Raising Peace Consciousness through Peace Education:

Report
A Community Collaborative Approach
Connecting Community and Communities
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Bob Stewart, C.A., C.M.C.
Director of Canadian Centres for Teaching
Peace
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[email protected]
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www.peace.ca
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Making a difference
A wakening
A calling
Finding peace
Giving peace
From a labour of Love to embracing the
Power of Love
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“Be the change that you wish to see in the
world”. Gandhi
Peace Education = learning the skills,
attitudes and behaviours to live together
more successfully
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Personal Calling and Transformation
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What is in it for me? Self first vs. selfish
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Peace Movements have tried 3 ways to end
war:
Activism
Fails because protestors are not heard, outnumbered and
tend to violence
Humanitarianism
Fails because outnumbered, outfinanced by war makers &
after the fact
Personal Transformation
Fails because nobody has really tried it
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Servant Leadership & Situational Leadership
http://www.peace.ca/servantleadership.htm
http://www.peace.ca/peaceleader.htm
Social Intelligence: How to Build Better Relationships
http://www.peace.ca/socialintelligence.htm
Conflict Transformation
http://www.transcend.org/tpu/new/AdvPCT_all.html
Transformative Communication
http://www.peace.ca/difficultconversations.pdf
http://www.peace.ca/crucialconversations.pdf
http://www.peace.ca/crucial_confrontations.htm
http://www.cnvc.org
Open Space Technology
http://www.peace.ca/ost.htm
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Macro Peace: The Big Picture
http://www.peace.ca/macropeace.htm
Illustration 1 (at end) – The Peace Pie, or “MacroPeace” –
The Big Peace Picture (a Conceptual Map)
Empowerment and Life Skills Coaching
http://www.peace.ca/empowerment.htm
Peace Psychology
http://www.peace.ca/peacepsychology.htm
http://www.culture-of-peace.info/ppa/title-page.html
Spirituality For Dummies
http://www.peace.ca/spirituality_for_du_mm_ies.htm
http://www.peace.ca/spiraldynamics.pdf
Transforming The Institutions of Religion to a Culture of
Peace: The New Revelations
http://www.peace.ca/conversationswithgodbook1.htm
http://www.peace.ca/conversationswithgod2.htm
http://www.peace.ca/conversationswithgod3.htm
http://www.peace.ca/new_revelations.htm
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Peace Begins With Me/ Ted Kuntz
http://www.peace.ca/peacebeginswithme.htm
Culture of Peace Program
http://www.cultureofpeace.ca
Youth Driven Service Learning
http://www.cultureofpeace.ca/internship.htm
School Peace Programs: Model Culture of Peace in
Schools (eg. Montessori) = Transformative
Learning
http://www.schoolpeaceprogram.org
http://www.peace.ca/PARADIGMSHIFTINEDUCATI
ON.doc
http://www.peace.ca/educationpartnerships.htm
Training the Teacher
http://www.schoolpeaceprogram.org
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Junior Peace Achievement
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Psych-K
http://www.peace.ca/psych-kandpeace.htm
New Modalities – (MacEwen, Matrix)
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Sixth Senses (intuition)
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Healing (all relations, including earth)
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Transformation Teams
Stress Reduction
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Curricula
http://www.peace.ca/curricula.htm
http://www.schoolpeaceprogram.org
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Videos
http://www.peace.ca/topten.htm
Our Training Videos: Overview Part 1 and Part 2
http://www.peace.ca/peaceforbeginners.htm
Meditation
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Yoga
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Change Management
Video - Managing the Journey (Ken Blanchard)
Book - Mission Possible: Becoming a World-Class Organization
While There's Still Time (Ken Blanchard and Terry Waghorn; "The
significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level
at which we created them." Albert Einstein; Mission Possible
offers the kind of ideas that change the world.)
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These two words succinctly and clearly capture
the essence of the purpose of peace education
and the Culture of Peace Program
Social Intelligence by its nature works to
change behaviours, forge values and incite
institutional transformations from the current
culture of war and violence to a Culture of
Peace and Non-violence.
Social Intelligence is readily understandable,
acceptable and supportable by most
Canadians.
http://www.cultureofpeace.ca/CCOPPmarketingstrategy.htm
The Must Read Book:
www.peace.ca/socialintelligence.htm
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www.peacecafe.ca
Building peace by connecting community
through service learning in a consciousness
stimulating environment.
