CENTRES FOR TEACHING PEACE

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

 

[Note: this is a Work-In-Process.  We learn from every new Centre For Teaching Peace created.  Everyone has a unique piece of the puzzle to bring, which we recognize and honour.  Are we doing our best?  That is our quest we invite your consideration and contribution to help us serve in the highest and best interests of the Universe and all concerned.]

   

OUR VALUES:

We are guided by the following values in our work, education and community development activities:

Respect the life and dignity of each human being without discrimination or prejudice;

Practice active non-violence, rejecting violence in all its forms: physical, sexual, psychological, economic and social, in particular towards the most deprived and vulnerable such as children and adolescents;

Share my time and material resources in a spirit of generosity to put an end to exclusion, injustice and political and economic oppression;

Defend freedom of expression and cultural diversity, giving preference always to dialogue and listening without engaging in fanaticism, defamation and the rejection of others;

Promote consumer behavior that is responsible and development practices that respect all forms of life and preserve the balance of nature on the planet;

Contribute to the development of my community, with the full participation of women and respect for democratic principles, in order to create together new forms of solidarity.

(Source: http://www.unesco.org/bpi/eng/unescopress/99-38e.htm  )

We emphasize the positive, constructive, asset building approach. we choose not to follow negativism, criticism, divisive, destructive, or needs based approach. (Reference:  http://www.neighboraustin.com/PDF/Understanding%20the%20Asset-based%20Approach%20to%20Community%20%20Development.pdf )

 

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