Peace education against a culture of conflict « Khabarhub

Peace education certainly promotes knowledge, skills and attitudes that help people prevent conflicts, resolve them peacefully or create social conditions conducive to peace, stability and harmony.

Non-violence and the fundamental values ​​of social justice are both at the heart of peace education. Non-violence is expressed through values ​​such as respect for human rights, freedom and faith.

Social justice is achieved through the principles of equality, responsibility and solidarity. And, using the underlying principle of peace through equitable development.

To build public dialogue, various factions of society are often brought together in peace education activities – typically civil society groups, schools, tribal leaders and the media. Yet, due to the many areas covered by peace education, initiatives are primarily determined by culture and context.

Peace education and peacebuilding seem to be intrinsically involved. Education is one of the key elements of UN peacekeeping operations. It is essential that sustainable peace initiatives transform attitudes towards war and violence into long-term behavioral changes that seek alternative solutions to armed conflict.

Everyone wants peace of mind. In the era of globalization and liberalization, the family structure has completely changed.

Education can serve as a guiding principle to shape the character of the younger generation who will lead in the future. The young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

The concept of joint family has been replaced by that of nuclear family. Peace speaks of social harmony, equality, freedom and coexistence.

For me, family education is the key to spreading the scent of peace and harmony across the galaxy. Let me refer to what I learned from the family.

What my parents taught me is amazing and don’t lie, don’t hurt others but try to be with those who need support.

Society’s values ​​greatly affect attitude change. In my childhood, I learned a lot from the extended family where I learned the role of people. Every religion speaks of peace, coexistence and social harmony.

In addition to the family, society is an important part of establishing peace. Society has an important role to play in this regard. For example, where conflict prevails or self-interest ignores the common interest, you will find no place for the community to live in a spirit of social harmony.

Moreover, the conflict between having and not having destroys peace. I am studying undergraduate security studies at university where I teach courses in unconventional security.

For me, the reference to security is no longer just the state, but people at the individual and social levels.

However, there is growing recognition of the importance of working with local political systems, institutions and parties to promote peace.

It is important that international actors strengthen their understanding of political parties in conflict-affected contexts and consider how these parties relate to conflict and peacebuilding, as well as how to deepen ties with them.

As we know, unconventional security often involves human security. The emergence of the human security discourse is the result of a combination of factors that led to the end of the Cold War.

These challenged the neoliberal paradigm’s emphasis on states, “mutually guaranteed destruction” and the predominance of military security and, in short, allowed them to elevate a broader concept of security. A space has opened up where the concepts of “development” and “security” can be reconsidered.

How does the UN strive to spread the benefits of peace education through its practice? It is clear that wherever peace and security are threatened, the United Nations is expected to play a satisfactory role at all times.

But the organization does not always have enough power to silence the guns. Despite all his criticism, it is unclear whether the UN could have stopped the killings or bowed to the superpowers.

Political parties have a major role to play. In addition, CSOs have a big role to play, especially in the media. At the top, it is everyone’s business to promote peace education in the interest of social justice, prosperity and harmony.

From Plato in ancient Greece, Confucius in China and Kautilya in India to modern times, thinkers and philosophers have emphasized the importance of education in all civilizations.

As a method, education is holistic. It is a large processing manufacturer and processor. The study of conflict and peace is based on the “ideal” philosophy and the “idealistic” principles, which teach peace, peace, harmony, social justice, education for coexistence, conflict, conflict management, resolution, human rights, human security and environmental sustainability.

Education can serve as a guiding principle to shape the character of the younger generation who will lead in the future. The young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

Policy makers, security forces, law enforcement, field administration, journalists and social workers must receive peace education so that they can ensure peace while working in their fields respective and avoid conflicts.

Instead of launching separate schools or departments, each department should have a course on education for peace and tolerance in all universities.

Basically, peace education aims to combat the culture of war by promoting a culture of peace. It challenges the assumption that violence is inherent in the human condition and seeks to equip students with the ability to resolve conflict without violence. Research is equally important for understanding the causes of conflict and violence in society.

Orientation class time application for teachers of different branches of education like life sciences, business administration, social sciences and humanities.

I want the active role of family, society and religious leaders. Political parties have a major role to play. In addition, CSOs have a big role to play, especially in the media. At the top, it is everyone’s business to promote peace education in the interest of social justice, prosperity and harmony.

(Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam is Associate Professor of Government and Politics at Jahangirnagar University)

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