What is the relation between peace and education?


A classic response to this question is the following letter from Mohatma Gandhi to Maria Montessori:

To Madame Montessori

Even as you, out of your love for children, are endeavoring to teach children, through your numerous institution, the best that can be brought out of them, even so, I hope that it will be possible not only for the children of the wealthy and the well-to-do, but for the children of paupers to receive training of this nature. You have very truly remarked that if we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won’t have the struggle, we won’t have to pass fruitless idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering.

Mohatma Gandhi, Young India, 19-11-”31

Here are CPNN articles related to this theme:

Dominican Republic: MINERD hosts National Student Forum for a Culture of Peace

Colombia: Barranquilla will host the first Ibero-American Education Congress

Delia Mamon: peace through education (Switzerland)

Angola: ISTP Holds International Symposium on Culture of Peace

Cyprus: Teachers from both sides attend seminars on peace education

Barueri, Brazil: Culture of Peace Project is launched at meetings of parents in all municipal schools

Dominican Republic: Reflections on the search for a culture of peace in schools

Culture of Peace and Education

Honduras: Program in 130 schools reduces violence and promotes culture

Book fair in Oujda, Morocco: Ambition for the Maghreb and Africa

Going the Distance for Peace: South Sudanese Educators and Policy Makers Focus on Youth by Training Secondary-School Teachers

El Salvador to prioritize culture of peace in its schools

Brazil: Senac promotes debate on culture of peace in the educational system

258,000 Iraqi children back at school in eastern Mosul as battle rages in west of city

Spain: DemosPaz, a new Institute of UAM and the Foundation Culture of Peace

España: DemosPaz, un nuevo instituto de la UAM y Fundación Cultura de Paz

Latin America: Pedagogical Movement: new phase, new impetus

Amerique Latine: Mouvement pédagogique: nouvelle phase, nouvel élan

América Latina: Movimiento Pedagógico: nueva fase, nuevo impulso

Building Peace Through Education In Pakistan

Maria Montessori et l’éducation à la guerre

Maria Montessori and education for war

Nicaragua:

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Educators worldwide unite for quality education

Docentes unidos por la educación de calidad

Les enseignant(e)s du monde entier s’unissent pour une éducation de qualité

Interview: Even If Its People Hate Me, I Will Still Love Pakistan, Says Malala

Education at heart of trade union recommendations to G20

L’éducation au cœur des recommandations syndicales adressées au G20

A story of one of mothers I met (Palestine)

At UN, Malala Yousafzai rallies youth to stand up for universal education

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Governments make record-setting pledges of $26 billion to fund education

New documentary highlights daily commitment of teachers around the world

UN chief teams up with global leaders, celebrities to get all children into school by 2015

Nations Unies : Malala Yousafzai encourage à lutter pour l'éducati

Naciones Unidas : Malala afirma que la paz es necesaria para la educación

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