The Avalon Project – Initiative for a Culture of Peace is an educational and activist NGO which aims at the construction of a global culture based on non-violence, social justice and a deep respect for the planetary Community of Life and the Earth.
The Avalon Project was born at the beginning of the new millennium in Cordova, Spain, receiving the official support of Professor Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Director-General of UNESCO between 1987 and 1999.
The Avalon Project was forced to cease its actions in mid-2013 and has resumed its activities in the fall of 2018.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead, anthropologist
Our Mission / Objectives
We are in a historical context of great risk due to the effects that human activities are having on social and ecological systems. In fact, the scientific community have been warning since 1972 about the possibility of a collapse of our civilization by the middle of the 21st century. Meanwhile, governments and large corporations have done nothing to prevent it.
Given the urgency of this situation, the Avalon Project has established the following mission:
To offer educational resources to societies in order to foster a transition to a socially and economically just and sustainable global civilisation
To promote activism among citizens with the intention that every human being aware of the global situation takes action, at least, in his/her local environment
To preserve and disseminate those traditional stories from around the planet that can become educational vehicles for the generation of a systemic and ecological worldview in our civilisation
The Earth Stories Collection is a global bank of traditional stories capable of transmitting a systemic and ecological worldview. Discover The Earth Stories Collection and help us make it a great reality.
The principles of the Avalon Project are based on the Earth Charter, which is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for the construction of a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. Do you know the Earth Charter?
Avalon is working together with six other organisations in the Earth Charter European Network on an educational project funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme. You can learn more about the NEEDS Project at the following link.
Support Our Work
As a supporter, your financial contributions will be life energy for the Project because, no matter how small the amount, it will be a fixed contribution with which we can count each month.
Avalon volunteers are the soul of our organisation, and their work is fundamental to move forward with all our initiatives. Join us!
Local Groups & Affiliates
There are also local groups and organisations affiliated with Avalon whose mission is to translate our objectives into a local environment.
Help us spread our work
Send us your email address and we will inform you about our educational activities and mobilisations.
- Avalon’s logo design by Flor Navarro and Javier Poveda
- Header picture 1: People’s Climate March in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Ming Wei Low, who gave us permission to use it.
- Header picture 2: Grian in the Isle of Iona, photo made by Marta Ventura.
- Header picture 3: Wajuppa Tossa, from Thailand, telling stories at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017, by Ludovic Farine, courtesy of the Scottish Storytelling Festival.
- Header picture 4: Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World. sunearthday.nasa.gov
- “Broga Hills Malaysia”, by Taufuuu, under license CC BY-NC in Flickr.
- Grian imparting a course at the University of Granada, by Marta Ventura
- “Australian Aboriginal culture 002”, by Steve Evans, under license CC BY.
- “flowerette”, by Porsche Brosseau, under license CC BY, in Flickr.
- Dreams… by Ragesh Ev, under license CC BY-NC-SA, in Flickr.
- “Minut de silenci per Siria”, by R. B., under license CC BY in Flickr
- “Manifestation anti G8 au Havre”, by Guillaume Paumier, under license CC BY, in Wikipedia.
- “Apiary at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center”, by Chesapeake Bay Program, under license CC BY-NC in Flickr.
- “People’s Climate March_169”, by Michael O’Brien, under license CC BY-NC in Flickr.
- “My social network”, by Luc Legay, under license CC BY-SA, in Flickr.