People need “Peace Literacy” so they’ll learn about peace (and practice it), not only about wars

Paul K. Chappell grew up in a violent household.  He joined the U.S. Army, graduated from West Point, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty as a Captain.  Then he turned toward peace.  He realized that people need to to become as well-trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war.  He created the concept of “Peace Literacy” to help people of all ages and from all backgrounds work toward their full potential and a more peaceful world.  See

Just like West Point trains soldiers and the Civil Rights Movement has conducted serious training for disciplined nonviolent organizers and activists, so also the Peace Literacy organization educates people to be as well-trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war.

Peace Literacy frames peace not merely as a goal, but as a practical skill-set – a literacy like reading and writing – that needs to be taught and practiced from pre-K through to higher education. Peace Literacy empowers us to create peace that is realistic, resilient, and sustainable, while helping us develop our full capacity for empathy, conscience, reason, and realistic hope.

See a smart introduction to Peace Literacy at this link:

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Their curriculum includes resources for very young children, youths and adults:

Their website has much more information and many good resources: