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In the face of a menacing dragon, a human figure holds aloft an open book, a reminder that education is the first line of defense against humanity's most serious global challenges. 

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 dragons we face as we struggle to overcome our national and global problems.
But we don't have to face these challenges alone. Together we can build strong communities. We can become better trained. We can level up.


what we do

Building on West Point’s world-class leadership training and the disciplined vision of Civil Rights leaders,

we educate people to be as well-trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war.

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"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 Desmond Tutu, 1931-2021

Humanity can no longer settle for peace as an abstract concept or sentimental wish.

what people say

“Staff left the Peace Literacy workshop energized and enthused. Within a week ... teachers were building new lesson plans to integrate Peace Literacy into their teaching. There was real hope and passion about how teaching skills of peace might transform our work with students and each other.”

— COLLEEN WORKS, Assistant Principal, Oregon State Teacher of the Year 2011

Corvallis High School, Corvallis, Oregon

help sustain our work

Your donations help sustain our work to provide free Peace Literacy curricula to educators, to train teachers in its effective use, and to expand our reach and impact.


Your contribution will help sustain our work to spread Peace Literacy during a time when humanity needs it the most.


help sustain our work

We design and distribute Peace Literacy Curriculum. Free.

For every student in every school around the globe, from pre-school to college and beyond.

Your donations help us to provide free Peace Literacy curriculum, to offer low-cost training in the effective use of the curriculum, and to expand our reach and impact in face-to-face, online, and virtual reality settings.


Your contribution will help sustain our work to spread Peace Literacy during a time when humanity needs it the most.

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