Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace Newsletter
This 'newsletter' is being sent out as a new feature to provide regular updates to interested people about current additions to the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace web site.
Beautiful pathways to peace - Website: http://www.pathways-to-peace.com/popframeset.html - a serene series of pictures, sounds and words of peace. It takes a few minutes to download depending upon your connection speed, but it is a visual treat quite appropriate for this Thanksgiving time of year.
Upcoming Events http://www.peace.ca/upcoming.htm :
November 5 - 7, 2004 - The third annual ‘Making Peace’ Conference will be held at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon from the evening of Friday November 5th to noon on Sunday November 7th 2004. The conference will build on the success of the 2002 and 2003 conferences, which were attended respectively by 205 and 225 registered participants and many day visitors. The peace movement in Saskatoon and beyond was revitalized by those conferences. The keynote speaker (Friday evening) for this year’s conference is Setsuko Thurlow, a speaker of international reputation and a survivor of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. The conference ‘observer’ and closing speaker is Tasha Hubbard, a writer, teacher and documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on social issues concerning indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan. Local singer and activist Wilma Groenen will provide music for the Friday evening social. At the heart of the conference are a Saturday morning panel discussion on “Keeping the Peace Internationally” and 17 workshops, some of which are ‘The ABCs of Peace’ (this workshop is offered in French and English); Conversion from a Military Economy to a Peace Economy; Healing our Divided Community; Just Say No to Star Wars; Voices of Youth; The Spirituality of Peace; and Artists for Peace, which offers workshops on popular theatre, songwriting and music and visual arts for peace. On Sunday morning there is a multi-faith service, which was very well attended last year, followed by ‘Songs and Plays by Artists for Peace’ and the closing presentation by Tasha Hubbard. Registration is $40, $10 for students and low income. For more information call 665-2154 or see the conference website www.making-peace.tk . Contact Michael Murphy, Chair, Saskatoon Peace Coalition, phone 306-653-5636, email email@example.com ; Mail address: #200, 506 25th St. East Saskatoon SK S7K 4A7
We are hosting 3 major upcoming events (now one month away):
Peace and Leadership 3-day workshop November 15 - 17, 2004 http://www.peace.ca/leadershipworkshop.htm ,
Third Annual Peace Education Conference in Canada November 18 - 22, 2004 http://www.peace.ca/CanadianAgenda2004.htm , followed by a
National Culture of Peace Program Symposium November 23 - 25, 2004 http://www.peace.ca/nationalcultureofpeace2004.htm .
All at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
These are the most significant Peace Education, Peace Leadership and National Culture of Peace Program Conferences in North America. We also host a large Trade Fair with many booths showcasing Peace Programs and Resources, disseminating information, creating new networks, etc. Please come, and bring a friend. Our program provides excellent value for your money, time and effort - it will help you make more of a difference with your peace work.
Problem Identification Topics http://www.peace.ca/problem.htm :
Uninspiring and Shocking Quotes http://www.peace.ca/uninspiringquotes.htm :
"American military credibility has never been so high, nor its political credibility so low." Zbigniew Brzezinski writing in his latest book
"It cannot be in either the American national interest or the world's interest to develop principles that grant every nation an unfettered right of preemption against its own definition of threats to its security." Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Who's Who (World Level) http://www.peace.ca/whoswho.htm :
The Canadian International Peace Project brings together groups and people from a diverse cross-section of the community including faith communities, schools, universities, businesses, civic, social, government and other organizations, institutions and individuals to build partnerships and work together on projects locally, nationally and internationally on issues of ethno-racial relations, peace, conflict resolution, pluralism, community education, economic development, safety and security. Through its work, the Canadian International Peace Project seeks to promote mutual respect and greater understanding among Canadians and people around the world of different religious, racial, ethnic, linguistic, national, cultural or other definable backgrounds. The Canadian International Peace Project does not advocate nor promote any ideas or positions that will cause disharmony among any religious, ethnic, national, linguistic, cultural or other communities. The organisation seeks to constructively engage communities, especially those in conflict, to develop peaceful and meaningful approaches to further the resolution of disputes. For more information: Canadian International Peace Project, 1027 Finch Avenue West, P.O. Box 30088, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 3L6, Canada; email firstname.lastname@example.org ; web site http://www.canadianipp.org/
