Education for an Engaged Spirituality - Prof Toh Swee-Hin
Worldwide, the pervasive realities of violence in all its forms and levels of life, from global to global, have catalyzed individuals and movements to build a culture of peace, conceptualized as a multi-dimensional framework of six inter-related themes; dismantling the culture of war; living with justice and compassion; promoting human rights and responsibilities; building cultural respect, reconciliation and solidarity; living in harmony with the Earth; and cultivating inner peace. In this urgent work of uprooting violence and cultivating peace, the role of education is increasingly recognized as indispensable.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of our schools. We are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom, spirituality and experience. We commit ourselves to actively
work alongside them for reconciliation and justice. We pay our respects to the Elders; past, present and future. As we take our next step we remember the first footsteps taken on this sacred land.