Global Campaign for Peace Education - monthly newsletter/digest
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Dear subscriber,

Welcome to the September 2016 monthly compendium of the Global Campaign for Peace Education!  It's been a relatively slow month - I got a bit behind in our postings as I was swept up in moving from Ohio to the Washington DC area. It's wonderful to be back on the East Coast!  

As always, in this issue we are pleased to feature news, events, research and highlights related to peace education programs and developments from around the world.  If you would like to receive more frequent news in your inbox you can also sign-up for daily, weekly and action alert updates.  Click here to edit your subscription options. 

And once again, our gentle monthly plea: please help us "spread peace ed" by using the hashtags #SpreadPeaceEd and #PeaceEd, following us on social media, and by sharing and reposting news on your timeline and in your communities.  The Global Campaign is very active on Facebook and Twitter.  

In peace & solidarity,

Tony Jenkins
Coordinator, Global Campaign for Peace Education

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News & Views

(News, Opinion, Activity Reports)

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Hibakusha Sumiteru Taniguchi wears the peace-themed sneakers made by Hummel. Seen in the background are the remnants of a torii stone gate of Sannojinja shrine that was damaged in the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing of Nagasaki. (Photo: SSK Corp.)

Nagasaki-themed ‘hibakusha’ sneakers support peace education

Sumiteru Taniguchi, a well-known atomic bomb survivor, was selected by Hummel International to represent its peace-oriented line of shoes under a project titled “Pray with Hibakusha.” Proceeds from the sales of the peace shoes will be donated to promote peace education outside of Nagasaki.

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Positive Peace: New and Updated for 2016

Positive Peace: New and Updated for 2016

The Institute of Economics for Peace (IEP) launched ‘Positive Peace 2016’, their latest report which presents a compilation of IEP’s most advanced research to-date. The report investigates the eight domains of Positive Peace, why they are important, and how they work together to reduce levels of violence and improve resilience and peacefulness. Without a deeper understanding of how society operates it will not be possible to solve humanity’s major challenges. Positive Peace, combined with systems thinking, provides us with a unique framework from which to better manage human affairs.

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Forging a Peaceful Future: Four Years of UNICEF's Learning for Peace Programme

Forging a Peaceful Future: Four Years of UNICEF's Learning for Peace Programme

The UNICEF Learning for Peace Programme, launched in 2012 with the support of the Government of the Netherlands, helped promote peace through education in 14 conflict-affected countries: Burundi, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Liberia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, State of Palestine, Uganda, and Yemen.

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The Role of Education in Peacebuilding - Amsterdam Dissemination Event

The Role of Education in Peacebuilding - Amsterdam Dissemination Event

The Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding hosted a dissemination event titled “The Role of Education in Peacebuilding - Foundations, Findings and Futures”, in Amsterdam between 20- 22 April 2016.

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Fighting terrorism without arms: Nigeria's 23-year-old peacemaker from terror zone

Fighting terrorism without arms: Nigeria's 23-year-old peacemaker from terror zone

Imrana Alhaji Buba birthed Youth Coalition Against Terrorism (YOCAT) at age 18. Imrana describes YOCAT as ‘‘a volunteer-based youth-led organization in northern Nigeria working to unite youth against violent extremism through counter-radicalization peace education programs in schools and villages.

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As a Teacher and a Daughter: The Impact of Islamophobia

As a Teacher and a Daughter: The Impact of Islamophobia

As educators, we know that our words carry a powerful weight. Although we can’t control how the media portrays Muslim people, we can encourage students to think critically about the messages that they receive from the media. We must also protect our students from classroom debates where they are singled out and feel like they have to defend their faith. One way to mitigate the impact of Islamophobia is to teach our students about it. We need to expose and critique the myths being constructed about Islam all around them in the media, in public discourse, and even in their classrooms.

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The Global Issues in Language Education Special Interest Group celebrates the publication of the 100th edition of their newsletter

The Global Issues in Language Education Special Interest Group celebrates the publication of the 100th edition of their newsletter

The Global Issues in Language Education Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching promotes the integration of global issues, global awareness and social responsibility in language teaching as well as awareness among language teachers of important developments in global education and the fields of environmental education, human rights education, peace education and development education.

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Seventh Biennial Report of the UN Secretary-General on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education

Seventh Biennial Report of the UN Secretary-General on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education

The Seventh Biennial Report of the UN Secretary-General on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education (A/71/124) was submitted to the 71st session of the General Assembly to review the implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education. The report includes implementation summaries from governments and several civil society organizations.

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How Black Lives Matter Activists Plan to Fix Schools

How Black Lives Matter Activists Plan to Fix Schools

The Movement for Black Lives Matter coalition recently published a platform outlining a range of specific policies it would like to see take shape at the local, state, and federal levels. The education proposals are rooted in the K-12 space because the U.S. public-school system is so broken that college is never an option for many young people of color.

