Who We Are?
The Lennons is a group of peace ambassadors who aim to encourage young people to be peacemakers in their own lives. The group is made up of volunteers aged between 16 and 24. The Lennons includes speakers, writers, social media influencers, photographers, video makers, graphic designers and specialists in just about any other field. All of them are united by a desire for peace work and making a difference in society.
The Lennons was established by the conflict resolution organisation CMI in 2017. For some years now, CMI has toured schools in Finland to talk about peace work on the Ahtisaari Days, held every November. The Lennons is also involved in promoting the core message of the Ahtisaari Days – that disputes can be resolved by talking.
The goal of the Lennons is to promote dialogue and so prevent conflicts, to inspire young people to work for peace in their daily lives, and to give a voice to the role young people have in peace work. Like the musician and peace activist John Lennon, from whom the group takes its name, the Lennons dream big and work for a more peaceful world.