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AIMHI Educational Programs - Through my research and experience, I have determined that five areas need to be addressed on a continuous basis to achieve long term results from a character & conflict education process. These five components are:

Modeling: Role Modeling for Children
Relationship: The Connections With or Between People - how We Relate
Conditioning: The Effects of the Environment on Our Children
Empowerment: Teaching and Raising children strong enough to make good choices.
Skills: Relationship, Conflict Resolution, and Mediation

These five components are critical to an effective character and conflict education curriculum. They apply to all developmental levels. Without all five aspects in the curriculum on a consistent basis, long term results cannot be achieved. These five components are discussed in fuller detail at the web site http://www.seresc.k12.nh.us/~sfitzell/index.html

The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is an international organisation working towards world peace through personal change. Please do visit our international website www.bkwsu.com to find out more about our activities around the world.  We are currently in partnership with UNESCO to promote the year 2000 as the International Year for the Culture of Peace (IYCP) and we are designated a 'Messenger for Manifesto 2000'. You may already be aware of Manifesto 2000, a document drafted by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates which highlights six pledges for individuals to contribute to living a culture of peace.  www.bkwsu.com/manifesto2000 .  As part of the Brahma Kumaris' contribution to this important project, we have created 'The Peace Experience' an experiential workshop to encourage individuals to enjoy and create more peace in their lives.  The workshop is now being run by the Brahma Kumaris in over 70 countries. The workshop is also available for other peace organisations, communities and industries for their use.  If you would like to have more information about the workshop - either to take part in a workshop or to run the workshop within your Peace Institute, please let me know.  You may also be interested in contacting the main Brahma Kumaris centre in Canada for details of activities near you.  The contact details are as follows: Sister Chandra, Brahma Kumaris, 897 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 1A1, Tel: 1-416 537 3034, Fax: 1-416-537 1319, e-mail: toronto@bkwsu.com

Children's Aid Society

Resources for Early Childhood Peace Education:

The Community Board Program, 1540 Market Street, Suite 490, San Francisco CA 94102, 415-552-1250

Educators for Social Responsibility, 23 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138, 1-800-370-2515

Kids for Peace, 36-43 213 Street, Bayside, NY 11361, 718-423-1282

The Lion and the Lamb Peace Arts Center, Bluffton College, 280 W. College Avenue, Bluffton, OH 45817, 419-358-3207

National Foundation for Children, 71 Monague City Road, Greenfield, MA 01301 1-800-360-6332

Peace Education Foundation, 2627 Biscayne Blvd., Miami GL 33137-3854, 1-800-749-8838

ECSTASY Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit foundation dedicated to shifting the Earth’s consciousness to one of peace and love through the spiritual awakening of one generation—the 13- to 33-year-olds as of the new millennium (2001).  ECSTASY stands for “Earth’s Consciousness Shifting Through Awakened Spiritual Youth”.  Our goal is To launch a global campaign to spiritually awaken 13- to 33-year-olds called the Bliss Generation.  With the help of parents and teachers serving as mentors, the targeted generation around the world studies Kiss the Bliss: Handbook for Millennium Miracle Workers.  As we spiritually awaken, we energize our spirits by connecting with our powerful inner wisdom.  By spiritually awakening one generation, we reach a critical mass that creates world peace.  Spiritually awakened people not only choose peace over war but choose healing of the Earth’s ecology and the end of world hunger.  Contact: ECSTASY Foundation, Inc., 6210 North Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34243-2529; web site http://www.blissgeneration.com/ ; email Windenova@aol.com