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A Truth Hearing: Siblings of those killed by police or community violence share stories

A Truth Hearing: Siblings of those killed by police or community violence share stories

Youth Speak Truth brought together the narratives of people who have lost a loved one to what they see as racialized violence. The event was organized by the Truth Telling Project and Michael Brown's family foundation, Chosen for Change. It opened a four-day weekend designed to celebrate Brown's life. Aug. 9 will mark two years since the 18-year-old was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

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Nigeria Government Urged To Include Human Rights In Education Curriculum

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been advised to integrate human rights training into the national education curriculum at secondary and tertiary levels particularly at police colleges and training institutions of other security agencies and the law School. This is one of the recommendations of participants at a one week sensitization and train-the-trainers workshop on human rights for the Nigeria Police Force, members of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Civil Society, the Judiciary and other stakeholders in the Justice Sector held in Calabar, Cross River State.

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Palestinian and Jewish kids come to Ontario for a heart to heart

Palestinian and Jewish kids come to Ontario for a heart to heart

The Heart to Heart program fosters friendships between Palestinian and Jewish Israelis at a summer camp near Ottawa, half a world away from the mutual suspicions of home.

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Action Alerts

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Resources

(Curricula, Research, Policy)

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Citizenship Education & Social Cohesion in Lebanon

Citizenship Education & Social Cohesion in Lebanon

The Centre for Lebanese Studies has conducted a series of research projects and programs that aimed to examine the role of education in promoting social cohesion.

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Learn & Do

(Events & Conferences, Academic Courses, Programs of Study,
Trainings & Workshops, Campaigns, Youth Focused Events)

For a full list of events visit the Global Peace Education Calendar!

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Free ICNC Online Course on Civil Resistance

Free ICNC Online Course on Civil Resistance

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), in partnership with Rutgers University International Institute for Peace (Rutgers IIP) will host a free, moderated online course, “People Power: The Study of Strategic Nonviolent Resistance,” which will take place from October 6 to November 17, 2016.   The deadline to apply is September 25, 2016. All course materials – primarily readings and videos …

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Turning Words into Action, Youth Activism Seminar in Budapest

Turning Words into Action, Youth Activism Seminar in Budapest

ODIHR is organizing a two-day Youth Activism Seminar November 3-4, 2016 in Budapest. The Seminar will bring together youth activists from OSCE participating States to discuss and address contemporary challenges in the field of human rights activism and suggest ways to overcome these.  Applications will be accepted until 18 September. In 2016, the Office of Democractic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of …

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Inclusive Education: Bringing a Gendered Lens to Classroom Teaching (live stream podcast!)

Inclusive Education: Bringing a Gendered Lens to Classroom Teaching (live stream podcast!)

Peace Frequency with Dr. Illana Lancaster.   Inclusive Education: Bringing a Gendered Lens to Classroom Teaching.   September 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm ET.   As part of USIP's 60 days of engagement around the intersections between youth, gender, and peace, join us for a conversation with Dr. Illana Lancaster about creating inclusive classrooms.  Watch on Facebook Live  Listen on …

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University for Peace Online Course: Peace Education - Theory and Practice

University for Peace Online Course: Peace Education - Theory and Practice

 Drawing on ideas, perspectives, and experiences from diverse contexts, this course seeks to provide participants with a holistic and critical understanding of the theory and practice of peace education. Essentially, the course content and processes will explore a range of conceptual/analytical perspectives and encourage students to reflect on the possibilities and challenges of educating for peace in a world of …

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Knowledge

(Publications & Book Reviews)

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Call for Submissions: On-line How to Manual for Colleges and Universities Developing and/or Enhancing their Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies

Call for Submissions: On-line How to Manual for Colleges and Universities Developing and/or Enhancing their Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies

Submissions are sought for contributions to the 2nd Edition of the Free On-line How to Manual for Colleges and Universities Developing and/or Enhancing their Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies. Submission deadline: October 1.

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Jobs & Funding

(Job Postings & Funding Opportunities)

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Open Society Foundation: Program Officer - Higher Education Support Program

Open Society Foundation: Program Officer - Higher Education Support Program

The Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundation seeks a Program Officer with expertise and experience in developing digital education programs. The position is intended for a mid-career professional who is committed to the role of higher education in creating and protecting open societies, specifically through the innovative use of digital technologies. Application deadline: September 29.

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Call for Applications: 2017-18 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Fellowship in Education for Sustainable Peace

Call for Applications: 2017-18 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Fellowship in Education for Sustainable Peace

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2017/2018 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace.

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Millennium Campus Network, Site Director Positions, NY, Boston and Miami

Millennium Campus Network, Site Director Positions, NY, Boston and Miami

The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is a non-profit network of undergraduate student leaders, student organizations, and higher education institutions cultivating an ecosystem of ethical, effective, and engaged social impact leaders. The MCN convenes students working to end extreme poverty and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through campus-based organizing. The MCN is hiring Hub Site Directors in NY, Boston and Miami. Application deadline for all three positions is September 4, 2016.

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Education Director: Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League is hiring an Education Director to oversee all aspects of the regional A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute education and community programs.

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Search for Common Ground: Country Director - Cote d'Ivoire

Search for Common Ground: Country Director - Cote d'Ivoire

SFCG has been working in Cote d’Ivoire since 2005 with the overall aim to support reconciliation and a restore social cohesion. The Country Director manages the overall program in Cote d’Ivoire from a programmatic and operational perspective, as well as leading on fundraising and donor relations. Application deadline: August 8.

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