Andrew Sampson
  • 68, Male
  • Dorset
  • United Kingdom
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Andrew Sampson

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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I am a born activist
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Human Rights
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Economic disparities
Can we change the world?
More about me
I work as a freelance designer mainly for a womens organisation which my partner co-founded.

I love my life and through that love put as much energy as I can into finding ways that other people can love their lives too.
Promise to respect others and refrain from spamming?



I live in rural Dorset in the South West of England and am engaged to be married (at the age of 54!) to the Founder of a unique Women's Organisation, The Women for a Change Foundation. On one hand I live a very simple life, and on the other I am involved in helping with an incredibly exciting internet experiment which occupies a lot of my life.

My life's journey has taken me to live in 6 countries, 10 years of which I was involved in living and working in a therapeutic meditation community with branches all over the world.

I have run a small publishing company in the UK, a painting and decorating company in Germany, and worked selling insurance in call centres.

I was involved in the squatting movement in the 70's, a hard-line anarcho-communist, and narrowly escaped serious prison sentences.

I am now happer than I have ever been in my life!!!


12 years ago I first discovered computers, which changed my life for ever, and I became a very early adopter of using the internet for business and social purposes. In more recent times, I taught myself website designing and when I found that I was able to combine this with a natural flair for typography and visual creativity I was in bliss. Because of my business and sales experience, I also discovered that I love marketing. As long as what I am marketing is aimed at helping people.
When my fiancee Christine, had the vision behind Women for a Change, I suddenly found myself immersed in a totally new world.

A world which ticked all the boxes!

Firstly there was an opportunity for endless creativity.
Secondly, I was and am immersed in a world which operates on different ethical codes.
A world where people work together rather than compete
A world where people relate to each other with empathy and understanding
A world where empowerment and support for other human beings is the norm.

Why am I here?

Peace is important to us all. We all want peace. But at the same time it is also a very abstract concept. I am an activist who likes to see things happen.
I don't mean, manning the barricades, done that - been there.

No it is time for us all to stop talking and awaken ourselves.
To look at very action every word and see what we in ourselves are spreading.
There are people I know who 'get angry' about the lack of peace
Who get angry at the politicians
And what happens
Anger is what is shared
And nothing comes from anger except violence and conflict.

Once upon a time a very wise individual coined the phrase 'Love your Neighbour'
What a radical concept!
Love someone outside your own family
Oh, shocking.

For me this is where Peace starts.
From Love
From Opening the Heart to others
From a space of giving.

And this, for me, is where it all starts

Not the endless intellectuality and pontification, which us men are so good at.

No, peace has to come when we come out of our heads. Into our hearts
And feel

Let the tears flow from feeling so much.
Allow the anger and hatred, which lies in us all.
To pour out and shout it to the wind
Scream and shout all the desperation and despair

And then from that emptiness the heart can start to speak.

And when the heart speaks.
No-one can ignore the words

When the heart speaks
It comes with Wisdom
And power
and strength

And this is what will create peace
When we are all speaking from our heart
When we can truly feel and love our neighbors

We are getting closer

Love and hugs



So this is me and what I do with my life, design beautiful web pages and sites for sincere beautiful people for whom Change is not just another word for more of the same


I forgot to mention another passion in my life - Music And part of my lovely work is to help Christine find women musicians...

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Andrew Sampson's Blog

iPeace and why I respect David Califa

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 5:30am 3 Comments

Hi All

I am not sure I have ever written a blog here on iPeace. Or if I have it has often been shameless self-publicity for the organisation I work with.

But it doesn't mean I haven't watched iPeace, its growth, its progress and as a designer how it looks.

And on occasions my wife Christine and I have asked David Califa for help about something and sometimes he has responded with great generosity.

I also can totally appreciate the huge task that David… Continue

Combatants for peace - a moving documentary

Posted on February 1, 2009 at 11:00pm 3 Comments

Combatants for Peace is a group of Israeli and Palestinian individuals who were actively involved in the cycle of violence in the region.

The Israelis served as combat soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinians were involved in acts of violence in the name of Palestinian liberation.

They all used weapons against one another, and looked at each other only through weapon sights; however today they cooperate and commit themselves to…


Ex IRA Leader turned Politician Jerry Adams, talks about George Mitchells visit to the Middle East

Posted on February 1, 2009 at 10:30pm 10 Comments

Jerry Adams

Courtesy of the Guardian

George Mitchell and the Middle East

The senator will need all the skill and patience he brought to the Northern Irish peace process. But Hamas must be at the table

In the crowds of Washington's Union Station last week, I bumped into George Mitchell. We were both in the… Continue

Why am I here? From violence to peace.

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 8:30pm 4 Comments

Why am I here?

Peace is important to us all.

We all want peace.

But at the same time it is also such an abstract concept.

I am an activist who likes to see things happen.

I don't mean, manning the barricades, done that - been there.

I went through many years wanting to burn and kill and shoot

No it is time for us all to stop talking and awaken ourselves.

To look at very action every word and see what we, in ourselves, are… Continue

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At 10:51am on June 18, 2010, Eva said…

iPeace is deleted from David Califa the end of June. Here you can find a new home.

You are cordially invited.

Warm regards, Eva
At 6:11pm on April 13, 2010, Motorcycle Hippy Al said…


At 9:49pm on January 30, 2010, Shells said…

Viewing the sky from one of Mother Natures plants, knowing that everything just is.. San Francisco_2009michellelavallee
At 8:04pm on December 8, 2009, Motorcycle Hippy Al said…

back Andrew, to

"So Let's Make a Difference for You & Yours & Everyone" and

"Happy Trails" & "Happy iPeaceing"

Hippy Al
At 7:11pm on November 10, 2009, Kalsi : We are all one . said…
Hi ! friend , namaste ! .... my love , peace and best wishes for you.
At 11:26am on March 4, 2009, Aaditya Shakya said…
I'm Aaditya from India
I am a film student

I have made a video on world peace

Plz watch it and comment and rate it!!!

please add this video to your blog/website/myspace/facebook account


Plz join my group on facebook and
At 4:09am on February 2, 2009, biba zimmermann said…
hi andrew!
i liked your description on"why i am hier?"very simple and very honest!i like simple ,and i like honest!the truth can be found in simlicity and open heart!thank you for your sharing!biba
At 2:08am on February 2, 2009, Ronit Shefi said…
Hey dear Andrew!
I'm fascinated by the things I've learned about you from reading here.
I'm honored to be your friend.
E-mailing you tomorrow...
Good night
At 10:36pm on February 1, 2009, Stephanie said…
you sure gave me food for thought! thanks!
actually I have been one of the first people here....we were feeling like a lot less....with the war in Gaza we were stunned and very close and very was nedcessary to lighten things up
right now I have work to get through but love to follow the story group I started. It is quite a satisfaction, just wish more people would get involved from all over the globe - would be very useful I think
thanks for your time and thoughts
take care
At 5:31pm on February 1, 2009, Stephanie said…
interesting questions you asked me....I dont always know what my message is. I think I just love to make people smile and open up shy people to enjoying life and other people more.
Wish I had yourletter right is on the other page.
Anyhow, I have not joined other groups because I think if you join a group you should be active with it, otherwise, why join. But maybe I am making a mistake.
My time is too much here at the computer and that is a problem. Am trying to organize some shows, and should be working on them now......
we will see...having a hard time organizing my timehere...
any suggestions?
when you yourself have TIME
take care

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