Featured Peacebuilding Group: Global Campaign for Peace Education

Education should be everyone’s concern.  For many of us, we are directly involved in promoting conflict resolution, social justice, peacebuilding, and global education.   We work with local communities to reduce violence and provide pathways of youth, and in global contexts to show young people what they can do to tackle the most serious problems facing the planet.  And if we don’t work as educators formerly, we do so informally as parents, community leaders, professionals, and neighbors.

The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE)  is this week’s featured peacebuilding group.  It is a non-formal, international organized network that promotes peace education among schools, families, and communities to transform the culture of violence into a culture of peace.

GCPE provides coverage of peace education from around the world, including original articles, research and stories cultivated from journals and independent and mass media sources. It was founded at the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in 1999.

To receive GPCE’s newsletter and get updates about conferences and workshops,  educational approaches, global news, and  a range of education perspectives and insights, go here or click below.   For a educator looking to promote peacebuilding, this is your starting point!

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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