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Learning About Nonviolence

Syllabus created by Mubarak Awad for promoting nonviolent action.

University for Peace conducts online courses and degrees in a variety of topics dealing with nonviolence.  Their course list and registration can be found at: http://www.elearning.upeace.org.

 Opening the Door to Nonviolence

Nonviolence can be taught. Preparing future generations to confront their problems in creative and nonviolent ways is crucial. Which is why we place a lot of importance on promoting nonviolence with elementary aged children.

28 Ways to Teach Nonviolence, Kindness and Peacefulness to Children is a great resource which highlights steps to educate youth in a nonviolent lifestyle (PDF).

Reading About Nonviolence

The University for Peace also has a helpful list of research and periodic publications relevant to nonviolence and conflict resolution. This virtual library can be found at: http://www.upeace.org/research-publications

The International Center for Nonviolent Conflict has an amazing searchable database relating to civil resistance with resources in multiple languages. Their resource library can be found here.

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Professor of Political Science, Thammasat University, Thailand and Director of the Peace Information Center, Foundation for Democracy and Development Studies, is the 2012 winner of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize. The prize recognizes Prof. Satha-Anand’s contribution to the field of Peace Education. His most notable work is titled, The Nonviolent Crescent: Eight Theses on Muslim Nonviolent Actions and can be found here.

Films on Nonviolence

This link will take you to an awesome chart on films about nonviolence. The chart was designed by Mischa Gabowitsc, a sociologist and contemportary historian specializing in the study of protest and social movement in Russia as well as Soviet war memorials. Mischa originally designed the list while he was preparing for workshop. He continues to work on the graph and rest of his blog.

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