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 […]

Criminalizing War and Those Who Make It

  Download this article: Criminalizing War and Those Who Make It (*Photo caption: Nuremberg Trials. Hermann Göring at the left edge on the first row of benches.) Betty A. ReardonFounding Director Emeritus, International Institute on Peace Education(Originally posted: June 2013) War is a Crime against Humanity and Global Civil Order As members of global civil society committed to global […]

Opinion: Iran and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

(Original article: Farhang Jahanpour, Inter Press Service News Agency) OXFORD, Sep 4 2015 (IPS) – Iran’s nuclear programme has been the target of a great deal of misinformation, downright lies and above all myths. As a result, it is often difficult to unpick truth from falsehood.    As President John F. Kennedy said in his Yale […]

Promoting Culture of Peace Through Dialogue

(Original article: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Inter Press Service News Agency) Sep 7 2015 (IPS) – This week, for the fourth time in a row, the annual gathering of the apex intergovernmental body of the United Nation deliberating on peace and non-violence will take place at the U.N. headquarters in New York.   President of the […]

Reflections on Education for Peace

(Original article: Prof. Dr. Alicia Cabezudo, Arigatou International) Education for peace and respect for human rights become particularly relevant today as the values that they entail are conflicted by daily violence, the horrors of war and the slow destruction of values such as solidarity, cooperation and respect for the other – situations that shake us […]

World Teachers’ Day calls for the empowerment of teachers to build sustainable societies

(Original article: UNESCO) UNESCO will celebrate World Teachers’ Day (WTD) on October 5 by highlighting the importance of empowering teachers to achieve inclusive and sustainable global development. This year, the Day comes just after the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations’ General Assembly and represents the first opportunity to set […]

A Peace Educator’s Tribute to Ruth Leger Sivard

Betty Reardon, Global Campaign for Peace Education Civil society has long recognized that while it takes a citizens’ movement to achieve a change, prescient individuals can envision and share the core ideas that inspire and energize such movements. Such was the case with Ruth Sivard. No one more vividly illustrated that war and preparation for […]

Global Citizenship Education – a Timely Term for Peace Education?

Werner Wintersteiner Centre of Peace Research and Peace Education, Klagenfurt University, Austria(Featured Article: Issue #108 September/October 2013) “The future of the human genre [species] is now situated on a planetary scale. This is another essential reality neglected by education that should become a major subject. Knowledge of current planetary developments that will undoubtedly accelerate in […]

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 […]

Challenging Militarization in a Decade of Crisis

Colin Archer Secretary-General of the International Peace Bureau (Welcome letter: Issue #69 January 2010)   “The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded. Military spending continues to rise every day. Just one generation after the end of the Cold War, it is now well above US $1 trillion. More weapons are being produced. They are flooding […]