End School Violence Now (ESVN).  Maharishi School Students Invited to Speak at the United Nations in New York.  Maharishi School students continue to deliver their message to the world, this time with an invitation to address United Nations delegates, educators, and world leaders at the U.N. in New York City in early April. According to School publicist Cynthia Arenander, the students were invited because of their success in promoting the use of the Transcendental Meditation technique as a way of reducing violence in schools. They have founded a national organization called End School Violence Now (ESVN).  "As one of the advisors to ESVN, I am so impressed with the dedication of these students to give their generation Consciousness-Based education," Ms. Arenander said. "When you watch the students speak, it gives you a sense of pride and fulfillment seeing their commitment to spreading Maharishi's knowledge. One often hears comments such as, 'I used to think the Movement was just for my parents' generation. Now I feel it is mine.'"  The U.N. invitation came about when Alarik Arenander, director of the University's Brain Research Institute, gave a presentation at the Interfaith Center of New York titled "Ending Violence: The Ability of the
Transcendental Meditation technique to Reduce Individual and Collective Violence."  The Interfaith Center is a liaison with the United Nations, and after hearing Dr. Arenander's talk regarding the scientific research that indicates that the Transcendental Meditation technique is the most effective technique to eliminate stress--the root cause of violence--the administrators asked him to give a presentation at the U.N.  Dr. Arenander suggested that the ESVN students and Maharishi School Director Ashley Deans be given the opportunity to address the U.N. regarding a scientifically proven program to eliminate violence. The Center then suggested that the ESVN students and Dr. Deans join Dr. Arenander for a presentation in April at the U.N. at conference titled "World Movement for Nonviolence: Peacemaking in our Homes, Schools and Communities Local and Global."  "Being involved with ESVN gives me a direction," says Melinda Schindler, a Maharishi School junior. "It allows me to help give Consciousness-Based
education to others of my generation. Having this purpose, and the opportunity to fulfill it, makes me feel more connected, more part of Maharishi's Worldwide Movement."  ESVN can be reached at (641) 472-6203 or e-mailed at esvn@lisco.com. Their web site is www.endschoolviolencenow.org.

Heritage Hill Learning Centre is a holistic learning "centre which promotes peace education by offering a program called the "Art of Living in Peace".The program is a U.N.E.S.C.O. approved course designed by Pierre Weil of the Holistic University of Brasilia.I met Pierre at the  Findhorn Foundation in Scotland at a Peace conference where I also met David Keith of Britain's Peace Network and David has trained me and a collegue to teach this program. David returns in Sept to Canada to conduct programs during a period called the "16 days of Peace."The core program the Art of Living in Peace is a 14hr program. Facilitators training is one week later. Accomodations at low cost can be arranged for out of town guests.Inviting those interested to come and get this unique training and enjoy the peace of Nova Scotia Dances of Universal Peace will be Taught by Anna Redman Keith  Please contact us.and check our website. Heritage Hill Learning Centre, c/o Madeline Taylor/Ron Fowler, Box 1324, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0P 1X0, 902 542-9565 Phone, 902 423-5748 Phone, 902 542-1740 Fax; email mailto:heritagehill@mail.com ; web site http://heritagehill.hypermart.net/ 

The International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships is a non-profit organization of professionals interested in all aspects of personal relationships. ISSPR was formed in 1984 by participants in attendance at the Second International Conference on Personal Relationships, with the aim of stimulating and supporting scholarship and research on personal relationships, improving communication between researchers around the world engaged in the scientific study of personal relationships, and establishing the field of personal relationships within the scholarly community. ISSPR presently has approximately 600 active members representing a wide range of disciplines, including communications, counseling, education, family and child development, gerontology, human sciences, psychology, anthropology, history, and sociology. ISSPR draws members from numerous countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, the Dominican Republic, England, Israel, South Africa, The Netherlands, the United States, and Wales.  The Society's quarterly journal, Personal Relationships, is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of personal relationships.The Society's newsletter, the ISSPR Bulletin, provides members with up-to-date information on critical issues in the field of personal relationships. ISSPR also sponsors a biennial conference, the International Conference on Personal Relationships, which offers invited lectures, symposia, and papers, as well as the opportunity to meet new colleagues and to further the sense of belonging to a multidisciplinary scholarly community.  For more information: Dr. Rodney Cate, Treasurer, School of Family and Consumer Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA; email rcate@ag.arizona.edu ; web site http://www.isspr.org

