The Study

We are a violent culture. Almost everything we are taught and exposed to reinforces that fact and continues that trend. In school, our history is a highway of war landmarks: French-Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, on and on. We are taught to memorize the dates, the names. Our heroes are warriors. Rarely, if ever, are we exposed to the teaching of the great makers of peace in our world. Read more »

A Citizen's Response to the National Security Strategy of the United States of America
by Wendell Berry

THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY published by the White House in September 2002, if carried out, would amount to a radical revision of the political character of our nation. Its central and most significant statement is this:

While the United States will constantly strive to enlist the support of the international community, we will not hesitate to act alone, if necessary, to exercise our right of self defense by acting preemptively against such terrorists... (p. 6) Read more »

A compilation of ideas put forth by an organization in the UK to promote UNESCO's goal of making the 21st Century more non-violent.

http://www.ppu.org.uk/learn/peaceed/pe_ednetcurriculum.html

Offers classroom materials based on the writings and speeches of twelve different Nobel Peace laureates.

http://www.peacejam.org/

Offers curricula now used in over 20,000 schools. Elementary through University. Home components, even programs from school bus drivers.

http://www.peace-ed.org/