#ecology & environment

A Day to Reflect on Peace Education and the Earth Crisis

The environment, along with nuclear weapons, now looms as an existential threat to the survival of humanity. We hope that peace educators will observe World Environment Day by reflecting on how this issue relates to and impacts the curricula and pedagogy of their respective approaches to peace education.

Elise Boulding: nurturing children’s relationship to the planet

“We’re never going to have respectful and reverential relationships with the planet – and sensible policies about what we put in the air, the soil, the water – if very young children don’t begin learning about these things literally in their houses, backyards, streets and schools. We need to have human beings who are oriented that way from their earliest memories.”  – Elise Boulding

Summer Institute on Conflict Transformation across Borders in Ecuador: Call for Applications (due March 21)

The McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, FLACSO-Ecuador, and the Center for Mediation, Peace, and Resolution of Conflict (CEMPROC) are pleased to announce the second annual Summer Institute on Conflict Transformation Across Borders will take place from June 5-24, 2016 in Quito, Ecuador at FLACSO, with graduate-level credit issued by UMass Boston. The program will focus on conflict and peace in border regions.

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