Raising Peace Consciousness through Peace Education_

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					   A Community Collaborative Approach
Connecting Community and Communities
   Bob Stewart, C.A., C.M.C.
   Director of Canadian Centres for Teaching

   stewartr@peace.ca

   www.peace.ca
   Making a difference
   A wakening
   A calling
   Finding peace
   Giving peace
   From a labour of Love to embracing the
    Power of Love
   “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
    Peace Movements have tried 3 ways to end
1.    Activism
     Fails because protestors are not heard, outnumbered and
          tend to violence

2.    Humanitarianism
     Fails because outnumbered, outfinanced by war makers &
          after the fact

3.    Personal Transformation
     Fails because nobody has really tried it
   Servant Leadership & Situational Leadership
   Social Intelligence: How to Build Better Relationships
   Conflict Transformation
   Transformative Communication
   Open Space Technology
   Macro Peace: The Big Picture
    Illustration 1 (at end) – The Peace Pie, or “MacroPeace” –
    The Big Peace Picture (a Conceptual Map)
   Empowerment and Life Skills Coaching
   Peace Psychology
   Spirituality For Dummies
   Transforming The Institutions of Religion to a Culture of
    Peace: The New Revelations
   Peace Begins With Me/ Ted Kuntz
   Culture of Peace Program
   Youth Driven Service Learning
   School Peace Programs: Model Culture of Peace in
    Schools (eg. Montessori) = Transformative
   Training the Teacher
   Junior Peace Achievement

   Psych-K
   New Modalities – (MacEwen, Matrix)

   Sixth Senses (intuition)

   Healing (all relations, including earth)

   Transformation Teams
   Stress Reduction
   Curricula

   Videos
    Our Training Videos: Overview Part 1 and Part 2
   Meditation

   Yoga

   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.)
   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
   http://www.cultureofpeace.ca/CCOPPmarketingstrategy.htm
   The Must Read Book:
   www.peacecafe.ca
   Building peace by connecting community
    through service learning in a consciousness
    stimulating environment.
   Rob Porter rob@peace-education.ca
   From Hamilton to Moncton
   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
   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)
   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
   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
   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.
   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.
   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.
   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
   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
 A Servant Leader is a person who leads by
 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.schoolpeaceprogram.org
   We will change how schools are run
   Transforming schools and classrooms to a
    Culture of Peace
   Anne-Marie Collette amcollette@peace-
   It is everyone’s responsibility to use our
    discernment to choose which choices and
    actions are right for us (i.e. Follow your
   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
   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
   It is our pleasure and honour to share the
    Peace Journey with you.

   Thank you

   Bob Stewart
   stewartr@peace.ca
   www.peace.ca

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