Le Centre de ressources sur la non-violence basé à Montréal possède maintenant un site internet d'information. Des articles y sont publiés sur des enjeux en lien avec l'action non-violente dans diverses régions du monde. Vous pouvez aussi y acheter des produits éducatifs sur la non-violence. Vous désirez nous acheminer des articles pertinent en lien avec la non-violence, vous souhaitez que vos articles soient publiés sur notre site ou dans notre bulletin. Vous désirez nous fournir le nom d'une personne de votre pays qui a marqué l'histoire de la non-violence pour compléter notre collection, contactez-nous. Vous désirez obtenir nos outils éducatifs par téléchargement, visitez notre site, achetez nos produits ou prenez contact avec nous. www.nonviolence.ca Si vous téléchargez nos produits éducatifs, respectez la politique d'impression et de diffusion. Gardez précieusement les fichiers électroniques pour vous. Ne diffusez que des versions imprimées selon les droits indiqués. Si vous rendez disponibles sur votre site nos produits payant, vous nous empêcherez de financer notre Symposium artistique sur la non-violence. Nous ne pourrons pas poursuivre cet important travail de recherche et d'éducation. Votre coopération est donc très importante. Au très grand plaisir! Normand Beaudet, Coordonateur d'activité, Centre de ressources sur la non-violence, 1945 rue Mullins, bureau 160, Montréal, Québec, H3K 1N9; Tél: 514-272-5012; Téléc: 514-272-5163; email@example.com ; www.nonviolence.ca
The Freechild Project seeks to promote radical democracy by making social change action, education, and resources more accessible for young people around the world, particularly those who have been historically denied participation. We are a not-for-profit learning space, think tank, resource center, and advocacy group that facilitates networking, training, resource-sharing, and technical assistance to young people and youth-serving organizations around the world. Statement of purpose: We envision radically democratic communities worldwide that foster the active, collective, and meaningful engagement of all people. The mission of The Freechild Project is to advocate, inform, and celebrate social change led by and with young people around the world. For more information: The Freechild Project, PO Box 6185, Olympia, Washington 98507-6185; tel 360-753-2686; email firstname.lastname@example.org ; web site http://www.freechild.org/index.htm
Gather the Women - Linked globally by our interactive website, we invite women to demonstrate their courage to risk leaving old conformities by joining with millions of others throughout the world to celebrate women's true worth, to express shared concern for our human family, and to create and support actions that will enable humanity to live together in a balanced, harmonious and peaceful world. For more information: 25A Crescent Drive, #268, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523; email email@example.com ; web site http://www.gatherthewomen.org/
The Hannon-Shields Centre for Leadership and Peace is a centre of compassion and peace for persons, communities and the earth. Founded in 1982, the Centre has provided opportunities for people of many different backgrounds, cultures and spiritual practices to reflect on their life experience and make choices for growth and change, to take care of their physical, spiritual and psychological health. The Compassionate Leadership Program and the Children’s Peace Theatre are core programs of The Centre. We invite you to explore our site, learn about our exciting programs, services and events and contact us if we can be of assistance. For more information:
305 Dawes Road, Toronto, Ontario M4B 2E2, Canada; Tel. 416-752-1550 Fax:(416)755-4086; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; web site http://www.leadershipandpeace.org/
KAMINKAP - Youth of Mindanao for Peace - our website(s), www.kaminkap.net.tf (same as www.kaminkap.tk , www.kaminkap.uni.cc , and www.kaminkap.coms.ph . KAMINKAP or Kabataang Mindanao Para sa Kapayapaan (Youth of Mindanao for Peace) is a youth-serving NGO based in General Santos City, Phillipines that promotes peace, justice and development in Mindanao through youth empowerment and participation. For peace in Mindanao, contact Ahmed Harris R. Pangcoga, Executive Director, KAMINKAP, (+63)919-365-8432; email email@example.com
Palestinian center for rapprochement between people, located in Bethlehem in Palestine. We are promoting dialogues in conflict areas and running training and
