Building a Sustainable Present: What can one person do?

  Building a Sustainable Present: What can one person do? A special panel discussion on sustainability and change was convened by the Peace Education Initiative at The University of Toledo on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.   Looking at sustainability, this panel of experts shared work being done at various levels from the grassroots to the […]

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps launches Community Peace Ambassadors

(Original article: Pulse News Agency, 8-10-2015) The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has launched the Civil Defence Community Peace Ambassadors to inculcate peace culture into the youths toward building a non-violent society. David Ojelabi, Head, Peace and Conflict Resolution Unit, NSCDC headquarters, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna […]

Afghan participants at a September 3 video conference with fellow-peacebuilders from the Philippines. (Photo: IWPR)

Afghan, Philippine Activists Find Common Ground

(Original article: Institute for War & Peace Reporting) Human rights defenders and peacebuilders from Afghanistan and the Philippines met via video link last week to discuss how grassroots efforts were contributing to peace in the contexts of their respective societies. A unique debate facilitated by IWPR on September 3 brought together activists from six Afghan […]

Funding Opportunity: Program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Russell Sage Foundation Submission Deadlines: See upcoming deadlines The Russell Sage Foundation launched its program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in the spring of 2015. This new program seeks investigator-initiated research proposals on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities […]

Peace Education is the Lasting Solution to our Problems (Nagaland, India)

In the present context where Naga society is undergoing conflict situation, youth are called to be peace builders and agents of peace in our families and communities. With the objective of preventing conflicts by engaging, empowering and enabling the youth as peace builders, the Peace Channel family of Kiphire district organized a one day peace […]

What the Future Holds: Trends in Peace Education

Mary Lee Morrison President Emeritus of Pax Educare, Inc., the Connecticut Center for Peace Education(Feature article: Issue #102 February 2013) Delving into research through reading, deep listening and conversing over the past few years in preparation for the publication this year of a book (i), I have found cause for hope for the learning and teaching […]

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 […]

Democracy, Public Reason and Peace Education

Dale T. Snauwaert Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Social Foundations of Education at The University of Toledo Director and founder of the Center for Nonviolence and Democratic Education at The University of Toledo Editor, In Factis Pax: Online Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice  (Welcome letter:Issue #88 November 2011) Peace education, as Betty Reardon suggests, […]

Formulating a Deep Educational Response to Tragedy: Reflections on the Eve of 9-11

Tony Jenkins Director of Education, National Peace Academy (Welcome letter:Issue #87 September 2011) The 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks invites solemn reflection on the lives lost, the presumed path of justice pursued for most of a decade, and the lessons that remain to be learned.  These reflections are almost always with me […]

Sports and Peace – Bridge-builder or Oxymoron?

Alyn Ware Peace educator and nuclear disarmament expert from New Zealand (Welcome letter: Issue #85 July 2011) “Sport alone cannot enforce or maintain peace. But it has a vital role to play in building a better and more peaceful world.” Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President, October 2007 In 9th century BC Greece, a treaty between three […]

Saving the U.S. Institute of Peace: An Essential Investment in Peace Education in Uncertain Economic Times

Tony Jenkins & Betty Reardon   (Issue #81 March 2011) The New York Times recently featured significant articles highlighting the important role of non-formal civilian education and training contributing to the nonviolent toppling of dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt  (Feb 13: A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History; Feb 16: Shy U.S. Intellectual Created Playbook […]

Election Victories: The Power of People, the Strength of Nonviolent Action

Vanessa Ortiz Director, Civic and Field Relations, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (Welcome letter: Issue #60 – Nov./Dec. 2008)   (With admiration and gratitude for contributions from Shahindha Ismail, Coordinator of Maldivian Detainee Network, Male, the Maldives) “We did it!  I received this simple email message on October 30th, one day after presidential elections – not the […]

Peace Education in Tanzania

Kitwala Nginilla Founder, Dar es Salaam Institute of Peace Education (DIPE) (Welcome letter:Issue #58 – September 2008)   Dear friends of the Global Campaign for Peace Education, The Dar es Salaam Institute on Peace Education 2008 (DIPE 2008), held on the International Day of Peace (September 21st) at the Elizabeth Youth Center and attended by 40 […]