Remembering Nelson Mandela on the first anniversary of his death: wisdom for peace

Vaughn John University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa(Featured article: Issue #116 December 2014) I write this piece as we approach the first anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratic president. Madiba, as he was affectionately known, died on 5 December 2013, at the age of 95. He will be remembered for many […]

September 11th: Still a Teachable Moment?

David Potori Co-Founder, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (Featured article:Issue #75 August/September 2010) Like the proverbial tree, if a teachable moment occurs and no one hears the lesson, is it still a teachable moment? If you’ve been paying attention to the controversy, real or imagined, over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” you may have found […]

The Way Forward for Peace Educators

Virginia Cawagas Associate Professor, Dept. of Gender and Peace EducationUniversity for Peace, Costa Rica (Welcome letter: Issue #70 February 2010)   Dear Friends and Colleagues, The drive to the UPEACE campus is a winding road inching along hilly contours of the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Sometimes one side of the narrow road shows the […]