“For the concept of a war-free world to become universally accepted, and consciously adopted by making war illegal, a process of education will be required at all levels: education for peace; education for world citizenship.”
-Sir Joseph Rotblat, 1995 Nobel Peace prize winner. Quote from a lecture given on Remembrance Sunday, 2002 at the Imperial War Museum.
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 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…]
First called for in 1978 in the Final Document of the UN’s first Special Session on Disarmament, Disarmament Week begins on the anniversary of the founding of the UN. It is a time for peace educators to address the problems and possibilities that arise in striving toward what Elise Boulding referred to as a “weapons free world.” As the Global Campaign for Peace Education’s contribution to the aims of the week, we offer materials to initiate discussion of the abolition of nuclear weapons, and contemplating the writing of a “new history.” [continue reading…]
On October 24, 2020, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached the required 50 states parties for its entry into force in 90 days, cementing a categorical ban on nuclear weapons, 75 years after their first use. The Global Campaign for Peace Education is a proud partner organization of ICAN, the global civil society coalition that led the effort to adopt the treaty. [continue reading…]