Theological Underpinnings

‘peace I leave you, my peace I give to you; I give to you

not as the world gives’

(John 14:27).

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'The Scapegoat' by M Pastro

Peace Education Symposium

Melbourne, 2019

Our work is based on a distinctly Christian theological vision for education which continually places Jesus’ Gospel of peace at the centre of who we are and what we do in the world, being the anchoring point for, and giving experiences of, a wholistic epistemology (ways of knowing).

In the way we interact with each as a Steering Group, in the way resources are developed, and in developing cultures of peace in schools, we believe that attention to three epistemological lenses is necessary - Head, Heart and Hands.

The table below gives brief examples of each aspect/domain.

To listen to a conversation between Brendan McKeague and Michael Wood, which briefly outlines this model, click on the following button (23 min duration).

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This table is Copyright to Peace and Nonviolence Education Australasia partners.

It be may be reproduced, with acknowledgement, for non-commercial use. 2021