Peace Education and Truth-Telling: A Transformative Philosophy of Disrupting of Status Quo, Political Efficacy, and Action

David Ragland The Truth Telling ProjectBoard Member, Peace and Justice Studies AssociationVisiting Assistant Professor at Bucknell Universitytwitter: @davidragland1(Featured article: Issue #120 April 2015) If we are to agree that the question of the ‘colorline’ continues to be a pressing issue in our country, then we need a national conversation that goes beyond talking. A conversation […]

Learning from each other: Pedagogical connections between peace education and education for sustainable development

Alicia Jiménez Earth Charter International Secretariat and Center for ESD(Featured article: Issue #119 March 2015) It has been 15 years since the Earth Charter was launched, in the year 2000, and after all these years, we are continually learning about new ways that the Earth Charter can be used as an educational tool for different […]

Decolonization Ain’t Over: The Pressing Need for a Global Peace Education, Now!

Dr. Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams Gettysburg College(Featured article: Issue #118 February 2015) Circa 1498, Columbus took a slightly different route on his third trip to the Caribbean. His more southerly turn brought him close to what is now Venezuela. He sighted an island, with three mountain peaks and the Holy Trinity came to mind. This […]

Commemorating the Vietnam War: Remembering the Unlearned Lessons

Terry Provance and David Cortright (Featured article: Issue #117 January 2015) This spring marks several important Vietnam War-related anniversaries: the 50th anniversary of the major US escalation of the war, and of the first antiwar protests; the 40th anniversary of the end of the war; and 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between […]

Remembering Nelson Mandela on the first anniversary of his death: wisdom for peace

Vaughn John University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa(Featured article: Issue #116 December 2014) I write this piece as we approach the first anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratic president. Madiba, as he was affectionately known, died on 5 December 2013, at the age of 95. He will be remembered for many […]

Creating Spaces for Emerging Peacebuilders at the Community College Level

Katie Zanoni (Featured article: Issue #115 November 2014) Questioning the dominant paradigm of thinking that has shaped the reality that we live in offers a powerful opportunity. When I zoom outside of my own reality, I recognize the myriad dichotomies that have shaped my positionality within these socially constructed boundaries. The dichotomy of peace and […]

Announcing a new home for the Global Campaign and the International Institute on Peace Education: A Historical Development in the Institutionalization of Peace Education

(Featured article: Issue #114 October 2014) In a landmark development in the history of peace education, the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) and the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE), two major agents for the development and dissemination of peace education, have established new institutional homes at the University of Toledo (UT) within the […]

De la Fiesta del Fútbol a la Fiesta de la Tolerencia

Profesora Alicia Cabezudo International Peace Bureau – IPB Ginebra (Suiza) – Vice PresidentUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya – Barcelona (España)Universidad Nacional de Rosario – Rosario ( Argentina)(Featured Article: Issue #113 July/August 2014. Originally published on El Pais.) Podría presentarse la vida escolar hoy como una imaginaria “línea de fuego” por la que se cruzan, en distintas direcciones, […]

Educating and Acting for Peace in the Philippines

Loreta Navarro-Castro and Jasmin Nario-Galace Center for Peace Education (CPE), Miriam College(Featured Article: Issue #112 May/June 2014) Looking back at our experience that spans more than three decades we have seen how peace education has become effective and has borne good fruits when it embraces a philosophy that is rooted in upholding human dignity and […]

IIPE, The World Tribunal on Iraq, and Transcending a Century of Worldwide Wars

Janet Gerson Education Director, International Institute on Peace EducationPlanning Committee, Global Community Forum(Featured Article: Issue #111 March/April 2014) The challenge of abolition of war will be addressed at the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) 2014, taking place July 6-13 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Participants will inquire into how peace educators, activists, and scholars contribute to […]

SDGs and Disarmament Education

(Featured Article: Issue #110 January/February 2014) As the UN prepares for a post 2015 effort to move forward the agenda initiated in the Millennium Development Goals, the MDGs are being transformed into “Sustainable Development Goals.”  Most peace educators would agree that without sustainable peace there can be no sustainable development. Nothing so impedes and reverses […]

Honoring Dr. Betty Reardon’s Contributions to the Field of Peace Education: The 2013 El Hibri Peace Education Prize

(Featured article: Issue #109 November/December 2013) On October 2, 2013 the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize was awarded to Dr. Betty A. Reardon.  The Prize recognizes Betty’s lifetime of work developing and internationalizing the field of peace education, particularly via the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE), an ongoing initiative that she founded in 1982; and the […]

Global Citizenship Education – a Timely Term for Peace Education?

Werner Wintersteiner Centre of Peace Research and Peace Education, Klagenfurt University, Austria(Featured Article: Issue #108 September/October 2013) “The future of the human genre [species] is now situated on a planetary scale. This is another essential reality neglected by education that should become a major subject. Knowledge of current planetary developments that will undoubtedly accelerate in […]

The Classroom: A Place for Inner Peace Education

Gloria María Abarca Obregón Mexico(Featured Article: Issue #107 August/September 2013) I have been a primary school teacher for 12 years and strangely enough I always wanted to be one. I love being a teacher and thanks to my job, I have had the opportunity to be in many diverse encounters and meet the most different […]

Three Critical Themes for 21st Century Peace Education: Resilience, Holism, and the Abolition of War

Tony Jenkins Vice President for Academic Affairs, National Peace AcademyGlobal Director, International Institute on Peace Education(Featured Article: Issue #106 July 2013) As we step further and further into the 21st century, the field of peace education continues to evolve, much as it always has.  New forms of violence – from drone strikes to invasions of privacy […]

Peace Education from the REM (Reconstructive-Empowering) Approach

Dr. Sofia Herrero Rico Coordinator, UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace, Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Castellón, Spain(Featured Article: Issue #104 May 2013) This article focuses on peace education (hereafter PE) within the framework of the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace at  Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. While studying for the International Master’s Degree and the […]

Peace Education in the Spotlight of a Nobel Nomination

(Featured article: Issue #103 March/April 2013) The International Peace Bureau, 1910 Nobel Peace Laureate, nominated Betty Reardon for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, citing her many years in the development and dissemination of peace education throughout the world. The letter of nomination from co-President Tomas Magnusson acknowledges the significance of education to the achievement of peace […]