From Commitment to Action -4 January 2011

Following the United Nations Study on Violence againt Children, Religions for Peace and Unicef initiated an inter-religious reflection and dialogue that led to the 2006 "Multi-religious Commitment to Confront Violence against Children" (the Kyoto Declaration). The Kyoto Declaration is a testament to the shared recognition of the inherent dignity and value of children. It also calls all religious communities to join in an alliance to protect and promote the well-being of children.

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La Liberté, c'est quoi? -5 January 2011

une première initiation au questionnement à tous les enfants qui se posent des questions importantes sur eux-mêmes, la vie, le monde. Une collection indispensable pour les adultes qui souhaitent leur offrir un dialogue plutôt que des réponses toutes faites!

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Ensemble Tsédaka -5 January 2011

Comment expliquer la solidarité aux jeunes? De quelle manière semer les graines qui permettront que germe dans la société de demain une aptitude à "vivre ensemble", à tendre la main aux plus fragiles?

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Ceci est l'Islam -6 January 2011

Le fondement de l'Islam est le point commun du message de tous les messagers- que la paix et le salut d'Allah soient sur eux-, c'est à dire la soumission de la face et du coeur à Allah.

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les Religions -6 January 2011

La religion joue un rôle capital pour des millions de personnes.Croire en Dieu, ou en plusieurs Dieux donne un sens et un but à leur vie. Croyances, doctrines et textes sacrés sont leurs guides moraux, et les chefs religieux qui dispensent les enseignements deviennent parfois leurs modèles.

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The Absorbent Mind -6 January 2011

this achievment by a being born with great potentialities, yet so weak in body, so lacking in all the usual faculties of the mind that he may almost be called a zero, and who after no more than six years already surpasses all other species, is indeed one of the greatest mysteries of life

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Child Education -6 January 2011

School have been transformed; the schools of a few decades ago seem outdated by centuries. Concepts oh education follow out the new trend of gentlness and forbearance both at home and in school in dealing with the children

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Education and Peace -6 January 2011

The question of peace connot be discussed properly from a merely negative point of view, as politics ordinarily regards it, in the narrow sense of advoiding war and resolving conflicts between nations without recourse to violence

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What you should know about your child -6 January 2011

If education is aid to life, two conclusions are inevitables. The first conclusion is that education must begin with begining of life itself. The second conclusion is that education must assume an aspect very different from the one it has assumed for ages: education can no longer retain the form of mere teaching with which it has been synonymous up to the present

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From Childhood to Adolescence -6 January 2011

from childhood to adolescence is unique among the other Montessori books dealing with these developments as it also contains two chapters on education during adolescence and one on Dr. Montessori's views of the fonction of the university.

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The Discovery of the Child -6 January 2011

The Mental revelations of little children place to live in an environment created to meet their inner needs have revealed forms of works, a capacity for perseverance, qualities of obedience and calmness and an intellectual progress which have not been met with before.

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A brief Overview -6 January 2011

the Montessori approach has the greatest flexibility in permiting individual lessons and progress, while still retaining group sessions at no expense to the individual child. This publication gives a brief over view of this system of education, dealing with its principles, results and practical requirements

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Games for Actors and Non Actors -6 January 2011

Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best-selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone - actors and non-actors alike!

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Human Rights Education in the school Systems of Europe, Central AHuman Rights Education in the schoo -6 January 2011

Human Rights Education in the school Systems of Europe, Central Asia, and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice aims to support quality teaching in these areas ans to inspire educational policymakers (those working in education ministries and local school boards) and administrators, teachers, teachers training, non-formal educators and all other interested actors, as well as to facilitate networking ant the exchange of experience amoung education profisionals

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Religious Diversity -7 January 2011

Religious diversity is a fact. Not all the religious people in the world are Christian, even to the most wishful of thinkers; and the consequences of a sympathetic or even a realistic view of others for Christian theological or even a realistic view of others for Christian theological positions wich would claim a monopoly on truth are devasting

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Springs of Living Water -7 January 2011

