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Darkness Visible: Canada's War Against Indigenous Children - This special report, distributed with the magazine Rites of Peace, analyzes the impact of the Canadian State, its development, and continued implications on young people from Native communities across the land.  Organization:  The International Bureau for Childrens Rights.  Authors:  Roland Chrisjohn, Pierre Loiselle, Lisa Nussey, Andrea Smith, and Tara Sullivan.  Details:  4 pages, March 2001.  CONTACT:  Peacemedia, c/o QPIRG-McGill, 3647 University, 3rd Floor, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B3, Canada.  T: 1-514-398 7432, F: 1-514-398 8976; Email:, Website: 

Developmental sequence for K-12 peace education: COMPREHENSIVE PEACE EDUCATION (TC Press), EDUCATING FOR HUMAN DIGNITY (Univ of PA Press) and TOLERANCE: THE THRESHOLD OF PEACE (UNESCO, 3 vols) by Betty Reardon; email

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Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools - tells what to look for & what to do to prevent violence, when to intervene & get help for troubled children, & how to respond when violent situations occur.  The guide was developed at the President's request by the Departments of Justice & Education, in cooperation with the National Association of School Psychologists.  The full text of the guide & the press release are at:
(The guide is also available by calling 1-877-4ED-PUBS.)  Click here to view the "action planning checklist".  This is 5-Star, Must Reading.  If you are not able to download a copy from the Internet, you can order a free hard copy (in English) of "Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools" from the Department of Education by e-mailing or by calling 1-877-4EDPUBS (433-7827).  Please note that 877 is a new toll-free code, and not all areas have access to it yet.  If you find you can't connect using that number, you may dial 1-800-872-5327.  U.S. Department of Education, Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Room 3131 Mary E. Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2524

The book, Education for Development: A teacher's Resource For Global Learning by Susan Fountain is, in my opinion outstanding.   As *part* of a curriculum that combines components from different curricula and resourses, this text really addresses our perceptions and how they create predjudice and bias in a very concrete way. I have used activities from this book with adult students for years with very good results. My first exposure to the activities was through an International Peace Conference. Susan Fountain was working for the Education for Development Section of UNICEF when it was published.  Courtesy of Susan Fitzell

Education Wife Assault  Many professional resources, including resources that examine the cultural specific context of abuse, for example, assault in the
Chinese community.

The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution. Author - Professor Dudley Weeks. Available from Putman Publishing 1-212-951-8400.

EVALUATING SCHOOL VIOLENCE PROGRAMS Edited by Erwin Flaxman, Teachers College, Columbia University.  We can no longer support programs without reliable assessments of their benefits. There is more demand for some sign of positive behavior change, for some sign of promise, for some guide to how to invest wisely in future efforts. But we are still at the beginning stages of acquiring rigorous, long-term outcome data on best practice strategies for violence prevention. And the need is critical.  Evaluating School Violence Programs-with a provocative introduction, three original research-and experienced-based essays, and two information-laden tables-is a comprehensive resource for program administrators. The monograph provides the knowledge administrators need for integrating evaluation into their programs naturally, using their own staffs or a consultant. It demonstrates how to: * improve the efficacy of prevention programs,
* conduct relevant and efficient evaluations, and * provide evidence of the value of the program to funders, policy makers, and program participants.  In great detail, and with many useful examples, the authors describe: * The four types of evaluation. * The rationale for an evaluation. * The steps in conducting an evaluation. * The challenges to effective evaluation and ways to overcome them. * The implications of assessment for public and program policy.  Please visit the web site of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education for an extensive collection of resources on the prevention of school violence and other urban education issues, and for a list of all publications available from the Clearinghouse: .  Order copies of the monograph, Evaluating School Violence Programs (Urban Diversity Series No. 113) $12.00 (postage and handling included) prepay all orders. Make your check payable to the ERIC
Clearinghouse on Urban Education and send your order to ERIC/CUE, 525 West 120th Street, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New
York, NY 10027; email

'FORGIVENESS - BREAKING THE CHAIN OF HATE' by Michael Henderson. "A deeply moving and eloquent testimony to the power of forgiveness in the life of individuals, of communities and between and within nations. It effects change - a powerful book," says Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.  How could survivors of the Burma Road, the Siberian Gulag, or Nazi
atrocities forgive those who harmed them? How can representatives of entire people - Australian Aborigines, African Americans, black South Africans - be reconciled with whites who exploited them? And how can the offenders find the grace to apologize? Michael Henderson writes about dozens of remarkable people of many nations and faiths who have, by repentance and forgiveness, been able to break the chain of hate and the hold of history.  Forgiveness - Breaking the Chain of Hate is available from: BookPartners,Inc. P.O. Box 922, Wilsonville, OR 97070. TEL: 800-895-7323.  FAX 503-682-8684 OR in Canada from MRA Books. Tel: 613-230-7197. Fax: 613-230-4233. Email:


