The Robert Muller Schools

The Robert Muller Schools Implement the World Core Curriculum formulated by Dr. Robert Muller, noted author and Advisor to PTP. The purpose is to bring about right human relationships and understanding of :
1) Our Planetary Home and place in the Universe,
2) The Family of Humanity,
3) Our Place in Time, and
4) The Miracle of Individual Human Life. We have videos, publications, and Teacher Training available.

The Robert Muller School International Coordinating Center in Arlington, TX, USA, is Coordinating GEMUN XIII (the thirteenth annual Global Elementary Model United Nations) this year. We believe that children who are still in elementary grade levels are most able to receive and grasp the significance of the United Nations without prejudice and that the understanding will last a lifetime.

The program involves hundreds of children from around the world who role-play Delegations to the United Nations. They write and debate resolutions to solve real issues before the United Nations. The General Session is held at a local Texas College each spring. High School students take the responsibility to role-play Secretariat. Any adult is welcome to Sponsor Delegations.

Quiron Team Of Educational Research

Quiron Team of Educational Research gathers professors and researchers from the Department of Theory and History of Education at Complutense University (Madrid). Our research interests are focused on Philosophy, Anthropology and Politics of Education and include subjects such as: Moral and Civic Education, Education for Peace and Human Rights, Multicultural Education, etc.

We understand a Culture of Peace as a way of living, which promotes truth over lie and where everybody has the right to defend her/his own arguments and the reasons that move her/him to act. We understand a Culture of Peace to be a way of living, which promotes solidarity over selfishness and where everybody feels part of a common human project.

As scholars, we try to promote such a Culture of Peace through education and pedagogical research. During the last years several research projects have been carried out around this topic: Pupils’ experience of rights Worldwide situation of the right to education Images of ‘the other’ in childhood …These projects have used very innovative methodological approaches and have taken advantage of the communicative possibilities offered by the Information Technology and the Internet.

This year the book: Human Rights Teaching. Thirty Questions, Twelve Answers and Seventy-Six Activities has been published by members of the Team. The book consists in a textbook full of very practical ideas, activities and suggestions on human rights teaching for Infant, Primary and Secondary School levels, to work both at school and outside school.

Special attention has been paid to include activities for mentally disabled people too. Based on the book, the research project "Education for Peace: live behind images", in progress, tries to know how children read images of other children in war conflict as usually seen in the media.

Peace Education Center

Founded in 1988, the Notre Dame University Peace Education Center of the Philippines works to manifest the vision-mission of the University:

"NDU is a community of living witnesses to the (Gospel) Values through Teaching, Research and Extension services. (It) is a center of meeting and dialogue between science and faith, culture and life, culture and faith."

Its initial activity was to create a group of teachers and administrators who studied together to serve as animators infusing the modules and practices within the NDU community with Peace ideas and values. The University is the main nodal center in Peace and Development studies in Mindanao. It grants degrees (MA, Ph.D, Ed.D) in Peace and Development.

The Peace Education Center has the following programs and services:

  • Educating for Peace-this is the core-subject in the University, providing training and updates for Peace Education teachers, as well as staff and volunteers of the Center. The Center goes to other schools as a regular part of its outreach, to help their teachers and administrators create their own Peace-infused curriculum and Peace centers.
  • Skills training for Peace Workers-the Center offers skills training on facilitating, dialog, mediation and other non-violent, pro-active and creative ways of resolving conflict and building Peace. The Center works closely with the Office of Student Services on a Peer Mediation Program, sponsoring round-table discussions, and symposia on Peace and Development issues.
  • Direct Intervention in Conflict Situations-The Center establishes linkage with government and non-governmental agencies and other groups that serve communities in conflict through confidence-building projects and Peace and Development activities for the affected populace. A desk for Muslim-Christian Dialogue under this program is involved directly with inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue initiatives in Mindanao and the rest of the country.

International Day Of Peace

21 September, Annually

UN Peace Messenger

Peace Begins With Ourselves, Living In Harmony With One Another And With The Earth.

What :    The International Day of Peace (IDP) provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of Peace on a shared date. Use the Internation al Day of Peace annually to highlight the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World, 2001 to 2010.