By reading the BIlble in common, listening to each other and praying together, Christians from different denominations and all parts of the world are spiritually edified as they progress on their common journey towards the full and visible manifestation of God-given unity

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Youth who Shine with the Light of God -7 January 2011

Youth is one of the most wonderful times of life. It is a time when everything in life is new and filled with a sense of wonder and discovery. every place we visit, everything we see, can be a new experience that will remain with us for the rest of our lives. Youth is the time when we learn what really intersts us, what we really enjoy doing. It is the time when we make friends who, with luck, will still be our friends when we are old and retired

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How to be a Perfect Stranger; vol 1 -7 January 2011

These are just a few of the basic, very practical questions answered in "How to Be a Perfect Stranger": A lively, straightforward guide to the basic service and ceremonies af all major religions and denominations in America, it is based on information obtained directly from each of them

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Child protection -10 January 2011

The fulfilment of children’s rights, including those to protection, depends on a global movement in which everybody not only understands and respects their duties to children, but also acts upon them. Parliaments and their members can and should be among the foremost champions of child protection. They can legislate, oversee government activity, allocate financial resources and, as leaders within their nations and communities, raise awareness of issues and provide advocacy

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La Protection de l'enfant -10 January 2011

La réalisation des droits de l’enfant, celle, notamment, de son droit d’être protégé, suppose un mouvement d’envergure mondiale: désormais, il ne suffit plus simplement de reconnaître et de comprendre les devoirs de la société envers les enfants, mais d’agir pour traduire ces convictions en actes. Les parlements et leurs membres peuvent être les meilleurs champions de la protection de l’enfant; mieux, ils le doivent. Ils peuvent légiférer, superviser l’action du gouvernement et allouer des ressources financières; et comme responsables nationaux et notables locaux, ils peuvent attirer l’attention sur des questions importantes et sensibiliser l’opinion.

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Semantics or Substance? TOwards a shared understanding of terminology referring to the sexual abuse -10 January 2011

Millions of children around the world are sexually exploited and abused. Children from poor countries as well as rich, boys as well as girls, face the threat of sexual abuse or exploitation. No region or country is immune. An estimated 2 million children globally are exploited in the commercial sex trade; more than a million children are trafficked for all purposes each year. Children who are trafficked are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation. ese figures speak to a massive failure of protection for children.

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Empowerment Througt Media Education an Intercultural DIialogue -10 January 2011

Although media, digital and information divides certainly do exist in the world, more and more people have access to a steadily swelling flow of material through many new channels. An interactive and mobile media society has grown up alongside the traditional mass media society. More and more, media use is media activity-passive consumers are becoming active media producers. In the midst of these developments are children and youth

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Violence against Children- What do NGOs know? What do NGOs say? -11 January 2011

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) sets a unique framework to address violence against children. Article 3 establishes that “in all actions concerning children, (...) the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration”. While taking into account the rights and duties of any individual legally responsible for the child, States Parties undertake to ensure the child such protection and care as is necessary for his or her well-being.

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Refugee Children -11 January 2011

Close to half of the world's 17 million refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR are children under the age of 18 years. The largest number of refugees-including refugee children- continue to be from and in Africa as well as the Central Asia, South West Asia, North Africa, and Middle East (CASWANAME)region.

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The Child Labour Problem -11 January 2011

The Child Labour Problem. Issues and Solutions is the most recently published number of Defence for Children's Monitor. This number, dedicated to the child labour issue, is published at the time of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of DCI. It is an outcome of the cooperation of DCI with IREWOC, the Foundation for International Research on the Exploitation of Working Children. The book presents articles with different views on child labour policy ranging from proponents of a respectful approach to children's decision to work towards proponents of the total eradication of child labour. It also contains some articles that give insight into special cases of working children.

