Petals of Peace Education
In relation to our discussion of the eight peace keys, we have also discussed another model called the Petals of Peace Education. We have highlighted that both models highlight their goals to promote peace and development in various regions of the world. Furthermore, we discussed the difference underlying in both models. The UN Peace Keys emphasizes on the importance of education for sustainable development.
1. Dismantling the culture of war
2. Living with justice and compassion
3. Building cultural respect, reconciliation & solidarity
4. Promoting human rights and responsibilities
5. Living in harmony with the earth
6. Cultivating inner peace
Peace work and initiatives in the world
The promotion of peace and development can take form through various mediums such as initiatives, programs and policies by individuals, local government units (LGUs), national government, policy groups, cultural & scientific work, educational efforts, business ventures, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations, and other movements in the promotion of the UN Peace Keys. In the past sessions, we have discussed examples of peace initiatives around the world. Furthermore, we came to realize that everyone could contribute to the promotion of peace. It takes a matter of passion, dedication and action to make this happen. Now is the time to explore your own passion for peace development in your communities.
What are various conflicts that surface in your community? How are various institutions responding to it? How will you be able to help in the resolution of this problem?