During the 2016 International Day of Peace (Sept. 21), Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Peace Leadership Director Paul K. Chappell shared Peace Literacy concepts with fourth graders at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The goal for the new NAPF Peace Literacy initiative is to become part of the curriculum for elementary, secondary, and higher education. Chappell explains this urgent need: “As a child in school I spent many years learning to read and write, but I did not learn peace literacy skills. For example, I was never taught how to resolve conflict, calm myself down, calm others down, or deal with the root causes of problems.”
Below: West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran Paul K. Chappell speaks to 1,200 people at the outdoor Hall of Philosophy of the Chautauqua Institution about realistic hope, the need for peace literacy, the myth that human beings are naturally violent, and the possibility of ending war between nations. To learn more about how we can create world peace visit www.peacefulrevolution.com.