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Pawns of politics Children, conflict and peace in Northern Uganda -11 January 2011

For more than a decade, World Vision has worked with the communities in northern Uganda to help them cope with the impacts of war. At World Vision’s Children of War Centre in Gulu, children who escape from captivity under the Lord’s Resistance Army are helped to return home and rebuild their lives through psychosocial counselling, healthcare, education and vocational training. In the camps for displaced persons, food, water and shelter only begin to address the needs of millions of families forced from their homes. We can give blankets to night commuters, but we also need to end the fear that drives them to leave home. The insecurity and costs of this war for everyone over the years is a price that is too high to pay

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The White Book of our Future -11 January 2011

The White Book of our Future is an educational initiative launched by UNESCO and P.A.U. Education, which has already been implemented in Mali and Honduras. The project is currently being carried out by P.A.U. Education and coordinated locally by Caritas in Egypt. It aims to encourage street children to express their thoughts regarding the issues which surround them and to reflect on their future. The White Book of our Future hopes to encourage children to express themselves and to raise their awareness of their own skills. It also seeks to foster in-depth debate in society regarding the plight of these children so that it decides to consider their right to participate fully in it.

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Ending legalised violence against children -11 January 2011

Hitting people is wrong – and children are people too. Corporal punishment of children breaches their fundamental rights to respect for their human dignity and physical integrity. Its legality breaches their right to equal protection under the law. Urgent action is needed in every region of the world to respect fully the rights of all children – the smallest and most fragile of people. This report reviews law and policy in relation to corporal punishment and deliberate humiliation of children throughout the world. It makes recommendations for law reform and other measures which it is hoped will be adopted and pursued urgently, at national, regional and international levels, in the context of follow-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children.

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The State of the World's Children 2003 -12 January 2011

Each generation is faced with new challenges – listening for and to the views of children is one of ours. This year, The State of the World’s Children focuses on the responsibility of adults to seek out the perspectives and opinions of children and to take them seriously; and on the responsibility of adults to help children and adolescents develop their competencies for authentic and meaningful participation in the world.

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The Statment of the World's Children 2007 -12 January 2011

Gender equality is central to realizing the Millennium agenda, which risks failure without the full participation of all members of society. Within the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals, and at the heart of the United Nations itself, is the acknowledgement that the vulnerable, especially children, require special care and attention. Gender equality will not only empower women to overcome poverty, but also their children, families, communities and countries. When seen in this light, gender quality is not only morally right – it is pivotal to human progress and sustainable development.

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Statment Children affected by Armed Conflict -12 January 2011

Over the last decade, 2 million children have been killed in conflict situations, over 1 million have been made orphans, over 6 million have been seriously injured or permanently disabled and over 10 million have been left with grave chological trauma. Today, conflicts tend to affect an increasing number of children. Attacks are generally indiscriminate and children regularly become the strategic target of belligerents, as the enemy is defined through "ethnicity". A dramatic situation, which increases with the number and length of wars - wars waged by adults, where children are always the first and weakest victims.

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White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue -18 February 2011

The “White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue” presented here, emphatically argues in the name of the governments of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe that our common future depends on our ability to safeguard and develop human rights, as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law and to promote mutual understanding. It reasons that the intercultural approach offers a forward-looking model for managing cultural diversity. It proposes a conception based on individual human dignity (embracing our common humanity and common destiny). If there is a European identity to be realised, it will be based on shared fundamental values, respect for common heritage and cultural diversity as well as respect for the equal dignity of every individual.

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Life and Death Moral Implications of Biotechnology -23 February 2011

Breathtaking developments in human genetics are turning yesterday's science fiction into today's possibilities, raising new and difficult questions for Christian ethics. Drawing on discussions among pastors, theologians and ethicists and researchers, medical doctors and scientists from the Nordic Lutheran churches, this book begin by introducing the issues of reproductive technologiy, prenatal diagnosis, genetic screening and euthanasia

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Ecole et Paix -23 February 2011

est-il logique de mettre l’accent sur l’éducation aux droits de l’homme alors que, dans une majorité de pays, l’accès à l’éducation n’est pas assuré ? Peut-être faut-il penser à rétablir les priorités en mettant l’accent sur le droit à l’éducation tout en sachant que l’éducation aux droits de l’homme en est une partie intégrante.

