ABOUT DOVE TALES
Dove Tales was formed by a group of like minded people in Glasgow in 2017, when it seemed as if the world had become more unstable than at any time since the Second World War and the social upheaval of the 1960's.
Four countries in the world face famine because of conflict, there are 20 million refugees either on the move or in settlement camps, and the gaps between those who have and have not, those who believe and who don't, have become wider than ever.
Dove Tales seeks to bridge those gaps, to open up discussion, to use art to reach people and to heal.
1) To oppose the arms trade and weapons of all kinds, including nuclear weapons.
2) To challenge the place of war in our society and our philosophy. We believe that war is as damaging to those who inflict it as to those are its victims.
3) To advocate dialogue and humanitarian action instead of military action.
4) Through art to build better understanding of differences between cultures and religions, to promote cultural exchanges between countries, and to increase tolerance and understanding in order to lessen the possibility of war.
5) To care for the victims of war. We include the military people who implement it as well as those who suffer it.
6) To oppose state repression of freedom of expression in the name of security.
7) To increase understanding of and work to counter the root causes of violence.
8) To pledge that the only weapons we use will be words and music and images and movement, art in all its forms; that we bring love, not hate; that the only war we will fight is for peace.
The four famines
The terrible irony is that all the needed food and water to tackle this impending catastrophe exist even within these hard-hit countries. But armed conflict that is often created by personal rivalries between a few men turns life upside down for millions, destroying markets and causing the price of necessities to rocket.
David Pratt, Sunday Herald
Photos: Ray Evans,