About me

Thank you for visiting my website.

I am an educator, organiser and campaigner in the areas of peace, non-violence, nuclear abolition, international law, human rights (including gender and children’s rights) and the environment.

I am also vegetarian (for ethical and environmental reasons), a novice musician and songwriter, recreational runner and skiier, and former squash player. I have one daughter and two grandchildren.

I was born in Aotearoa-New Zealand (Aotearoa is the indigenous name for the country) and have lived in the USA and Switzerland. I currently live in Prague.

My main work roles are:

For more background please visit My Story or Alyn Ware wikipedia.

Contact: alyn@pnnd.org.

Some of my most rewarding moments in life

  • Getting up early to play tennis with my father before breakfast when I was young;
  • River rafting the Kaituna River (a beautiful grade 5 stretch of river);
  • Helping peace studies get adopted into the New Zealand curriculum;
  • Birth of Ra my daughter (a water-birth);
  • DJing for the a dance party of 8000 people from 100 countries (the Hague Peace Appeal Party, 1999);
  • Climbing Mt Ruapehu with my nephews;
  • Scree jumping Mt Tarawera crater with daughter Ra;
  • Running the New York marathon with the Peace and Sport team led by Tegla Loroupe (the first African woman to win the NY marathon);
  • Winning the case against nuclear weapons which we took to the World Court (International Court of Justice);
  • Being invited to perform a song I composed ‘Aotearoa Nuke free zone’ at a Nobel Peace Concert in Oslo on the day President Obama got the prize;
  • Winning the crib cup from my sister Sue (a rare event);
  • Touring Czech chateaus and nature parks with my parents and girlfriend;
  • Winning the Right Livelihood Award (‘alternative Nobel Peace Prize’).

Some of my biggest disappointments in life

  • Getting 99% on School Certificate Mathematics and having no idea which question I got wrong:
  • Al Gore losing the U.S. President election to George Bush Jr due to disqualified votes in Florida;
  • A 10-year long, vicious smear campaign against me and my key organisations by ICAN (a so-called peace organisation).

Life motto

Replace hatred with love, falsehood with truth and fear with hope.
The main teaching from Mildred Lisette Norma (Peace Pilgrim) who walked over 40,000 km for peace.

Favourite music

  • This is me – by Keala Settle
  • Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato jazz version
  • Cajun Moon by Herbie Mann
  • Imagine by John Lennon
  • Dark side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
  • What’s Up by 4 Non-Blondes
  • One Love by Bob Marley (and the Playing for Change version)

Favourite movies

  • The Navigator by Vincent Ward
  • Being there, starring Peter Sellers
  • The Mouse that Roared, starring Peter Sellers
  • 2001 a Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick
  • The Life of Brian by Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Favourite books/poems

  • Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Lay down your arms by Bertha von Suttner
  • The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
  • No Ordinary Sun by Hone Tuwhare