This website contains information from a keen network of peace and nonviolence educators in Australia. The network developed curriculum resources, with a peace-theology frame, which has been used predominantly in several Christian education systems in Australia and New Zealand, from 2019 – 2022.
This curriculum is intended by its author as a “starting point… for those with no experience of peace and justice studies to bring light and knowledge to places that do not have it.” We believe that light and knowledge are needed in many sectors of our society. Although not immediately applicable to all settings, we hope educators will find it useful to understanding the present American context, and welcome contributions on the problems of social and political contexts in other countries.
This Corona Connection, inspired by an article by Nancy Sylvester, invites reflections on two viruses: COVID-19 and racism. First, what can we learn from the compassion and tenacity of Dr. Anthony Fauci? Second, what can be learned from the painfully exposed virus of racism that has infected the moral integrity of our country since its origins?
At a conference with the theme “Promoting Peace Together” held in Geneva on 21 May, religious leaders launched the publication “Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective,” jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches (WCC).
84% of the world’s population are religious, thus religious considerations must be taken into account when introducing peace education. Here is the basic teaching on peace from three of the world’s religions, all of which are linked by the concept of reciprocity: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.