Please help me let everybody know that Peace Practices is a necessity! If people learn Conflict Done Well and practice peace like an art, a form of Martial Nonviolence, then communities around the world will have the tools they need to solve their own dilemmas.
Please help my team raise $5,000 of the $20,000 total target this year. Any donation you make in the next few weeks will quadruple, thanks to a challenge from the funders, but THIS IS URGENT because we must raise this money to keep our core funding flowing.
If you really want traction on any problem of any scale, teach adults and children to form peace with their hands, words, and thought--through daily practice of concrete physical, verbal, and mental skills, as though peace were a martial art of Conflict Done Well. That is what Peace Practices do and what the children and adults who are part of our training community now expect as their new bottom line.
I believe in Peace Practices because this is the first time I have ever seen a real, direct, tangible method of peace building. Before I saw this curriculum in action, "peace" was a concept of utopian proportions, unrealistic and impersonal. Through "Martial Nonviolence", or "Peace Practices", I see children and adults in action, re-learning how to be when confronted with conflict. I used to run the other way when conflict came in front of me, because peace was something that didn't involve conflict, and I didn't know how to deal with it. What Peace Practices shows (and in accessible means by providing free classes as well as accessible for all ages and all bodies and temperaments) is a new way of seeing conflict and how to both practice nonviolence, listen and learn from the situation/person, and how to protect without defending and resisting.
I am touched, moved, and inspired by this curriculum, it's potential, and it's goal to reach people of all ages to practice conflict done well.