educational programs on peace, reconciliation and democracy. We as well, founded the international solidarity movement, which conducts peaceful non-violent direct actions, and we developed a news media center and currently publishing a news website www.imemc.org . Our organization have been working on peace, justice, and reconciliation issues since 1988. The news website covers all developments in the Israeli Palestinian conflict with emphasis on peace work. I would like to foster any proposed cooperation between our organizations, including media. To know more about our work, please visit www.rapprochement.org and www.palsolidarity.org and www.imemc.org . Contact: Ghassan Andoni firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace Center and Gallery (Detroit), 33 East Adams Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226, USA; tel (313) 963-7575
Peace For Nepal - Web site http://www.peacefornepal.com/ - Nepal, the land of Everest, a himalayan kingdom, has been suffering from Maoist insurgency and violence for more than eight years. More than ten thousand people have been dead and millions of people have been the victims of war. I am a pacifist and am deeply influenced by the principle of non-violence propounded by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. The principles of those great leaders are equally relevant today. The violence has escalated and wars are going on since soon after the September 11th tragic incident. Meanwhile Nepal is facing a series of violence and ongoing war since the inception of Maoist insurgency in 1996. The country is facing political crisis on one hand while the violent activities by Maoists have paralyzed the country. So, I personally feel responsible to do my duty towards the nation as far as I can. I would like to ask each of you to make joint efforts for peace in Nepal. Presently, I am a medical student in West China Medical Center, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. I have volunteered in youth clubs and several organizations in Nepal and even presently am co-operating with Nepalese at home and abroad for the betterment, freedom and peace. I have several hobbies and interests. I like traveling very much and community service has always become an important part or agenda of my life. So, though I am abroad every incident of violence and crisis in Nepal become matter of deep concern for me. My actions are and will be dedicated to peace by peaceful means. I am open minded person and would be glad to discuss on several issues particularly on present situation of Nepal. I am of the opinion that the present political stalemate and ongoing violence in Nepal should be solved by peaceful negotiations. As far as I believe it is very difficult if not impossible for a ceasefire, hold peace talks and reach a solution until people come to the street and demand for lasting peace. For more information: Sushil Koirala, email@example.com . For more information about Nepal, visit http://www.nepalnews.com/
PeaceJam is an international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves and the world. See http://www.peacejam.org/
Refugee Education Sponsorship Program: Enhancing Communities Together (RESPECT) works to increase awareness of refugee issues by, in part, by introducing non-refugee students to refugee students to refugee students by pen-pal letter exchange. We have introduced around 1600 students from Uganda, Guinea, Sierra Leone and so forth to non-refugee students in Canada, the USA and so forth in the last year and a half. I would be happy to answer any questions your might have. Please visit our website for more information as well. Contact, Marc Schaeffer, RESPECT International Coordinator, email firstname.lastname@example.org ; web site
In July 2003 the Teaching and Learning for Peace Foundation was formed as a non-profit association based in Adelaide South Australia. Its specific mission is to document, support, develop and present peace-building possibilities based upon storytelling processes to communities both locally and internationally, connecting via the Internet with the purpose of bringing adults and children together to share in the peace-building process. Our work directly attends to the improvement of the emotional, mental, physical and social and most importantly, the spiritual well being of both adults and children in all communities. Peace-building processes involve communities directly attending to healing the dis-ease created by a lack of peace, at all levels in people’s lives. The intrinsic elements of peace-building stories are utilised by the foundation in the healing and rebuilding activities undertaken. We attend to these needs both pro-actively and reactively. The Teaching and Learning for Peace Foundation seeks to support any adults and children in communities, both locally and internationally, who are interested in focussing their attention upon telling and sharing stories