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Global Peacemaker Network

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) is proud to create the Global Peacemaker Network, an online platform for students, teachers, conflict resolution and peacebuilding professionals, policy makers and global citizens. This network is an open source virtual space with information about Peacebuilding and Community Building acting as a social network utilizing technology, education, vocational tools , global resource mapping along with security and development topics from around world – from Conflict Resolution Education materials for teachers to the impact of technology and natural resources in global security. We welcome you to view the Resource Library below and contribute a resource.

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. read more

Freedom of expression toolkit: a guide for students

The Freedom of Expression Toolkit is UNESCO’s contribution to freedom of expression and it is written with upper high school students in mind. The Toolkit covers the major concepts and issues and it is written in an easy to understand, conversational manner. read more

I Can Go Without: Let's Solve the Water Crisis Infographic

A visually striking infographic focused on solving the extreme paucity of potable water worldwide. Courtesy of I Can Go Without.com. read more

Bandi Mbubi: Demand a Fair Trade Cell Phone

"Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past — tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring call to action." Courtesy of TedTalks read more

57 Million Children Are Out of School - UNESCO Data To Make a Difference

"Progress in reducing the number of children denied their right to primary education has all but stopped, according to new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Who are these children? Where do they live, and why have so many never set foot in a classroom? This video presents key facts on the 57 million children who remain out of school, one-half of whom live in Africa. 'Data to make a difference' from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics" read more

Universal Tai Chi

Caleb Vinson introduces Tai Chi meditation along with Ming Wu Ph.D, a third generation herbalist who has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine since he was a child in 1972. From that time on Dr. Wu continued his studies extensively at the collegiate level and is now renowned for his own knowledge of this form of martial art and meditation. read more

The Hidden Messages in Water

An excerpt from the 2003 documentary "What the Bleep do we Know!?" which highlights Dr. Masaru Emoto's work on meditation and its effect on water crystals. read more

Quantum Physics Says Goodbye to Reality

"Quantum physics says goodbye to reality -- Some physicists are uncomfortable with the idea that all individual quantum events are innately random. This is why many have proposed more complete theories, which suggest that events are at least partially governed by extra "hidden variables". Now physicists from Austria claim to have performed an experiment that rules out a broad class of hidden-variables theories that focus on realism -- giving the uneasy consequence that reality does not exist when we are not observing it." read more

Meditation Intro Talk

In this video, meditation specialist Gary Gorrow gives an introduction to Vedic meditation and its many benefits. read more

Life Coaching Course at MIT "Living an Extraordinary Life" The Handel Group

"Renowned life coach Lauren Zander, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Handel Group, teaching a groundbreaking course at MIT titled: Living an Extraordinary Life (now called Designing Your Life.) The course provides students an exciting, eye-opening, and thoroughly useful inquiry into what it takes to live an extraordinary life on your own terms." read more

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