Free the Children! Conflict Education for Strong, Peaceful Minds by Susan Gingras Fitzell, M.Ed. Today more than ever, progressive educators and parents are looking for professional and practical guidance to help them raise peaceful children. Free the Children! offers a unique approach to helping ourselves and our children break free from negative cultural and media conditioning that creates aggression and conflict.  Covering ages pre-K through twelfth grade, this insightful resource presents five essential components necessary for an effective conflict education curriculum. In non-technical language, the author explores key issues including raising a peaceful male child in a violent world; how to encourage children's natural empathy; the effect of media violence on the chemistry of children's brains; building community; school bullies; dating violence; and empowering adolescent girls to refuse the role of the "victim" and embrace personal strength. Grounded in real stories and the author's own profound experiences in her twelve years of teaching, this is more than an activity book-it is inspirational reading for anyone who wants to nurture strong, peaceful minds.  Susan Gingras Fitzell is a Learning Disabilities Specialist/Teacher at Londonderry High School in Londonderry, New Hampshire. She is the founder of AIMHI Educational Programs, a company that provides consultant services and workshops on Inclusion for Special Needs students and workshops on Character and Conflict Education.  Includes developmental charts, activity boxes, handouts, extensive annotated bibliography and an appendix. The book can be ordered through Chapters or through Susan's website

Getting Away With Murder - The Canadian Criminal Justice System, David M. Paciocco; ISBN 1-55221-032-4; publisher Irwin Law in 1999, 325 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, ON, M9W 7C3.  This book unravels the mysteries of the Canadian criminal justice system, explaining how and why we sentence offenders and pointing out where we err, particularly with the parole system.  It describes the reasons behind the system's technicalities and why some who are guilty receive their benefit.  The book explores the inadequacies and excesses of criminal defences and illustrates why the system is as miserly as it is when it comes to victims' rights.  Suggesting that much of the loss of confidence in our criminal justice system is based on misunderstanding and inadequate information, the book provides information to fill the gaps without becoming an apologia for the system.  Although entertaining - written with a touch of humour and a bit of irreverence - the book is a serious, hard-hitting, and candid work by a law professor who has acted both as a prosecutor and as defence counsel.  Contents: 1. Faith and Justice; 2. Crime and Punishment; 3. Getting Off on Technicalities: The Rule of Law; 4. Proving Guildt and Maintaining Innocence; 5. Justifiable Homicide; 6. The Role of the Victim; 7. Conclusion.  5 Star - must reading particularly for Canadians.

Promoting Interest in Peace in Canadian Schools with Gandhi's Message in Gandhi's Character by Dr. Shall Sinha .  Almost everyone knows Mahatma Gandhi as one of the greatest advocates of Peace and Nonviolence; thousands of scholars have written and are still researching and writing on Gandhi’s theory of Nonviolence; and hundreds of men and women around the world are pursuing Gandhi’s technique for making a world fit for tomorrow. But there are few ‘Gandhi Scholars’ who can present Gandhi’s Message in Gandhi’s Character. Dr. Shall Sinha, a resident of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada possesses this unique skill.

Spring 2002 Edition of Edutopia (The George Lucas Educational Foundation): : Global Understanding - This 20-page issue addresses the many creative ways educators and students are using the Internet and other multimedia tools to build global understanding. Despite intermittent brownouts in their school, students from Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, discuss government, religion, and architecture via e-mail with North Carolina high school students. In South Dakota, students and teachers use videoconferencing technology to participate in a cross-cultural exchange with their Japanese counterparts, and Virginia and Maryland students travel virtually to Peru's Amazon River basin. At a rural Washington school, students share scientific data and digital photographs in collaborative projects with students from around the world. All of these projects share a common goal of opening the minds and hearts of a new generation of students.  Featured schools and programs include East Elementary School, Spearfish, SD; Parkland High School, Winston-Salem, NC; Classroom Connect's AmazonQuest; KidsConnect, a service of the American Association of School Librarians; and iEARN's Global Art Project.  English Version (1 MB)

Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice; Judge Harold J. Rothwax; ISBN 0-679-43867-X; Random House, Inc.  According to Rothwax, America is fast becoming a nation of bad laws, in which criminals and defense attorneys hide behind a morass of poorly conceived statutes, procedures, and rulings that prevent courts from resolving the paramount question at hand: Did the accused commit the crime?  In trial after maddening trial, Rothwax sees the truth sacrificed at the altar of an increasingly arcane process designed to protect the rights of criminals.  Drawing on a career's worth of experiences and using the Simpson trial as an example, Rothwax makes his case for ten major reforms of the criminal justice system, including the end of unanimous jury verdicts, the elimination of Miranda rulings, and a new interpretation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.  Contents: 1. Anything But the Truth: Truth Undermined by 'Fairness' - and Criminals Go Free; 2. Snowy Nights and Cars on the Run: The Fourth Amendment and the Supression of Evidence; 3. The Silence of the Fox: Miranda and the Quagmire of Coercion, Confession and Conscience; 4. Clam up and Call Your Lawyer: The Right to Counsel and the Rules of Investigation; 5. The Rush to Nowhere: Speedy Trial Statutes Do Not Guarantee Rapid Justice; 6. The Theater of the Absurd: Anything Goes in the Modern American Courtroom; 7. The Plea Bargain: Tortured Outcome of an Overwhelmed System; 8. Poker-Faced Justice: How Liberal Discovery Laws Can HIde the Facts and Subvert the Truth; 9. Speak No Evil: The Truth, a Defendant's Accountability, and the Fifth Amendment; 10. A Jury of Our Fears: Twelve 'Ordinary' Citizens the Legal System Doesn't Trust with the Truth; 11. Judgement Day: A Demand for Common Sense in the Courtroom.   5 Star - must reading particularly for Americans.


