay explored the solution to the Middle East conflict and said that to solve the issue all parties to the conflict Israeli's - Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and others need to sit on the table and hammer out a solution by dialogue and diplomacy of this long festering Middle East conflict.
Laurie Marrable, who organised the excellent event started the film 'Change the World' . That was followed by talk by Vijay which followed by a vibrant Q&A session.
In the Q&A students asked questions which included the Syria conflict and the usefulness of the UN, spying - surveillance operations, non-violence and culture of peace and much more. The event finished at 6 pm. Uniting for Peace literature including the latest newsletter and other material was distributed to all. A well organised event and a great networking opportunity for the future leaders of the world.
UN Society at SOAS Hosted book discussion on The Economics of Killing.
On 30th of January 2014 UN Society at SOAS invited Vijay Mehta to a book discussion event which took place at Vernon Square campus. In the first part of the program a film 'Change the World' inspired by the book was shown. This was followed by a talk exploring the core themes of the book by the author Vijay Mehta. A vibrant Q/A session followed. It was a good networking session raising the awareness of working for a peaceful solutions for the future of the world.
University of Westminister Department of Politics and International Relations hosted book discussion on The Economics of Killing.
On 23rd of January 2014 a book discussion event took place at University of Westminister Department of Politics. The event started by Aidan Hehire lecturer International Relation of University of Westminister, introducing Vijay Mehta.
In the first part of the program a film 'Change the World' inspired by the book was shown. This was followed by a talk exploring the core themes of the book by the author Vijay Mehta. A vibrant Q/A session followed. It was a good networking session raising the awareness of working for a peaceful solutions for the future of the world.
In the discussion students were not convinced that non-violence is the answer and key to ending violence after repeated exmaples and events showing that non-violenvce works were given by Vijay. In the end Vijay Mehta requested another opportunity to be given to him to put his case for creating a violence free society.
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action, Jaipur, India 2014
Uniting for Peace Chair, Vijay Mehta, visited Jaipur, ‘The Pink City,’ to address a conference on “Towards a Nonviolent Future – Some Realistic Models for Peaceful Co-Existence” (5 – 8 January) convened by Anuvrat Global Organisation and Jain Vishva Bharati University. The opening ceremony of the event was performed by Governor of Uttar Pradesh, B L Joshi. The opening plenary speakers emphasised the importance of finding a realistic model of nonviolence as after thousands of peace conferences we have not been able to achieve a world without violence and war. Nonviolence has been understood at the intellectual level, but has not become a reality in daily life.
Read Conference Outcome Document 'The Jaipur Declaration'
Vijay Mehta's Bio, 'The Audacity of Dreams,' Featured in the Awe Inspiring Book 'Karma Kurry'
Nelson Mandela said in the pre-face of the book Karma Kurry 'ordinary people do extra ordinary things. These stories have that power to inspire people to rise and act, to make a difference'. The book Karma Kurry is celebrating the lives of real, everyday heroes.
For further information about the Karma Kurry book please contact Jaico Publishers
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Peace Campaigner Visits India
Uniting for Peace Chair, Vijay Mehta is visiting India to address an international peace conference to be held at the colourful Pink City of Jaipur, India on 5th – 8th January 2014. The conference is organised by Anuvrat Global Organization (ANUVIBHA), India and Jain Vishva Bharati University. The title of the conference is, “Towards a Nonviolent Future – Seeking Realistic Models for a Peaceful Co-Existence.” The conference will include 11 sessions over 3 days on the themes of nonviolence, co-existence and peace-building which will be explored by distinguished speakers from around the world.
Vijay Mehta will be speaking in two different sessions. His two lectures are below:
200 delegates from 28 different countries have registered for the conference. Eminent personalities including: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mohammad Hamid Ansari (the Vice President of India) are expected to attend and grace the occasion.
The People's Voice TV - Interview with Vijay Mehta on Military Industrial Complex
Vijay Mehta was interviewed by presenter Richie Allen of The People's Voice TV on 9th December 2013. In the show they talk about latest book of Vijay Mehta, The Economics of Killing and discuss how Military Industrial Complex is the cause of violence, wars and inequality in the world. They also discussed about solutions and actions to end this tragic scenario.
