What would you do if a Neo-Nazi group chose your town for a yearly march? Would you challenge them with violence or nonviolence? The Metta Center for Nonviolence offers this timely reflection on the strategic and spiritual insights of Mahatma Gandhi in thought, word and deed.
In response to recent events, including the deadly white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a new edition of Ten Ways to Fight Hate, its longstanding guide for effectively – and peacefully – taking a stand against bigotry.
There are no doubt complexities that come with White Americans working for racial justice. Nevertheless, the movement for racial justice needs more White Americans to get involved. And it’s our responsibility to help each other get involved–and get involved productively. Jon Greenberg has compiled this list to help White Americans do so.
Call for Applications for the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace
The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace.
Dr. Nagasura T. Madale, a cultural anthropologist, said it is important to strengthen peace education and start it among the young to prevent, in the longer term, the growth of violent extremism especially in areas of the country vulnerable to inroads by Islamic State-linked militants.
Around the world today, more and more societies are recognizing the role that youth play as agents of change and as critical actors in preventing conflict and building peace. Many of the world’s 1.2 billion young people, are also affected by the horrors of conflict and war. It is against this backdrop that the International Youth Day this year will be celebrated under the theme “Youth Building Peace”, considering matters of youth, peace and security from a social developmental perspective.
Member of Parliament Alhaji Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo said he will soon embark on a peace education project in the three Northern Regions in the Savana belt of Ghana.
As our world becomes more impacted not only by conflict, but by natural disasters that cause environments to be uninhabitable (consider the potential impact of climate change), our most urgent task is to prepare professionals for the work to come. And this includes youth.
- 30th Jul 2017
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From 3 to 8 July 2017, the Gambian National Commission for UNESCO gathered more than 200 young people from all regions of the country and their teachers, for a weeklong training where participants adopted a Declaration calling youth organizations and national authorities for actions in favour of the integration of Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainable Education into the education system.
Hyder is a pioneer in education—not only bringing the principles of peace education into her own school, but also integrating a comprehensive peace curriculum throughout an entire school system. Through Hyder’s peace education, pupils are exposed to the religious and cultural teachings of other communities, promoting understanding and acceptance.
With this book, Evelin Lindner encourages us to recognize the immense historic opportunity that is open to us in the wake of these dangerous times. Drawing on 40 years of research gathered on her personal path of living globally, she calls us to action in service of restoring and replenishing the health of human arrangements of relationships, emphasizing the lifesaving necessity of mutually dignifying cooperation.
The peace builders of Northern Kenya; Successful research led model spreads to other African nations
Founded in aftermath of 2007-08’s national post-election violence, Kenya’s Shalom Centre pioneers successful, research-led formula for preventing conflict between rival groups that includes conducting peace education in primary and secondary schools.
The primary objective of this Practice Note, developed by the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding, is to inform policymakers and donors of key strategic and programming considerations for supporting young people’s participation to peacebuilding.
A youth project in Iraq brings together Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and the Iraqi al-Amal Association in a multi-phase project that focuses on youth and academics to build a culture of peace in the country.