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Proyecto Educativo, Promocional y Pastoral a favor de Muchachos y Muchachas en situació de dificulta -25 February 2011

Constituye para mi una gran satisfacción poder presentar el "Proyecto Educativo, Promocional y Pastoral a favor de Muchachos y Muchachas en situació de dificultad". La Red Muchachos Situaciones con DOn BOsco (MDB) se ha ido consolidando poco a poco. Ha marcado un estilo y un ritmo de trabajo que se caracteriza simpre por ejecutar cada acción en el momento adecuado y con la intensidad adecuada. Los laicos y salesianos que Ilevn adelante este royecto son conscientes de que cuando se trata de educación de los jóvenes no se puede improvisar, hemos de saber lo que se quiere y a dóonde se pretende Ilevar al educando. El Proyecto Educativo es el instrumento que asegura que la red de MDB implementa líneas educativas comunes, respetando la particularidad de cadra centro.

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Behond Hiroshima -25 February 2011

If we examine the nature of our lives, we find that from the moment of birth until we die, such simple human qualities as kindness, generositiy, and affection play a crucial role in ensuring not only that we feel satisfied but even that we survive.

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Behond Hiroshima -25 February 2011

If we examine the nature of our lives, we find that from the moment of birth until we die, such simple human qualities as kindness, generositiy, and affection play a crucial role in ensuring not only that we feel satisfied but even that we survive.

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Understanding One Another -25 February 2011

This booklet is the fruit of a two-year process, which we began in 2003 with a focus group-comprised of Palestinans and Jews-- that met regularly at the American Center in Jerusalem. The group viewd and analyzed Israeli and Palestinan films, trying to choose those that would be most appropriate for coexistence education and for helping both Arabs and Jews understand better the complex weave of relations between us.

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Researching Conflict in Africa Insights and Experiences -25 February 2011

Africa has the uncanny reputation of being the world’s leading theatre of conflict, war, poverty, disease, and instability. Therefore it is not surprising that scholars of ethnicity and conflict management regard it as a major laboratory for experimentation and theory building. Notwithstanding the exaggerations and oversimplifications that sometimes attend the claims and findings, including the tendency to lump all states in the continent together as suffering from the tribalism disease, Africa generally has not disappointed and, in a manner of speaking, has lived up to its billing. This is certainly true of the turbulent post-Cold War period in which Africa has experienced persistent violent and seemingly intractable conflicts.

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what do we mean when we say sacred? -2 March 2011

Culture is critical to the survival and development of s people. The value of culture as an element of resistance to foreign domination cannot be overmphasized. That is because of the fact that culture is the vigorous manifestation of the material and historical reality of the society. Culture is simultaneously the fruit of a people's history and a determinatant of their history.

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Tibet the Miraculous Snowland

Tibet is such a beautiful and riraculous region. The young plateau fosters the people with a long history; mountains and rivers can never stop people from yearning fot it.

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Diversity & Citizenship -4 March 2011

Citizenship education has come a long way and we saw examples of outstanding practice. Capturing and replicating that expertise in all schools is a challenge. Many teachers are unsure of the standards expected in Citizenship. This is not surprising, given that it is such a young statutory subject and that many teachers have no specific Citizenship training. There is huge variation in the amount and quality of citizenship provision in schools, partly attributed to the flexible or ‘light touch’ approach, which schools interpret widely. This ‘light touch’ also presents significant difficulties for Ofsted inspections, which show that almost all schools claim they provide some of their Citizenship across the curriculum; yet most of these schools do not prioritise citizenship objectives

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L'Islam et l'Occident Dialoguer pour la paix -16 March 2011

Aux yeux de beaucoup de gens, dans le monde de l'Islam, l'Occident ne jouit guère d'un statut meilleur. Il est aussi bien que la religions mahométaine, tout simplement méconnu. L'erreur la plus répandue est d'ailleurs celle qui consiste à considérer l'Occident comme un bloc monolithique. Chez les Islamistes à coup sûr, mais chez les autres musulmans également, le pays de George Bush symbolise parfaitement le Mal

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L'Islam et l'Occident Dialoguer pour la paix -16 March 2011

