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Peace-building with Care and Compassion

We live in a world in which militarism predominates political responses to conflict by world leaders. Nel Noddings explores how this situation is representative of the conflicting moral codes that have operated during times of war and peace and how and why the situation prevails and permeates political thinking and action and infiltrates our educational programs. It reveals our muddled morality not only at a political level, but within community attitudes towards war and how we are to work to create peace in our everyday lives. This original article by Ann Mason invites exploration of Nel Noddings’ research and writings to peace education development and discusses how her ideas echo the sentiments expressed by other significant voices for peace.

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Australia gives P5-B assistance for education, peace in Mindanao

The Australia government has extended more than AUS$130 million for educational development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the country’s peace efforts in the Bangsamoro and with communist rebels. This was disclosed by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during the launch of Australia’s flagship program in the Philippines, “Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (PATHWAYS).”

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