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

Ooops!  We forgot that May 1 was upon us and our automated monthly newsletter began sending before we could change last month's introduction letter.  Sorry for the confusion.  Below is the corrected version.  As always, you can find all of the most updated content on the Global Campaign for Peace Education website.  

The May 2017 compendium of the Global Campaign features all the news, events, research and highlights related to peace education programs and developments from around the world that we could find.  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. 

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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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MLK: A Call to Conscience - Tavis Smiley Show

MLK: A Call to Conscience - Tavis Smiley Show

Tavis Smiley Reports examined Martin Luther King, Jr.'s stand against the Vietnam War and the influence of his legacy today in this March 31, 2010 episode that includes interviews with scholars and friends of King, including Cornel West, Vincent Harding, Susannah Heschel, Harry Belafonte, Jesse Jackson, and Tony Bennett.

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International Peace Bureau Statement: A Prophetic Voice for Our Time - Honoring MLK Jr’s’ April 4, 1967 “Beyond Vietnam, Breaking the Silence" Speech

International Peace Bureau Statement: A Prophetic Voice for Our Time - Honoring MLK Jr’s’ April 4, 1967 “Beyond Vietnam, Breaking the Silence" Speech

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech which rings across the decades. It is among the most remarkable expressions of prophetic moral, intellectual and spiritual courage. In his speech, King broke ranks with pragmatic critics within the U.S. Civil Rights movement who feared the political blowback of denouncing President Johnson’s catastrophic war in Indochina, and named the greatest obstacles to freedom in the United States – and the West: the triple evils of racism, militarism and extreme materialism. Like the wisdom of the Prophets of old, King’s words and call for a “revolution of values” are as incisive and inspiring today as they were five decades ago.

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50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" (April 4, 1967)

50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" (April 4, 1967)

"Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence", was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, at Riverside Church in New York City. The speech denounced the war in Vietnam and identified the triplets of evil: racism, materialism, and militarism.

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Will peace in Colombia mean progress for universities?

Will peace in Colombia mean progress for universities?

A range of recent programmes have attempted to make Colombia more globally competitive in higher education. Amongst these programs are new international summer schools that bring together about 300 Colombian academics and students with international experts, including Nobel prizewinners, to address one of the three key “pillars” – equity, education and peace – flagged up in the president’s National Development Plan.

The coming of peace is naturally welcomed, but universities seem cautious in their optimism about what it is likely to mean for them. Universidad del Norte’s Roa expects “great economic investments for the post-conflict transition” but sees no evidence that increased funds will be directed towards higher education.

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School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

We are in the midst of a quiet revolution in school discipline. In the past five years, 27 states have revised their laws with the intention of reducing suspensions and expulsions. And, more than 50 of America's largest school districts have also reformed their discipline policies — changes which collectively affect more than 6.35 million students.

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'If We are Serious About Peace and Development, We Must Take Women Seriously'

'If We are Serious About Peace and Development, We Must Take Women Seriously'

Without peace, development is impossible, and without development, peace is not achievable, but without women, neither peace nor development is possible, writes Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. He is an internationally recognized initiator of the UNSCR 1325 as the President of the UN Security Council in March 2000.

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In memory of Morton Deutsch: A rhymed reflection

A rhymed reflection honoring Morton Deutsch by peace linguist Francisco Gomes de Matos.

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Localized Training Efforts on Implementing the UNSCR 1325: Lessons Learned and Emerging Possibilities

Localized Training Efforts on Implementing the UNSCR 1325: Lessons Learned and Emerging Possibilities

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, in its effort to bridge the gap between global policy and local action on issues of Women, Peace and Security initiated the Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 program. This is a people-based, bottom-up approach to policy-making that goes beyond the local adoption of a law, as it guarantees the alignment and harmonization of local, national, regional and international policies and community-driven strategies to ensure local ownership, participation and links among communities, civil society organizations and government.

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Translating global policies into practical and necessary actions—one village at a time. The impact of the Localization of Resolutions 1325 and 1820 in Sierra Leone

Translating global policies into practical and necessary actions—one village at a time. The impact of the Localization of Resolutions 1325 and 1820 in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is one of 13 countries in Africa that have adopted a national action plan on UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820. The Localization program, initiated by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, is a people-based, bottom-up approach to policy-making and policy implementation that guarantees local ownership and participation.

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Primary school curriculum to include human rights subject (Myanmar)

Education on human rights will be included in the new school curriculum for Grade 2 students next year, said a spokesperson for the Ministry of Education.

