A Concerned Citizens Study & Action Guide for “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War”
Join today with the Global Campaign for Peace Education, World Beyond War, and people from around the world in an effort to learn, design and take action to build a new system of global security in which peace is pursued by peaceful means.
Developed, produced and maintained by World Beyond War in partnership with the Global Campaign for Peace Education, Study War No More is intended for those concerned with pursuing alternative possibilities to the general futility of war as a means to pursuing peace. It provides guided inquiries for students and citizens to understand the nature of “the war system” and the possibilities for its transformation to an authentic “global security system.”
Study War No More was designed to support the study of World Beyond War’s landmark publication: A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (AGSS). AGSS is continually updated to reflect global changes and emergent thinking on approaches to peace and security. AGSS is a required resource for Study War No More.
Who is STUDY WAR NO MORE More for?
Study War No More is designed for a wide range of audiences. It is appropriate and adaptable for use in or with: upper-level secondary school classes (history, social studies); undergraduate and graduate peace studies programs; community groups; activist groups; faith-based groups; local, state or national government officials; and family dinner time conversation. We encourage you to start your own study and action group wherever you find yourself.
Study and Action Partners: Learning directly from the pioneers
We think it’s important to learn directly from those leaders who are pioneering alternative approaches to security. They’ve laid the foundations for an alternative system and provide inspiration for action. This is why each discussion topic of Study War No More features a video from “study and action partners” who represent organizations that are leading global thinkers and doers on the issues and approaches being explored. The work of our partners is also integrated in each discussion.
Encouraging dialogue and action!
Study War No More can be used to host your own discussion and action group. While there is significant research and experimentation on alternative approaches to security, we are far from having all the necessary knowledge, skills and resources for abolishing war. New thinking and knowledge must be developed. The more who participate in this collective inquiry the more likely we are to find appropriate solutions. Study War No More also encourages learners to formulate their own solutions and map out systems for common security – we believe this approach is more likely to encourage ownership and political action to bring these systems into being. Citizen action is absolutely essential for the transformation of the present system.