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

The September 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.  As always, we welcome content submissions from our readers.  If you have an event, news or research you'd like to share with the Global Campaign community please submit your content using our online form

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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Building a Culture of Peace in Pakistan

Building a Culture of Peace in Pakistan

Category: News & Highlights

The transformation from a culture of war to a culture of peace represents a radical and historical change because everyone from the centers of power to the most remote villages may be engaged and transformed.

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How Do Washington State Schools Counter Anti-Muslim Bullying?

How Do Washington State Schools Counter Anti-Muslim Bullying?

Category: News & Highlights

Since the 2016 election campaign, incidents of bullying Muslim students have skyrocketed. In a survey by the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim Community Resource Center, more than 60 percent of Muslim students have said they've felt unsafe in public since 2016.

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Peace Education in Afghanistan

Peace Education in Afghanistan

Category: News & Highlights

Since 2014, USIP has worked with public and private universities as well as the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to develop a peace and conflict studies curriculum that can be taught by universities across the country. By developing and institutionalizing such education programs, USIP is helping to develop a cadre of conflict resolution experts that will contribute to securing peace in Afghanistan.

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Peace Education, Inclusive Dialogue Key to Preventing Conflict (Tonga)

Peace Education, Inclusive Dialogue Key to Preventing Conflict (Tonga)

Category: Activity Reports

Summary report from the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Tonga national consultation hosted by the Talitha Project.

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Touchstones of learning and living: observations from "Schools That Care" conference (Bangalore, India)

Touchstones of learning and living: observations from "Schools That Care" conference (Bangalore, India)

Category: Activity Reports

Conference by the Teacher Foundation emphasized that an element of care must be brought not just in our curriculum but in our personas too.

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Give peace (education) a chance (United Kingdom)

Give peace (education) a chance (United Kingdom)

Category: Opinion

Under the UK’s “Prevent” policy, nurseries, schools and universities are treated as places where the growth of radical extremism may be undermined. Educators are expected to instil “British values” in their students while also being on the lookout for signs of extremist behaviour or attitudes, which they are required to report. By contrast, when working in other parts of the world, the UK government encourages a different approach – peace education.

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Nightmares of war haunting displaced Marawi children (Philippines)

Nightmares of war haunting displaced Marawi children (Philippines)

Category: News & Highlights

Peace advocate Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman and her group Teach Peace, Build Peace movement have been going around evacuation centers to help traumatized Maranao kids recover. 

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Award-winning Film to Highlight Peace Education Program on PBS Stations Across U.S.

Award-winning Film to Highlight Peace Education Program on PBS Stations Across U.S.

Category: News & Highlights

After winning accolades at numerous film festivals for how it powerfully documents the impact of peace education on the lives of Texas inmates, Inside Peace will be shown on PBS television stations across the U.S. The feature documentary focuses on four men at the Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio. With lives marked by generations of violence and addiction, they attend the “Peace Class” and begin the struggle to discover their humanity and rebuild their lives from the inside out.

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Bill on establishment of National Observatory for Genocide Prevention adopted (Burundi)

Bill on establishment of National Observatory for Genocide Prevention adopted (Burundi)

Category: News & Highlights

The observatory will also contribute to the implementation of a comprehensive program of awareness-raising and education for peace, unity and national reconciliation.

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Tongan young women define peace, human security

Tongan young women define peace, human security

Category: Activity Reports

Peace is not just a statement, it’s not just a word but is an act that leaders and people in the community, at home, in our country need to act upon,” says Vika Savieti, one of 15 young women who participated in a Human Security Peace Education consultation held August 14 in Nukualofa.

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National Youth Commission Chair Appeals for Schools as "Peace Zones" (Philippines)

National Youth Commission Chair Appeals for Schools as "Peace Zones" (Philippines)

Category: News & Highlights

The chairperson of the National Youth Commission appealed to the military and other groups involved in the conflict in Mindanao to treat schools, including Lumad schools, as zones of peace. His statement came after President Rodrigo Duterte said last month that he would order the police and the military to bomb the schools of the indigenous peoples.

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NBA stars in Israel to promote peace through basketball

NBA stars in Israel to promote peace through basketball

Category: News & Highlights

NBA players have landed in Israel where they will participate in special workshops aimed at encouraging peace education through basketball.

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Nigerian Official Calls for Peace Education

Nigerian Official Calls for Peace Education

Category: News & Highlights

As Nigeria joined the world to mark the International Youth Day, the Oyo State Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, Mr Oludare Adesina, has canvassed the inclusion of peace education in school curriculum.

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For young Japanese, war mostly seen as something from dim and distant past

For young Japanese, war mostly seen as something from dim and distant past

Category: News & Highlights

For young Japanese interviewed by The Japan Times the historical significance of Aug. 15 (Japan's surrender in WWII) or the political tensions surrounding the shrine are subjects seldom discussed. Japan’s role in the war, or its consequences, rarely come up.

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7 Ways Teachers Can Respond to the Evil of Charlottesville, Starting Now

7 Ways Teachers Can Respond to the Evil of Charlottesville, Starting Now

Category: News & Highlights

An educator confronts the failures of an education system that breeds white supremacy.

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“Transforming a Neo-Nazi March”–Daily Metta

“Transforming a Neo-Nazi March”–Daily Metta

Category: News & Highlights

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.

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Peace education pushed as antidote to extremism (Philippines)

Peace education pushed as antidote to extremism (Philippines)

Category: Activity Reports

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.

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Recognizing young people as powerful peace-builders

Recognizing young people as powerful peace-builders

Category: News & Highlights, Youth Focused

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.