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Wayward and Fanciful: The Mindanao-Sulu Peace and History Education Project (Philippines)

Republic Act No. 10908 mandates the integration of Filipino-Muslim and Indigenous Peoples history, culture and identity in the study of Philippine History in both Basic and Higher Education. The law recognizes the ultimate objective of creating an inclusive history that accounts for all Filipinos. There is however a dearth of resources on Bangsamoro and Lumad history, art, literature, and language. The Mindanao-Sulu History and Peace Education Project seeks to respond to this need.

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Angola: Moxico - State Secretary Defends Human Rights Education in Police Training

Secretary of State for Human Rights, António Bento Bembe, stressed the need for the integration of the teaching of human rights in the training of new personnel of the National Police. "The police, whose responsibility is to enforce the law, must have the sense of citizenship which consists of the awareness of the Rule of Law it is not sustained without having as centre the dignity of the human person and the human rights duly guaranteed."

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Playing for sustainability: How games can transform the world

The ambition and the complexity of development challenges and a clear mechanism for a development agency in contributing to SDGs are vital to its implementation. The international community needs to agree on major elements to achieve the goals, one of which is technology.

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Action Alerts

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Global Citizenship~World Class Education News

Global Citizenship~World Class Education News

The Coalition for Global Citizenship 2030 is working on a year long video news project titled "Global Citizenship~World Class Education News" that will feature video or freestyle success stories from organizations that are learning about best practices to advance the work of global citizenship. If you are interested in participating in this project, please send the Coalition a freestyle video statement (via camera phone) from your office on your work as related to global citizenship.

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Resources

(Curricula, Research, Policy)

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Search for Common Ground: Peacebuilders Guide to Transforming Violent Extremism

Search for Common Ground: Peacebuilders Guide to Transforming Violent Extremism

This guide is the fruit of collaboration by Search for Common Ground colleagues past and present from around the world. This guide captures insights from years of experience and offers guiding principles for peacebuilders and on-the-ground practitioners as they navigate this important yet high-risk area of work around violent extremism.

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Teaching Resources on Allyship & Privilege

Teaching Resources on Allyship & Privilege

Students from Georgetown University's Spring 2017 Peace Education course (JUPS-407) have cultivated a collection of teaching resources and articles on privilege and allyship in support of their upcoming April 18 teach-in: "Fostering & Sustaining Allyship at Georgetown: A Dialogue on Understanding Privilege."

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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is becoming an integral part of national education policies

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is becoming an integral part of national education policies

Country reports from UNESCO Member States reveal that more than half have integrated ESD into their national education policies. The development of specific education policies on sustainable development appears to lag behind the rate at which the education sector is integrating an overall ESD agenda in national education policies.

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Teachers’ capacity to deliver Global Citizenship Education (GCED) could be strengthened

Teachers’ capacity to deliver Global Citizenship Education (GCED) could be strengthened

UNESCO commissioned an analysis of country reports and found that Global Citizenship education is present in the curriculum across countries, but it is not as likely for it to be included in pre-service and in-service teacher education.

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NCCE intensifies Civic Education in Bawku schools (Ghana)

NCCE intensifies Civic Education in Bawku schools (Ghana)

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has intensified civic education in schools, on duties of the citizenry and the promotion of peaceful co-existence in the Bawku municipality and its environs.

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Peace, Education and Reconciliation Unit established in Sri Lanka

Peace, Education and Reconciliation Unit established in Sri Lanka

A new Peace, Education and Reconciliation Unit (PERU) was declared open in Pakistan. PERU was established with the objective of promoting and facilitating peace and reconciliation related education for school children.

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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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PJSA Annual Conference

PJSA Annual Conference

2017 conference theme: "From Civil Rights to Human Rights." Early Bird Registration Rates & Proposal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017. As peace scholars, educators, and activists, we are challenged with a new reality. We must make a response. We must build a movement embracing the values and principles of justice and peace-building. PJSA invites proposals from graduate, undergraduate, professional scholars, educators, …

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UPEACE Summer Peace Institute - Session 1: Human Security and Sustainable Development Goals

UPEACE Summer Peace Institute - Session 1: Human Security and Sustainable Development Goals

The University for Peace's Summer Peace Institute offers summer courses on current world issues related to peacebuilding and human security.  The course brings together a diverse international group of students with the purposes of inquiry and dialogue and to deepen their understanding of the changing landscape of contemporary international relations and sharpen their critical thinking and communication skills. "The idea …

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UPEACE Summer Peace Institute - Session 2: International Law of the Sustainable Development Goals

UPEACE Summer Peace Institute - Session 2: International Law of the Sustainable Development Goals

The University for Peace's Summer Peace Institute offers summer courses on current world issues related to peacebuilding and human security.  The course brings together a diverse international group of students with the purposes of inquiry and dialogue and to deepen their understanding of the changing landscape of contemporary international relations and sharpen their critical thinking and communication skills. "The idea …

