Peace begins with yourself, with the way you treat your family, your friends, your communities, your country - but it does not stop there. Peace that begins in the hearts of children can cover the whole world. — Mayerly, 14, Colombian Children's Movement for Peace
This workshop asks youth to reflect on what it means to build peace in the world. Does peace building always begin with large-scale movements? Can young people help build peace, too? The activities introduce skills needed to build a world in which people feel heard and respected, and respect goes a long way to building peace.
This workshop will:
- Identify a commitment to peace building as a quality needed to bring about a more just world
- Encourage youth to work for peace
- Introduce peace-building tools
- Explore individual and collective roles in building peace.
- See a commitment to peace building as an important quality in justice making and imagine ways to live out this commitment
- Understand that peace does not mean an absence of conflict, but a means of resolving or managing conflicts without hurting each other
- Learn peace-building tools and teach them to others
- Feel empowered to work for peace.