Aux yeux de beaucoup de gens, dans le monde de l'Islam, l'Occident ne jouit guère d'un statut meilleur. Il est aussi bien que la religions mahométaine, tout simplement méconnu. L'erreur la plus répandue est d'ailleurs celle qui consiste à considérer l'Occident comme un bloc monolithique. Chez les Islamistes à coup sûr, mais chez les autres musulmans également, le pays de George Bush symbolise parfaitement le Mal

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Reflections on Education for Peace

By Prof. Dr. Alicia Cabezudo*

Education for peace and respect for human rights become particularly relevant today as the values that they entail are conflicted by daily violence, the horrors of war and the slow destruction of values such as solidarity, cooperation and respect for the other – situations that shake us daily.

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The Ethical Challenge of the Current Refugee Crisis in Europe

By Barry van Driel

From July 6 to July 15,1938 more than 30 countries gathered in Évian-les-Bains in France to discuss the plight of German and Austrian Jews, and to look for solutions for a growing refugee problem. The Jews of Germany (and Austria) had been stripped of their basic human rights and were desperate to find safe havens. Multiple states had migration quotas in place but none (the Dominican Republic was willing to take refugees but for large sums of money) were willing to raise their quotas to take in these refugees. Reasons given were the aftermath of the Great Depression, unemployment, etc. Though many representatives were sympathetic to the plight of the Jewish refugees in their rhetoric, their message was clear: this is not our problem and we take no responsibility; all of this mixed into a lethal cocktail of fear, hatred and distrust.

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Ethics Education in Romanian Schools: The Value of Training and Continuous Education

Laura Molnar is a trainer of the Learning to Live Together Programme (LTLT) and has become the driving force behind its implementation in the Romanian formal education system.

Laura comes from a little mountain town in Transylvania, Romania, but she is currently based in Bucharest. Her journey with the LTLT Programme started in 2009 when, while working as a psychologist for disadvantaged children, she was trained in a basic workshop in Geneva. With this new set of knowledge and skills, she started implementing the LTLT approach with the children she worked with. One year later she was selected to participate in the International Train the Trainers course organized by Arigatou International Geneva, which led her to a certification as a LTLT trainer.

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We Are All Refugees

By Dr. Angelos Vallianatos

Let’s face the facts: 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance. 6.6 million are displaced within Syria, and 4.6 million Syrians are refugees. Half are children. From the beginning of the civil war in Syria, over 12.000 children have died.  Children affected by the Syrian conflict are at risk of becoming ill, malnourished, abused, or exploited. Millions have been forced to quit school.

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Outcomes and Learnings from the Pilot Program in Kenya

The Pilot Program to implement the Learning to Live Together (LTLT) Programme in the Tana River County came to an end, delivering positive outcomes, particularly in relation to its impact on children, teachers and the communities.

The initiative, which took off in September 2014, was developed by Arigatou International Geneva, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kenya (MoEST) and UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, reaching 657 children between 9 and 17 years old.

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Sharing Best Practices for Peacebuilding at the Pan-African Symposium on Education, Resilience and Social Cohesion

It is well know that a good educational system can have a strong impact in creating a culture of peace and overcoming poverty. Education can reduce inequalities and contribute to social inclusion while fostering economic development, peace and stability. On the other hand, a weak education system can reinforce exclusion and fuel marginalization, alienation, conflicts and violent extremism.

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Reflections on the panel on “Education to prevent xenophobia, Islamophobia, in South Africa”

By Ilham Nasser, Ph.D.


My trip to Cape Town was an eye opening experience on many fronts. I gained new knowledge on the political atmosphere and transformation in South Africa, it’s socio economic conditions, the education system and interfaith initiatives. The trip was enriching and energizing to someone like me who has roots in the Middle East and has a great amount of despair about what is going on there. The occupation of Palestine, and the wars in Syria, and Yemen are cases in point. I travelled to Cape Town to attend a meeting of the Interfaith Council on Ethics for Children Council a project of Arigatou International. The highlight of my trip was when our host, Dr. Imam Rashied Omar organized a panel presentation and roundtable discussion with educators, and teachers who work in areas of interfaith and intercultural education as part of the Council meeting.

