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1. Raising Peace Consciousness through Peace Education: A Community Collaborative Approach
Connecting Community and Communities
2. Bob Stewart, C.A., C.M.C.
Director of Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace
3. Making a difference
From a labour of Love to embracing the Power of Love My Story
4. The fact that the great majority of the people in the world want peace is a great motivator. In most cases, they just do not know what they can do to build peace. We simply need to help them see how they can work to achieve peace. That is a role for peace leaders, builders and educators.
The fact that the great majority of the people in the world want peace is a great motivator. In most cases, they just do not know what they can do to build peace. We simply need to help them see how they can work to achieve peace. That is a role for peace leaders, builders and educators.
5. 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
Personal Calling and Transformation
What is in it for me? Self first vs. selfish Keys
6. Peace Movements have tried 3 ways to end war:
Fails because protestors are not heard, outnumbered and tend to violence
Fails because outnumbered, outfinanced by war makers & after the fact
Fails because nobody has really tried it
7. Servant Leadership & Situational Leadershiphttp://www.peace.ca/servantleadership.htm http://www.peace.ca/peaceleader.htm
Social Intelligence: How to Build Better Relationshipshttp://www.peace.ca/socialintelligence.htm
Open Space Technologyhttp://www.peace.ca/ost.htm
Peace Tool Kit
8. Macro Peace: The Big Picturehttp://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 Coachinghttp://www.peace.ca/empowerment.htm
Peace Psychologyhttp://www.peace.ca/peacepsychology.htm http://www.culture-of-peace.info/ppa/title-page.html
Spirituality For Dummieshttp://www.peace.ca/spirituality_for_du_mm_ies.htmhttp://www.peace.ca/spiraldynamics.pdf
Transforming The Institutions of Religion to a Culture of Peace: The New Revelationshttp://www.peace.ca/conversationswithgodbook1.htmhttp://www.peace.ca/conversationswithgod2.htmhttp://www.peace.ca/conversationswithgod3.htm http://www.peace.ca/new_revelations.htm
9. Peace Begins With Me/ Ted Kuntzhttp://www.peace.ca/peacebeginswithme.htm
Culture of Peace Programhttp://www.cultureofpeace.ca
Youth Driven Service Learninghttp://www.cultureofpeace.ca/internship.htm
School Peace Programs: Model Culture of Peace in Schools (eg. Montessori) = Transformative Learninghttp://www.schoolpeaceprogram.org http://www.peace.ca/PARADIGMSHIFTINEDUCATION.dochttp://www.peace.ca/educationpartnerships.htm
Training the Teacherhttp://www.schoolpeaceprogram.org
10. Junior Peace Achievement
New Modalities (MacEwen, Matrix)
Sixth Senses (intuition)
Healing (all relations, including earth)
11. Curriculahttp://www.peace.ca/curricula.htm http://www.schoolpeaceprogram.org
Videoshttp://www.peace.ca/topten.htm Our Training Videos: Overview Part 1 and Part 2 http://www.peace.ca/peaceforbeginners.htm
Change ManagementVideo - 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.)
12. 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.
The Must Read Book: www.peace.ca/socialintelligence.htm Social Intelligence
Building peace by connecting community through service learning in a consciousness stimulating environment.
Rob Porter email@example.com
From Hamilton to Moncton Community Centres for Teaching Peace & Peace Cafs
14. 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 Caf evenings at existing cafs, 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)
Community To Do List:
15. 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
Fellowship and sharing
Self supporting and independent
Neither endorses nor opposes any causes
Based on broad spiritual principles
18. Spiritual Intelligence 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
19. 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 peoples lives. Attracting Resources
20. Our new media (computers, internet, real time television, cell phones, etc)
drive new perceptions
drive new worldviews,
drive new understandings,
drive new psychology,
drive new relationships,
drive new institutions,
drive new 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.
Information & Communications Technology
21. 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 8090 million Cultural Creatives in Europe as of 2000.
22. 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 Learning Process
23. 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 Cafs they report that they have learned more practicing peace in these settings where they organize and lead workshops than in other venues. Teach Peace more effectively
24. Service Learning/Teaching to becoming a Servant Leader.
A Servant Leader is a person who leads by example.
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
We will change how schools are run
Transforming schools and classrooms to a Culture of Peace
Anne-Marie Collette firstname.lastname@example.org School Peace Programs
26. It is everyones 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." Discernment: Finding our truth
27. 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. Sharing the Peace Journey
28. The Inukshuk: Guide to Safe Passage
29. It is our pleasure and honour to share the Peace Journey with you.