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Ghana Member of Parliament Champions Peace Education in Northern Regions

Ghana Member of Parliament Champions Peace Education in Northern Regions

Category: News & Highlights, Policy

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.

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Three Kenyan teachers selected for UN training in peace education

Three Kenyan teachers selected for UN training in peace education

Category: News & Highlights

Three Kenyan educationists are set to join 15 others from Horn of Africa for a nine day study tour in Japan in peace education.

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Action Alerts

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Take Action for International Youth Day 2017! New National Peace Academy Youth Peacebuilding Program!

Take Action for International Youth Day 2017! New National Peace Academy Youth Peacebuilding Program!

To honor this day the National Peace Academy is excited to announce a NEW youth peacebuilding program: U.S. Youth Rising!

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Resources

(Curricula, Research, Policy)

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Call for Participants: Study on Implementing Principles of Global Citizenship Education into University Curricula

Call for Participants: Study on Implementing Principles of Global Citizenship Education into University Curricula

Category: Research

Faculty, program directors/chairs and educators working in Higher Education are sought for a doctoral study titled “Implementing Principles of Global Citizenship Education into University Curricula.”

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Social Justice Standards: A Framework for Anti-bias Education

Social Justice Standards: A Framework for Anti-bias Education

Category: Curricula

The Social Justice Standards, produced by Teaching Tolerance, are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.

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SPLC releases new edition of Ten Ways to Fight Hate guide after Charlottesville attack

SPLC releases new edition of Ten Ways to Fight Hate guide after Charlottesville attack

Category: Curricula

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.

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Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

Category: Curricula

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.

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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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Systems Practice (free online course)

Systems Practice (free online course)


Learn to use a systems thinking approach to move from “impossible” to impact in this free online course offered by the The Omidyar Group. Start Date: September 12 Duration: 10 weeks Time: 5 hours per week Striving to create enduring change in our complex, dynamic world can feel daunting — and sometimes downright impossible. With so many interconnected forces at play, …

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Alliance For Peacebuilding 2017 Annual Conference

Alliance For Peacebuilding 2017 Annual Conference


Attend The Alliance For Peacebuilding 2017 Annual Conference, It’s Time For Peace Now, More Than Ever, Washington, DC. Who should attend the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s 2017 Annual Conference? EVERYONE. Peacebuilding is multi-faceted and there are numerous ways that individuals can help build peace. The image below is just an example of how many stakeholders exist within the peacebuilding field: More …

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Online course on Unarmed Civilian Protection

Online course on Unarmed Civilian Protection


Strengthening Civilian Capacities to Protect Civilians. Nonviolent Peaceforce is both proud and pleased to share with you its facilitated online course on Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP). Be part of the action. Learn how to directly protect civilians in violent conflict. Unarmed civilian protectors save lives and reduce violence. In times of war and violent conflict that continue to kill so many civilians, especially women …

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Online Course - Peace Education; Theory and Practice

Online Course - Peace Education; Theory and Practice


This online course from the University for Peace will explore the content, values and pedagogy of peace education as it is theorized and practiced internationally.  Using a Freirean pedagogical perspective, participants will apply the framework of education about, for and by peace to develop a clearer understanding of how peace education might be effectively implemented in their context.  The discussion …

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WEBINAR - When Hate Is in the Headlines: Resources for K-12 Educators

WEBINAR - When Hate Is in the Headlines: Resources for K-12 Educators


"Share My Lesson" invites you to join a webinar with education experts from the American Federation of Teachers, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project, the Anti-Defamation League and Facing History and Ourselves as we review lessons on the events in Charlottesville, covering topics such as the so-called alt-right, the history of hate and white supremacy, how to talk about race and religion, memorials and monuments, …

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High Quality Social Emotional Learning Programming and Implementation in International Contexts

High Quality Social Emotional Learning Programming and Implementation in International Contexts


In response to the rise of SEL in development and humanitarian work, as well as the relative lack of evidence and historical best practices, key agencies have convened to form a Social-Emotional Learning informal community of practice (SELCoP) to address specific approaches and measurement frameworks related to SEL in vulnerable and crisis-affected contexts. The SELCoP intends to: Leverage considerable expertise …

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International Youth Day

International Youth Day


On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution S/RES/2250 (2015) in 2015, there is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people’s inclusion in the …

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Peace Education for Peacebuilding

Peace Education for Peacebuilding


With more than 15 years of  experience in peacebuilding in Armenia, “Women for Development” NGO is announcing the call for participation in the second International Conference, entitled “Peace Education for Peacebuilding”. The conference will take place in Gyumri, Armenia on December 1-2, 2017.  The main goal of the conference is to attract the attention of the international community towards global issues …

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Knowledge

(Publications & Book Reviews)

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Jobs & Funding

(Job Postings & Funding Opportunities)

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One Common Unity seeks Program Director (Washington, D.C.)

One Common Unity seeks Program Director (Washington, D.C.)

Category: Jobs

One Common Unity breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education. The Program Director’s role is to provide programmatic and operational leadership and to lead the flagship youth development program, Fly By Light.

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IRC seeks Education and Curriculum Officer

IRC seeks Education and Curriculum Officer

Category: Jobs

  Education and Curriculum Officer Sector: Refugee Resettlement     Location: US - MD - Silver Spring     Employee Type: Regular     Employee Category: Full Time      Visit IRC for more information and to apply The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work …

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Call for Applications for the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace

Call for Applications for the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace

Category: Jobs

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.

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