"The voices of intolerance are all around us - the voice of
tolerance needs to be louder"

Pam Evans
Founder of the Peace Mala Youth Project for World Peace

Profile.

Pam Evans is the founder of the Peace Mala. She is an honours graduate of the University of Wales and is an experienced 
teacher of World Faiths. Pam worked for over twenty years as Head of Department of Religious Studies in a Carmarthenshire 
school in West Wales. Pam is a member of the Anglican Church in Wales and is deeply involved with the Christian Buddhist 
Network of Great Britain. She is also a member of the Yungdrung Bon Tibetan Study Centre UK. 

She continues to study the mystical traditions of our world, practices meditation and is a Reiki & Seichim Master Teacher 
and healer. Pam is committed to inter-faith dialogue for peace. She sees this as a vital process in the current world climate 
of fear and misunderstanding. 

Her creation of the Peace Mala was certainly born out of the 9/11 disaster but was also influenced by personal experience 
and witness of intolerance and prejudice. A Peace Mala is a symbolic bracelet that promotes friendship, respect and peace 
between the faiths and all people in our world. It cuts through all forms of prejudice and celebrates what makes us different 
from each other.

It is a vision for the future. Wearing the Mala is a promise to help create a better world.

            

                              Rainbow Mala                             Silver Bespoke Mala                      

Each coloured bead on the Peace Mala represents a spiritual path or faith and carries the universal peace message known 
by many people as the Golden Rule. This rule encourages us to treat others as we wish to be treated. By focusing on the 
Golden Rule, people of all faiths can cooperate with one another without having to participate or believe in each other's 
particular belief system. This is a basis on which believers of all faiths and spiritual paths can work together for peace and 
mutual respect. 

Running through the peace mala is a simple thread which holds all the rainbow beads together. This may be called the 
Golden Thread of Spirituality which connects us all through the love in our hearts: acknowledging the Golden Rule and 
our spiritual unity opens up the pathway to peace. The Peace Mala is a vision of the future which celebrates diversity, 
while promoting unity, awareness, tolerance, compassion, forgiveness, and respect. Wearing the Peace Mala is a promise to 
help create a better world.

Members of the original Peace Mala Youth Team

The Peace Mala was launched at the UNA Wales Temple of Peace in Cardiff, on Wednesday, November 27th 2002. This 
was possible thanks to the kind permission of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs. Once again the WCIA have been 
generous in their support of the Peace Mala and have granted us use of this wonderful building for the awards. 

The Bespoke Peace Mala and Awards for Youth were both launched by the international rock singer, Bonnie Tyler, on 
Tuesday 8th November at Peace Mala H.Q. in Swansea, Wales, UK. It is our intention that money generated from the sale 
of Bespoke Peace Malas will be put into the Peace Mala Awards for Youth.

Temple of Peace Cardiff. Wales UK.


Winning class at Trallwn School with their teacher, Sian Hopkins (front), judges Ros Moule (to the right) and Pam El Hosaini (on left), and Pam Evans (at back)

 

The 2007 Peace Mala International Youth Awards have been won by Trallwn Primary School in Swansea and St Michaels in 
Llanelli, Wales. The Awards acknowledge any centre of learning which produces a project that encourages youngsters to 
become involved with issues of peace, justice, tolerance and friendship.

At the Ceremony in the Temple of Peace Cardiff, certificates were also given to Salem Youth Group from Pennsylvania, USA 
and Teesdale School from County Durham, UK.

The Peace Mala Youth Project began in a classroom in Wales in the aftermath of 9/11. Founder and teacher Pam Evans 
explains: "I wanted something simple but effective to engage the minds of young people: a symbolic bracelet that would 
be fun to make and wear." In 2002, they were granted a Prince's Trust Millennium award and the bracelet was launched in 
November the same year.

Mala, a Sanskrit word, means garland of flowers. It is also the term for strings of meditation or prayer beads. The beads of
the Peace Mala represent the peaceful co-existence of the world's religions. "It's important for youngsters to learn that the 
diversity of the human race is to be celebrated and not feared," says Pam.

For more information on Pam and her work, please click here.

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UPDATE

Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:57 PM
Subject: Peace Mala Educational Film with Credits

Hi Everyone,
Please go to 'You Tube' and search for 'Peace Mala Educational Film with Credits'. This has been put onto 'You Tube' 
by Delia of Imagine dpm Ltd. It would be wonderful if you could draw attention to this and invite as many people as 
possible to write positive comments on the film. May the message and vision of Peace Mala continue to touch the hearts 
and imaginations of all who long for a more positive and compassionate world.

SUPPORT THE PEACE MALA

Registered Charity No. 1118053

If the purpose of the Peace Mala has struck a chord with you, you may want to help us in our initiative to fight prejudice and intolerance. Donations to Peace Mala will be very welcome and used to promote the message of harmony and respect.

All good wishes,
Pam
www.peacemala.org.uk

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UPDATE

Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 10:46 AM
Subject: Peace Mala Pilgrimage..

An exciting new development for Peace Mala - Ricky Perrott from St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive in Llanelli took 
40 teenagers on a Peace Mala Pilgrimage for World Peace to Italy this Easter. I've written a new book as a result of this 
pilgrimage - Using the Peace Mala to pray for World Peace (Peace Prayers, mantras and Nobles Sayings of the Peace Mala). 

