"When it is a question of weapons of mass destruction - this is not acceptable."



Happy Birthday, dear Scilla – your laughing and smiling during the interview made us very cheerful and your words were full of hope and passion. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to spread your knowledge and wisdom to the people.

Scilla Elworthy (born 3 June 1943) is a peace builder, and the founder of the Oxford Research Group, a non-governmental organisation she set up in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, for which she was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. She served as its executive director from 1982 until 2003, when she left that role to set up Peace Direct, a charity supporting local peace-builders in conflict areas. In 2003 she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize.
From 2005 she was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson in setting up The Elders. She is a member of the World Future Council and in 2012 co-founded Rising Women Rising World, a growing, vibrant community of women on all continents who take responsibility for building a world that works for all.

Oxford Research Group

Interview: Maja Tittlbach
Kamera & Schnitt: Stefan Marks
Thanks to: Kerstin Löber