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Faith Groups Invoke Secular Ethics to Call for Civic Action against Hate Induced Violence

The statements of The Interfaith Center of New York and Bend the Arc, two major faith-based groups, in response to the Buffalo racist hate-crime massacre that took the lives of ten and seriously wounded three more, all but one African Americans, leave the religious response of “thoughts and prayers” to others, as they, as citizens, voice ethical and very practical calls to action, all of which fully respect the principle of “separation of church and state.” Both statements make points of fundamental concern to all citizens, and thereby, to peace education as a means of learning toward engagement in actions of civic responsibility.

Who is Most Affected by the School to Prison Pipeline?

How can educators end the school-to-prison pipeline? The first step is considering an alternative approach to school discipline. American University’s Doctorate in Education Policy & Leadership program has developed a concise guide and infographic for further learning.

Racial wealth gap learning simulation

Bread for the World provides a simulation as an interactive tool that helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth.

Black Theater Matters

Few audiences are familiar with the treasure trove of early Black theater, largely omitted from our national cultural legacy. Peace studies and peace education should challenge this omission as it does other injustices.

The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shootings

This OpEd from The New York Times demonstrates how the convergence of oppressions suffered by those who bear the greatest burdens of systemic and structural violence are also the most vulnerable to multiple forms of physical violence, including murder. It calls peace educators to awareness of the convergence as a foundation for an inquiry into the challenge of devising learning experiences to illuminate the prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory values that facilitate behavioral violence and uphold the structures.

Youth Leading the Movement: A Global Dialogue on Anti-Racism

On November 20, the Global Campaign for Peace Education hosted “Youth Leading the Movement: A Global Dialogue on Anti-Racism,” a webinar focused on foregrounding youth voices in the current anti-racism and anti-ethnic discrimination movement around the world. Video is now available.

Peace Education, not Patriotic Education

Trump’s call for “patriotic education” is dangerous. Instead, our schools need peace education to help contend with this moment of reckoning with racial and other forms of inequality in a genuinely inclusive way.

Dismantling Systemic Racism Starts In Schools

Anti-racist teaching is not new, but it has picked up steam in recent years, with educators around the globe forming anti-racist educator collaboratives. And it now seems more urgent, as COVID-19 has exposed deep social and racial inequities.

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