An overlooked element in the COVID experience is how it can lead us into reflections on the human connections that carry us through the suffering, giving us an actual physical sense of being members of one human family, capable of caring for each other, as we must if the family is to survive. This post is a vivid instance of such an experience.
“IIPE Mexico PrepCom – Weaving Together Intercultural Peacelearning in a Pandemic Era” is a virtual peacelearning experience taking place July 29. This interactive session invites exploration of how we might build communities of care and solidarity necessary for healing from the multiple traumas induced by COVID-19.
The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding, in partnership with the Korean Society of Education for International Understanding, hosted a virtual Dialogue with Dr. Betty Reardon on the occasion of the publication of the Korean translation of Dr. Reardon’s book, “Comprehensive Peace Education.”
Last year, we paid tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the 1999 Declaration of the Program of Action on a Culture of Peace. Today, we need to ask ourselves if we had genuinely carried out our moral responsibilities to transition from a culture of hatred and violence to a culture of tolerance and peace.