peace literacy is survival literacy. In the effort to create a more peaceful and just world, the immensity of the task can feel overwhelming. Trauma, rage, mistrust, alienation—and the unjust systems they fuel—are the monsters we face as we struggle for the survival of humanity and our planet. But we don’t have to face these monsters alone. Together we can build strong communities. We can become better trained. We can level up.
“Peace Literacy has the capacity to repair our broken parts and create a nonviolent world anchored in dignity, meaning, purpose, and compassion for all. Given the crucial role that Peace Literacy can play, I support the recognition of education in Peace Literacy as a universal human right.” — Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 1931-2021