15 July 2019
Educators from across Australia and New Zealand gathered in Melbourne this week for the Australasian Peace Education Symposium.
As “artisans of peace”, educators and practitioners of peace and nonviolence from Catholic and Anglican school systems and from various faith and justice groups explored the essential elements of educating for peace. The Conference was jointly sponsored by Pace e Bene, Edmund Rice Education Australia, Catholic Education South Australia, Anglican Schools Commissions in WA and NZ. The stories from activists who bring practises of peace and nonviolence to their work both locally and internationally was shared, as were the theological and theoretical insights in understanding Jesus as a definitive example of living a nonviolent life.