Established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 , the International Day of Peace was first celebrated September 1982 .

When:    Annually, 21 September — The International Day of Peace

Where: Wherever you are.

Who:   You and all who care about building Cultures of Peace for the children of this and future generations.

Why:    To mark our individual and collective progress toward building Cultures of Peace, and serve as a reminder of our permanent commitment to Peace, above all interests and differences of any kind.

Individuals and Nations, acting in concert, DO make a difference in the quality of our lives, our institutions, our environment and our planetary future. Through co-operation, we manifest the essential Spirit that unites us amid our diverse ways.

How:   Through various paths to personal and planetary Peace:

©   Join people throughout the world in one minute of silence (or more!) this Day, and at NOON every day, in our common commitment to Peace.

©   Ring a bell, light a candle for Peace.

©   Plan a local event. Use schools, places of worship, libraries, parks, or municipal buildings to host events. Use the day to build partnerships within your community. Involve children.

©   Incorporate prayer and meditation into your plans. Join with others to create a global International Day of Peace Vigil www.idpvigil.com/

©   Use universal invocations/prayers such as May Peace Prevail on Earth www.worldpeace.org/ and the Great Invocation www.worldgoodwill.org/

©   Learn universal mudras for Peace www.divinityproject.org/ .

©   Promote the Day as one dedicated to nonviolence and global ceasefire www.peaceoneday.org/ .

©   Plant a Peace Pole or have a World Peace Flag Ceremony. www.worldpeace.org/

©   Participate in a PeaceBuilding project that is inter-generational, intercultural www.WeWantPeaceOnEarth.com

©   Join alliances of youth organizations uniting for a culture of peace www.takingitglobal.org/joingyan.

©   Promote media attention for the Day. UN General Assembly Resolution A/55/282 www.un.org/events/peaceday http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/55/a55r/282.pdf .

©   Engage in UN Days & Years meditation www.UNmeditation.org/

©   Ask your government officials to proclaim each 21 September as International Day of Peace Holiday.

©   Be kind, forgiving and compassionate in all relationships, with all circles of life < www.forgiven e ssworks.o r g >, www.beliefnet.com/

©   Join the Peace Team with a daily practice www.newhorizons.org/future/king2.htm

©   Honor “Hear the Children Day of Peace” during September-Culture of Peace Month

©   Become involved in the UN International Decade for a Culture of Peace www.cpnn-new-england.org .

©   11 th National IDP Observance with school programme by UNA’s Education Committee, Principal, Teachers and Pupils United Nations Association Sri Lanka www.wfuna.org/site/countries/srilanka.htm

©   Use and adapt World Peace Plan 2010 www.robertmuller.org . www.earthpax.net

©   Peace Day Celebrations in Belgium , including Symposium on Health Sustainability and Spiritual World Citizenship by Association of World Citizens, Netherlands ; www.worldcitizens.org/

©   International Advertising Festival of Rio de Janeiro, is promoting "Grande Prêmio da Paz" in all media www.conscius.com.br/ .

©   Presentation to the Collective Vision and Spiritual Activism Conference www.visionarylead.org/ .

©   Noon meditation; works with teachers and school children on peace through planetary citizenship and sustainable development. International Children’s Peace Council, Italy www.solidea.org/ospiti/icpc_index_e.htm

©   IDP 24-hour peace vigil, A Course In Miracles Int’l www.acimi.com/international_day_of_peace.htm

©   Initiating video conversations on Peace through ethical and spiritual values edmee

©   16 th annual IDP noon ceremony of silence and joyful sound, Peal for Peace, Inuvik www.inuvik.net/polar

©   Olof Palme Peace Foundation volunteer services at hospital, HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, donation of necessities to orphanage in Accra , Ghana and youth sporting activities during Culture of Peace Week www.wethepeoples.org

©   Launch Peace Encouragement Program, a People’s Plea for Peace; PeaceWishPostCard; school Peace Song contest; candlelight vigil and public talk, Kathmandu . Friends Service Council Nepal .