"Healing Communities in Conflict - International Assistance in Complex Emergencies" by Kimberly Maynard, Columbia University Press.   From Barry Husk: I do recommend this excellent book related to international situations.

Healthy Relationships: Violence Prevention Curriculum.   Helping students to analyze the culture of violence that condones abusive behavior is the first step towards empowering them to create the violence-free culture of tomorrow.   The $75 course deals with teen anger, abuse and attitudes and has sold more than 3,000 copies across North America.  The program has received strong endorsements.

"The Heart of Conflict" by Bryan Muldoon.  From Tom Baines: An excellent book on the general subject of conflict management.  Bryan and I share the view that conflict is a natural, pervasive, and not entirely unwanted element of the human condition.  The goal is to recognize the source of conflict, and manage it, so as to ameliorate the negative results, while captializing on its postive aspects.  There are many books which discuss the "mechanics" of CR, covering negotiation, mediation, arbitration, etc.  There are some good books that take a rigorous approach and discuss conflict from game-theoretic, decision matrix, axiomatic utility, or other formal methods bases.  The most important lesson that I've gotten from any of the books I've studied is that defining success is the hardest task of all.  Therefore, our statement of goals is crucial to the rest of our efforts.

HELPING KIDS DEAL WITH CONFLICT: An Everyday Resource for All Teachers and Parents By Gerry Sheanh.  Foreword by Dr. Joyce Brothers.  The author, an advocate for conflict resolution, examines obstacles to peaceful solutions such as low self-esteem, peer pressure, and bullies. He offers reasonable and practical techniques for addressing the problems. $20. 160 pp. illus. 1-895411-79-3

How to Build Community - see ; buy the poster for $14.00 at

How To Involve Children in Peace, click here for details.

Information Resources on Bullying

Keep Schools Safe: a collection of resources to help make schools safer.  On September 2, 1998, the National Association of Attorneys General and the National School Boards Association are announcing that the two organizations have joined together to address the escalating problem of youth violence occurring across our country. Our Youth Violence and School Safety Initiative is dedicated to promoting a mutual response to violent instances occurring in our communities and schools. We are committed to working together to find solutions to these problems. None of us can any longer afford to have the attitude that violence will not strike our hometowns. NAAG and NSBA would like to ask that local law enforcement, school boards, parents, and communities also form partnerships to address the issues of youth violence and school safety. Many communities have already demonstrated the success of such partnerships. We would like to congratulate those programs and partnerships that have been successful and showcase them as examples for others. As a first step in our joint venture and in an effort to facilitate the sharing of ideas and program information, NAAG and NSBA are launching this joint web site. Our purpose is to provide up-to-date information on successful programs and ideas in order to help communities work toward safer schools and devise the most appropriate response to reducing youth violence. We will focus each month on a specific aspect of the youth violence and school safety problems facing communities. For more information: ; email

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) Kids Working It Out: Stories and Strategies for Making Peace in Our Schools - has the best, most up-to-date information on conflict resolution programs and practices- talks about how to make peace practical in the classroom- is one of the best tools available for raising a generation of youth skilled in peacemaking and conflict resolution- should be in every school in the country! WE CAN CREATE A MORE PEACEABLE WORLD BY TEACHING OUR YOUTH NON-VIOLENT WAYS OF RESOLVING CONFLICTS AND BY BECOMING ROLE MODELS FOR THEM...IN THE CLASSROOM, AT THE DINING TABLE, AND ON THE STREETS. HELP US MAKE CHANGE IN THE WORLD. 
For questions and/or to order the book, contact:
1) Jossey-Bass Publishers, 
2) School Mediation Center, 303-444-7671, 
3) Association for Conflict Resolution, Jennifer Druliner, Education Section, 202-667-9700, 4) 
5) Your local bookstore

Language and Peace - Co-edited by Christina Schaffner (Aston University, UK) & Anita L. Wenden (York College, City University of New York) the book "Language and Peace" demonstrates how critical discourse analysis can elucidate the relationship between language and peace. It argues that language is a factor to be considered together with social and economic factors in any examination of the social conditions and instituions that prevent the achievement of a comprehensive peace. It illustrates a framework of concepts and methodologies that can guide future linguistic research in this area; it also calls for peace educators to include critical language education into their curricula and describes an approach for doing so.  Listed below are the contents:
 1. Defining peace: Perspectives from peace research (Anita Wenden, City University of New York)
 2. Discourse analysis as ideology analysis (Teun Van Dijk - University of Amsterdam)
 3. Foreign policy by metaphor (Paul Chilton - Aston University, UK & George Lakoff - University of California at Berkeley)
 4. A comparative discourse analysis of editorials on the Lebanon 1982 crisis (Caroline Vaughan - United Nations Language Training Program)
 5. The 'Balance' Metaphor in relation to peace (Christina Schaffner - Aston University)
 6. Promising to end a war=language of peace ? The rhetoric of allied news management in the Gulf War 1991 (Andreas Musolff - Aston University UK)
 7. Establishing linguistic markers of racist discourse (Michael Clyne- Monash University, Australia)
 8. Power and ideology in different discursive practices (Julieta Haidar - National School of Anthropology & HIstory, Mexico City & Lidia Rodriguez - Autonomous University of Nueva Leon, Monterey, Mexico)
 9. The role of language in European nationalist ideologies (Jan Bloomaert, University of Ghent, Belgium and Jef Verschueren, founder & director of the International Pragmatics Association, University of Antwerp, Belgium)
 10. Language and the institutionalization of ethnic inequality. (Peter Lowenberg, California State University at San Jose)
 11. Doctor-patient communication:training medical practitioners for change (Jose Carlos Goncalves, University of Recife, Brazil)
 12. Perceptions of language in L1 & L2 teacher-pupil interaction: the construction of reader's social identies (Luiz Paolo da Moita Lopes, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
 13. Critical language education (Anita L. Wenden, City University of New York)
The book is available in paperback for US$24 / EURO 20. The ISBN is 90-5702-480-2.  To order, contact <> or the publisher's web page file://

