The Art of Peace Education

Led by
Colman McCarthy

with Christa M. Tinari


July 27-29, 2007


TEACHING PEACE: The Art of Peace Education

Spend a weekend with these veteran peace educators and network with colleagues. Learn how to help students find their own power and gain the skills for peacemaking. Discover practical methods and techniques of nonviolent conflict resolution, and discuss how to teach peace and why.
Although peace education is in its infancy, more and more teachers, students, schools and parents are realizing that unless we teach our children peace someone else will teach them violence-whether it ranges from violence in the home or workplace or among nations.We can move beyond the old cliché, "let's give peace a chance," and issue a call to action: Let's give peace a place in the classroom."
Nelson Lodge deck
Fri 6:00p.m. dinner through Sun lunch

Program $150 Room,board$175        Total: $325

EARLYBIRD: $100 off total before June 27


Retreat and Study Center
2495 Fox Gap Road
Bangor, PA 18013

Nelson Lodge deck

Since 1942, Kirkridge has been providing a place for rest and renewal to pilgrims along life's journey. The emphasis from the beginning has been the integration of contemplation and action for justice, or "Picket and Pray".  Early seekers who came to Kirkridge understood that the life of faith requires not only the action to transform the world toward greater shalom, but also the cultivation of a deep spirituality to sustain that compassionate action. The legacy continues today!
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Colman McCarthy, a former Washington Post columnist, is the director of the Center for Teaching Peace, a Washington D.C. non-profit. Since 1982, he has had more than 7,000 students in his courses on nonviolence. In addition to teaching at three high schools, he has courses at Georgetown University Law School, American University, the University of Maryland and the Washington Center for Interns. He is the author of five books on peace and social justice as well as the editor of "Solutions to Violence" and "Strength Through Peace" which are used as course texts in hundreds of U.S. schools. He is a regular speaker at peace conferences, professional days and schools at all levels."
Christa M. Tinari, MA., is a peace educator, mediator, activist, nonviolence trainer, adventure-based teambuilding facilitator and professional educational consultant whose mission it is to contribute to the creation of safe, caring, and academically successful learning communities.  Formerly the Program Director at The Peace Center in Langhorne, PA and the Conflict Mediator at a large public school in NJ, Ms.Tinari has worked with "at-risk" and adjudicated teens, students with disabilities, and all types of educators at public, charter, religious, independent, and alternative schools.  She has provided intellectually stimulating and emotionally engaging training -  in peer mediation, bullying prevention, conflict resolution, diversity awareness, and social and emotional awareness - to thousands of diverse students and educators.   
For further details about this or other peacemaking events at Kirkridge, contact our Peace and Justice Coordinator,Janet Chisholm, at 610-599-4606.  Email [email protected]
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