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Words of Fire Conference: Sex, Power and the Black Feminist Call for Social Justice

Words of Fire Conference: Sex, Power and the Black Feminist Call for Social Justice

Black Women's Blueprint and the Women's Research and Resource Center invite you to the Words of Fire Conference at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, this April 29 and 30, 2017. As women and girls in Black communities are under siege and with the federal administration’s recent budget proposal to make vital cuts to anti-rape, anti-battery, and anti-stalking service programs that ensure …

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Positive Leadership Seminar: UPEACE Centre for Executive Education

Positive Leadership Seminar: UPEACE Centre for Executive Education

Want to find or work further with your ‘WHY’ and purpose? Are you ready to better understand your personal talents and signature strengths? Ready to take that next step, reflect on your leadership style and be inspired? Come and join us at a unique place in a magical setting, the UPEACE Campus.  Experience connection, co-creation, learning and global networking with …

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8th International Conference on Human Rights Education

8th International Conference on Human Rights Education

The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble 300 participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge and good practices in human rights education. CALL FOR WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS and PAPER PROPOSALS …

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18th Annual Kingian Nonviolence Summer Institute

18th Annual Kingian Nonviolence Summer Institute

The International Nonviolence Summer Institute is an intensive experiential two-week “training of trainers” workshop giving participants a comprehensive introduction to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy and strategies of nonviolence. The training is useful for people of all ages and backgrounds, including those who experience different levels of violence in their daily lives, and people seeking justice, equality, and human rights through nonviolent …

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Gandhi King Conference 2017 in Memphis

The Gandhi-King Conference 2017: KNOW JUSTICE, KNOW PEACE. Presented by the The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, The National Civil Rights Museum, Jain Center of Memphis & the Indian Community Fund for Greater Memphis. The Gandhi-King Conference is an annual conference bringing together modern visionaries of nonviolence and social change with community leaders, activists, academics and organizers to train, learn, …

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Knowledge

(Publications & Book Reviews)

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Human Rights Education: Theory, Research, Praxis

Human Rights Education: Theory, Research, Praxis

Bringing together the voices of leaders and researchers deeply engaged in understanding the politics and possibilities of human rights education as a field of inquiry, Monisha Bajaj's Human Rights Education shapes our understanding of the practices and processes of the discipline and demonstrates the ways in which it has evolved into a meaningful constellation of scholarship, policy, curricular reform, and pedagogy. Contributions by pioneers in the field, as well as emerging scholars, constitute this foundational textbook.

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Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship: Narratives From the Unofficial Curriculum

Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship: Narratives From the Unofficial Curriculum

"Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship," a new book by Rita Verma, offers narrative accounts representing multiple ways teacher and learner activists have come to realize possibilities for peace and reconciliation through unofficial curricula.

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Jobs & Funding

(Job Postings & Funding Opportunities)

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The Joan B. Kroc Institute For Peace & Justice at The University Of San Diego’s Kroc School Of Peace Studies: Accepting Applications for Women PeaceMakers Program

The Joan B. Kroc Institute For Peace & Justice at The University Of San Diego’s Kroc School Of Peace Studies: Accepting Applications for Women PeaceMakers Program

The new Women PeaceMakers Program will offer a unique fellowship for peacebuilders, focused on strengthening and improving peace efforts in conflict-affected communities around the world. The 10-month fellowship will do this through building an engaged community of four peacebuilders from conflict-affected communities and four international peace partners looking to transform their ability to build peace together. Application Deadline: May 31, 2017.

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Save the Children seeks Education Sector Working Group Coordinator

Save the Children seeks Education Sector Working Group Coordinator

The overall role of the Education Sector Working Group (ESWG) Coordinator is to jointly lead the work of the group with UNHCR and UNICEF in order to ensure the effective, coherent, and predictable provision of education and assistance to vulnerable children affected by the refugees and migrant crisis in Greece.

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Amnesty International: Human Rights Education Coordinator

Amnesty International: Human Rights Education Coordinator

Amnesty International’s Regional Office in London is looking for an experienced Human Rights Education Coordinator.

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PeaceBoat US, Peace Education & the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America (Summer 2017 Trip), Two Scholarships Available

PeaceBoat US, Peace Education & the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America (Summer 2017 Trip), Two Scholarships Available

Peace Boat US is offering two full “Youth in Action for the SDGs” scholarships for a study program this summer called “Peace Education and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Latin America.” This special program will take place onboard the Peace Boat ship as it visits Panama, Nicaragua, and El Salvador from June 20 – July 3, 2017.

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