Facts you didn't know about the link between the military and the environment #cop21 #DisarmForOurPlanet

Links Between the Military and the Environment

Facts you didn’t know about the link between the military and the environment.  #cop21 #DisarmForOurPlanet.  For more information visit the International Peace Bureau.                                                                 […]

I Have Never Punished My Child – Parenting for a Nonviolent World

(Original article: Anahata Giri, TRANSCEND Media Service, Nov. 30, 2015) I have never punished my child. This is not because I have some kind of freaky perfect child. My 8-year-old son is a normal child who engages with the world with a natural childlike intensity. This means he sometimes challenges boundaries by doing what he wants […]

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How ‘twisted’ early childhood education has become — from a child development expert

(Original article: Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post, Nov. 24, 2015) Nancy Carlsson-Paige is an early childhood development expert who has been at the forefront of the debate on how best to educate — and not educate — the youngest students. She is a professor emerita of education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Ma., where she […]

Giving peace a chance — 1 page at a time

(Original article: Stephanie Michaud, Nashoba Valley Voice, Nov. 26, 2015) In 2004, a group of determined and curious Groton-Dunstable Middle School fifth-graders joined Betsy Sawyer’s after-school club, Bookmakers and Dreamers Club. Their efforts to create and bind their own construction paper books soon evolved into a dream of breaking a world record. One day after […]

Students are protesting against racial injustice across campuses. Image: Max Goldberg, CC BY

Here’s how history is shaping the #studentblackout movement

(Original article: Marshall Ganz, The Conversation) Students are protesting over racism across campuses in the United States. We asked Marshall Ganz, who dropped out of Harvard as an undergraduate to be an organizer in 1964 and now teaches organizing and leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss the significance of these protests and the […]

“Peace Education: Lessons from Zimbabwe” by Dudziro Nhengu

“Peace Education: Lessons from Zimbabwe” Paper Presentation by Dudziro Nhengu, Programme Associate on Gender, Peacebuilding and Security, UN Women, Zimbabwe at the 2nd Africa Peace Conference, October 29-30, 2015, Accra-Ghana. DISCLAIMER: In accordance with title 17 U.S.C. section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving […]

What Does a Woman Filmmaker Know About Masculinity? A Whole Lot, Actually.

(Original article: Michael Sainato, The Good Men Project, Nov. 16, 2015) An interview with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who created Miss Representation, and then turned her lens on what’s happening to boys and men with The Mask You Live In.  The 2015 documentary, The Mask You Live In, discusses in detail the distorted cultural views of masculinity, which […]

Socio-economic inequality has become a threat to all categories of human rights. Photo from Occupy Wall Street protest by Dean Chamim

Economic Inequality and Human Rights: An Emerging Global Debate

(Original article: Center for Economic and Social Rights) Rising economic inequality has emerged as one of the defining social ills of our time, and a growing threat to all human rights. The 80 richest people on the planet now own as much as the bottom half of the world’s population, while 7 out of 10 people live […]

Tributes for 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut, US in 2012. Picture: REUTERS

Can school mass shootings also happen in South Africa?

(Original article: Mark Potterton, Business Day Live, Nov. 18, 2015) THE American public was momentarily shocked when a student opened fire, killing nine people and injuring nine others in a rural Oregon College. A New York Times investigation found that the shooter, Christopher Harper Mercer, was in the army for one month in 2008, but […]

Workshop on ‘Peace and Mediation with Women Groups in Manipur’

Workshop on Peace Education – Manipur, India

(Original article: The Sangai Express, Nov. 20, 2015) IMPHAL, Nov 19: Centre for Peace Education, Manipur initiated a three-day peace education workshop for women groups in the State on the theme ‘Peace and Mediation with Women Groups in Manipur’ at Adimjati Shiksha Ashram amity hall today. Nupi Samaj general secretary Th Ramani, during her speech […]

The Crucial Role of Teachers in Peacebuilding

(Original article: UNICEF – Learning for Peace, Nov. 4, 2015) Research Consortium team members Professor Mario Novelli and Dr Yusuf Sayed discuss the crucial role of teachers in peacebuilding in a blog first published by the Global Partnership for Education on October 28 2015.  The blog highlights some of the main themes from the recent […]

Mario Novelli, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex speaking at the launch in New York

Examining the Linkages between Education Inequality and Violent Conflict

(Original article: UNICEF – Learning for Peace, Nov. 11, 2015) Speaking at the recent New York launch of a new UNICEF and FHI 360 study which concluded that the likelihood of violent conflict doubles in countries with high levels of inequality in education, Research Consortium for Education and Peacebuilding Co Director, Professor Mario Novelli, discussed […]

Building Trust in a Fractured Education System (Myanmar)

(Original article: UNICEF – Learning for Peace, Sept. 14, 2015) Members of the Amsterdam-Myanmar research team have been exploring Myanmar’s education reform process and the associated tensions which have developed between those who are variously engaged and invested in the sector. After decades of simultaneous neglect and restrictive policy practice by the previous ruling military, the […]

Illustration by Justine Beckett

Healing From Moral Injury

(Original article: Lauren Porosoff, Teaching Tolerance Magazine No. 51, Fall 2015) By seventh grade, Jerome had a reputation: weak performance on assessments, inconsistent homework, frequent need for redirection in class, inappropriate comments at school and online, physical fighting.  But I saw a different Jerome. In English class, Jerome was always raising his hand to read […]

Talk Nation Radio: Johan Galtung on ISIS and Alternative to War

(TalkNationRadio.org, Nov. 24, 2015) Johan Galtung is the founder of the discipline of peace studies. He founded the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo in 1959 and the Journal of Peace Research in 1964, and has helped found dozens of peace centers. He has taught peace studies at universities all over the world, and mediated […]

Participants of the "Advanced Use of Multimedia in Peace Education," Kigali, Nov. 2015 - Photo by Rose Twagiramariya.

Teachers Learn About IWitness at Rwanda Peace Education Training

(Original article: USC Shoah Foundation, Nov. 24, 2015) Forty educators in Rwanda attended workshops on using IWitness in peace education in Kigali this month, with another workshop scheduled for later this week. The workshops, titled “Advanced Use of Multimedia in Peace Education,” were held at the University of Rwanda’s College of Education in Kigali Nov. […]

Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres, President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)

Connecting peace education, education for sustainable development & global citizenship education to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

A Peace Education Manifesto and the role of WCCES. From the desk of World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) President Carlos Alberto Torres. Our age of global interdependence is being marked not only by the dialectics of the global and the local that we will discuss in Beijing, but also by the dialectics of terrorism and anti-terrorism. I am writing to you as President of WCCES but also as a victim of state terrorism in Argentina that forced me to exile. I would like to invite the WCCES to a dialogue about our moral responsibilities.

Countering false stories about Thanksgiving with truth telling

The Global Campaign for Peace Education and the Upstander Project invite you to join us in countering false stories about Thanksgiving with truth telling about the history and current reality of Native peoples in the U.S.. Before you sit down to your big meal on Thursday considering sharing First Light with your family and friends. This 13-minute film can be […]