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...

Poetry has a power to inspire change like no other art form by Kate North

Culturally, poetry is used in varied ways. Haikus, for example, juxtapose images of the everyday, while lyric poetry expresses the personal and emotional. Similarly, poets themselves come in a range of guises. Think of the Romantic poet engaging with the sublime, the penniless artist in their garret, the high-brow don, the bard, the soldier on the frontline, the spoken word...