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) A call to study together. A book: Leadership Without Easy Answers by Ronald A Heifetz, Director of the
Leadership Education Project at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 1994 The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, London, England.
Why: the deep concerns we share about America's use of military power to police the world and remake it in our image while American popular opinion sees this as a noble mission executed gloriously. What's to come of our study together: to examine together how to tackle the huge emotional work required for getting public attitudes towards the American war machine to change; how to compel the country to pay attention when we have no appointed or elected authority and the advantages of leading without authority; how to intervene to induce learning by asking hard questions; how to dramatize issues; how to learn a Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr or Margaret Sanger skill in framing and focusing attention on tough issues when the media is
giving diversions, how to identify what Heifetz calls "the adaptive challenge" and then to regulate public distress by modulating the provocation; how to get up on the balcony to orchestrate the process. I propose that all interested buy this book and we then study together. I volunteer to act as facilitator for fast-paced learning sessions by email. What do I bring? Master of Education degree 1995 from Temple University College of Education in the PEP Psycho Educational Processes Program. My focus was
in group development and in how organizations and individuals deal with change.
Chris Lowenberg


"Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace", UNESCO culture report

"Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence" - A culture of peace perspective.  Edited by Ingeborg Breines, Robert Connell and Ingrid Eide.  This title is available 195,00 FF / 29,73 Euros.  Book, 288 pages, tables, charts  (Online version - FF 98).  Format: 24 x 17 cm. 2000, ISBN 92-3-103745-5.  UNESCO Publishing.  Crucial questions on the connections between men and masculinity on the one hand and peace and war on the other have, until now, rarely been tacked. From case-studies to social-scientific research on the connections of traditional masculinity and patriarchy to violence and peace-buidling, the book contest the far-too-frequent views in the socialization of boy-children that aggressiveness, violence and force are an acceptable means of expression and could contribute to sustainable solutions to conflicts. The iniciatives here expressed point towards an exciting gender-balanced, post-patriarcal society for the present millennium.  Table of Contents: Introduction, by Ingeborg Breines, Robert Connell and Ingrid Eide, p. 9; Part One - The new social-scientific research on masculinity and patriarchy, and the ways gender is implicated in violence and peacemaking, p. 19; Chapter 1. Arms and the man: using the new research on masculinity to understand violence and promote peace in the contemporary world, by Robert W. Connell, p. 21; Chapter 2. Determinants of culture: men and economic power, by Alberto Godenzi, p. 35; Chapter 3. The identity of dominance: masculinity and xenophobia, by Georg Tillner, p. 53; Chapter 4. Masculinities in context: on peace issues and patriarchal orders, by Oystein Gullvag Holter, p. 61; Chapter 5. The negative side of development interventions and gender trasitions: impoverished male roles threaten peace, by Constantina Safilios-Rothschild, p. 85;  Chapter 6: Questions about change and the traditional male approach to international politics, by Marysia Zalewski, p. 95;  Part Two - Local or regional studies of masculinities, violence and peacekeeping, p. 105;  Chapter 7. South African men in the post-apartheid era: responses, dangers and opportunities, by Robert Morrell, p. 107; Chapter 8. Soviet and post-Soviet masculinities: after men's wars in women's memories, by Irina Novikova, p. 117; Chapter 9. Hunting, ruling, sacrificing: traditional male practices in contemporary Balkan cultures, by Svetlana Slapsak, p. 131; Chapter 10. Men and gender equality in the Nordic countries, by Knut Oftung, p. 143;  Chapter 11. 'Our best boys': the making of masculinity in Israel society, by Uta Klein, p. 163;  Chapter 12. Education, masculinity and violence, by Mirjana Najcevska, p. 181;  Chapter 13. Male roles and the making of the Somali tragedy, by Hassan Kaynan, p. 189;  Chapter 14. Masculinity à la russe: gender issues in the Russian Federation today, by Andrei Sinelnikov, p. 201;  Part Three - Discussion of peacemaking strategies or practices focusing on men and masculinities, p. 211;  Chapter 15. Working with men and boys to chanllenge sexism and end men's violence, by Michael Kaufman, p. 213;  Chapter 16. Neither male nor female: neither victim nor executioner, by Judith Hicks Stiehm, p. 223;  Chapter 17. Searching for our identity, by Daniel Ríos Pineda, p. 231;  Chapter 18. Reducing men's violence: the personal meets the political, by Michael Kimmel, p. 239;  Chapter 19. Values education towards a culture of peace, by Lourdes R. Quisumbing, p. 249;  Chapter 20. Engendering peace: creative arts approaches to transforming domestic and communal violence, by Malvern Lumsden, p. 257;  Appendices - Appendix 1. Report of the Expert Group Meeting (excerpts), p. 271;  Appendix 2. Statement made by Olöf Olafsdóttir, Head of the Section Equality between Women and Men, p. 281;  About the authors, p. 285 -
This website has been re-designed and re-launched. This comprehensive conflict resolution and mediation site, provides content for the public and practitioners.  It has over 700 articles and resources, and a new navigation system has been added.  Viewers can search the site, including information on over 5,500 conflict resolution practitioners.  Organization:  CONTACT:, 260 East 15th Ave., Suite E, Eugene, OR 97401, USA. T: 1-541-485 3151, F: 1-801-382 3031 Email:, Website:

MEDIATION IN CONTEXT Edited by Marian Liebmann August 2000 200 pages ISBN 1 85302 618 2 pb £17.95 $28.95 CAN$46.95 A$55.95.  Mediation has been growing very fast in the UK in recent years. From its small beginnings ten to fifteen years ago, it has become well-known as a more positive method of resolving conflict than the adversarial methods we have been accustomed to using.  Mediation is now used to resolve neighbour disputes, help victims of crime and offenders communicate, prevent bullying in schools, sort out matters when couples divorce or separate, resolve workplace and industrial disputes, deal with patients' complaints about doctors, replace expensive commercial litigation, help elderly people and their carers sort out later life
conflicts, build consensus in environmental situations with many interests involved, not to mention the high-profile use of international mediation in many fraught corners of the globe.  Despite its increasing use, there is very little written, particularly for
those wanting to find out more, or those beginning in the field. This book is designed to help those, as well as being informative to those already involved in one specialised branch of mediation. The readership will therefore include mediation professionals and volunteers, social workers, community workers, criminal justice workers, lawyers, teachers, environmentalists, and medical and care professionals - as well as members of the public wishing to bring themselves up to date.  Marian Liebmann trained as a teacher, social worker and art therapist.  She has worked in education, art therapy, social work and the criminal justice system, and has been involved in community, victim/offender and schools mediation.  From 1991 to 1995 she was Director of Mediation UK, the umbrella organisation for mediation in the community.  Currently she works part-time as an arts therapist for Bristol Inner City Mental Health Team.  She has written and edited several books in the field of art therapy, mediation and conflict resolution and has a special interest in arts approaches to conflict, running workshops on it.  To order a copy of the book in the UK and Europe you can use the secure order form at:  If you live outside the UK and Europe or are unable to access the Internet, contact: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 116 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB, UK. Tel: 0044 020 7833 2307; Fax: 0044 020 7837 2917; email:

Mediators and Complete Mediation Information

Men's Rape Prevention Project  The Project is an outgrowth of D.C. Men Against Rape, which began in 1987. The Men's Rape Prevention Project works to prevent rape and other forms of male violence through:  community education, consulting, research and public action.  Many useful documents and fact sheets.

National Center on Elder Abuse

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence   Centre national de l'information sur la violence dans la famille .  This Health Canada site has lots of downloadable documents, useful for program planning.

"The Children of Vision-Peace" written by Arupa Tesolin, is a very special story for children of all ages (including grown up ones). Children from around the world meet in dreams to sing love songs to the Earth that are beyond any one language. This is a book of love, peace and the power of vision as a tool to create wonders. "Vision-Peace" is breathed into life through the mystical paintings of artist Helen Will which draw the viewer/listener deep inside their own magic.   The book is available through: the author Arupa Tesolin:, the illustrator, Helen Will: ; Chapters Book Stores; 27 pages, 14 full colour pictures ISBN-O-96846-454-8.  If you need any more information, please feel free to contact Helen Will, 1392 Hurontario St.
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3H4; ; Phone: 905-274-2678

The National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse   Resources including the Public Opinion And Behaviors Regarding Child Abuse Prevention: 1998 Survey.

NGO-IN-A-BOX STARTER BOX - Twofoxes, a South African company, has announced the release of NGO-in-a-box, the second in its series of open source starter packs. The company says the Open Source construction kits, which can either be downloaded from the website or ordered, contain all the software required for an NGO's operation. Dror Eyal, founder of Twofoxe, says the collections are the starting points for companies wanting to shift to, or start running an Open Source solution. "You will obviously want to tailor them and/or add various bits and pieces to them as per your specific needs. However these kits are the basic building blocks to get you started putting together your Open Source NGO."

NYPD New, Case 9-396-293. Author - James L. Heskett. Available from HBS Publishing Div., 1996, Boston.

