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Heart of forgiveness: Ugandan women once child soldiers now lead peace through peace education

Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe is overseeing an effort to write a women-specific peace curriculum with survivors of northern Uganda’s years of terror. The curriculum will use real-life examples and methods that have helped women in Gulu, teaching women in other post-conflict areas how to find peace both within themselves and within their communities. [continue reading…]
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Sunshine Land: Where War is Actually a Game (South Korea)

Sixth grade students in S. Korea are outfitted with child-sized body armor, helmets, and orange pistol-shaped BB guns. Resembling mini riot cops, the kids, divided into two teams, skip and giggle their way into the newly opened Sunshine Land Military Experience Center to play a live action war experience called ‘survival game.’ In these military experience centers, where tourism, gaming, and military experience coalesce, activists face an uphill battle in their struggle for peace-oriented education. [continue reading…]
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If you Love this Planet: Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action

As a 13-year-old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This is the remarkable speech she delivered at the United Nations on July 7, 2017 – the day when the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted at the United Nations.   [continue reading…]
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Sesame Workshop & International Rescue Committee Awarded $100 Million for Early Childhood Education of Syrian Refugee

MacArthur Foundation awarded a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee to educate young children displaced by conflict and persecution in the Middle East. Three finalists also awarded $15 million each in global competition for bold solutions to critical problems of our time. [continue reading…]