Book Discussion event - Vijay Mehta meets Jan Pronk, Utrecht, Netherlands June 2013
Book discussion event - Vijay Mehta meets Jan Pronk from Videogenoeg on
7th June SiB event in Utrecht
Uniting for Peace Race, Faith and World Peace Conference
Uniting for Peace hosted a interfaith conference entitled ‘Race, Faith and World Peace’ at The Hilton, London Euston on 4th December 2013. The event, which started at 1830 was attended by 75 people from different organisations across the UK. The meeting was addressed by four distinguished speakers; Rev. Marcus Braybrooke, Vijay Mehta, Rev. Brian Cooper and Moeen Yaseen. All of the speakers emphasised the importance of cultivating inter-racial and interfaith healing and unity to build sustainable and lasting world peace. A vibrant question and answer session followed the talks, with many of the delegates giving their comments and views on the issues discussed at the event. A networking session followed afterwards. The event was also attended by a number of news agencies including IRNA, and other TV channels.
The Speeches of the delegates will be posted on the website in due course, and some more photos will be added to the photo gallery at a later date.
View Vijay Mehta's speech
View Brain Cooper's Speech
View Marcus Braybrooke speech
View Moeen Yaseen's speech
Report and more photos
UNA Gloucestershire County & Quaker Peace Group Host a Book Discussion of The Economics of Killing
On 25th November 2013, UNA Gloucestershire County and Cheltenham Quakers hosted a book discussion about Vijay Mehta’s book “The Economics of Killing: How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World”
The event took place at Friends Meeting House Cheltenham, started at 7:30pm by Malcolm Evans, who welcomed the delegates and introduced Vijay to the audience. The meeting started with the showing the film, Change the World, inspired by the book followed by a 20 minute talk by Vijay. Response and comments on the book were given by Chris Dickenson from UNA Gloucestershire County and Alison Crane from Cheltenham Quakers after which the floor was open for Q/A session. The Q/A session included discussion and comments, causes of wars and solutions, Military Industrial Complex and the inequalities between the nations.
The event was well organised by Alison, Chris and Malcolm Evans. Afterwards a networking session took place in which refreshments were served.
University of East Anglia Dev Soc Society Book Discussion Event
On 21st November, 2013, DEVSoc Society in the University of East Anglia hosted a book discussion on Vijay Mehta’s book, the Economics of Killing at the University Campus. The event started by Louisa Fenwick introducing Vijay to the audience, after which the film, “Change the World,” inspired by the book, was shown. A large audience listened to the core message and themes of the book which was followed by a Q/A session. The students came up with very searching questions which included taking actions for peaceful, safer and sustainable world, a networking session followed. Vijay was accompanied by Jack Wallis, Media Officer of Uniting for Peace.
Many thanks to Louisa Fenwick and team of DEVSoc Society for hosting an excellent event.
Peace campaigner’s tour stops off in town
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
RENOWNED peace activist and author Vijay Mehta will be visiting Tavistock to discuss his latest book next week.
Vijay is currently on a speaking tour to discuss his latest book ‘The Economics of Killing — How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Devloping World’.
The event, on Wednesday, November 20, will begin with a viewing of the film ‘Change the World’, which is inspired by the book.
Vijay is the chair of Uniting for Peace and puts foward possible solutions to the economic difficulties we face.
He argues that problems are the result of the west’s dependence on the military-industrial complex, first identified by President Eisenhower.
Vijay’s work has been praised by many, including former government ministers Lord Frank Judd and Tony Benn, former UN assistant secretary-general Denis Halliday and MP Caroline Lucas.
The event presents an important and rare opportunity to hear up-to-date discussion of the vital issues faced by us all.
The evening begins at 7.30pm in the United Reformed Church in Russell Street, and has been arranged by Tavistock Peace Action Group.
For more information visit www.tavypeace.org.uk
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UNAMET Hosts talk by Vijay Mehta
At Calcutta house, a discussion hosted by United Nations Association of London Metropolitan University took place on Vijay Mehta’s latest book ‘The Economics of Killing: How the West fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World (Pluto Press).’
The event started with a 20 minute film ‘Change the World’, followed by a 30 minute talk by Vijay Mehta, on the problems and principles highlighted in the book, and the dangerous culture of violence that is destroying the world today. This was followed by a vibrant Question and Answer session, where students actively participated, bringing up important issues, such as terrorism, the practicality of nuclear disarmament and the mechanisms needed to achieve a culture of peace through non-violent means.
It was a great opportunity to meet a room full of young people from all over the world, striving for a better future for themselves, and for the world. Thanks to Tiffany and Carla for hosting such an excellent event.
View Vijay’s speech.
Uniting for Peace Annual Conference on The Real Agenda: Syria, Mali and DRC - Terrorism or Resource Wars ?
Around 80 people gathered at House of Lords, London on 7th of November 2013 to discuss the ongoing conflicts and solutions for peace in Syria, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Lord Frank Judd, Vice President of Uniting for Peace welcomed the audience and spoke eloquently about the ongoing conflicts in these regions. Distinguished speakers Jeremy Keenan Author, spoke on Mali, Makram Khoury-Machool Cambridge Scholar spoke on Syria, Kate Downey of Blind-i Campaign spoke on DRC, Vijay Mehta Chair Uniting for Peace spoke on Syria, Mali and DRC - is Peace possible ? and Brian Cooper spoke on religion and conflicts.
A vibrant question/answer session followed after the talks of the speakers.
As soon as we received the text from all the speakers we will post them on the website. In the mean time please:
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Read Vijay Mehta's Speech: Syria, Mali and DRC - is Peace possible ?
Prof. Jeremy Keenan's speech at Nov. 7 conference on Mali
Brian Cooper speech at November 7 Conference on Religion and Conflict
One of our supporters Anthony Russell has taken photos and done a report
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How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World
Cambridge Hub hosted a book discussion on Vijay Mehta's latest book 'The Economics of Killing' at the Latimer Room, Clare College, Cambridge on 16th of October 2013. The event started with showing the film 'Change the World' followed by talk by Vijay Mehta and a vibrant Q/A session took place afterwards.
Many thanks to the team of Cambridge Hub, C U Russell for a outstanding and successful event. Many thanks to Pippa Smith and Jonas Knapp for a fantastic evening.
Report, Book Discussion Event by Scottish CND
Scottish CND hosted a joint event with Uniting for Peace at Wellington Church Library on 8th October, 2013 on the Glasgow University Campus.
The event started with showing the film Change the World followed by a talk on the core messages of the book the Economics of Killing by Vijay Mehta followed by valuable contributions by Brian Cooper, Brian Quail and Alastair McIntosh, that was followed by vibrant Q/A session.
There was a lively discussions on the key points of the book, on the nuclear disarmament issue, especially in relation with Scotland, and situation in Africa and global poverty.
Very useful networking took place. Many thanks to Flavia and the team of Scottish CND for a successful event.
Queen Mary University and MEDACT hosted a book discussion event at Morris Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 2nd October
The event started by Professor David McCoy introducing Vijay to the audience. It started with showing the film 'Change the World' and followed by a 25 minute talk by Vijay Mehta about the core message of the book. Frank Boulton from MEDACT responded to Vijay's talk which was followed by a vibrant Q/A for over an hour.
Book discussion at Concord College Shropshire
Vijay Mehta's latest book 'The Economics of Killing' on 26th of September took place at Concord College, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7PF.
In a magnificent Chapel of the Concord College, the event started with showing the film change the world followed by a talk by Vijay Mehta and comments on the book by Reece Edmonds and Barry. The meeting concluded with vibrant Q/A sessions
Vijay Mehta gave an interview at Ahlebait TV Networks Ltd English on 24th of September 2013
The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Conway Hall Ethical Society 22 September 2013
The Chair John Edwards Trustee of Conway Ethical Society introducced Vijay Mehta to the audience. The event started at 11 am with the showing of the film 'Change the World' made by Uniting for Peace (www.unitingforpeace.com) which charted war since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and featured peacemakers such as Gandhi and Rev Martin Luther King Jr it explored ways of advancing non-violent initiatives.
This was followed by a 20 minutes talk given by Vijay Mehta who explored the core messages of his book 'The Economics of Killing - How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World'. The talk was followed with a vibrant Q/A which lasted about 40 minutes. The discussion was attended by a audicence of around 80 people.
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Review of the book by John Edwards
Vijay Mehta addresses National Justice and Peace Network Meeting
By: Anne O’Connor
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 11:48 am
At the end of a week in which the largest arms fair in the world took place in London, about 70 Justice and Peace activists, many from the host dioceses of Shrewsbury and Wrexham, attended the NJPN quarterly meeting in Chester on Saturday 14 September. Keynote speaker Vijay Mehta shared his vision for world peace, outlined in his book The Economics of Killing: How the West fuels wars and poverty in the developing world, and introduced the peace programme 4D which stands for Disarmament, Demilitarisation, Development and Democracy.
Using a short film made by Uniting for Peace (www.unitingforpeace.com) which charted war since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and featured peacemakers such as Gandhi and Rev Martin Luther King Jr it explored ways of advancing non-violent initiatives. One such idea is Peace One Day, celebrated every year on 21 September.
Founded by film-maker Jeremy Gilley just twelve years ago it has achieved a UN backed resolution for an international Day of Peace with the ultimate aim of making every day a day of peace and non-violence. Jeremy’s commitment and enthusiasm, evident in the film clip, is outstanding. I have shared his story with school and Confirmation groups to encourage and inspire young people. The theme for this year’s Peace One Day is Who will YOU make peace with?
It challenges and invites us to take personal responsibility to become peacemakers in whatever way we can. Do try to mark the day in your parishes or at home – go to www.peaceoneday.org
The overwhelming theme of the Chester meeting, in spite of all the problems in our world today, was one of hope. We all came away heartened and revitalised.
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Vijay Mehta speaks at London Region CND Council Meeting on September 4 2013
On September 4th, Vijay Mehta gave a talk at the book discussion hosted by London Region CND Council at Conway Hall, London. Dedicated peace activists working on Nuclear Disarmament for decades were there who in the question answer session challenged Vijay on how to bring peace in our society against the backdrop of militant tendencies of the government and ever increasing military spending in the world. there were discussions around trident replacement and its recent developments including the latest march at Aldermaston. The particular highlight of the evening was the Hiroshima event organised by LRCND which was attended by over 200 people including the mayor of Camden, Tony Benn, Bruce Kent etc.
Jack Wallis, media officer of uniting for peace accompanied Vijay to the talk and he was distributing Uniting for Peace literature and networking with the delegates. Jack’s impression on the meeting was it was a success and it was great to hear about exciting new projects discussed by LRCND and I was impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the members. The Q/A session was particularly insightful with all of the members contributing their thoughts after Vijay’s inspiring speech.
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India needs a strategy of Marshall Plan proportions to aid its troubled northeast region, London meeting hears
Vijay Mehta was one of the keynote speakers at the June meeting organised by Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters in association of the Nehru Centre (The Cultural Wing of the Indian High Commision) and the Tea Board of India, as part of celebrating Assam's season.
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BBC Tees Interviewed Vijay Mehta on the ongoing worsening situation of crisis in Syria on 29 August 2013 morning
To listen to the interview please click here - Vijay's interview starts at 15:50 and the presenter is Mike Parr
Vijay Mehta Gave an Interview to Radio City 96.7 on his book 'The Economics of Killing'
which has been broadcasted accross North West and North Wales and of course is available online.
To listen to the interview please click here
Peace News Summer Camp invited Vijay Mehta, to give a talk on his book
Peace News Summer Camp invited Vijay Mehta, author of The Economics of Killing, to give a talk on his book. Raceme from Uniting for Peace also accompanied Vijay to the camp.
The Summer Camp was held from 25th to 29th July at Diss, Norfolk. It was a countryside setting with plush greenery surrounded by farms. The camp had tents for hosting workshops for food and bar with a special space for children. The camp organised by Peace News which is a small self governed society, is being held for the fifth year. This year’s title of the camp was: “Taking a Lead from the Global South”
Vijay Mehta hosted his talk on Thursday, 25th July, 2013 which was followed by a vibrant Q/A session and brilliant discussion. The rural setting made the atmosphere more friendly and peaceful. Milan Rai and team of Peace News did an excellent job.
Socialist History book discussion on 'The Economics of Killing
David Morgan of Socialist History Society made the opening remarks at the book discussion of Vijay Mehta's book which tool place at The Marchmont Centre,
62 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AB. The event attracted several different sections of society including academics, scholars and members of other organisations.
The event started by showing the film 'Change the World' followed by a talk by Vijay Mehta and concluded with a vibrant Q/A session.
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'Reflection and Action - for Peace'
An Interfaith Event for World Peace in Edinburgh