of hope and peace. These stories have happy endings in which everybody wins. We also promote the telling of good news stories. In today's world our newspapers and televisions often share stories that are not good news or peace-building stories. Therefore to counterbalance the negativity and hopelessness we can feel we could begin telling and sharing peace-building stories and create those magical healing and transformative spaces such stories can develop. Hopefully peace-building stories will remind us that peace is possible, help us create a universal peace consciousness that will guide us as we work together to create a peaceful world for all the children and the generations to follow. website: www.tlpeace.org.au ; contact: email@example.com
Who's Who (Community Level) http://www.peace.ca/whoswhocomm.htm :
The Restitution Peace Project: Overview - What is Restitution? Restitution means “making things better” and differs from the criminal justice definition (payback.) Restitution is a program based on respect and common beliefs that builds community, empowers individuals, and resolves conflict. It offers knowledge and skills for educators, parents, and community helpers to respectfully work with children in a safe, non-coercive environment to help them learn self-discipline and become productive, principled citizens. This restorative approach helps people understand why they behave and provides problem-solving skills that strengthen people as they learn to fix their mistakes, repair relationships, and return to balance. Self-discipline results in improved self-esteem, better relationships, and increased achievement. In schools where Restitution is implemented, discipline incidents decline, school attendance increases, grades improve, and students, staff and parents enjoy a more caring school community. The program was developed by Saskatoon-based, world educator and author Diane Gossen (Restitution: Restructuring School Discipline, etc.) and has been taught in schools and corrections facilities around the world. Restitution is based on the concepts of Reality Therapy and The Quality School of Dr. William Glasser; the Science of Control Theory of William Powers; and the latest knowledge in brain-based research. Purpose of the Restitution Peace Project: Ø To teach educators, parents and community caregivers new skills and strategies to manage youth without fear and coercion and create need-satisfying environments. Ø To teach children to manage themselves by meeting their needs in helpful ways and repairing their mistakes to develop internal character strength. Ø To develop a permanent educational framework and resource base for training Northerners to ensure program continuity and long-term sustainability. Ø To help address the lower than average rate of high school graduates in the North. (NWT high school graduation rate is 50% overall, and 26% in the Aboriginal population compared to 75% overall in Canada.) Ø To help address youth and family violence problems. Ø To respond to a growing concern for safer schools and communities. (According to Stats Can, the NWT has the highest per capita rate of incarceration in Canada - convictions for violent crime at 5 times the national average, 6 times for sexual assaults. Heavy alcohol consumption is twice the national average, and the use of family shelters is 8 times higher than the rest of Canada.) For more information visit the Project website at www.RestitutionNorth.ca or contact Arlene Bell, Restitution Project Assistant
Yellowknife Education District No. 1, J.H. Sissons School, 5700-51A Ave., Yellowknife NT X1A 1G7, Canada; Ph/Fx: 867-766-2963, email
Information Resources (World Level) http://www.peace.ca/info.htm :
Building a culture of peace in a consumer society - From Sue McGregor PhD, Department of Education MSVU, Coordinator Peace and Conflict Studies Program - If you go to my site, http://www.consultmcgregor.com/ I have some new pieces that deal with (a) consumer narcissism and entitlement, (b) consumerism in a culture of peace and postmodernism, and (c) consumerism as a form of structural violence. I have totally shifted my focus, from rights to responsibility and accountability. See www.kon.org as well for most of these papers, especially the entitlement one that has yet to be posted to my site http://www.kon.org/hswp/archive/mcgregor_1.htm There is also one written by Larry Fisk and I on neoliberalism, microbes and peace. http://www.kon.org/archives/forum/14-1/McGregor.html . For more info, contact Sue McGregor PhD, Department of Education Mount Saint Vincent University, Coordinator Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Coordinator MED Relfective Practitioner, Holistic Peace Cohorts; tel 902-457-6385; fax 457-6455; email firstname.lastname@example.org ; web site http://www.msvu.ca/pax/
Building Peace - a list of good books http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/listmania/list-browse/-/2ZJEN8FH1F3VI/ref=cm_lm_dp_l_1/103-9897676-0687852
