If we don’t teach our children peace, someone else will teach them violence.
The stakes today are too high to be focusing only on knowledge and academics in our schools. As issues of inequality, racism, environmental degradation, conflict, and violence ravage the globe, more and more teachers are looking for ways to address social change, solidarity with the oppressed, antiracism, and nonviolent activism with their students, but they lack the resources with which to do this.
Imagine if classrooms around the world were places of welcome, where diversity was celebrated and nonviolence was part of school culture. Imagine if students everywhere learned about the world around them through the lens of peace, not war, so that they could become the next generation of peace heroes.