Networks and Resources
The following web sites provide useful reflections and resources on teaching peace and nonviolence:
Global Campaign for Peace Education
Pax Christi International Nonviolence Initiative
Australian Association for Restorative Justice is a Professional Association of individuals and organisations working with restorative justice and restorative practices.
Restorative Practices International (RPI) is a not-for-profit, independent, professional member association that supports the development of restorative practice in schools, prisons, workplaces, organisations, families and communities. This is a Facebook networking page.
Nonviolence International advocates for active nonviolence and supports creative constructive nonviolent campaigns worldwide. (Nonviolence here is framed not as a theological imperative but how nonviolent power can be (and has been) applied as an effective alternative to violent power.)
Crying Out: A Response to Exploring the Statement from the Heart and Care for the Environment by the South Australian Dialogue of the Roman Catholic and Uniting Churches.
Common Grace is an online Australian Christian movement for justice. We exist to inspire and organise Australian Christians to think, speak and act like Jesus for a more just world (the areas which Common Grace focusses on are potential specific areas to apply the principles and practices of nonviolent engagement)
Difference is a 5 session course that explores what it means to follow Jesus in the face of conflict and see transformation through everyday encounters. This comes from the Church of England and is a personal priority of Archbishop Justin Welby
Spirituality of Conflict is a website dedicated to reading the gospel texts through the lens of conflict and reading conflict through the lens of the gospel texts. We will publish reflections for the gospel reading for every Sunday of the three year lectionary cycle, and we will also publish reflections for occasions that warrant human attention throughout the year.
The World Community for Christian Meditation provides a range of resources for teaching meditation in schools.
Scripture Resources for Teachers assists you as a Religious Education teacher to engage personally with Sacred Scripture. It is a resource aimed at you as a teacher prior to deciding how to use a Scripture passage with students. It models a way of personal reflection and interpretation that raises questions for you personally and for your teaching. It equips you to proceed with planning learning and teaching relating to the Scripture. Here is an example of an analysis of a text which is useful for teaching about Jesus and nonviolence.
Albertine Neate, Yr 6 (2019) CGS, New Zealand