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Principles of Being a Peacebuilder can be found at You Can.

Thich Nhat Hahn, a Buddhist priest, has written a bestselling book, Peace is Every Step (New York: Bantam, 1992).

Diamond, Louise. Peace Book: 108 Simple Ways to Make a More Peaceful World. (Newburyport, MA: Conari Press, 2001).

Shick, Stephen M. Be the Change: Poems, Prayers, and Meditations for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers. (Boston: Skinner House, 2009).

Dr. Seuss. The Butter Battle Book. New York: Random House, 1984.

Rosenberg, Marshall. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion. (Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancers Press, 1999).

Skog, Susan. Peace in Our Lifetime: Insights from the World's Peacemakers. (Encino, CA: Cliffrose Communications, 2004).

The United States Institute of Peace has a list of websites addressing religion and peacemaking.

The World Youth Peace Summit offers opportunities for youth to design peace projects.

Colombian Children's Peace Movement

Read more about their efforts at People Building Peace. Other stories of peace building, several concerning youth, can be found on this website.

A UNICEF-sponsored art project — similar to the project mentioned in the story —resulted in the book I Dream of Peace: Images of War by Children of Former Yugoslavia (New York: HarperCollins, 1994).


EdChange has a list of activities to teach young people to counter bias and prejudices around issues of multiculturalism

Helping Youth Resist Bias and Hate, Second Edition, by Partners Against Hate, can be read online or downloaded. This program activity guide is written for parents and educators of middle school students.

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