Have you every compared the differences between brains honed to disagree well, and those who generate cynicism when they differ. Contrast the difference between an olive branch offered to enemies, and a weapon poised for war? Cynicis criticized President Obama’s reach of peace to Chavez, while peacemakers saw an olive branch like a US charm’s reached out for global hope. What did you see?
According to Dr. Adams, and brain facts about plasticity, peace is cultivated daily by people who peacefully solve ordinary dilemmas. Harmony stands in calm opposition to the violence emphasized in the media and in our culture of warfare. Where do you stand when conflicts or stressors strike?
Peaceful cultures reflect brain based premise where:
Thanks to newly discovered facts about the human brain’s plasticity, we now know how to rewire the human brain daily for a culture of peace with each peaceful act done. Will that discovery add peacemaking experiences to your day?
You may be interested in growing number of peaceful ventures:
Tamera Peace Research Center in Portugal where nearly 200 people from different countries come together to create a peace culture.
The US Association for the University for Peace, which offers an interactive web site to help empower global peace initiatives.
Reading list that promotes a culture for peace.
Living Faith Together offers a tool kit on inter-religious dialogue in youth work.
International Renewable Energy Agency in Germany to ensure renewable energy that builds further peace.
World Social Forum in Brazil – which brings people together in opposition to politics of domination, and to help protect the rain forest.
Commemorative Publication of the UNESCO Chair of Education for Peace at the University of Puerto Rico which contains 40 articles by 24 peacemakers in a university project.
Program of Socio-economic Training and Job Placement for Young Ex-soldiers in North Kivu which helps people to return to peaceful jobs in civilian life.
The Life-link website that works for peace in schools located in Arab countries.
Transcend International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, which works with peace scholars and practitioners
Additional Peace Movements and Global Sites that partner with others to promote peace across differences.
What global peace initiative or site would you add to this growing list?
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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset