Galston Peace Network

A group of diverse women meeting in Galston hope that they can encourage peace in the home, community and beyond.

The Creators of Peace Hills Network has been meeting for the past year at Rowland Village. It is one of three Creators of Peace Networks in Sydney, the others are at Rose Bay and Auburn.

The network meets bi-monthly on the third Sunday and welcomes women from all generations, all cultures and all faiths.

It’s an informal drop-in group which attracts up to 30 women at some meetings.

There were 12 at the meeting on November 19 including Tanya Fox who is Jewish, Zohra Aly who is Muslim, Manjula Sri-Patma who is Hindi and Catholic nun Monica Sparks.

Not all members have a faith.

“We would love have more people from different backgrounds come along,” said Zohra Aly from Dural. “We would like more peace circles. “

Monica Sparks from Galston said: “I love it because it’s a trustworthy, reflective sharing place and it nurtures me.” A member of the Good Samaritan Sisters for 64 years, she said: “The Diversity of backgrounds makes it so refreshing.”

Eleanor Powell from Galston said it was interesting listening to people from different cultural backgrounds. “Everyone’s story is different,” she said.

Manjula Sri-Patma from West Pennant Hills said: “I am a Tamil from Sri Lanka. Peace has been illusive for many of us around the world. I am interested in trying to make a better world in any way possible. Trying to make ripples with my little pebble.”

The first meeting for 2018 will be on Sunday, February 21 from 2pm to 4pm followed by afternoon tea.

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