"Oasis of Dreams: Teaching and Learning Peace in a Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel" by Dr. Grace Feuerverger.  Grace Feuerverger is Associate Professor at the Centre for Teacher Development in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.  You can find it on, or, or please call 1-800-634-7064. You can also order it at your favourite bookstore.  BACK COVER of "OASIS OF DREAMS": A passionate yet reasoned ethnography of an extraordinary village and its unique bilingual, bicultural educational institutions, Oasis of Dreams draws the reader into the complex journey of Jews and Palestinians who are trying to break down barriers of fear and mistrust that have saturated their daily existence. In this spiritually uplifting book, Professor Feuerverger shares narrative portraits of some remarkable individuals and invites us to become fellow dreamers of peace. Whoever reads this book will never look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the same way again.  It's hard to write about utopias; let alone a Middle Eastern one. Yet, Grace Feuerverger, a daughter of Holocaust survivors, with a keen, compassionate insight and well-honed tools of a sociolinguist, manages in this book to create a remarkable ethnographic study of this remarkable concretized utopia. Through an impressive field-work, the author explores the social and psychological dimensions of an "educational odyssey towards peaceful coexistence," and gives us a detailed itinerary for what that torn region needs most desperately: a geography of inclusion. If nothing else, this is a dreamer's handbook.  -Anton Shammas,  University of Michigan.  At a time of tragic unrest in Israel and ongoing conflict, this qualitative study of a school in which Jewish and Palestinian children learn together holds particular significance. Feuerverger never underestimates the complexities of the Israeli situation, nor does she deny her own painful memories, her experiences in the diaspora, her
struggle to belong. This is a beautiful, insightful book, offering us no final answers but enhancing our capacity to see. -Maxine Greene, Teachers College, Columbia University.  "Professor Feuerverger offers us a remarkable look into the Jewish-Palestinian experience... and offers a much needed perspective from which to view multilingual and multicultural issues. She provides a rich qualitative and compelling case for attending to the complexity and power of acknowledging and being responsive to difference in the context of securing the dream of peace." -Eugene E. Garcia, Dean, School of Education, University of California, Berkeley. 
Feuerverger provides an empathetic account of one of the most interesting and path-breaking educational experiments in Israel, that has significance beyond the borders of Israel. -Shlomo Swirski, The Adva Research Center, Tel Aviv

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management's Web page - We have a large number of conflict management lessons for elementary, middle, and high schools students that you can download directly from our Web site.  The site is .  On the front page you can access the Conflict Management Week Lesson Packets, and then if you go into the school section, you will find additional lessons, a link to other web sites, etc.  Contact: Jen Batton, Director of School Programs, Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management; email

Out on a Limb: A Guide to Getting Along - This is an interactive conflict management website for youth in grades 3-4.  Conflict resolution processes are being used by parents, schools, juvenile justice facilities, and youth-serving organizations to help teach youth to deal with life's daily challenges without walking away or fighting.  This website is designed to help teach youth how to better manage the conflicts and challenges they face on a daily basis.  The activities on the website are designed primarily for third graders, but can also be used to entertain and educate youth from the second and fourth grades.  Organization:  University of Illinois Extension.  CONTACT:  Chris Tidrick, Office of Urban Programs, University of Illinois Extension, 547 Bevier Hall, 905 S. Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.  T/F: 1-217-244 0191; Email:, Website:


OVERCOMING VIOLENCE: A Challenge to the Church in All Places by Margot Kässmann, 86 pp. In 1997 the WCC established a Programme to Overcome Violence. But what can the churches do together to overcome violence in the home, on the streets, in the media? When conflicting national and ethnic aspirations often seem to lead to repression of armed revolution, can the church live out the conviction that war is contrary to the will of God? What resources for nonviolent resolution of conflicts can they find in the Bible and their theological traditions? This book explores the opportunities and difficulties linked with the vocation of non-violence. 2-8254-1228-7, SFR 9.90 (US£6.95, £4.50). WCC Publications, Risk Book Series. ).  For more information, see .  For information and an order form, send a message to WCC Publications .  Peacebuilding & Disarmament Programme, International Relations, World Council of Churches, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland; Tel.: +41 22 791.6315/4/3; Fax: +41 22 791.6122.

Papers on Nonviolent Action Strategy and Cooperative Decision-Making - Friends, As you probably know, I began facilitating free workshops to prepare people for nonviolent direct action with the Northern California Nonviolence Preparers Collective (part of the Abalone Alliance) in 1980. Soon after that, I also started facilitating workshops on cooperative decision-making and consensus. For these various workshops I found it useful to prepare sample agendas which I could then easily modify to suit the occasion. I also developed notes and handouts that included everything I had learned about these subjects.  In addition, I have collected some papers developed by other people.  From the beginning I have freely distributed these papers and encouraged other people to use them to facilitate workshops for progressive social change activists in their own area.  I've finally put most of these papers -- the ones I usually distribute at workshops -- in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format on my new web site so that anyone can view them, download them, print them, and distribute them. Feel free to copy and distribute these papers however you see fit (as long as it is for non-commercial use). The papers are located here: <>   Please pass this email message on to anyone you think might be interested in these papers.  Randy Schutt, P.O. Box 60922, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology is the flagship publication for scientists and practitioners who are members and affiliates of Division 48, Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.  The journal is a key outlet for scholarly work from around the world on nonviolent conflict resolution, reconciliation, social justice, and the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence between and within nations, communities, families, and individuals. The journal and division seek to build an inclusive peace psychology that welcomes multidisciplinary perspectives and neglected voices of people from many different countries.  For more information contact Dan Christie , Department of Psychology, Morrill Hall, Ohio State University, Marion, Ohio 43302; Phone: 614-292-9133 x6244; FAX:   614-292-5817

