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Campaign Statement: “A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems; have the skills to resolve conflict constructively; know and live by international standards of human rights, gender and racial equality; appreciate cultural diversity; and respect the integrity of theEarth. Such learning can not be achieved without intentional, sustained and systematic education for peace.”

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Action Alerts

Second Open Letter to the Secretary of State requesting support for visas for at-risk Afghan scholars and students

This is a second open letter from American academics to the Secretary of State calling for immediate steps to overcome the present obstacles in the visa process that keep so many at-risk Afghan scholars from the US universities to which they have been invited. Thanks to any and all who take steps toward urging action to address the immediate problem. [continue reading…]

News & Highlights

Of Foxes and Chicken Coops* – Reflections on the “Failure of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”

UN member states have failed to fulfill their UNSCR 1325 obligations, with the virtual shelving of much-heralded plans of action. However, it is clear that the failure lies not in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, nor in the Security Council resolution which gave rise to it, but rather among the member states that have stonewalled rather than implemented National Action Plans. “Where are the women?” a speaker at the Security Council recently asked. As Betty Reardon observes, the women are on the ground, working in direct actions to fulfill the agenda. [continue reading…]

Action Alerts

Open letter to Anthony Blinken calling for a fair and efficient visa process for at-risk Afghan academics

This appeal from American academics to the Secretary of State calls for action to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of an efficient and equitable visa process for at-risk Afghan academics. We invite all to circulate the letter through their respective networks and encourage Americans to send it to their Senators and Representatives. [continue reading…]

Opinion

What I Know About Human Life as a Nuclear Downwinder

Mary Dickson is a survivor of nuclear weapons testing. Over the decades since the first tests at the Nevada test site, victims of nuclear testing have suffered death, limited life spans, and lives of pain and physical disability. Dickson seeks accountability and reparations for other victims, factors to consider in assessing the ethics of nuclear policy. [continue reading…]

Activity Reports

Nuclear threats, common security and disarmament (New Zealand)

In 1986 the New Zealand government adopted Peace Studies guidelines in order to introduce peace education into the school curriculum. The following year, the parliament adopted legislation prohibiting nuclear weapons – cementing into policy a shift toward a common security based foreign policy. In this article, Alyn Ware commemorates the 35th anniversary of the nuclear-free legislation, highlights the connection between peace education and the shift in security policy, and recommends further action for the government and New Zealanders to help eliminate nuclear weapons globally. [continue reading…]

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Human Connections Forged in Human Suffering

An overlooked element in the COVID experience is how it can lead us into reflections on the human connections that carry us through the suffering, giving us an actual physical sense of being members of one human family, capable of caring for each other, as we must if the family is to survive. This post is a vivid instance of such an experience. [continue reading…]

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Campaign Statement & Goals

Campaign Statement:
“A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems; have the skills to resolve conflict constructively; know and live by international standards of human rights, gender and racial equality; appreciate cultural diversity; and respect the integrity of theEarth. Such learning can not be achieved without intentional, sustained and systematic education for peace.”   

Campaign Goals
The Global Campaign for Peace Education seeks to foster a culture of peace in communities around the world. It has two goals:

1.First, to build public awareness and political support for the introduction of peace education into all spheres of education, including non-formal education, in all schools throughout the world.
2. Second, to promote the education of all teachers to teach for peace.