Building the Foundations for Peace
Six hours – Class time
This module explores challenges to peace in our complex, multicultural world with its globalizing economy and multigenerational political conflicts. Students will work to discern the deep connections among international peace, creating just and equitable societies and building green, sustainable communities. Students will explore the challenges of ecological sustainability, long-term economic viability and social justice. The module will initiate a dialogue that addresses the challenge of economic processes that seek to balance profit and growth with community wellbeing and ecological health;
- Students will gain a deeper grasp of global interdependence; their ability to discern and articulate linkages among the persistence of poverty, shaping sustainably green communities, and building the foundations for global peace will be strengthened.
- Students will also gain a sharpened appreciation for the importance of local/micro actions in relation to global/macro challenges.
- Students will gain the ability to see and think beyond the silo imagination that separates the issues and challenges of social justice, ecological sustainability and world peace.