Building Tomorrow's Communities - a list of good books http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/listmania/list-browse/-/3LSK64Y8G1KON/qid=1097691107/sr=5-1/ref=sr_5_1/103-9897676-0687852
The Geneva Conventions - The basis of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/genevaconventions
Hart's Ladder of Young People's Participation - INTRODUCTION: Sociologist Roger Hart wrote a book called Children's Participation: The Theory And Practice Of Involving Young Citizens In Community Development And Environmental Care for UNICEF in 1997. This groundbreaking work put the work of young people and adult allies around the world in the context of a global movement for participation, offering needed guidance and criticism of many efforts. The "Ladder of Children's Participation," also called the "Ladder of Youth Participation," is one lasting tool from the book. Definitely see http://www.freechild.org/ladder.htm . The book is available from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1853833223/qid=1097691107/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-9897676-0687852?v=glance&s=books
Hijacking Catastrophe (video) - Everyone should check out this new movie from the Media Education Foundation (MEF). Written and Directed by Sut Jhally & Jeremy Earp, Hijacking Catastrophe examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party used the trauma of the 9/11 terror attacks to advance a pre-existing agenda to radically transform American foreign policy while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home. This is the best documentary that I have seen covering Project
Censored's #1 story from Censored 2004. The documentary places the Bush Administration's false justifications for war in Iraq within the larger context of a two-decade struggle by neoconservatives to dramatically increase military spending in the wake of the Cold War, and to expand American power globally by means of military force. At the same time, the documentary argues that the Bush Administration has sold this radical and controversial plan for aggressive American military intervention by deliberately manipulating intelligence, political imagery, and the fears of the American people after 9/11. Hijacking Catastrophe is narrated by Julian Bond, and features
interviews with more than twenty prominent political observers, including Pentagon whistleblower Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, who witnessed first-hand how the Bush Administration set up a sophisticated propaganda operation to link the anxieties generated by 9/11 to a pre-existing foreign policy agenda that included a preemptive war on Iraq. At its core, the film places the deceptions of the Bush Administration within the larger frame of questions seldom posed in the mainstream: What, exactly, is the agenda that drove the administration's pre-war deceptions? How is 9/11 being used to sell this agenda? And what are the stakes for America, Americans, and the world if this agenda succeeds in being fully implemented during a second Bush term? The DVD features: the full-length program; a 34-minute abridged version that is ideal for house parties, with the option of either Spanish subtitles or dubbing; an extra section entitled "The Economics of Empire;" extended interviews with Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame; Pentagon whistleblower Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski (Air Force, ret.); former Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter; retired Army Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff; and Shadia Drury, one of the world's leading authorities on Leo Strauss and American neoconservatism. CHECK OUT WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE FILM: "Hijacking Catastrophe goes beyond simple Bush-bashing to paint a horrifying portrait of organized U.S. imperialist expansion and public deception stretching back to the early Reagan era." Daily Variety; "Hijacking Catastrophe stands to become an explosive and empowering information weapon in this decisive year in U.S. history." Naomi Klein; "As sober and scarifying as a pilfered confidential file." San Francisco Bay Guardian; "The Media Education Foundation has been carrying out vitally important work on major issues of the day, in a highly meritorious effort to raise public awareness and understanding, work that is particularly crucial in advance of the coming election, which may well cast a long shadow over the country's future." Noam Chomsky; "This is the best, most complete explanation of the motives, the underlying ideology, behind the Bush administration's headlong thrust into war with Iraq on the heels of 9/11 I have seen. It answers the question so many citizens are asking with increasing frequency, 'We know it's about oil - but is that all?'" Wilson "Woody" Powell | Executive Director of Veterans for Peace. Visit http://www.mef.tv/ to purchase your copy on VHS or DVD for $19.95.