©   Programs for children in Uzbekistan through Center of Young Activists “Youth Intellectuals”

©   Meditation focus on IDP with Peacebuilders and Peacemakers worldwide using prayers and Great Invocation, Rainbow Bridge Centre, South Africa .

©   Minute of silence and bell ringing, with messages of world’s children, involving media, educational systems and inter-generational Peacebuilding practices. Service to the aged, refugees and environmental protection, Message of Peace Foundation, Ghana .

©   Listen to special tape and broadcast for IDP. New Dimensions Broadcasting. www.newdimensions.org

©   Educating youth turn away from unpeaceful activities and more towards the promotion of the culture of peace. Peace march of 3000 youths around the city of Yaounde organized by the Foundation for Peace and Solidarity , Cameroon .

©   Special event at University for Peace, Costa Rica; Chancellor Robert Muller’s proposal that on Peace Day, people send contributions to their preferred UN world Programme/Agency; www.upeace.org/

©   Promoting peace through meditation, invoking love into USA national heart center. Los Angeles Heart Meditation www.getty.edu.museum

©   Inauguration of Children’s Peace Movement International; Interdenominational Prayer Congress for World Peace. Church Service; Peace Rally with Delivery of Children’s Letter to the President demanding peace-based government. WHEDA Nigeria .

©   IDP 24-Hour Peace Meditation Vigil, The Sundial House Group, England www.creativemeditation.org

©   Peace Education for Sustainable Development Programme for Kashmir Valley . Valley Commonwealth Public School .

©   Peace Rally, Seniors for Peace, Redwood Retirement Community, www.filmarts.org

©   Prayers for Peace, Tribal Elders of Tiburon Community Congregational Church.

©   World Peace Prayer Ceremony, Byakko Shinko Kai, Japan www.byakko.or.jp/en , World Peace Prayer Society, www.worldpeace.org , www.wppsallanton.btinternet.co.uk

©   Peace through poor people’s development programmes, Rural Development & Youth Training Institute, Kota district, India .

©   Peace Circle in Quezon City , Phillipinnes, The Peacemakers’ Circle, URI. mailto:toots_bocc@hotmail.com

©   Banner of Peace and Peace Plaque ceremony, Triangle Centre; 24-hour Global Meditation and Prayer Vigil, New Zealand www.intuition-in-service.org

©   Children’s Peace Messages, International Art Display by Youth, Peace Day Proclamations, Interfaith Rose Sharing and Peace Doves, CA State Capitol, International World Peace Rose Gardens www.WorldPeaceRoseGardens.org

©   Work a Day for Peace, 21/22 September. Kit available, Nonviolent Peaceforce , Sri Lanka mailto:dayforpeace@nonviolentpeaceforce.org

©   Prayer for Peace – “Path of Peace”, The Academy for Future Science, www.keysofenoch.org

©   IDP Message from K. Ozawa, UNICEF Mongolia

©   “Peace Bell ” at noon and silent Circle for Peace, UN Geneva

©   Gathering and ceremonies at Wanganui peace sculpture, Operation Peace Through Unity, New Zealand

©   Moment of silence at noon , followed by gong, eucharistic celebration and prayers for Peace, Toronto

©   IDP Proclamations by counties, states and countries

©   International Week of Peace activities, including Peace Africa Youth Centres and schools around South Africa, National Conference on Globalised Racism and the Search for Peace and Justice, and launch of Peace park and Life Centre in Kwazulu Natal. Umtapo , South Africa . www.umtapo.co.zu

©   Students engaged with media stations, Mayor’s office through Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E.), Flint Southwestern Academy High School . mailto:91sharon@comcast.net

©   Procession at Lusaka with 400 children from Fountain of Hope Orphanage; treeplanting ceremony, (40 trees donated by Zambian Forestry Dept.) covered by all media. www.times.co.zm ,

©   Assembly at the Udhailiyah School, Saudi Arabia, with peace songs and peace balloon launching, bell ringing and moment of silence.

