About Poetry and Peace by Mike Scheidemann

We should wonder why humanity’s most awesome creations came into being against a backdrop of social violence, political turmoil and religious hypocrisy. These symptoms of our flawed humanity might be neatly labelled, ‘moral breakdown’ and a society ignores its driving moral forces at its peril. I have the Renaissance and Reformation of Europe in the Christ-like figures or mother and...

Why Use Literature to Teach Peace? by Marisa Antonaya

Introduction   After months of planning and negotiations, I was finally granted the opportunity to teach a seminar course on literature and human rights this semester at my university. I was ecstatic, but noticed that a few of my colleagues were more than slightly baffled by the course content. Human rights and literature? Reading for peace? I was engaged in...

Oasis of Peace by Rais Boneza

  Under the laden sun, Between the winds of sand That whisper between land and sky Arises the usual thirst, Appears an island of serenity Distant from boiling cities, A land of asylum Coming from oblivion, Helpful and refreshing Where grows the palm tree of peace

February 15, 2003 Photography, by George Lottermoser

Photography ©2003 Lottermoser

Peace globalization by Maria Elena Vinade

In 1999 when the Kozovo war was taking place and people were predicting all kinds of outcomes for the year 2000, I decided to go to schools and give workshops on “Peace Globalization”. It was also a time where this word was becoming very popular in Argentina, but with the economic significance. It was a great experience. I had children...

Peace Exists Now by Karen Hamdon

An excerpt from a speech given at the Small World Social Forum in Victoria, November 2002. Tonight, in order to honour the theme of this forum – creating another possible world – I want to speak to you about the world that already exists in Palestine and Israel, that holds great promise – one that we rarely see or hear...

Say No to Violence in the Media and in Toys by Kealey Pringle

The Media & the Toys Playing with violent toys and exposure to violent forms of media: TV, videos, computer games, and the Internet is all part of the same picture. Violent toys and media teach children that: war and fighting is a game, an adventure, killing is acceptable, even fun, violence or the threat of violence is the only way...

Creating a Culture of Peace: one less weapon at a time. A story from Mozambique by Theresa Wolfwood

The fragile peace of the impoverished African country of Mozambique rests uneasily on caches of thousands of weapons left over from sixteen years of civil war. “Maintaining a Culture of Peace Requires an Economic Solution.” Albino Forquilha, coordinator of the “Transforming Arms into Ploughshares” Project of the Christian Council of Churches explained to Canadian peace and development activists recently how...

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