The journal: Nonviolent Change (NCJ)

The journal Nonviolent Change (NCJ), in its 31st year, is an open access online practical journal on getting to peace and the barriers to doing so at the community through the international level. NCJ carries articles; opinion pieces (“dialoguing”); news and analysis of world, regional, country and environmental events, and of peace justice and environmental organization activities; a calendar of “Upcoming Events”; reviews; media notes; and announcements.

Now Accepting Applications for the Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving today’s global challenges. Up to 100 fellows are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.

Conflict-Mitigation: Philosophy & Methodology. Peace Education Miniprints No. 56.

Jan Oberg (1994) describes conflict-mitigation as a concept and methodology that emphasizes a broad societal understanding of conflicts obtained mainly through in-depth interviewing with many and varied actors. Developed through the work by the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), the conflict-mitigation process is intended to serve a number of purposes.

Pre-deciding About Violence

Elizabeth and Lionel Traubman (2015) argue that pre-deciding about violence, beginning at home and then rippling out globally, is the most urgent need of our time. It is our best hope in this era of widespread atomic, biological, and chemical weapons when even a few people can do a lot of harm. Whether with physical punishment or all-out war, the stunning paradox of our time is that rejecting violence and dignifying our adversary – not humiliating, harming, or excluding – is the response that gets the best results.

Peace Education Curriculum: IFM-SEI

The International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International (IFM-SEI) is an international educational movement working to empower children and young people to take an active role in society and fight for their rights. 2015, IFM-SEI’s Peace Education Year, resulted in the publication of a handbook packed full of educational activities, all based around peace education.

Cypriots research how education can contribute to conflict transformation, peace and reconciliation

(Original article: Annette Chrysostomou, Cyprus Mail, Nov. 29, 2015) THE government will have to stick to its guns in the face of opposition it is likely to face if it wants to succeed with the deal reached earlier this week between the leaders of the two communities to change the face of education, experts have […]

Term Assistant Professor, Conflict Analysis and Resolution – George Mason University

Term Assistant Professor, Conflict Analysis and Resolution The George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor beginning in August 2016. The position is nontenure-track with an initial term of one year, with the possibility of renewal and promotion. Qualifications: We seek applicants with a commitment to […]

The “new” Global Campaign for Peace Education: pursuing intentional, sustained and systematic education for peace

In May 1999 the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) was launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace conference.  The Hague Conference was the largest international peace conference in history, bringing together nearly 10,000 people from over 100 countries. The conference launched the Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century, a set […]

PeaceTech founder, Robyn Pettyfer with students from Cotabato City National High School. PeaceTech File Photo

Understanding conflict: education for peace in Mindanao (Philippines)

(Original article:  Lila Ramos Shahani, In late January of this year, sixty-seven Filipinos died in Mamasapano, Mindanao—following a botched operation dubbed: Exodus. The public outcry was raw and visceral, awakening both a renewed sense of pride for our police force,on the one hand, and exposing the weaknesses in our understanding of peace in Mindanao, on the […]

Peace Education in Africa from a Cultural Perspective

Cases Studies from Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia A Study Undertaken for UNESCO By UPEACE AFRICA PROGRAMME, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (November/December 2013) Introduction 1.1 Background There is consensus amongst African scholars in the area of conflict prevention and resolution that Africa possesses various cultural and traditional systems that can be used as educational resources and […]

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 […]

The Essential Skills of Peace Education

Kate Moriarty Chief of the Section of Education for Peace and Human Rights, UNESCO (Featured article:Issue #100 December 2012) With the drive towards 2015 the final year of the programs for EFA (Education for All) and MDG (Millennium Development Goals), thinking about the post-MDG context, UNESCO is placing the promotion of peace and sustainable development […]

Nurturing the Seed of Peace through Peace Education: An Experience from Southern Thailand

Ekraj Sabur (Featured article: Issue #97 August 2012) One of the key inspirations for many peace activists and peace educators to sustain their commitment for peace is the belief that the seed of peace is inherent in every human being. Based on this conviction, each of us is capable of nurturing this seed and can […]

“Return to My Burundian Roots”

Elavie Ndura-Ouédraogo, Ed. D. Associate Professor of Educational Transformation, George Mason [email protected] (Welcome letter:Issue #59 – October 2008)   The day I thought would never come actually came on a bright day of May 2006.  In the midst of the racing and pounding of the heart that I had for so long labored to maintain still- almost […]

Peace Education in Mindanao, Philippines

Dr. Ofelia “Bing” Durante Director, Ateneo Research Center – Ateneo de Zamboanga UniversityZamboanga City, Philippines (Welcome letter: Issue #50 – December 2007)    The opportunity to dialogue with friends in the Global Campaign for Peace Education at this time of the year is a blessing. I greet you a joyous season of hope and a prosperous year to […]