©   Special IDP newsletter featuring prominent Peacebuilders distributed to 8,000 people by The Lifebridge Foundation www.lifebridge.org

©   Share the Spirit of Peace International Youth Summit at UN and World Peace Prayer Sanctuary, NY, inaugurated by Vermont Peace Institute, Inc. www.sharethespiritofpeace.org

©   E-mail message promoting IDP by Institure for Multi-Track Diplomacy www.imtd.org

©   Peace Pledge signed by 4 th – 8 th grade students of St. Mary’s School, Yap , Micronesia

©   Special article about the U.N and IDP, “A Living Instrument of Peace,” by The Peace Company www.thepeacecompany.com

©   “Talisman of Peace”, a tool for conflict resolution mediators, offered in San Francisco by the Artship Foundation

©   “Peace On The Hill” Celebration and Children’s Letter-Writing Campaign for a Day of Peace for the City of Minneapolis, by The Peace Project Group, 1 st Unitarian Society, www.unitarian.org/fus

©   Peace Painting, Poetry for Peace, Dhamma Bicycle Race, Peace Studies, and Peace Pole Ceremony. with student monks, students and teachers of 16 primary and secondary schools. Dhamma Park Foundation, Thailand

©   Cultural performances of dance, music and theatre; noon minute of silence and Call to Peace; Peacebuilding activities in Chicago Public Schools during Peace Days (7-21 Sept). The Peace School www.peaceschool.org

©   Trainers attended Peace Events in townships of Cape Town . Quaker Peace Centre, South Africa www.quaker.org/capetown/

©   Special Calendar for September 2003, listing IDP Lepoco Peace Center , Bethlehem , PA www.lepoco.org

©   “Youth Unite for Peace” gathering with inter-religious prayers, candle lighting for peace, cultural performances by school children, speeches, and poems. Apeadu Peace Center www.childrenoftheearth.org/acpc.htm

©   “Peace is a Verb” National radio broadcast for Peace Week, Sept 15 th to 21 st (program # 2992), New Dimensions Broadcasting Network, www.newdimensions.org

©   Global Weblink Connection for the World Peace Festival in Amenia , NY and IDP Celebration, Central Park , NY . www.worldpujs.org

©   Service for Peace as part of “World Peace through Interreligious Actions and Dialogue,” and other ODP observances. Religious Youth Service, Rivers State , Nigeria

©   Noon Peace Vigil, Ideal Spring International Foundation

©   The Arizona Portal of the Earthdance Festival was scheduled this year to coincide with the International Day of Peace. Desert Trance Family www.desertrance.com

©   One World Live Peace Concert, The Power of Peace, broadcast worldwide. www.worldpeace.org

©   Or… Whatever inspires you as a PeaceBuilder!

©   (Please add your organisation’s activity and website to this list at www.pathwaystopeace.org.)

 

“A Silence That Is Heard Around The World”

— San Francisco Examiner, Sept. 19, 1984

Matsunaga Institute For Peace

The Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace is an academic community designed to explore, develop and share knowledge of Peace through teaching, research, publication, and public service. In doing so, it seeks to promote Peace personally, locally, nationally, and globally through compassionate and nonviolent means. By addressing the major issues of conflict management, community building, and the reduction of violence, the Matsunaga Institute for Peace draws closer to its goal: a world at Peace.

Recognizing the urgent and universal desire for Peace in the world, the Board of Regents of the University of Hawai’i established the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace in 1986. Situated at the crossroads of the Pacific, surrounded by varied cultures, religions and a diversity of political and economic systems, the Matsunaga Institute for Peace has a unique opportunity to explore new and creative ways of building a world where all are free to realize their individual dignity.

Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation

In 1995 Lama Gangchen, founder of the LGWPF presented a proposal for the creation of a permanent spiritual forum inside the United Nations – The UN Spiritual Forum for World Peace – in which all religious denominations, their leaders and representatives can meet in order to concert actions for inner and world Peace. A spiritual forum to identify non-material solutions which should become the principal deliberating body of the most effective inner solutions to outer and inner problems: a human solidarity for the 21st century. The LGWPF is a non-governmental organisation associated to the United Nations since March 1997, the LGWPF was established in 1992:

The LGWPF has been promoting this concept worldwide, presenting it to religious and spiritual leaders, Heads of State, political and prominent world figures in a dedicated effort to invite each to make the best investment for future generations, based on inner Peace as the common language, reinforcing the need for all of us to look more closely at its deeper meaning.

