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Our Shared World has partnered with Quakers in Britain
to launch their new report:

Peace at the heart:
a relational approach to education

in British schools

Peace education is needed now more than ever as schools deal with everything from the personal impact of the global pandemic to the shadow of international conflict. SDG Target 4.7 urges the promotion of peace and nonviolence through education. What’s already happening to build that culture in schools in England?

This report from Quakers in Britain brings together experience and evidence for a truly relational approach to education from the personal to the global. Peace education is equipping young people to find alternatives to violence, helping schools reduce exclusions and bullying and helping young people express their thirst for a more just world. How can we deepen and spread that work across education?

With children and young people challenged more than ever to relate due to the pandemic, and as they witness international armed conflict, the way educators can put peace at the heart is critical and timely. A relational approach can also frame how we interact with the planet and nature.

‘Peace at the heart: a relational approach to education in British schools’ brings together evidence of effective practice and the underpinning commitments schools can bring together. Peace at the heart also makes key recommendations for the governments of England, Scotland and Wales to support Peace Education in line with their international commitments and explores how schools can fulfil the promise of this approach.

Watch the video from the Peace at the Heart report launch.

Find out more about the Quakers’ work on peace education at    

Our Shared World

About Our Shared World

Our Shared World is a broad coalition advocating for SDG 4.7 in England by 2030. First chaired by Oxfam and WWF-UK, and currently chaired by SEEd and CoDEC, OSW is a coalition of more than 150 members.

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