“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.
“As the nation building project got underway…warlords were transformed into governors, generals and members of Parliament, and the cash payments kept flowing.” So writes Farah Stockman of the rampant corruption that was integral to the War on Terror as it was waged in Afghanistan. [continue reading…]
Any and all progress made toward controlling the proliferation of nuclear weapons, as well as their elimination, are placed in jeopardy by the possibility of the resumption of nuclear testing. Peace educators must give serious and immediate attention to this Statement from Abolition 2000 if we are to achieve the renewed normality that we have begun to contemplate. [continue reading…]
This Nobel Prize presents a teachable moment. Too few are aware of how integral violence against women (VAW) is to war and armed conflict. VAW will continue to exist as long as war exists. Eliminating VAW is not about making war somehow “safer” or more “humanitarian.” Reducing and eliminating VAW is dependent on the abolition of war. [continue reading…]