Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. –Kahlil Gibran

World Centers of Compassion for Children International

Peace Education

Compassion is a word that is reflected throughout the world with many religious and spiritual views capturing the ideals.

"Compassion is that which makes the heart of the good move at the pain of others. It crushes and destroys the pain of others. Thus, it is called compassion. It is called compassion because it shelters and embraces the distressed." –Buddha

Peace Education was designed to understand the diverse nature of issues that have affected our world, and as part of our compassion movement, it is also to understand how we challenge these issues to create a more peaceful world.

By understanding the pain and discord, we strive to build peace and harmony.

Learning to make a Difference

The education program looks at historical events and how different countries / organizations have managed to move from a destructive imbalance and create a positive change.

The syllabus includes professional studies which look at the policies designed to deal with cultural and religious differences. By using these experiences, the Centers of Compassion has three main objectives:

  • Educate the children on how they can become valued and contributing members of their new countries.
  • Educate the hosting community of the Centers of Compassion to accept the children and welcome them for their diversity and skills.
  • Create Ambassadors of Peace and Compassion as the children enter their adult lives.

The Lessons in Life

Many of the studies used in the Peace Education curriculum are based on dictators who imposed their policies to drive ethnic and religious decisions.

Case studies also include papers on Human Rights. The Peace Education curriculum focuses on caste systems and the use of humans as slave labor.

The balancing factor of the Peace Education curriculum is to look at how communities and multi-cultural countries have adapted their policies to meet a diverse influx of different nationalities. Read more

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