The dove and the olive branch are ancient symbols of peace• DOVES ARE SYMBOLS OF NURTURING AS WELL AS OF SELF-SACRIFICE, LOVE AND CARE, PATIENCE AND HOPE• DOVES SEEM TO BE EXTREMELY AWARE OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT• SOME RELIGIONS CONSIDER DOVES CELESTIAL MESSENGERS• In western culture, thanks to ancient greece, olives symbolise peace and good will
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Most of the nonviolent peoples have a wide range of strategies for promoting interpersonal harmony, building mutual respect, and fostering toleration forindividual differences. Many of them are masters at devaluing conflicts, minimizingand resolving them when they do occur, and preventing them from developing into violence. Many of thesepeaceful societies also devalue competition, self-focus, and other ego-centered social behaviors that they feel might lead to violence.
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• In practice, peace education is problem-posing that attempts to build in every person universal values and behaviours, including the development of non-violent conflict resolution skills and a commitment to working together to realise a shared and preferred future.• Peace education includes the cultivation of skills such as dialogue, mediation, artistic expression.• Peace educators, then, teach the values of respect, understanding, and nonviolence, present skills for analyzing international conflict, educate for alternative security systems, and use a pedagogy that is democratic and participatory.
• Peace education as a practice in schools is attributed to Maria Montessori, John Dewey and Paulo Freire.• Earlier thought on education for peace is traced back to Erasmus and Socrates, among other scholars.