The Jade Book - visit our website – www.colossalcreations.com – to see what we have been working on. Only three months ago, on March 3rd, we unveiled a sculpture, The Jade Book: A Stone of Hope, and launched our Project Stone of Hope. It has already begun to make a difference, inspiring students in one school (Gleneagle Secondary) to put love in action and create a Stone of Hope Scholarship fund for a student in great financial need. We have received much coverage in print media in BC and have also been on CBC radio. Students are “blown away” by the sculpture and many have used words like “phenomenal” to describe the project. The nature of our Project Stone of Hope is such that we travel with The Jade Book, primarily to schools, show a video, give a lecture called “Hewing a Stone of Hope,” have a question and answer period, and let the students touch The Jade Book (they love this part). We give them a signed postcard that has a photo of The Jade Book on the front of it; this is meant to be a small stone of hope for them to take away with them as a reminder of what they saw and heard (they love this also). We have only been able to go to local events because of the expense of travelling further away with the sculpture, but it is our dream to plan an educational tour across Canada someday. For more than three years now, we have used so much of our time, energy, and money to get this far. We want to keep Project Stone of Hope alive because it has proved to be something that works, and we have complete faith in its enormous potential for good. We are in need of sponsorship, more bookings (of our presentation and travelling exhibit), and more book sales (of the printed companion book I wrote based on the sculpture and also entitled, The Jade Book: A Stone of Hope). We hope that you will be able to give us some ideas/direction. Support in any form would be much appreciated. We are moving a huge boulder; we’ve managed to turn it over, but now we need help to keep it rolling. For more information: Daniela G. Vance, Colossal Creations, web site www.colossalcreations.com ; email email@example.com ; 604-945-7538 phone, 604-945-7528 fax
Nonviolent Change Journal is now available to be viewed at the website: http://www.circlepoint.org . If you wish to get an email attachment rather than viewing the Journal on the website, please email Steve Sachs at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe" (Times Books), Professor Graham Allison of Harvard University, a former senior Pentagon official. See article at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/482591.html
New book and movie entitled, "PeaceJam: How Young People Can Make Peace in Their Schools and Communities". Both the book and the DVD/Video feature 12 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates working with youth, and they are an extremely powerful tool for working with young people. Please let your membership know about this extremely effective kit, which costs less than $50! The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and ten other Nobel Peace Prize winners helping young people in crisis -- what an amazing combination! See http://www.peacejam.org/
Proposals/Solutions http://www.peace.ca/proposal.htm :
Inspiring Quotes http://www.peace.ca/inspiringquotations.htm :
"I must say that when I remember, those individuals who have given their lives for this country, for democracy and our freedom, when I think about the poem, ‘ In Flanders Fields’ which we all hear on November 11, every year, and when those words echo through the years, ‘Take up our Quarrel with the Foe…for if you falter, then we will not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders Field’ I am forced to remember what that really means. We cannot fail those soldiers, we, who treasure freedom, must fight for those who are too weak to fight, for those who can no longer fight. We do not need to shed blood, or take a life,… we take up the fight for freedom and democracy, when we stand up against cruel, horrific policies which threaten life!" Catherine Whelan Costen
List Servers http://www.peace.ca/usergroup.htm :
Invitation to Quebec Peacebuilders and Peace Educators of all sorts to join the Quebec Peace Education Initiative - I would like to invite you to be a member of our list of email recipients, for the newly formed Quebec Peace Education Initiative. We are using the new Yahoo Groups tool to promote discussion, networking, information dissemination and conferencing (and to improve service to you and save work ;-) One of our first goals is to initiate Annual Peace Education Conferences in Quebec. This is therefore an efficient communication tool to stay informed of peace education developments and for taking peace education in Quebec to a higher level. If you would like to subscribe, simply click on email@example.com and send a blank email. I am looking forward to your ideas, input and participation!
Invitation à joindre la liste d'envoi québécois de l'Enseignement à la paix - Je voudrais vous inviter à joindre la liste d'envoi québécois de l'Enseignement à la paix. Nous utilisons ce groupe de discussion Yahoo pour promouvoir la discussion, le réseautage, la diffusion de l'information et la tenue de conférences (ainsi que pour améliorer le service et sauver un peu de travail à nos lecteurs / participants ;-) . Un de nos premiers objectifs est d'initier des conférences annuelles sur l'Enseignement à la paix au Québec. Cette liste d'envoi est un outil formidable pour diffuser l'information au sujet d'une culture de la paix et l'éducation à la paix au Québec. Si vous aimeriez être sur cette liste, appuyer sur le lien firstname.lastname@example.org et envoyer un message sans contenu. Au plaisir de vous s'y retrouver!
