Non-violence, find peace - World Peace Society of Australia

Non-violence, find peace - World Peace Society of Australia

Warmaking doesn't stop warmaking. If it did, our problems would have stopped millennia ago - Colman McCarthy

Lesson Plans

Teachers: we know how important it is to have the resources you need. Click here for the full list. The following is a selection:

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Non-violence, find peace - World Peace Society of Australia Seven minutes to change the world

Here's seven 1 minute actions you can take at your school to make peace happen, and realize that "Peace begins with me". Please let us know of your efforts as we will feature them on our website.

1. Proclaim "World Peace Day" at your school

September 11 should always be remembered not as the day that more conflicts were born, but as the day individuals initiated 'Peace Begins With Me'. Proclaiming 'World Peace Day' at your school will be a poignant reminder of your schools commitment to peace. Click here for a sample letter students can print out, sign and give to their Principal.

2. Join in the "World's Biggest Hug for Peace"

Students can 'Pledge-A-Hug' now: How many people can you hug?!

Teachers to hold a 'Hug' is very simple. Click here for a sample lesson plan.

Non-violence, find peace - World Peace Society of Australia

3. Join the 'Peace Begins with Me' program

It's so easy for students to participate!

The "Peace Begins with Me" program is built around the simple notion that lasting peace begins in the hearts and minds of us all. It is simple mathematics to realize that peace in our thoughts, prayers and meditations translates into peace in the world. While there is still anger and hate within and between us, then somewhere it will have to be vented, and so there is conflict and war.

If you click here you can add your own 'Peace Begins with Me' moments  - we would love your suggestions

4. One minute's silence

Still the most potent method of reflecting upon peace is the simplest. A calming, silent peace meditation where students contemplate peace in their own lives and perhaps those of their ancestors remains a lasting experience of peace.

5. Plant a "Peace Tree" or "Garden"

A simple gesture that lasts for years is to plant a tree for peace. The olive tree or the peace lily are both very powerful symbols, but any tree or garden will suffice to encourage reflection on the noble goal of lasting peace. Email Us or snail-mail your photos.

6. Email world leaders

Click here to send email messages of peace to international world leaders. This process will demonstrate to the students democratic values and their ability to participate in the process of government.

7. Get Creative for Peace

Write a poem or create some artwork for peace and we will feature it on the World Peace website - its that easy! Click here to read some peace poems already submitted, and click here to see some peace art. Email or snail mail photos of artworks.

Non-violence, find peace - World Peace Society of Australia

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