Nomad schools can move along with the Kuchi tribes as they travel to winter and summer grazing lands.

Afghan Kuchi Tribes Thrive With Community Education

Kuchi people are some of the poorest and least represented people in Afghanistan. School isn’t traditionally a part of the nomadic life, so many adults in the tribes are illiterate. However, parents can see the benefits of education and want more than anything for their children to read and write. 

Where to Study Peace Education: A Global Directory

Where to Study Peace Education: A Global Directory

All around the world there is a growing demand for peace education, yet few know of the learning opportunities that exist for gaining knowledge, developing capacities, and building the fundamental pedagogical skills for teaching peace. In support of this need, the Global Campaign for Peace Education, in partnership with the International Institute on Peace Education and the Peace Education Initiative at The University of Toledo is pleased to announce the official launch of “Where to Study Peace Education: A Global Directory.” This online catalog provides an easily searchable inventory of formal and non-formal programs, courses, and workshops in peace education from around the world.

Shelly Gracon

Student Creates Butterfly Project in Response to Tamir Rice’s Death

Second-year social work master’s student Shelly Gracon describes herself as very outspoken and an activist who takes a sustainable approach. Those qualities have served her well as she has worked to address the shooting death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy and create a long-term environment of healing and hope for those directly affected and for the broader community. Gracon is a student in the Community Practice for Social Change concentration in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

A 23-year-old Arlington man, who wasn't publicly identified by police, allegedly replaced a sign reading "All" over the word "Black" on a banner displayed outside Arlington's First Parish Unitarian Church. The resulting "All Lives Matter" banner was discovered Nov. 27 by a parishioner, who took it down and contacted police. (Arlington Police Department)

Massachusetts man who defaced Black Lives Matter sign gets ‘restorative justice,’ not criminal charges

(Original article: Conor Berry, MassLive.com, Dec. 3, 2015) ARLINGTON — Rather than arrest a man for defacing a Black Lives Matter sign displayed at a local church, authorities have come up with a “restorative justice solution,” according to Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan. The 23-year-old man, who was not publicly identified by police, allegedly replaced […]

Peace Action Project for Women makes Difference (India)

(Original article: Gaurav Das, The Times of India, Dec. 4, 2015) GUWAHATI: A peace action project involving women from Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) and Karbi Anglong district is slowly doing its bit in building confidence among ethnic communities vulnerable to clashes. The project, initiated by Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSS-NE), in association with Caritas International, hopes […]

New GPPAC publication “Creating Spaces for Dialogue – A Role for Civil Society”

Dialogue and mediation is at the heart of the work of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). GPPAC members employ dialogue and mediation as a means for conflict prevention, to decrease tensions during conflict, or as a tool for reconciliation in post-conflict situations. Last week, GPPAC presented its new publication dedicated […]

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 […]

Ferguson, America, and Moving Forward Toward Truth

(Original article: David Ragland and Mark Lance, Counterpunch.org, 10-16-2015) Recent grassroots mobilization against police killings of African Americans has thrust a long-standing pattern of racial violence into the consciousness of the world. There is nothing new about state violence against African Americans: from slave patrols, fugitive slave laws, and the Klan/state violence of Jim Crow, […]

Learning to Abolish War: Teaching Toward a Culture of Peace

“Learning to Abolish War: Teaching Toward a Culture of Peace,” is a peace education resource packet developed by Dr. Betty A. Reardon and Alicia Cabezudo.  It was the first publication of the Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education (published in 2002) and its lessons and framework still hold up well today. “Learning […]

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 […]

Promoting the Field of Peace Education: Summary of Discussion

El-Hibri Foundation Peace Education Prize Brunch, October 3, 2013 Click here to download a pdf of this report. The following is a summary of a discussion between a dozen experts on peace education with staff of the El-Hibri Foundation.  The discussion focused on two main questions: What is the state of the field of peace education […]

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, […]

Nurturing Seeds of Peace Education

Stephanie Knox Cubbon Peace Education Program Coordinator, Teachers Without Borders (Welcome letter: Issue #86 August 2011) As peace educators, we work in an exciting but sometimes challenging field. The culture of war is seemingly everywhere you turn, and from the recent attacks in Norway to the famine in Somalia, we are constantly reminded of the […]

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 […]

Toward the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Betty Reardon Founder, International Institute on Peace Education (Featured article: Issue #76 October 2010) “Reaffirming the importance of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building, and stressing the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, and the need to […]

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 […]