The latest edition of Peacebuilding, the newsletter of the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association has been published and mailed to its subscribers.  It is an excellent publication.  If you would like to read it on line. it can be seen at: .  If you would llike to receive a paper copy you can subscribe to PEC.  Information about PEC is printed below:  The Peace Education Commission (PEC) of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) facilitates international exchanges about peace education and research related to peace education. PEC meetings occur at the biannual IPRA meetings.  Twice a year PEC produces a newsletter, Peacebuilding, that is available in cyberspace  ( and is mailed to PEC members.  We welcome articles about peace education developments in your part of the world--book reviews, descriptions of peace education curricula, reports on conferences, announcements of meetings, and abstracts of articles.  Membership in PEC cost US $15 for two years. If you cannot afford this fee, but would like to remain on our mailing lists, please return this form.  You will be kept abreast of PEC activities.  For information about PEC, contact Dr. Harris at or by mail.  If you would like to become a member of PEC, please provide: Name, Mailing  address,, Fax no., e-mail address, Nationality, Language spoken, Professional Field, Present Professional Position and mail $15.00 membership fee in United  States dollars to Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201.  Either send $15.00 in cash or make a check out to the UWM Foundation.  PEC maintains a listserv that allows peace educators at various levels (pre-school, primary school, secondary school, higher education) as well
as in on-formal community education to communicate ideas.  If you would like to subscribe to this listserv, send a message  to  and in the body of the message write: subscribe pec your name   Put nothing else in the message.    If you want to communicate with other peace educators from all around the world, send a message to: .   For more information contact  Ian M. Harris, Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies, Enderis 553, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Mil. WI 53208 USA, (Phone)1+(414) 229-2326   (Fax) 1+ (414) 229-3700, e-mail:  Web site


Peacebuilding for Adolescents - Strategies for Educators and Community Leaders- click here for the book review.

Peace Education Curricula

PEACE EDUCATION (Second Edition) by Mary Lee Morrison -This book, Peace Education, introduces a relatively new area of educational reform, where educators use their skills to address problems of violence. It explains how educational strategies reduce levels of violence in this postmodern world. This book has been written for a broad audience that includes school personnel, university professors, scholars, church leaders, and peace movement activists. Many different people are currently concerned with peace, and the issues of violence that spark their interest cover many different realms - from domestic abuse to international terrorism.  Peace Education suggests that teaching about alternatives to violence can improve school performance and build the foundation for constructing a culture of peace.
For more information about this book and instructions on how to order see:

THE PEACEFUL SCHOOL: Models That Work By Hetty van Gurp.  For grades K-6.  This timely book provides educators with examples of safe schools and many of the strategies safe schools use to create a culture of peace. The author proposes that lessons in peace-cooperation, respect, effective communication, celebrating diversity, expressing emotion, and conflict resolution-be incorporated into the school curriculum. The Peaceful School: Models That Work is for all educators with an interest in making schools and, ultimately, communities more peaceful.  $28.  136 pp. illus.  1-55379-000-6.  To order ; for more information:

PEACE IN THE CLASSROOM: Practical Lessons in Living for Elementary-Age Children By Hetty Adams.  For grades K-6.  In this book, the author shows teachers how to lay the foundation of peacemaking skills that children will need in the classroom and beyond. The practical, fun, and open-ended activities can be used alone or integrated into other curricular areas such as language arts, social studies, and the fine arts. $20. 144 pp. illus. 1-895411-68-8

PEACE IN TROUBLED CITIES Creative Models of Building Community Amidst Urban Violence by Daphne Sabanes Plou, 140pp. It is in cities around the world that the destructive forces of violence in today's world are perhaps most visible. At the same time, cities are also the places where courageous groups are working imaginatively to rebuild community out of situations of alienation, violence and hopelessness. This book recounts stories of creative community engagement emerging from the WCC's Peace to the City Campaign.  2-8254-1256-2 SFR 15.00 (US$9.95, £6.50). WCC Publications, Risk Book Series. For more information, see .  For information and an order form, send a message to WCC Publications .  Peacebuilding & Disarmament Programme, International Relations, World Council of Churches, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland; Tel.: +41 22 791.6315/4/3; Fax: +41 22 791.6122.

Peace, Power, Righteousness: an indigenous manifesto by Taiaiake Alfred is a political manifesto -- a timely and inspiring essay that calls on the indigenous peoples of North America to move beyond their 500 year history of pain, loss, and colonization and make self-determination a reality. Taiaiake Alfred, a leading Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk) scholar and activist, urges Native communities to return to their traditional political values to educate a new generation of leaders committed to preserving indigenous nationhood.  Only a solid grounding in traditional values and the principles of consensus-based governance will enable Native communities to heal their present divisions, resist assimilation, and forge new relationships of respect and equality with the mainstream society.  Familiar with Western as well as indigenous traditions of thought, the author presents a powerful critique of the intellectual framework that until now has structured not only relations between indigenous nations and the state, but the internal politics of colonized communities. Yet he does not condemn non-indigenous people; instead, he invites them to transcend historical prejudices and join in the struggle for justice, freedom and peace.  Taiaiake Alfred is Director of the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria.  ISBN: 0-19-541216-8.  Publication date: 12 April 1999.  200 pages, x 9 inches. Publisher - Oxford University Press Canada.  To order

Peace Skills Set, Set Includes: Leaders' Guide, Participants' Manual by Alice Frazer Evans, Robert A. Evans.  ISBN: 0-7879-4805-5.  Paperback.  384 pages
March 2001, Jossey-Bass.  US $34.95.  Ordering info:

