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Law not war: A reflection on the life and work of Benjamin B. Ferencz, 1920-2023

Solidarity is not only a feeling of unity and mutual support. It is also action to develop the structures a human community needs for their shared dignity and mutual support. This is an account of how one person, Benjamin B. Ferencz, used his experience, talents, and skills to develop and promote the international legal framework needed to support global solidarity for human dignity and to prevent crimes against humanity.

In Memoriam: Ian Harris

The peace education and social justice world community lost a great friend and colleague in the death of Ian Harris, Professor Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, prolific author and a passionate Quaker advocate for nonviolence and for a better world.

Herman Daly in memoriam: A Economist Who Future Economists — and Societies — Will Dare Not Ignore

The death of Herman Daly should be mourned by all who seek to mitigate the climate crisis. He warned of the consequences of the continued exploitation of the planet to provide ever more privileged lives for the rich, greater deprivation of the poor and the decimation of this planet. Peace educators seeking to help students to develop the capacity of discernment might share Daly’s work.

Homage to Bishop Desmond Tutu

What could be a more telling indicator of the values that infuse the Global Campaign for Peace Education than Bishop Tutu having joined the co-founders, Magnus Haavelsrud and Betty Reardon on its inaugural panel at The Hague Conference in 1999? Desmond Tutu was the embodiment of the staunch commitment to just peace that peace educators aspire to cultivate.

In Memoriam: Phyllis Kotite

Phyllis Kotite, a longtime member of the Global Campaign for Peace Education and UNESCO contributor, passed away last week in Paris. She was an advocate and contributor to peace-building and non-violence education as well as conflict prevention programs.

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