OGELE:  Voice for Peace Website - Through the Internet Ogele hopes to gather people in a common, participatory initiative to gather and disseminate information about opportunities to take action for peace.  This website is designed to provide a forum for grass-roots alternative news updates and feature articles, calls to action on peace and, through the "Colleague to Colleague" discussion room, a place for practitioners to get in contact, share common experiences and seek advice.  The Ogele is a proactive peaceful dance celebrated by the Ijaws as a connotation of joy, happiness, and an expression of sympathy for justice and of concern.  Organization:  OGELE - Voices for Peace.  CONTACT:  European Union Center for Peace Studies (EPU); Rochusplatz 1, A-7461, Stadtschlaining, Austria.  T: 43-3-355 2498, F: 43-3-355 2381; Email: epu-web-team@topica.com, Website: www.ogele.org

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Elaine de Beauport founded the innovative Mead School for Human Development in Greenwich, Connecticut. While director of Mead, she became interested in the emerging scientific work on how the right and left hemispheres of the brain reflect different modes of learning. She discovered the work of Paul MacLean, Chief of Brain Evolution and Behavior at the National Institutes of Health. MacLean had been researching and writing on what he called the triune structure of the brain.  MacLean said there were essentially three brains, each of which developed during a particular stage of evolutionary history. The earlier part of the brain, found in reptiles, could be called the reptilian brain, or R-complex. In mammals another structure appeared: the paleomammalian brain, with a new range of particularly mammalian behavior -- care of the young, mutual grooming.... With the development of human beings came the most recent evolutionary structure, the neomammalian brain -- with a hugely expanded neocortex. The neomammalian brain brought with it the capacity for language, visualization, and symbolic skills unique to human beings.  Although many problems arise because of a lack of coordination between what were originally three different brain systems, he stressed that these structures are not separate, but rather are three systems integrated into one -- hence, tri-une. MacLean argued that all the old structures were active in determining behavior, and that from these different, but connected brains, came not only different behavior, but also many of the problems human beings face every day.  For de Beauport, MacLean's physiological model of the brain provided a psychological model or metaphor by which we can better understand our behavior.  Elaine de Beauport studied at Smith and Georgetown, and received her Ed.D. from Farleigh Dickinson. She lives in New York City and Caracas, Venezuela. She lectures and gives frequent workshops in the US and in Venezuela, including a post graduate university course titled "The Mind and Peace" as part of UNESCO's "Towards a Culture of Peace curriculum. Her book The Three Faces of the Mind, was published by Quest Books in December 1996 .  For Information and her schedule contact: Mead Institute, 2109 Broadway Apt 820, New York City, NY 10023; (212) 866-4229, or Diane Waller (212) 366-0065.  A review of de Beapre's book can be found at http://cogenesis.com/guide/transformation/tr0015.htm and can be ordered from Chapters through our home page or Amazon.com for US$17.46 at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0835607488/cogenesiscomllcA/002-1819819-1392844

Janice Gross Stein is the Harrowston Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  She has co- authored Rational Decision-Making, Psychology and Deterrence, and We All Lost the Cold War, and co-edited Getting to the Table: Processes of International Prenegotiation and Choosing to Cooperate: How States Avoid Loss. She recently completed Mean Times: Humanitarian Action in Complex Political Emergencies - Stark Choices,  Cruel Dilemmas. She is Chair of the Board of International Organization and a member of the editorial boards of International Negotiation and Political Psychology and currently chairs  the Research Advisory Board to the Foreign Minister of Canada.  Her special area of interest is conflict management and conflict resolution.

Robert Stewart C.A., C.M.C., Director of Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace; Co-Chair of Rotary District 5360 Urban Hope/Peace Plus Committee; Rotary Club of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada; Canadian Rotary Peace Cities Program founder; Chair Canadian Peace Conference Calgary November 1998; Member of the Executive of the Rotary International Fellowship for Conflict Resolution; 403-461-2469; Fax 403-983-4117; email: stewartr [at] peace.ca.

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