Teaching Conflict Resolution (Photo: David Smith)

Peace Entrepreneurship: Working with Students at Sandy Spring Friends School

A Youth Peace Conference was held at Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD. The conference brought together students from the school and neighboring schools to focus on the “Intersectionality of ‘Isms.’” “Peace Entrepreneurship” was amongst the workshops offered.

Nabaa holds a trophy with her basketball teammates after winning a game against a nearby school. (Photo: ©UNICEF/ Iraq/ 2015/ Anmar)

In Kirkuk, teamwork builds tolerance

UNICEF has been responding to friction and shortages in Kirkuk by establishing a programme to foster peace and tolerance, starting in schools. “It’s essential that education provision is equitable and that schools are conflict-sensitive so that they can promote peace,” says Kelsey Shanks, a consultant with UNICEF.

Apply to become a “Young Champion of the Earth”

Young Champions of the Earth, a program of The United Nations Environment Programme and Covestro, is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. Each year, six young people – one from each global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to help them bring their big environmental ideas to life. Application deadline: June 18, 2017.

Resistance School

Aa group of progressive graduate students at Harvard came together in response to the election of Donald Trump, with a desire to help transform our country to better reflect their shared values. They came up with Resistance School: a free, online, four-week practical training program that will sharpen the tools needed to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels.

Curriculum resource kit: education for safety, resilience and social cohesion

This curriculum resource kit, developed by the International Institute for Educational Planning, provides practical tools, strategies and guidance on addressing safety, resilience and social cohesion in curriculum design, review and implementation, including for curriculum, textbooks, and teacher trainers.

Measuring global citizenship education: A collection of practices and tools

This toolkit is the result of the collective efforts of the Global Citizenship Education Working Group (GCED-WG), a collegium of 90 organizations and experts co-convened by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, and the United Nations Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative’s Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG).

Teach-in Report: Fostering and Sustaining Allyship at Georgetown – A Dialogue on Understanding Privilege

On April 18th, the Peace Education class at Georgetown University, taught by Professor Anthony Jenkins, facilitated a teach-in on allyship to address institutionalized violence against oppressed identities emboldened by the current political climate. Through this teach-in, participants acquire the necessary peace-building skills and assets to become active allies beyond Georgetown and to their communities. By acknowledging the privilege innate in oneself, individuals learn to utilize their rights to listen to the oppressed in order to support them in their ongoing endeavor of obtaining freedom.

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How Dogs are Helping Children Read and Bring Peace to the Classroom

In schools all over the world, children with learning difficulties such as reading aloud, are finding not only solace, but firm loving support from dogs. Reading dogs are providing a stable sense of love and comfort without judgement, so children can practice reading and fix any mistakes they make without having to fear their peers.