As recommended by our friends and colleagues at the University of Alberta Mahatma Gandhi Summer Institute, check out these 12 Picture Books for Peace. These 12 books are reviewed by Muna Saleh, volunteer for the Foundation and graduate student in the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development at the University of Alberta. The importance of sharing the message of nonviolence with today's children can not be overstated.
"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." - Mahatma Gandhi
I have been the Education Coordinator for the Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace since December, 2011. During that time I have been constantly amazed at the dedication of the Board of Directors, the Advisory Council, and the many volunteers and community members who participate in Foundation events - I am lucky to be part of a community striving for peace and nonviolence in concrete ways.
I am currently working on my PhD in the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development at the University of Alberta. The Centre has also been an inspiration to me as it is a community of teachers and researchers working to support educators and students in meaningful ways.
Working with the Foundation, studying at the Centre, researching alongside teachers, and exploring my own path to nonviolence in action through yoga practice and teaching, have all informed my own feeling that peace really begins in each small interaction we share. Kindnesses, small and large, multiply and grow in unexpected ways. I am so thankful then for the work the Gandhi Foundation does do increase our capacity for kindness both as individuals and as a community.
Jaime's blog can be found here.
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