Rob Porter [email protected]
From Hamilton to Moncton
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Develop inventory of organizations and people in
Community and area who contribute (or whose
mandate contributes) to Peace at the personal, family,
community, region or world levels
Host Peace Café evenings at existing cafés, using
local people (from inventory above)
Speak to local “Meet Up Groups”
provide simple advice to ‘non-card carrying’ peace
supporters
speak to schools
Organize local high school ‘peace committees’
Develop a central resource centre
help develop video assisted training
Encourage/Stimulate the development of municipal
peace commissions as an integral part of the city (see
Hamilton example)
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Primary purpose is to educate, stay peaceful and
help others to achieve peace.
A constructive approach: Positive aims attracts
Positive results.
Self help with mentors = empowering
Holistic
Fellowship and sharing
Self supporting and independent
Non-controversial
Neither endorses nor opposes any causes
Based on broad spiritual principles
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Balance – finding the middle way
Choices- be conscious; reclaim your power
Process – taking life step-by-step
Presence – living in the moment
Compassion – awakening our humanity
Faith – trusting in spirit
Expectation – expanding our reality
Integrity – living our truth
Action – turns knowledge to wisdom
Cycles – for every thing there is a season
Surrender – embracing a higher power
Unity – remembering our connection
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The vast majority truly wish for peace: they
are willing. For those who wish to contribute
but do not know what or how they can
contribute, our task is to help them. This
means the potential opportunity for the vast
majority of human resources to be on our
side (and the financial resources also).
We must appeal to “what is in it for me?” – the
value added to people’s lives.
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Our new media (computers, internet, real
time television, cell phones, etc)
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perceptions
worldviews,
understandings,
psychology,
relationships,
institutions,
culture.
The most significant change that now makes
peace possible is the Internet and new tech
including social medias. We must use
technology more effectively.
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Cultural Creatives is a term coined by sociologist
Paul H. Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth
Anderson to describe a large segment in Western
society that has recently developed beyond the
standard paradigm of Modernists versus
Traditionalists or Conservatists. The concept was
presented in their book The Cultural Creatives:
How 50 Million People Are Changing the World
(2000), where they claim to have found that 50
million adult Americans (slightly over one quarter
of the adult population) can now be identified as
belonging to this group. They estimated that
there were an additional 80–90 million Cultural
Creatives in Europe as of 2000.
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Our mantra is “Teach Peace – Be Peace – Reach Peace”.
“The most effective learning is self appropriated, self
directed learning”, said Carl Rogers (noted psychologist
and educator). Using ourselves as examples, we wished to
make a difference with our lives and help build peace in
our communities and world. This initially meant learning
all that we could about peace building. We have put all
that we have learned over the past 15 years onto our web
sites at http://www.peace.ca (and others) so that you may
learn it in a fraction of the time. We are also in the
process of developing a series of videos – effectively
“Everything You Wanted To Know About Peace But Did Not
Know Who To Ask!” Also see “Peace For Beginners (And A
Resource For The Rest Of Us)” and the related documents
at http://www.peace.ca/peaceforbeginners.htm
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the best way to learn is to teach: the idea of
teaching challenges us to refine our learning
and put it into practice. We believe in the
power of Service Learning (also known as
Praxis). For example, we have employed
numerous university students and young
adults in our Peace Education Conferences
and Peace Cafés – they report that they have
learned more practicing peace in these
settings where they organize and lead
workshops than in other venues.
Service Learning/Teaching to becoming a Servant
Leader.
 A Servant Leader is a person who leads by
example.
 http://www.peace.ca/servantleadership.htm
 we must model the Culture of Peace of which we
speak. Otherwise no one is going to ‘buy’ what
we have to ‘sell’. As Gandhi said, “Be the change
that you wish to see in the world”.
 ‘Be The Change’ video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrv3hteHglI
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http://www.schoolpeaceprogram.org
We will change how schools are run
Transforming schools and classrooms to a
Culture of Peace
Anne-Marie Collette [email protected]
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It is everyone’s responsibility to use our
discernment to choose which choices and
actions are right for us (i.e. Follow your
truths).
As Buddha said, "Believe nothing, no matter
where you read it, or who has said it, not
even if I have said it, unless it agrees with
your own reason and your own common
sense."
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We are all in this together. Peace is a journey,
not a destination. If we follow the Peace
path, we will reach ever increasing levels of
peace, love, harmony, consciousness and
happiness while making a significant
difference with our life and in the lives of
others.
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It is our pleasure and honour to share the
Peace Journey with you.
Thank you
Bob Stewart
[email protected]
www.peace.ca

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