21st century suggests that essential to a viable education for the future is incorporating the principle of the oneness of humankind across school curricula. Such an approach would help young people during the crisis of adolescence to negotiate their unique individual psycho-social identities in the reassuring context of a larger understanding of being primarily members of the human family, and sharing with others the same basic strivings.
Peacemakers often work on reducing weaponry, an essential step toward security.
“A second basic fact that characterizes nonviolence is that it does not seek to
defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his friendship and understanding. The
nonviolent resister must often express his protest through non-cooperation or boycotts,
but he realizes that these are not ends themselves; they are merely means to awaken a
sense of moral shame in the opponent … The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of
the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.
“A third characteristic of this method is that the attack is directed against forces of
evil rather than against persons who happen to be doing the evil … We are out to defeat
injustice and not white persons who may be unjust.
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