Education for Peace Seminar at Somaiya (India)

Realizing the importance of peace, K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research in collaboration with Global Foundations organized a national seminar on Education for Peace this month. The guest of honour and keynote speaker was Dr. Subhash Chandra – Founder Trustee, Global Peace Foundation, New Delhi. He threw light on creating social awareness for global peace and religious harmony and developing global peace consciousness.

Philippines: Muslim, Christian students celebrate peace

Philippines: Muslim, Christian students celebrate peace

(Original article: Roy Ramos, Anadolu Agency, Nov. 27, 2015) ZAMBOANGA, the Philippines  Students at a predominantly-Muslim public secondary school in the Philippines’ south took turns to read passages from the Koran and Bible on Friday as they joined a week-long province-wide celebration called the Week of Peace in the predominantly Christian city of Zamboanga. Muslim students — who make up 90 percent of the Arena […]

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,, 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 […]

Supporting Peace Education and Promoting Religious Tolerance in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria

A project of the Permanent Peace Movement in Lebanon. Through this project, teachers and community leaders will learn about the importance of religious freedom, generate context-specific strategies that protect religious freedom, and be empowered to resolve current and future conflicts across religions and groups. Long-standing tensions between Lebanese religious sects, along with the arrival of […]

Afghan participants at a September 3 video conference with fellow-peacebuilders from the Philippines. (Photo: IWPR)

Afghan, Philippine Activists Find Common Ground

(Original article: Institute for War & Peace Reporting) Human rights defenders and peacebuilders from Afghanistan and the Philippines met via video link last week to discuss how grassroots efforts were contributing to peace in the contexts of their respective societies. A unique debate facilitated by IWPR on September 3 brought together activists from six Afghan […]

Peace Education can end War, Violence and Hatred – Acharya Lokesh (India)

(Original post: Udaipur : Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni eminent Jainacharya and founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti speaking at Parliament of World Religions organised in United States of America on the topic ‘Peace Education to end War, Violence and Hatred’ said that our present education system only takes care of the physical and intellectual development […]

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 […]

Interfaith Harmony in our Journey to Peace

Center for Peace Education, Miriam College (The Philippines) This year we marked the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) that the United Nations had declared to be celebrated every first week of February amidst a period of sadness because of the Mamasapano mis-encounter between the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation […]

Multi-Faith Learning as Peace Education

Betty A. Reardon Based on Acceptance Remarks at the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize Ceremony, October 2, 2013 Click here to download a PDF of “Multi-Faith Learning as Peace Education Thank you, Cora, for such a laudatory introduction that encourages me to reflect on what this prize can contribute to the further advancement of the peace education […]

Nurturing the Seed of Peace through Peace Education: An Experience from Southern Thailand

Ekraj Sabur (Featured article: Issue #97 August 2012) One of the key inspirations for many peace activists and peace educators to sustain their commitment for peace is the belief that the seed of peace is inherent in every human being. Based on this conviction, each of us is capable of nurturing this seed and can […]

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 […]

Peace Education in Mindanao, Philippines

Dr. Ofelia “Bing” Durante Director, Ateneo Research Center – Ateneo de Zamboanga UniversityZamboanga City, Philippines (Welcome letter: Issue #50 – December 2007)    The opportunity to dialogue with friends in the Global Campaign for Peace Education at this time of the year is a blessing. I greet you a joyous season of hope and a prosperous year to […]