Speak Peace in A World of Conflict
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
In every interaction, every conversation and in every thought, you have a choice – to promote peace or perpetuate violence. International peacemaker, mediator and healer, Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg shows you how the language you use is the key to enriching life. Take the first step to reduce violence, heal pain, resolve conflicts and spread peace on our planet – by developing an internal consciousness of peace rooted in the language you use each day.
Speak Peace is filled with inspiring stories, lessons and ideas drawn from over 40 years of mediating conflicts and healing relationships in some of the most war torn, impoverished, and violent corners of the world. Speak Peace offers insight, practical skills, and powerful tools that will profoundly change your relationships and the course of your life for the better.
Educating Youth for a World Beyond Violence: A Pedagogy for Peace
by H. Svi Shapio
In a time of unprecedented social and economic crisis, this book represents a challenge to the orthodoxy that shapes our vision of educational purpose. It argues that now, more than ever, there is a moral imperative for educators to assume responsibility for helping to bring about a culture of peace and non-violence in both our nation and throughout the world as a whole. Shapiro has situated his vision of education in a broader quest for social and moral change. His framework is one rooted in the critical pedagogic tradition which sees education’s primary purpose as nurturing democratic values, civic involvement, and a commitment to a more just and compassionate culture.
"While he acknowledges that it will take more than schools to change our current systems of thought and action, Dr. Shapiro also acknowledgees that schools offer us the opportunity to show our children a different way to be--a way to peace. While his vision is idealistic, his analysis is firmly planted in the inequities of today. He describes the suffering of the world with explicit candor, yet his critique never loses the humanity of the actors in our social conflicts, and thus, the possibility for real transformation. His language invites us in and speaks to the most noble, humane, and compassionate sides of ourselves. By the end, we want to transform the education system because it seems like the most just thing to do. This book could not be more significant as it addresses the despair in the world today and gives us a sensible path for hope, a path that we can realize if we trust our better impulses."- Daniel Chapman, Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies, Georgia Southern University
Peace and Conflict Studies
by David P. Barash and Charles P. Webel
The authors share their vast knowledge and analysis about 21st-century world events – including new coverage on timely topics such as terrorism, the truth and reconciliation process, and the clash of civilizations. With an encyclopedic scope, this introductory text chronicles a plethora of important global topics from pre-history to the present.