The principal aims of the foundation are to support the development of World Peace by creating the conditions for a real inner Peace educational system at all levels, and by promoting a cultural, spiritual and material exchange between East and West.

The LGWPF founded the following in Nepal:

  • Himalayan Healing Centre and B.P. Koirala Dispensary which offers healthcare and dental care to local residents.
  • Himalayan Broadcasting Network – a Peace Radio with five stations, including United Nations programmes on social welfare and development as well as environmental care.
  • Gangchen Services Association for poor and destitute children.
  • Montesori school for carpet factory workers children.
  • Himalayan International University for yoga and naturopathy.
  • Working for environmental care through Making Peace with the Environment projects and founded the Himalayan Andes Healing Arts Association, organising conferences and field trips, such as to the Amazon rainforests and the Andes.
  • As trustee and executive board member of Save the Elephant Trust, co-sponsored the unveiling of the bronze elephant presented to the United Nations by Kenya, Namibia and Nepal, forever expressing the hope that all animals and human beings may exist in harmony and Peace with nature.
  • The construction of a drinking and irrigation water system has recently been completed in Tibet, Over 250 trees have been planted and presently a new project is underway in collaboration with San Rafael hospital in Italy to build an 80 bed hospital in central Tibet.
  • Revitalisation of alpine and rural cultures through the development of a Meditation and Healing Centre in mountain region of northern Italy, including a permanent cultural exhibition.

Cultural Exchanges:

Reconstruction of monasteries, building of hospitals, dispensaries and schools in Tibet/China, Mongolia, Nepal, India, and so forth, for the support of the culture and spirituality of indigenous people worldwide promoting inter-religious dialogue and understanding to overcome national, racial and religious differences towards international friendship and global harmony.

Peace Message:

By the Power of the Truth Inner Peace and World Peace Now and Forever

James J. Bresky at Apple Charter School

Jim Bresky, (freelance peace activist), teacher, author of the book: CELEBRATING PEACE (American Literary Press, 1996). He works primarily with classroom projects for the children he teaches:

  • Paper Cranes for the Hiroshima Project,
  • The Dream Tree (a peace Christmas tree) during the holidays,
  • Valentines Day – remebrance and preservation of the true legend of valentine,
  • Observance of Hiroshima/Nagasaki in schools, local communities, and on a national and international level especially encouraging government and religious proclamations in the attempt to encourage the 10 am Bell Ringing Ceremony, which honors the International Day of Peace in a unified manner.

James is an 8th grade teacher at Apple Charter School.

Institute For Individual And World Peace

In 1982, the Institute for Individual and World Peace (IIWP) was founded by a group of individuals committed to the "upliftment of the planet through a commitment to the enrichment of individual life." We believe that world peace can be achieved by individuals taking responsibility for peace in their own lives. Our mission is to: Identify and Present the Processes that Lead to Peace. IIWP works as a nonprofit organization through:

The Study of Peace:

We study practical processes that lead toward peace for the purpose of documenting and disseminating these processes into the world.

Presenting the One Accord Workshop Series:

IIWP provides workshops where individuals, leaders, and peacemakers explore and anchor the experience of peace as a day-to-day reality. Our most recent work is extending into the middle and high schools in New York, Pennsylvania, California, New Mexico and Colorado along with e-mail courses that are attended by participants worldwide.

Creating and Participating in Community Peace Projects:

Educational peace project for Jewish, Muslim and Druze school children and teachers in Haifa, Israel -The Luxor Egypt Hospital Project: An international effort to improve and upgrade Hospital facilities – Citizen-to-citizen outreach program between U.S. residents and residents of the former Soviet Union. – Regular Spirit of Service events in Santa Barbara, CA

Sponsoring Windermere Ranch – A Place of Peace:

Owned and operated by IIWP, people can come to Windermere to experience and study peace through contact with nature, horses and wildlife, and by being with other people who are dedicated to peace.