International Justice Tribune, the independent newsletter reporting on international criminal justice, is available on http://www.justicetribune.com/index_uk.htm
Careers in Peacebuilding http://www.peace.ca/careers.htm : (with thanks to Janet Hudgins for the idea to have a section of our web site for careers in peace)
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. In pursuit of this vision, AI’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. For positions at AI, see http://www.amnesty.org/jobs
CANADEM is a non-profit agency dedicated to advancing international peace and security through the recruitment, screening, promotion and rapid mobilization of Canadian expertise. For positions at CANADEM, see http://www.canadem.ca/jobpostings
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is about helping people to help themselves. In just one generation, progress has been made in numerous developing countries around the world, with help from countries like Canada. CIDA administers most of Canada's $2.87-billion development assistance program. CIDA works closely with the Department of National Defence and Foreign Affairs Canada in delivering Canadian assistance to countries affected by poverty, conflict, or natural disasters. This approach is known as the three "Ds": diplomacy, defence, and development. For positions at CIDA, see http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/workin-e.htm
DEVNETJOBS is a gateway to International Development Jobs and Consultancy Assignments in International NGOs, Foundations, UN, Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies. For positions available through DEVNETJOBS, see www.DevNetJobs.org . Free jobs newsletter, see http://220.127.116.11/
Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC) supports Canadians abroad, works towards a more peaceful and secure world, and promotes our culture and values internationally. The former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has been split into two separate departments. All services, programs and activities previously offered by DFAIT are now offered by: Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC) and International Trade Canada (ITCan) . For positions at Foreign Affairs Canada, see http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/ni-ka/employment-en.asp
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 17 July 1998, when 120 States participating in the "United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court" adopted the Statute. This is the first ever permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to promote the rule of law and ensure that the gravest international crimes do not go unpunished. For positions at the ICC, see http://www.icc-cpi.int/jobs/guidelines.html
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It directs and coordinates the international relief activities conducted by the Movement in situations of conflict. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. For positions at the Red Cross/Red Crescent, see http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/jobs?OpenDocument
Save the Children is a leading nonprofit humanitarian relief and development organization working in more than 40 countries throughout the developing world and the United States. Our mission is to create lasting, positive change in the lives of children in need. For positions at Save the Children, see http://www.savethechildren.org/careers/index.asp
The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 by 51 countries committed to preserving peace through international cooperation and collective security. Today, nearly every nation in the world belongs to the UN: membership totals 191 countries*. When States become Members of the United Nations, they agree to accept the obligations of the UN Charter, an international treaty that sets out basic principles of international relations. According to the Charter, the UN has four purposes: to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. For positions at the UN, see https://jobs.un.org/release1/vacancy/vacancy.asp . Also, see the organization chart of UN organizations at http://www.un.org/aboutun/chart.html which has links to the respective web sites (and you can search for positions there).
UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) is, as indicated in our mission statement: Mandated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and help them reach their full potential ... For positions at UNICEF, see http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index.html
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs. Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal : to build peace in the minds of men. (more) For positions at UNESCO, see http://www.unesco.org/per/index.html
The World Bank Group’s mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty. The Bank promotes growth to create jobs and to empower poor people to take advantage of these opportunities ...more For positions at the World Bank Group, see http://www.worldbank.org/careers
World Health Organization ("WHO") is the United Nations specialized agency for health. For positions at WHO, see http://www.who.int/employment/en/
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Rotary Clubs, Other Service Clubs, and Peace - Peace organizations are often looking for support, resources and an introduction to the corporate world. I recommend you consider both Rotary and Lions Clubs. Essentially they both have "helping to advance peace in our communities and the world" in their missions. My experience is with Rotary Clubs and so I will share some of that "intelligence". See http://www.peace.ca/rotarynetwork.htm
The Bush Doctrine and the U.S. Military - U.S. foreign policy rests on three main pillars: a doctrine of unrivaled military supremacy, the concept of preemptive or preventive war, and a willingness to act unilaterally if multilateral cooperation cannot be achieved. The United States-led invasion of Iraq represents the first application of a new national security policy that has come to be known as the Bush doctrine, after President George W. Bush. The Bush doctrine signals a radical break from previous national security strategies and fundamentally changes the way the United States may act toward the rest of the world. The arguments against the doctrine, expressed both before and since the invasion of Iraq, accuse it of leading the United States to act unilaterally and to behave arrogantly. The United States risks alienating world opinion, critics of the doctrine say, thereby jeopardizing the international cooperation essential to hunt down terrorist organizations. The doctrine of preemptive war, these critics add, is likely to encourage rather than discourage the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and if adopted by other nations, could increase the likelihood of regional conflicts. This brief guide is intended as a starting point toward understanding the Bush doctrine and recent shifts in U.S. national security policy. It also provides links to related information in Encarta Encyclopedia. See http://www.peace.ca/bushdoctrine.htm
Questions? contact Bob Stewart at email@example.comPosted by Evelin at October 24, 2004 10:54 PM