By Faith Ward “We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our wounds – indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty, and wonder.” -Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 2004 Born in rural Kenya in 1940, Wangari Maathai became the first woman […]
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By Wendy M. Smith For young children, it is helpful to have a concrete concept in mind when teaching about an important event or person in history. Begin your planning your lessons on Dr. King by thinking about what you want the children to remember. Is it that MLK was a black man who gave […]
Several months ago a friend said to me, “I want to write a book for our children about a little girl with two moms…Because there just don’t seem to be any books about children of lesbian partners.” Several weeks before this comment, I had shared a cart of picture books featuring gays and lesbians at a SAFE […]
Last week we hosted our annual Peace Camp at Woodberry Crossing where 37 children spent their days swimming, learning about their interconnectedness with the environment, making new friends, enjoying snacks, laughing, running, and practicing how to be peacemakers. Yet, children are not necessarily born knowing how to be peaceful and kind with each other. […]
Summer is here at last, the days have warmed and lengthened, and students are enjoying their first few days without school. These months are the perfect time to foster peace in our communities and in our children. This summer, our Board of Directors has a challenge for you: When you engage in a peaceful activity […]