Participating in Peace Presentations:

Parliament of World Religions, Capetown, South Africa
National Conference of Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution
Non Governmental Organization (NGO) conference at the United Nations
East-West Conference in Bardejov, Czechoslovakia, whose focus was to introduce western democratic values to the former eastern bloc countries.

World Women’s Summit Foundation

The WWSF was founded to empower rural women around the world. Their annual Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life is a Peace prize to honor exceptional women and women’s groups working for development and Peace in rural areas. Their annual World Rural Women’s Day, 15th October, increases global awareness of rural women and their contributions to building cultures of Peace. Their Peace Seal campaign, a door-to-door and website-to-website project, is spreading around the world. The Peace Seals say either "My home is a place of Peace," or "My site is a site of Peace."

WWSF’s Arabic newsletter "Building Bridges" connects Arab NGOs and International NGOs working for women’s and children’s rights in a spirit of building cultures of Peace and bridges of understanding. Their World Fund for the Dignity of Children funds organizations working to rehabilitate sexually abused children around the world, and also fights against the sexual exploitation of children. WWSF has also designed a global Peace campaign to unite all peoples who are servants of Peace in a virtual nation without any boundaries or territory.

1) Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life-This award honors annually since 1994 outstanding courageous and creative women who work to improve the quality of life in rural communities around the world. 210 awards (us$500) given so far.

2) World Rural Women’s Day-15 October this day convened by WWSF since 1997 serves to raise awareness of rural women’s contributions to development, equality and Peace and empowers them to demonstrate their indigenous knowledge in preserving life in rural communities.

3) World Fund for the Dignity of Children-This fund created in 1997, sponsors with membership fee prevention and rehabilitation programs of sexually abused children around the world. 14 organizations have so far been sponsored.

4) World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse-19 November launched in the year 2000, the day has as its purpose to create a global culture of prevention of abuse. A global coalition of 125 NGOs have committed to mark the day this year with appropriate local and national activities.

5) Walk Your Talk Global Post Card Campaign to be launched at the UNGASS on children (Sep. 2001) with the purpose to regularly remind heads of states of their promises made to the children of the world. This campaign is especially meant for the youth of the world.

6) Walk Your Talk Award’ (as of 2002) such an award is planned for the world leader who does most to implement the declaration and commitments made at UNGASS on children. It will be given out of Geneva, convened by WWSF in partnership with the global NGO community. Children will honor the head of state and actively participate in organizing the award 0n 20 September (intl. Day for the rights of the child).

World Centers Of Compassion For Children

World Centers of Compassion for Children is a non-profit organization founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams in March 1997. With the support of other Nobel Peace Laureates and Betty’s reputation for more than twenty years of Peace work following receipt of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in Northern Ireland, WCCC. held the first "Mothers of the Earth for World Peace" Summit in Vienna, Austria in June 1997. Since the Summit, our work has taken us worldwide – to Japan, Russia, Chechnya, South Africa and other countries. The continuing calls for our assistance and Betty’s leadership and experience show us that there is much to do to change the world for the children.

World Centers of Compassion for Children is based in Florida. As well, the organization has representatives in Northern Ireland, Italy, Nigeria, Russia, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Japan.

You don’t have to win the Nobel Peace Prize to work for Peace. The simple premise of unconditional love and non-violence so beautifully brought to life by Gandhi and Martin Luther King can be practiced by all people. Teach only this to your children. If you’ll do just that one simple thing, together, we can heal the world.

We envision the ushering in of the next millennium built on a new paradigm of Peace and justice, grounded in the need to change not what but how we see. Our mission must be to perceive race, religion, politics and economics in a different light so that these forces do not kill our children or perpetuate hatred and violence, generation after generation. This sickening cycle of useless violence can be stopped by teaching the world’s children Peace through love, nurturing and education through WCCC. programs. Our mission is to create a strong political voice for children in areas of stress due to war, hunger or social, economic, or political upheaval and to respond to their expressed needs materially and emotionally. This work includes the determination to feed, clothe and nurture these children while creating an environment in which we can help to reconnect the child to the family, the family to the community, and the community to the nation, and nations to one another – resulting in environments that are capable of sustaining themselves according to high human ideals.

Then, truly, we can say … "A little child shall lead them."