Starting Date: 11-21-2008
Starting Time: 0:00am
Ending Date: 11-23-2008
McMaster University, Student Centre 3rd Floor
1280 Main St. W
905-523-0111“What can I do for peace?” is a common question on many minds. Often, this question is posed more in a negative despair -- or even apathy -- at the seeming overwhelming forces advocating and acting with violence in our communities, countries, and globally.
While the peace movement is portrayed often as a fringe movement engaging in intangibly idealistic goals, there is now a growing awareness that everyone can be an engaged citizen for peace education within their own professions and trades.
Violent conflict is the greatest detriment to health in history and presently; in terms of emotional cost, monetary/ resource cost, and a great environmental cost. It is clear that in a future where past and present unsustainable practices will lead to further resource and land conflicts, people will need to have the tools of social intelligence and conflict transformation to reduce the potential increase to the human cost of violent conflict.
This year the conference seeks to highlight those who have integrated the values, skills, and knowledges of nonviolent social change into their lives and to inspire and engage with those who have the desire to bring peace education into their work, interests, and personal lives.
See our website for more details on workshops, such as: sustainable living, gender and peace, peace within yourself, arts and peace, business and peace, and more..
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Geographical Scope: International