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Learning to Live Together: The role of education in preventing violent extremism

By: Rev. Dr Hans Ucko

Whenever I hear words such as “violent extremism”, it is as if I am drained and a feeling of fatigue overpowers me. The words conjure up images of dead and wounded children and young people. Children as victims. There is Alan Kurdî, the little boy found drowned on the beach in Turkey. There is Omran Daqneesh, the little boy covered in dust in the ambulance in Aleppo wiping away blood from his face. The first victims of war and conflict are children. Political and religious rhetoric advocating violence is attracting and motivating individuals or groups but there is nothing that could justify violence against children.

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Arigatou International at the Week for Peace and Sustainable Development organized by UNESCO

Arigatou International was invited by UNESCO to contribute to the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development that took place in Ottawa, Canada, from 6 to 10 March. The event was a unique platform for discussion on two key programs of the Education Sector, namely Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education, and their practical contribution in achieving Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education. The Week focused on the issue of teachers and teacher training, and highlighted best practices.

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Interfaith Council Annual Meeting: Moving the Ethics Education for Children Agenda Forward

As in previous years, the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children held its annual meeting to help strategize and provide recommendations for the next period. This time, the meeting took place from 10 to 14 August 2017 in Coimbatore, India where the headquarters of Shanti Ashram, a long-time partner of Arigatou International Geneva, is located.

At the meeting, members of the Interfaith Council had the opportunity to review achievements and challenges of Arigatou International Geneva during the last year, reflect on relevant topics regarding Ethics Education for Children, and exchange views on the strategic plan for the next three years, providing technical recommendations as well as rationale-related inputs.

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Enriching the Knowledge Base on Intercultural and Interfaith Education at the IAIE Conference

Arigatou International Geneva participated in the Annual Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) under the theme: Education Theory and Practice in Challenging Times: Cultivating an Ethos of Social Justice, Respect, and Diversity.

The conference, held from 12 to 16 June 2017, took place in Angers, France and was organized by Université Catholique de l'Ouest in collaboration with IAIE and the support of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education.

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Sharing Good Practices in the III Scholas Chairs International Congress in Jerusalem

Arigatou International was invited to the III Scholas Chairs International Congress which took place in Jerusalem, Israel from 2 to 5 July 2017, bringing together academics from the Scholas Chairs program, diplomats, religious authorities and governments to promote cooperation and learning based on the idea of education as one of the main tools for social change. In addition, 50 youth from five continents representing the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths, joined the academics in the debates as a way to emphasize their key role in the renewal of education.

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Multiplying Efforts Across Dominican Republic

34 participants coming from each of the 31 provinces of Dominican Republic gathered in Santo Domingo from 2 to 4 June 2017 to go through a Facilitator Training Workshop of the Learning to Live Together (LTLT) Programme. The workshop allowed participants to acquire new knowledge and develop specific skills to foster dialogue, understanding, and respect in at-risk areas throughout the country.

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Sharing Values - A hermeneutics for Global Ethics

Author: Edited by Ariane Hentsch Cisneros and Shanta Premawardhana

As global ethics emerges as an important answer to the common issues facing humankind, we cannot spare an inquiry on the process leading to a consensus on global values. If we are to break political, economic, ideological, cultural, religious and gender-based patterns of domination in the debate on global ethics, we must ensure that all parties to the dialogue are able to express their values freely and in their own fashion. The book provides indications of the current studies on the hermeneutics of intercultural dialogue on ethics, with an attempt to formulate priorities for future implementation of this dialogue. These include using our own religious resources to foster dialogue on ethics, searching in the transcendental or the holistic for a solution to moral diversity, dealing with the deep concern caused by colonization and imperialism, and addressing the mutual challenges of traditionalism and modernism. Also presented are the “Globethics.net Principles on Sharing Values across Cultures and Religions”.

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Link: http://www.globethics.net/documents/4289936/13403236/GlobalSeries_4_SharingValues_text.pdf/6162b4a5-5cd2-4af6-bdc5-70699b69d923

Ethics and the Golden Rule

Author: Harry J. Gensler

It is commonly accepted that the golden rule—most often formulated as "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"—is a unifying element between many diverse religious traditions, both Eastern and Western. Its influence also extends beyond such traditions, since many non-religious individuals hold up the golden rule as central to their lives.

