Yvonne Duncan, Christina Barruel and Janine Edge on "Cool Schools"

Interviewed by Tim LynchApril 21, 2010
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What an empowering tool to embrace and carry, that like a torch of benevolence, can in the spirit of goodwill, eventually have NZ sending overseas thousands of emissaries of peace and conflict resolution to all countries on our diverse planet, to go and live alongside other peoples, get to know them, working alongside them to gradually and skillfully with the adeptness of warm-hearted ambassadors draw peoples and communities closer together to see that we have more in common with each other, than differences.

And that by sharing the method of "conflict resolution" through their mediation skills would draw us closer together towards a planet of peace.

And more so here at home in our communities across NZ, we would build more deeper friendships, there would be less violence across the nation and the country would have fewer divorces and broken homes and we would be more understanding as a country of all peoples and cultures both locally and globally.

Listen to how this innovative and ground breaking "Cool Schools" program sprang into being here on the North Shore and how via the support of the Peace Foundation it is enthusiastically being nurtured and carried forward by three passionate women of conscience and determination.

Conflict Resolution, the Reconciliation of Opposing Points of View, the building blocks of negotiating Relationships.


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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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