A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems; have the skills to resolve conflict constructively; know and live by international standards of human rights, gender and racial equality; appreciate cultural diversity; and respect the integrity of the Earth. Such learning can not be achieved without intentional, sustained and systematic education for peace.
Check out the progress of the growing global Peace Education Movement at the Global Campaign for Peace Education website.
We discovered an interesting article that has studied the ability of non-violence to effect social change, and helps dispel the myth that “nonviolence is a wonderful ideal, but that if one wants to achieve results, violence is the means to choose. Nonviolence, it is said, is the weapon of the weak, to be employed only when violent options seem totally out of reach”. (Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D., 2014)