PEACE TO THE CITIES! Stories of Hope A city stops for two minutes of silence for peace.  Ministers, gang members and drug dealers really talk to each other.  Former enemies work together in community development.  Divided communities come together in interfaith and multicultural activities.  These are some of the stories you'll hear about in an eight-part video series on the Peace to the City! campaign. This global clampaign of the World Council of Churches' Programme to Overcome Violence highlighted creative models of community rebuilding in seven cities around the world - Boston, USA; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Durban, South Africa; Kingston, Jamaica; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Suva, Fiji.  The series describes the campaign as a whole, and includes a discussion guide as well as seven locally-produced videos about each city's imaginative efforts to build bridges between and reconcile communities in conflict.  Total running time: 233 min. Versions: VHS/PAL, VHS/NTSC, VHS/SECAM; price: SRF 30.00 (US$20.00, £12.50) + postage.  Peace to the City! looks at prevailing "cultures of violence" and calls for a "cultures of just peace". Short examples from the seven cities offer hope and challenges to churches, communities, groups and individuals wishing to engage in active peacemaking. (23 minutes).  For more information, see .  For information and an order form, send a message to WCC Publications .  Peacebuilding & Disarmament Programme, International Relations, World Council of Churches, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland; Tel.: +41 22 791.6315/4/3; Fax: +41 22 791.6122.

Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Services Virtual Bookshelf - As part of our ongoing efforts to prevent crime, we are making available a series of papers which focus on various crime prevention techniques. The information in the Crime Prevention Bookshelf is provided free of charge to non-profit agencies who are invited by Peel Regional Police to utilize and distribute any or all of the articles without charge. These crime prevention techniques are not intended to make you crime-proof. They will however reduce the probability of crime occurring if properly applied. The recommendations are not all inclusive, other options which have not been specifically recommended may also offer a good deterrent effect.

PEER MEDIATION: The Complete Guide to Resolving Conflict in Our Schools By Hetty van Gurp.  For grades K-6.  This internationally acclaimed book features a reproducible Student's Peer Mediation Handbook, reproducible black line masters, many practical hands-on activities, and a step-by-step guide for developing a peer mediation program in your school.  $22.  92 pp.  1-55379-001-4

PRACTITIONER ASSESSMENT OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAMS by Morton Deutsch International Center for Conflict Resolution, Teachers College, Columbia University.  There are many ways to assess the effectiveness of school conflict resolution training (CRT) programs. Some methods require extensive resources, but others, conducted by CRT practitioners themselves, also provide useful information. This digest at presents a framework for CRT evaluation by practitioners which enables them to reflect productively on their practice.

Pre-Kindergarten Peace Material - Sande Rose has been teaching peaceful alternatives to pre Kindergarten age children (their parents, siblings, etc.) for many years. It is NOT an easy task, as there are still so many within the Established Educational systems who do not recognize HOW MUCH the children absorb in the 1st 5 yrs. Even more disturbing is HOW VERY little our teachers, aides & directors know about teaching simple conflict resolution methods! Offering the knowledge of having CHOICES [during moments of conflict]is impowering! My teaching tool is that of HUMOR ~ It is a tool from which children learn well and it follows them throughout their Educational journey. THEY ARE NATURAL CLOWNS who are 'stored' within the system of daycare and rarely given the chance to excercise their RIGHT to "act-out" in a silly manner rather than aggressively. Due to various limitations within the individual care centers, those whose responsibility is that of instilling basic social skills to the young are themselves untrained in the area of non-violence. This is how it has been FAR TOO LONG! The children who are NOW killing others in school, WERE in yesterdays Pre-Kindergarten centers where "acting-out" aggression was not only allowed but facilitated by staff & hired personnel. Teaching the basics [REAL vs. UNREAL, RIGHT vs. WRONG] has been left up to those who are barely able to 'babysit' and who have not been trained for such an enormous task! By the time they're in Kindergarten, these children are often already lost! *Ask a Kindergarten teacher! My goal is to help teachers TEACH PEACE from the BEGINNING! I am also trying to bring this URGENT matter to the attention of those who still believe that the formal educational level begins with Kindergarten! WE know this is WRONG! My site offers tried & true E-Z lesson planners, reprintable materials for use by anyone! *NAEYC approved for pre-Kindergarten thus, adaptable for ALL age & development levels. Please help me to help others ~ WHO WANT TO ENJOY TEACHING again! It's so simple and rewarding! Laughing is natural and painless, while violence is fatal ~ What TOOLS are we offering our children for a LIFETIME of use? Please use whatever you feel may be useful to you FREELY! While doing so, notice how many more smiles you see on the faces of ALL who are involved ~ Teaching Peace is simply Amazing! "FUN FOR EVERYONE!"
Sande Rose; contact email ; web site

Papers on Preventing School Violence - Papers by a psychologist, psychiatrist, & sociologist who presented at the National  Institutes of Justice's 1999 Conference on Criminal Justice Research & Evaluation are now online: 1. "Community & Institutional Partnerships for School Violence Prevention"; 2. "Research-Based Prevention of School Violence & Youth Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental & Educational Perspective"; 3. "Controlling Violence: What Schools are Doing." or


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