Funding opportunities

PEACE Grants: Mind and Life Institute

PEACE Grants, a program of the Mind and Life Institute, supports research on novel interdisciplinary approaches for investigating and nurturing wholesome mental qualities related to Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE). [continue reading…]
Activity Reports

More Peace Please: Brazilian youth create posters for a school-wide ethics campaign

ABA Global School is an IB World School in Recife, Brazil that offers a bilingual program for children aged 2 to 10 years old. The 5-year students are engaged in a school-wide ethics campaign which they entitled “More Peace Please.” They have been learning the basics of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and are doing their best to create personalized pro-peace action plans for each of the school’s eight cohorts. [continue reading…]
Policy

UAE schools told to teach moral education

Abu Dhabi: Schools across UAE must now offer Moral Education as a mandatory subject and part of their curricula, following a directive issued by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince. The subject must focus on the teaching of five key elements — ethics, personal and community development, culture and heritage, civic education and human rights and responsibilities. [continue reading…]
Activity Reports

Outcomes and Learnings from an Ethics Education Pilot Program in Kenya

The Pilot Program to implement the Learning to Live Together (LTLT) Programme in the Tana River County came to an end, delivering positive outcomes, particularly in relation to its impact on children, teachers and the communities. The initiative, which took off in September 2014, was developed by Arigatou International Geneva, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kenya (MoEST) and UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, reaching 657 children between 9 and 17 years old. [continue reading…]
Publications

Human Rights and Schooling: An Ethical Framework for Teaching for Social Justice

Most of the struggles for equitable schooling, including multicultural curricula and culturally responsive teaching, have largely taken place on a local or national stage, with little awareness of how international human rights standards might support these struggles. “Human Rights and Schooling” explores the potential of human rights frameworks to support grassroots struggles for justice and examines the impact that human rights and child rights education can make in the lives of students, including the most marginalized. [continue reading…]
Activity Reports

Learning to Live Together in South Africa: Fostering Inter-religious Cooperation

Saydoon Nisa Sayed is a South African human rights faith activist. She is moved by her faith, passionate about children and restless on gender justice advocacy. Saydoon is the regional coordinator for Religions for Peace, an international and interfaith movement that works across religious divides to bring peace and understanding. Saydoon has been implementing the Learning to Live Together Programme of Arigatou International in more than 20 schools. In this interview, Saydoon observes “Ethics education should form the bases for educating in any subject. It should include feelings, right and wrong, spirituality, the doing of good and avoiding the doing of bad, coming together on common issues and addressing them collectively.” [continue reading…]
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Publications

Free ebook: “Justpeace Ethics: A Guide for Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding” with Foreword by Howard Zehr

“Justpeace Ethics: A Guide for Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding” by Jarem Sawatsky is free as an ebook download for a limited time. From the author: Have you ever wondered how to do conflict transformation, peacemaking or restorative justice work, so that every step of overflows with peace and justice? Drawing on personal interviews with some of the great peace and restorative justice practitioners, through this book you will discover how analysis, intervention, and evaluation of peace and justice activities can be rooted in a justice and peace are inseparable and pursued together. [continue reading…]
Curricula

Healing From Moral Injury

(Original article: Lauren Porosoff, Teaching Tolerance Magazine No. 51, Fall 2015) By seventh grade, Jerome had a reputation: weak performance on assessments, inconsistent homework, frequent need for redirection in class, [continue reading…]