Yet, while it is extraordinarily important and widespread, the golden rule is often dismissed by scholars as a vague proverb that quickly leads to absurdities when one attempts to formulate it in clear terms. In this book, Harry J. Gensler defends the golden rule and addresses all of the major philosophic objections, pointing out several common misunderstanding and misapplications. Gensler first discusses golden-rule reasoning and how to avoid the main pitfalls. He then relates the golden rule to world religions and history, and to areas like moral education, egoism, evolution, society, racism, business, and medicine. The book ends with a discussion of theoretical issues (like whether all morality reduces to the golden rule, which the author argues against). 

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Ethics Education Workshop at Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Arigatou International Geneva facilitated a workshop on Ethics Education for 100 professionals from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and several other higher education institutions in Kenya on 15 March 2018. The workshop is part of a conference jointly organized by Globethics.net and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Integrating Ethics in Higher Education that took place from 13-16 March 2018 at CUEA, Kenya. 

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Towards a World of Peace: The Promise of Early Childhood Development

According to the series on ‘Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale,’ that was recently published in The Lancet (2017), the world’s oldest and best known medical journal, we know that unfortunately, an estimated 250 million children under five years of age in low and middle income countries and emerging economies will face inequalities and fail to reach their full development potential. This is because they grow up with a broad range of risk factors that include poverty, poor health, abuse, neglect, and exploitation, as well as inadequate care and learning opportunities.(1)

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Workshop on Ethics Education for Children and Youth: Towards a Transformative Pedagogy to Tackle the Challenges of Learning to Live Together

Within the framework of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between Arigatou International Geneva and Globethics.net, Arigatou International Geneva participated in the international conference Managing and Teaching Ethics in Higher Education: Policy, Skills, and Resources, organized by Globethics.net, from 4 to 6 June at Bossey, Switzerland.

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Faith for Social and Behavior Change Initiative

As part of its continuous engagement with UNICEF, Arigatou International was invited to participate at the global workshop Faith for Social and Behavior Change in Bangkok from 10-12 July 2018. The workshop was organized by UNICEF in collaboration with Religions for Peace, the Joint Learning Initiative, and Rissho Kosei-kai, bringing together 80 participants from UNICEF country offices and faith-based organizations, from more than 30 countries.

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Ethics Education Workshop to Foster Intercultural Education in Mauritius

Arigatou International Geneva in collaboration with the Council of Religions of Mauritius co-organized a two-day introductory workshop on Ethics Education for Children on 5-6 April 2018, reaching 27 teachers from schools of Islamic, Christian, and Hindu religious backgrounds, together with two participants from the Reunion Islands.

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Towards an Inclusive Peace Education Framework to Restore Relationships

In July 2018, the Caux Forum convened a series of training workshops under the thematic Towards an Inclusive Peace which addressed the topic of Restoring Communities and Advancing justice. The workshops looked at the topic of reintegration of those who have been radicalized and are either being prosecuted or returning voluntarily to their communities, through a restorative justice lens.

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Panel Discussion in Tunis: Another Perspective on Migration and the Role of Education in Resilience

This year marks the 70th anniversary since the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. It is in this context that the Ninth International Forum of NGOs, in partnership with UNESCO, took place in Tunis, from 26 to 27 September. The Conference was hosted by the Arab Institute for Human Rights, with the theme ‘Another perspective on Migration’, which aimed to discuss human mobility and its impacts on building sustainable peace and development.

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Challenging Discrimination and Xenophobia with Education: A Discussion in Light of the 39th Human Rights Council Session

Education can be a tool for refugee or migrant children to integrate into their new host societies, and has the potential to empower them to lead a joyful and fruitful life. It is with this idea in mind that a panel discussion on Empowering Youth Through Education: Challenging Xenophobia, Discrimination, and Exclusion among Youth in Europe was held, reflecting on the role of education in fostering more inclusive societies and empowering youth.

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