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Investing in Healthy Living and Learning Communities for Native Children and Youth

Due to historical trauma, chronically underfunded programs, and broken promises on the part of the U.S. government, youth from Native American communities experience many educational, health, and economic disparities compared with their peers in the general population.

National Youth Commission Chair Appeals for Schools as “Peace Zones” (Philippines)

The chairperson of the National Youth Commission appealed to the military and other groups involved in the conflict in Mindanao to treat schools, including Lumad schools, as zones of peace. His statement came after President Rodrigo Duterte said last month that he would order the police and the military to bomb the schools of the indigenous peoples.

Summer Institute on Conflict Transformation across Borders in Ecuador: Call for Applications (due March 21)

The McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, FLACSO-Ecuador, and the Center for Mediation, Peace, and Resolution of Conflict (CEMPROC) are pleased to announce the second annual Summer Institute on Conflict Transformation Across Borders will take place from June 5-24, 2016 in Quito, Ecuador at FLACSO, with graduate-level credit issued by UMass Boston. The program will focus on conflict and peace in border regions.

Dealing with diversity in the classroom

(Original article: euronews.com Special Reports – Learning World, Dec. 11, 2015) Today’s news is overwhelmed with questions on multiculturalism, diversity and peace. In this edition we take a look at how education can play a very important role in building intercultural tolerance and respect. Australia is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the […]

Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao urged anew ARMM residents to support Malacañang’s southern peace process during Thursday’s culmination of the Mindanao Week of Peace. Photo: ARMM Bureau of Public Information

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao calls for support for Peace Education

(Original article: John Unson, philstar.com, Dec. 4, 2015) COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Sectoral leaders on Thursday wrapped up the week-long celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP) with appeals for Muslim, Christian and Lumad cooperation in addressing the security and socio-economic issues confronting the region. The yearly MWOP was pioneered by peace advocacy blocs in Mindanao […]

Countering false stories about Thanksgiving with truth telling

The Global Campaign for Peace Education and the Upstander Project invite you to join us in countering false stories about Thanksgiving with truth telling about the history and current reality of Native peoples in the U.S.. Before you sit down to your big meal on Thursday considering sharing First Light with your family and friends. This 13-minute film can be […]

In the 19th and 20th Centuries, tens of thousands of Canadian aboriginal children were sent to church-run, government-funded boarding schools, called residential schools. Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, date unknown. Library and Archives Canada/PA-042133

Reconciliation: Healing the Nation

(BBC World Service) With the recent election of a new, Liberal government, the issue of reconciliation between Canada’s indigenous peoples and the rest of the population is again high on the agenda. So what is the best way to atone for the wrongdoings of the past? The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth […]

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 […]

Embracing Peace Education: A Way to Peace Education and a Better World

By F. Richard Schneider (USA/India), Leban Serto (India), and Bernedette Muthien (South Africa)* (Welcome letter: Issue #78 December 2010) During the visit of the United States President Barrack Obama to Mumbai and New Delhi, India, a group of likeminded peace activists and practitioners from several parts of the world gathered in a little corner of […]