“We must change ourselves and our immediate realities and relationships if we are to change our social structures and our patterns of thought… We cannot achieve change unless can we think it.”
-Betty Reardon, Educating for Human Dignity: Learning About Rights and Responsibilities (1995)
Learn more about this quote by visiting the Global Campaign for Peace Education’s very own Peace Education Quotes & Memes: A Peace Education Bibliography. The bibliographic directory is an edited collection of annotated quotes of perspectives on theory, practice, policy, and pedagogy in peace education. Each quote/bibliographic entry is complemented by an artistic meme that you are encouraged to download and spread via social media.
This response from Dale Snauwaert is part of an ongoing dialogical encounter among peace educators. The original intention of this exchange was to introduce alternatives to standard thinking on global problems through focusing on the work of those who manifest such thinking. In this essay, Snauwaert elaborates on Betty Reardon’s discourse on power. [continue reading…]
This post commemorating the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki invokes the hope to be found in “see[ing] each other fully and remember[ing our] humanity.” [continue reading…]
When on August 30th the UN Security Council declared to the Taliban that it would keep apprised of and actively involved in the human rights situation in Afghanistan, it raised the challenge to civil society to continue and to increase its action to advocate the cause of the human security of the Afghan people. [continue reading…]