The printer has done a great job with the designing layouts. We've used lots of photos from the Youth Awards plus two of 
the drawings from the film. The little book costs £2.99. The Dalai Lama already has one as does the Chief Rabbi and other 
world faith leaders. 

We are now looking for suitable thread to make Peace Mala Prayer Beads - needs to be strong enough to use like a rosary 
and also to hold a golden tassle in place at the end! If you have any ideas, please let us know. The Peace Mala film is now 
available on DVD. It costs £3.99. It has both films plus two slide shows of the 2006 and 2007 Youth awards.

Please order your DVD and Book through our website.

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UPDATE

Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 3:09 PM
Subject: Peace Mala films on You Tube and other news

Hello Everyone,

If you haven't seen them yet, the following Peace Mala films are now on You Tube. 
If you sign in and leave a positive comment that would be great.

Click on the pictures to view.



Bonnie Tyler & Peace Mala



Peace Mala Youth Awards (Slide Show with music) 2009



Peace Mala Youth Inclusion Programme Film



Peace Mala Educational Film



Peace Mala also has a group on Facebook. Have a look:



Fr Ceirion Gilbert, the Catholic Priest who lead the procession at the Youth Awards this year,
has written the following article in Menevia News:


Love and all good wishes,
Pam

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NEWS FLASH

Andy Cawley's Sponsored Cycle Ride for Peace Mala
Andy Cawley is raising money for Peace Mala by cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End this August.
Click here to contribute, along with other Peace Mala supporters, and help Andy realise his dream of raising £50K - £1,000 for every year he has been on this lovely planet.

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UPDATE

Peace Mala Festival of Interfaith & Culture for Education 

The Monastery Gorton Manchester

The first ever Peace Mala Festival of Interfaith & Culture for Education was held in the award winning, beautifully restored
setting of The Monastery in Gorton, Manchester on the 4th October 2010. The festival brought together Peace Mala with 
the Greater Manchester Authorities and representatives of local Faith and Peace groups to celebrate our humanity, unity 
and diversity. Guest of honour and main speaker at the Festival was Terry Waite CBE. 
Festival website: www.peacemalafestival.com 

   

  

 

 

Catwg Primary School's celebration of Peace Mala Accreditation.

The Headteacher and class teacher came to the Peace Mala festival in Manchester and received their certificate and the 
flag from Terry Waite. The children were unable to come so the whole school celebration took place last Monday morning. 
We hope that more schools, youth groups and community groups will go for Peace Mala Accreditation and that our global 
family will continue to grow.

    

 

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UPDATE JUNE 2010.

FIRST MINISTER CELEBRATES THE FIGHT FOR TOLERANCE
People who promote tolerance in their communities have been recognised by the First Minister of Wales
Thursday 10th June, 2010

"In 2009 the Welsh Assembly Government launched a new awards system which allows it and others to recognise and show 
appreciation for, what people from Wales achieve for themselves and for others. It also provides a means of thanking people 
from outside Wales who make a contribution in our country and who, through their work and effort, make a difference to the 
lives of Welsh citizens. It is a perfect response to the desire in Wales for an awards system which allows us to recognise and
celebrate achievement and the tremendous contribution ordinary people make to our society. I believe it captures our pride 
in being Welsh and in Wales itself." Carwyn Jones AM. First Minister for Wales

The second of three 'Recognising Achievement' receptions has been held in Swansea, and saw a range of people commended 
for the contribution they make to the lives of others. Those recognised during the day included individuals who have promoted 
equality, tolerance and inclusion, and have tackled all kinds of issues such as harassment, racism and domestic violence. 

The theme for the awards in 2010 is 'Promoting Tolerance,' chosen in part because it marks the 65th anniversary of the 
liberation of Auschwitz and the end of WWII.

Pam Evans, Founder of Peace Mala, was presented with the award for the work of Peace Mala in schools and youth groups 
throughout Wales. Peace Mala is an award winning project for peace that Pam began in 2001, in response to the racial and
religious bullying of pupils in her school that came out of the 9/11 aftermath.

 


Pam Evans receiving her award from Carwyn Jones AM First Minister for Wales.
 
First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "Today is Wales' chance to say thank you on behalf of those who have benefited from the 
actions of our recipients, many of whom have shown immense courage in changing attitudes and in standing up for what 
decent people believe to be the right course of action.

"Wales is blessed, in its culture, its language, its heritage, its diversity, its love of sport and in so many other ways. But, above 
all, it is the people that make Wales a particularly blessed nation. "Many people here today were born here, others have 
chosen to make their homes in Wales. But everyone who lives in Wales is, and should be, equally valued, respected and 
welcomed."

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UPDATE JULY 2011

Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Subject: The Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Nominate Peace Mala for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2012.
Information and nomination forms can be found on:

www.direct.gov.uk/thequeensawardforvoluntaryservice Tel: 020 7781 2397

For advice with completing the nomination forms, please contact SCVS:

  scvs@scvs.org.uk  Tel: 01792 544000

Thank You.

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Click on pictures to see Peace Mala News

Peace Mala Pilgrimage. 2012

 

Pam Meets Queen Elizabeth 11. 2012

 

Peace Mala ®
"Creative education that empowers and embraces all
Uniting the World in peace"  

Registered Charity No 1118053
 
Endorsed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama of Tibet  and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Directors of Peace Mala
Pam Evans (Founder)   Norma Glass MBE (Company Secretary)   Martin Green  Pam El Hosaini  

E-mail: info@peacemala.org.uk

For information about Peace Mala please visit our website

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