FOUNDER OF CP1D
Photography by: Christina Bailey
"I'm finding that students today
are eager for change, and creative enough to bring it about...they
just need to find that passion buried so deep by the advent of day
to day noise and routine."— Reba Parker
"Adverting war is the work of
politicians; establishing peace is the work of educators."
Peace education aims to change an existing paradigm—a culture of violence as a method of solving problems—to a new paradigm—one in which human rights, social justice, sustainable development, and participatory diplomacy are promoted as effective paths to local, national and international security. Peace education tends to be interdisciplinary in nature, with a local and global focus that calls the student to action. In other words, "what can we do to change our world, to partner with people and the environment without resorting to violence." Peace education helps students see themselves as integral parts of one human family and that our actions truly do effect those around us.
If peace is the artful creation of the continuation of mankind, then it will be our youth that will choose to lead the way to a more sustainable and caring world.