“Peace Education is called transformative education because it seeks changes – in people’s mindsets, attitudes, values, and behaviors that, in the first place, have either created or exacerbated violent conflicts.”
– Loreta Navarro-Castro and Jasmin Nario-Galace, Peace Education: A Pathway to a Culture of Peace (2nd Edition) (2010, p. 27)
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“The underlying emphasis in peace education is on understanding violence, and exploring alternatives to violence. It is vital to remember that violence is not restricted to physical harm but also includes psychological harm, emotional abuse, discrimination, exclusion, denial of opportunities, exploitation, criminalization of identities, etc. Violence is part of our everyday reality.” – Chintan Girish Modi
“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 [continue reading…]
“Education must cultivate the wisdom to reject and resist violence in all its forms. It must foster people who intuitively understand and know–in their minds, in their hearts, with their entire being–the irreplaceable value of human beings and the natural world. I believe such education embodies the timeless struggle of human civilization to create an unerring path to peace.” – Daisaku Ikeda [continue reading…]